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MODEL YEAR INFO

THE 1983 MERCURY COUGAR: OPTIONS

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Revised July 11, 2016

WHEELS


1983 Cougar Wheels

Left to right: TRX 390mm aluminum wheel; 14" locking wire wheel cover; 14" polycast road wheel; 14" luxury wheel cover (standard on LS); 14" deluxe wheel cover (standard on GS).


OPTIONS

NOTE: S=standard, O=optional

STANDARD FUNCTIONAL FEATURES

GS

LS

3.8L V6 engine

S

S

Automatic transmission with locking torque converter

S

S

Variable-ratio power rack-and-pinion steering

S

S

Power brakes (front disc, rear drum)

S

S

Disc brake audible wear sensors

S

S

P195/75R14 WSW low rolling resistance steel-belted radial tires, all-season

S

S

Mini-spare tire

S

S

Dual-note horn

S

S

Four-bar link coil spring rear suspension

S

S

Hybrid MacPherson strut front suspension

S

S

Front stabilizer bar

S

S

Gas-pressurized front struts and rear shocks

S

S

Low friction ball joints

S

S

Side-fill fuel tank - 21-gallon capacity

S

S

Dual braking system with brake failure warning light

S

S

Coolant recovery system

S

S

Interior hood release

S

S

Dual rectangular halogen headlamps

S

S

Viscous drive fan

S

S

Gas cap tether

S

S

Increased use of precoated panels

S

S

STANDARD FEATURES - INTERIOR

GS

LS

Contour sport seats

S

S

Dual seatback recliners

S

S

Inertia seatback release

S

S

Cloth seat trim

S

S

Full console

S

S

Cloth headliner

S

S

Analog clock

S

S

Luxury steering wheel

S

S

Warning chimes

S

S

Glove box light

S

S

Brushed instrument panel appliqués

S

S

Locking glove box

S

S

Color-keyed seat belts with tension reliever

S

S

Steering column-mounted controls for wiper/washer, high/low headlamp beam, horn and turn signal

S

S

Burloom luggage compartment trim

S

S

Luggage compartment light

S

S

Full, soft door trim panels with door pull straps, door map pockets and carpeted lower portion

S

S

10-oz floor carpeting

S

S

STANDARD FEATURES - EXTERIOR

GS

LS

Front and rear integral bumper rub strips and extensions

S

S

Center pillar appliqué

S

S

Hidden windshield wipers

S

S

Bodyside accent stripes

S

S

Left-hand remote control mirror (bright)

S

n/a

Color-keyed soft front and rear fascias

S

S

Vertical bar grille with bright surround molding

S

S

Hood ornament

S

S

Bright headlamp and parking lamp surround moldings

S

S

Rear pillar ornament

S

S

Deluxe wheel covers

S

S

Bright belt molding

S

S

Hi-line doors with concealed drip moldings

S

S

Bright door frame, windshield and backlite moldings

S

S

Charcoal lower bodyside molding with bright accent

S

S

Full width wraparound taillamp

S

S

Tinted glass

O

S

Luxury cloth Contour Sport seats in unique sew style

-

S

Luxury door and quarter trim panels

-

S

Dark Elm Burl wood tone instrument panel appliqués

-

S

16-oz carpeting

S

Visor vanity mirror

-

S

Luxury steering wheel with wood tone appliqué insert

-

S

Power windows

O

S

Carpeted luggage compartment trim

-

S

Dual power remote-control convex mirrors

O

S

Bright rocker panel molding

O

S

Luxury wheel covers

O

S

Hood accent stripes

O

S

"LS" fender badge

-

S

Electroluminescent coach lamps

O

S

OPTIONAL FEATURES

GS

LS

Air conditioning, manual

O

O

Air conditioning, automatic

O

O

Anti-theft alarm system

O

O

Auto-lamp on/off delay system

O

O

Traction-Lok axle

O

O

Heavy duty battery

O

O

Front license plate bracket

O

O

Electronic digital clock

O

O

Front cornering lamps

O

O

Electric rear window defroster

O

O

Electronic fuel-injected 5.0 liter V8 engine with automatic overdrive transmission (not available in California; late availability)

O

O

Electronic instrument cluster

O

O

Illuminated entry system

O

O

Keyless entry system

O

O

Locking fuel filler door

O

O

Front carpeted floor mats

O

O

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

O

O

Automatic dim day/night rearview mirror

O

O

Automatic parking brake release

O

O

Clearcoat metallic paint

O

O

Two-tone paint

O

O

Lower bodyside protection

O

O

Half-vinyl roof

O

O

Flip up open air sunroof

O

O

Functional sport driver and passenger seats

O

O

Speed control

O

O

Leather wrapped steering wheel (required speed control)

O

O

Tilt steering wheel

O

O

Heavy duty suspension

O

O

Tripminder computer

O

O

Vent windows (require tinted glass and dual electric mirrors)

O

O

Vocalized warning system (require diagnostic warning lights)

O

O

Interval windshield wipers

O

O

POWER

GS

LS

Power antenna

O

O

Power lock group

O

O

6-way power driver's seat

O

O

6-way dual power seats

O

O

Dual power functional sport seats

O

O

RADIAL WHEELS / TIRES
BSW = black sidewall; WSW = white sidewall

GS

LS

P205/70R14 BSW radial (includes handling suspension)

O

O

P205/70R14 WSW radial

O

O

220/55R390 BSW radial (includes TRX handling suspension)

O

O

220/55R390 WSW radial

O

O

P195/75R14 WSW low rolling resistance steel-belted radial tires, all-season

S

S

Conventional spare tire

O

O

Aluminum TRX wheels

O

O

Polycast wheels

O

O

Wire locking wheel covers (not available with TRX tires, aluminum wheels or polycast wheels)

O

O

RADIOS

GS

LS

AM/FM stereo

O

O

AM/FM with 8-track

O

O

AM/FM stereo with cassette

O

O

Electronic AM/FM stereo search

O

O

Electronic AM/FM stereo search with cassette

O

O

Premium sound system

O

O

OPTIONAL PACKAGES

GS

LS

DIAGNOSTIC WARNING LIGHT SYSTEM
Warning lights for the following: headlamps on, low fuel, low washer fluid, low beam out, taillamps out, door ajar, brake lamp out

O

O

ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT PANEL
Includes digital speedometer, electronic fuel gauge, electronic digital clock, unique cluster trim cover

O

O

HANDLING SUSPENSION
Upgraded suspension components

O

O

HEAVY-DUTY SUSPENSION
Includes heavy-duty shocks, rear springs and rear stabilizer bar (aka TRX option)

O

O

KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
Includes illuminated entry system. Required power lock group

O

O

LIGHT GROUP
Includes engine compartment light, dual-beam dome/map light and instrument panel courtesy lights

O

O

LUXURY CARPET
Includes 16-oz floor carpet and luxury luggage compartment trim

O

S

POWER LOCK GROUP
Includes power door locks and power decklid release (required with keyless entry system and/or anti-theft alarm system)

O

O

TRAILER TOWING *
Includes upgraded cooling system, upgraded suspension, auxiliary automatic transmission oil cooler, heavy-duty tires, heavy-duty battery and alternator, wiring harness and power steering
* Late availability

O

O

TRAVELER'S ASSISTANCE KIT
Includes cloth pouch with disposable flashlight, coated gloves, screwdriver handle with four bits, two light bulbs, one box of fuses, pliers, tire pressure indicator, two triangular emergency plastic reflectors, jumper cables and first aid kit

O

O

 

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