2001 MERCURY SABLE

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$4,000
$110
above average
149,307 Miles
33,530
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 149307
Color: SILVER
Body Style: Sedan
Trim Level: LS Premium Sedan
Doors: Four Door
Transmission: 4 Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 6 Cylinder
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Hebron, OH
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very good people they help me just like joe said p

5
paul m on 07/12/2015

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

I would buy again from them again joe bowman was helping me get the car I wanted and he did at right for and the payments were great for me to buy the cars he had were not junk on his lot like some car lots try to sell great price for me

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4
  Based on 64 reviews

Ford Motor (Actually Engine) Company Lemon

1
Ron on 02/11/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 1

Purchased this car with only 35k on it. Elderly lady let it sit most of the time and that accounts for the low mileage. Thought this would make a good second car to drive to work. Bad mistake. Car has had numerous issues since the day of purchase. Complete new brake job, including caliper, pads, and rotors. Coil spring broke and ruptured a new tire. Engine started leaking oil and blowing anti-freeze out recovery tank. Found a leaking oil seal, and blown head gasket. Transmission has a shudder when shifting either up or down. Mechanic says it is a common problem with that make of transmission. Heater core has to be flushed almost bi-weekly in order to have any heat in the winter time. It seems those intelligent engineers designed a by-pass hose that allows rust and sediment to gather in the heater core and then it get stopped up and coolant will not circulate through the heater core. To correct this issue will cost $500! Paid $3500 for car and have now spent in excess of $2500 in repair bills. Now have over $6000 in a car that books for $2500. Have to go now. I hear the phone ringing. Hope it's the GM dealer calling.

Still a better ride than most

4.8
t12brady on 06/25/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought this car in 2008 with 75000 miles on it. Now it has 92000 miles on it and still drives just as smooth as the day I purchased it. Its has a few problems along the way. Wires in the radio fried and it damaged the heater switch so that the heater was permanently on. In the summer it got really hot sometimes. However it turned out my car didn't have the original radio in it, which means the previous owner put in the wrong installed a radio that messed everything up. Other than that the car gives a great ride, has really good acceleration, great feel, very comfortable and spacious, and it has more bells and whistles than I would have expect from a 2001 car. Overall an excellent ride.

A Reliable Ford Product

4.4
macky9621 on 01/04/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car from a friend for $1,200 with 129,000 miles on it. It now has 182,000 miles. It runs and drives as good as the day I got it, but have had to put a lot into it as far as suspension parts. Had to replace tie rods (3x), ball joints (2x), and have only owned the car for one year. Other things, I would consider to be maintenance, have had to be fixed/replaced (calipers, spark plugs/wires, upper/lower intake mainfold gaskets, etc). The gas tank was replaced as well (plastic would have been nice - the last one rotted out). It still keeps rolling along though! I guess for the money, I can't complain.

It won't quit

4.4
tsandy1 on 04/02/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

210,000 miles and it won't quit. We bought it used with 38,000 miles on it. I was hoping for a major break down after a few years so I could get a different car. I hate having the same car too long. I like variety. Damned thing just kept going. We finally had to give it to our son. We thought if anybody could kill it, he could. Nope, it's still going. I am amazed at how good of a car this thing has been. We truly have only done routine maintenance on it. Cosmetically hasn't held up as well as my 2001 Cadillac DeVille, but mechanically the Sable has been a champ.

she's gone a long way

4
sprosper on 08/20/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

i have a 2001 sable that my fiance bought 7 years ago with 185k on it. i do all the normal maintance on it, ive NEVER done any major work on it. the most intense ive got with it was a water pump. i was brought up as a chevy man, dont get me wrong i love the bowtie but my sable is probably the best car we have ever had. today 8-20-2013 the sable hit 400,000 miles!!!! i am beyond impressed with this car. i would most defenatly buy another one :)

Still Rolling

3.9
jetgirl77 on 09/16/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought my Sable used at 85K miles. I now have 147K miles on it and still rolling along. I've replaced the blower motor, IAC valve, ignition coil and of course had the door panels reglued when they fell down, but with the inexpensive used price it's hard to complain. Just took it through the mountains of WV and got 28.5-29.75 mpg at 70+. Get about 21 mpg around town. Comfortable ride on the highway. I'm going to have trouble finding a replacement when the time comes.

What A Pile

1.5
The Expert on 10/09/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

First I cannot admit that I could bring myself to purchase this car because it is not my car but my parents'. I have used it over the years as a loaner when needed. I have driven many American cars and currently own a 2004 Honda Accord and a 2010 Toyota Camry. This car is such a pile that it is hard to be intellectual about it. I won't go into the endless maintenance problems and monies spent but just say that it is so joyless and clunky to drive. It is a V6 yet drives as though it would rather be sitting in a pasture rusting. It lumbers along and the shifting is clunky. The best shape this car could be in is a cube at the junkyard.

