The Fox-chassis Mercury Cougar (along with its corporate twin, the Ford Thunderbird) was known for many things in the 1980s, but one of its best qualities was that it could be optioned out like a luxury car, but without the luxury car cost—relatively speaking, anyway. These cars commanded a price premium at the time: there was no doubt as to how much you would be stepping up from a “normal” car. Still, the amount of features and customization of options from the factory was outstanding. If you’re new to these cars you’re probably wanting to familiarize yourself with the options just a bit more. Or maybe you already own one but aren’t sure how a feature works. This section will cover the most popular features and options available on these cars.