Best car I've ever owned

4.9
pumpkin5092000 on 09/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car was given to me with 60xxx miles on it by my folks who bought it new. I LOVE THIS CAR!!! The only problem we ever had was with the coil springs. It has been incredibly reliable. I just recently gave it to my friend's daughter. It has over 300XXX miles on it now and still runs like new. This has been the perfect car. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone!

Love it, love it

5
Ed Edmundson on 06/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutely love my Sable. The ride and handling is absolutely the perfect mix. Great performance in mountain driving here in New Mexico, and will just glide across the desert 85 miles per hour all day quietly and smoothly getting 33 mpg highway and an amazing 29 in town. I have a bad back, and these are the best seats ever. When my back hurts, I just go for a drive in the Sable, and I'm fixed. Have had a couple of minor mechanical issues. Had to replace the serpentine belt tensioner and EGR valve, but big deal. Car makes me feel like I am driving a luxury car, and beautiful to boot.

Money Wasted

2.4
Bha45146 on 01/21/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car used with only 80,000 miles on it. 3 days after purchase the trans went out, thank god for 30 day warranties, but then the blower for the heater went out, the wiring for the AC burnt up so now no heat or air, coils burnt out, the driver's side window keeps getting stuck, will go down but not back up,even put a new window motor in it 3 times, still have this problem. I paid $5,000 for the car and have put $4,000 in it and still have nothing but junk!

Great Car

4.8
Tony on 08/31/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this car for 7 years. The only thing I've done is change tires and a battery. Car drives like a sports car and rides like a Lincoln. Great handling in mountain curves.

Nice

3.6
Lydia on 04/30/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is in my family and I drive it sometimes. My dad loves it. It had only minor problems in the almost 3 years we've had it including this freaky thing where the left passenger side window shattered out of nowhere. It has 50,000 something miles and is still doing great.

So far so good in the Sable

4.1
Hans on 04/10/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Sable since November and so far it has been great. I'm 23 so I can't say I love the car, but it's done everything I've asked it to so far. I bought it as a fill in until I can buy something I really like, and it's been great. I occasionally drive about 4 hours to see my family and the Sable has performed wonderfully. I get roughly 27 mpg on the highway and between 17-20 around town. Mine is the base model with almost no options, but it performs great for what it is. Very solid, reliable sedan with room to spare.

Sable for the win!

4.5
warthog11287 on 07/27/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my Sable for over a year now and don't have any complaints at all. Most of my driving is done on the highway with my shortest trips being about an hour and a half. That being said, I still do a little driving in the city, so I've been able to see how it performs there- flawlessly. I've performed nothing but routine maintenance even with a couple off-roading experiences (I have the pictures to prove it), burning rubber and maneuvers that are usually only taught at police driving courses.

A Favorite!

5
LS on 06/20/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this 2 years old and I enjoy driving it everyday. wonderful interior space, comfortable seats, kids like to use the 3rd seat. Quiet, powerful, smooth ride. I'm sorry that they've discontinued this model. I'm a wagon lover. I like that it has a granny image and is not a status symbol. Makes it more of a surprise to guests.

Good solid car

4.8
ljd on 05/10/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought a 2001 Sable LS Premium new and put 71,000 miles on it over 6 years. Just traded it in for a different brand. I miss my Sable! Excellent ride quality, loaded with luxury features, great stereo system, elegant styling. 21 MPG in town, 28 MPG highway. Very reliable.

Flawless Thus Far

4.3
Jamestown Joe on 02/05/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

2001 Sable LS premier purchased new and driven 56,000 to date without any mechanical issues whatsoever. Still has original brakes and rotors and all other original components. Drives, rides and handles exactly as when purchased. Great value considering all the options included with the Premium model. The 24 valve Durotec engine is smooth and powerful. Recently I have suffered from the new car itch so have been test driving new 2007 vehicles of similar size (domestic and foreign) and can't find sufficient differences to justify trading in the Sable. Perhaps I just " lucked out" but so this has been a great car.

Last of the real wagons

4.1
Dennis on 08/01/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Comfortable car on long trips that can haul all of the gear without a problem. Excellent high speed stability and power with reasonable gas mileage. Outmatches most SUVs in all categories but getting kids in and out.

great $$$ value

3.9
fstrfvo on 07/17/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

A little old lady traded this car in after 5 years and only 10,027 miles. At $9,100 I could not pass up the deal. I've owned 2 Tauruses before, A 96 that had 90,000 miles when it got run over by a semi, no one hurt. Wife wanted another so we bought a 2000 se. That car now has 95,000 miles and not a problem. So when I saw this car for sale it was a no brainer. Love the 24 valve engine, rides like a lincoln. Great highway cruiser 100 mph plus on the way to Vegas from Los Angeles with no problems. My only complaint is the crappy sound system that came with the car. I guess the mach system is better.

Problems and More Problems

2.1
Justcathy on 07/13/2006

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

After two years I am really ready to get rid of this car. The transmission went out at only 57,000 miles last year - now I am told I need a valve job! I am lucky to get 17 mpg city and 19 mpg highway. Doesn't handle on highway well and has passes very poorly. It is bulky and sluggish. Have owned four Taurus and loved them all - but this beast is possessed! Never, ever again. We are trading for a Toyota!

5 years old & looks like its brand new

5
Thomas on 03/31/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my 01 Sable LS Premium in Sept.2000 and i have loved it and took great care of it since then my Sable is great it has a smooth ride and for the most part its very quiet and it handles very well the V6 engine performs well to be a 3.0L with 200HP and i just enjoy driving it i have never had any problems with it it runs as well now as it did when i bought it the interior is of good quality the wood grain could be nicer and it has plenty of space front and rear and the trunk space is amazing and my Sable looks just like the one edmunds has pictured above except mine has a chrome grille instead of black one.So if you own a Mercury Sable you have got a wonderful car and i Love them ..

My Mercury Sable Experience

5
Machoii on 02/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has performed beautifully. No major repairs. Required 2 minor repairs during entire ownership, both under warranty. I am not happy with the leather interior, in that one small section on each door had to be replaced, having loosened and came off. Had to have front-end alignment package installed before being aligned. This equipment should be standard.

Dependable, practical and comfortable!!

4.9
Sable LS on 02/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am handicapped and elderly and find this car to be responsible and always ready without worry.

a/c concerns

4.8
bw on 08/15/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

i am wondering if anyone else is having this problem. the a/c moduole and door have been replaced and keep quitting on me. i believe it is an electrical problem since the unit works when it plugged in again(after tearing down the car and hours doing so) the dealership said it was the module and door but something shorts the motor module that controls the door that closes for a/c and heating control. the cost can go above $600 to tear it down again. we have 53,000 miles on it. the sable LS with 24 valve engine. any ideas?

Love It.

4
JB on 03/19/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This car hauls... Don't be fooled by it's family sedan/granny car appearance Everytime that I've let someone else drive it they end up squealing the tires their first time behind the wheel, it has a lot more get-up-and-go than they expect. Nice comfy ride and roomy interior. I haven't had any major problems yet..(knock on wood) speaking of..the woodgrain interior looks pretty nice and I love the stainless steel door handles. I've been considering buying a new car but don't want to part with my Sable.

Best Sable of three I've had

4.9
Joe Garibaldi on 02/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfortable, lots of guts, smooth. Others that drive it like it. Never had any major work (until this month). Rough idling when warmed up, diagnosed as burnt valve. Covered under factory warranty. Two weeks so far, waiting for repair. Informed it will be another week. Dealer says burnt valve is a very unusual thing. They never say this before (large dealership). Other than that, I like the car, but am now leary. This would be a very expensive repair if not covered under warranty.

Gotta Love It!

4.5
Sean Males on 11/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like my car. I enjoy having room to carpool or take my friends on rides. I'd by another sable, I'd just get more features!

Disappointed

3.1
pixie on 11/10/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

This car is pretty; pretty unreliable. Have had many problems since purchased new (brakes, exterior probs, windows, sensors, axle, etc). If you plan on putting actual MILES on this car, beware. Made for the Sunday driver. Have owned/still own other Ford family vehicles but this one's the pits. Resale drops off, for a reason. But when she runs, she runs well and great on the highway...plenty of extra power even at highway speeds.

would buy this again

5
irishtoo on 10/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car on the A-Plan, and have never regretted it for a second.It just turned 40k miles. I love this car! I'd much rather drive it than my mom's Grand Marquis. I can actually feel the road in my Sable. I've owned imports before and loved them, but never like this! This car is very roomy, comfortable, quiet and performs well. I did have a little trouble with the transmission, but another dealer fixed it right up. Never had any problem with getting stuff done under warranty, either. The extended warranty is definitely the way to go! I've had plenty of compliments on my car. My husband just wishes I'd let him drive it more often!

Happy owner

4.6
30 somthing on 08/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is truly a bargin! I have had over 27 cars and for the price it is the most comfortable and refined car Ive had. The 24 valve v6 is great 200hp and I get 22mpg around town and have hit 31mpg on long highway trips. Th leather seats are a must, you just melt right in to them and not hard like a BMW and more comfortable than my mothers E320 Mercedes with leather seating. If your not chasing after the Jonses, the the LS sable is a bargine

GREAT CAR!!!!

5
gomeixel on 07/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car for the price!! It has lots of room for a family, but it is still very stylish. A very safe, sound car to drive. Did great in crash tests ratings. Has adjustable gas and brake pedal, so you can sit as far as possible from the airbag. We love this car and will definetly purchase again!!

Uh, buy something else...

3.4
Not Sure N Colorado on 07/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought this car from my grandmother at 7,200 miles and drove it to Colorado. Amazingly tight suspension. Then half the bulbs in the dash blew out. Put 5 people in it and try to drive up a steep pass and the tranny overheats badly and slips/smokes. THAT is unacceptable. Then the tranny died at 12,000 and again at 19,000 Car then got (stolen, kindof)a one-way brick-on-the- gas trip into Monument Lake and that was the end of that(sorry State Farm Insurance). I refuse to be jacked around by a $24k car when my cheesy old Toyota with 126k has never failed us

Auto Review

4.9
Lenny L on 07/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With both rear seats down, I find the Cargo space is comparable to 80% of the SUVs on the market. This vehicle is an excellent alternative for someone who needs cargo space but does not want to endure the harsh road handling traits of most SUVs with their poor gas mileage. Excellent performance from its Duratek V6 Engine, lots of passing power. Great road handling ability makes it a pleasure to drive.

DECENT CAR

4.3
KIRBY on 07/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car for the money.I bought it used a little over 2 years ago with 18000 miles and now have 37000 on it. no mechanicle problems at all very comfortable to drive. city mileage could be better but not bad on the highway.

Grat Mercury

4.9
Eloy on 05/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is absolutly great, better than expensives $$$ european sedans, its comfortable, runs good, and the design is perfect, and other thing "Build Quality", it's a good car, luxury, and great performance, this car can make this looks good. I Hadn't mechanic problems, so i recommend this car a lot, its a real luxury jet.

Underated handler

4.3
DW2 on 03/03/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this car used with 65,000 miles on it. It cost $6,000!!! The car falls off a cliff in resale. With the standard 3.0 engine, it is destined to be a stylish, comfortable, reliable car that is a deceptively capable handler. Lost of wind noise from the windesheild, and brakes seem to be a Taurus weak point. Buy used and save BIG!

Happy Sable

5
FrumpyBru on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking to buy a used vehicle, and I got this 2001 Mercury Sable. It is very comfortable to drive. It halndles very well on the freeway and city driving. It is very roomy for the passengers in the back seat. The trunk has lots of space. It is very attractive also on the body style. I am very proud to have purchased this car. I will never go to driving any other make of car now!

Great Family Sedan

5
sable2001 on 01/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had this car for over 3 years now and it has not had one single problem. It drives great and has a classy look to it inside and out. I recently purchased a Mountaineer and considered trading this car in instead of our older one, but my wife would not part with it!

Doug Miller's 2001 Sable Review

4
Doug Miller on 11/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had my Sable for over 2 years and I am very pleased with my overall experiance. I have not grown tired of the looks both inside and out. Although, I wonder how I will feel when Ford decides to do a total make over. I have not had any service issues and I have it routinely maintained every 5K miles.

Good used car

4
David L. on 10/26/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The reviews are all correct when they say this is a boring car BUT, it is a reliable, comfortable car -- dare I say luxurious? I have enjoyed this car, even though it is not a stand out in the crowd, it has served me well.

too many problems

3.3
2nd sable purchased on 06/18/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

list of problems before i reached 20000, miles. The fuel pump broke 3 times. Once while I was on vacation stranding me in the middle of no where. The second time in rush hour traffic. The rotors had to be replaced after 10000 miles, the drivers side power window and side view mirror also broke. Once the dealership fixed all of these problems i have not had one since. Fords service did take care of all of the problems but it still was a major inconvenience. I will be looking more at imports for my next vehicle.

History

4.6
josiebaby on 06/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The only major problem I had was a dead battery which of course happened while shopping in a mall. Making con tact with the road service that comes with the warranty proved a little frustrating, due to fact that the person on the other end did not speak english very well. Other than that the service to the vehicle was excellent

Well...

2.8
Don1090 on 06/10/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I agree that 155 HP is not enough to move this tank thru town. Turning circle is pretty awful, but in principle fun to drive and provides plenty of room for the driver. Steering has its own ideas.

Great Car for the Money

4.5
Dreamer on 05/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A lot of car for the money. Has a big car ride. Very comfortable with a secure feeling as far as road handling, particularly on a highway.

Fantastic Sable

5
Marvous on 05/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As a former Lincoln Driver, I was surprised as to how much better all around the Sable is. Performance is outstanding, ride is nice and tight, handles great.

Reviewing the 2001 Sable LS Premium

4.8
mgparry on 03/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pro: it is a fun car to drive with great feel for the road. The 24 valve engine has significant power for passing, etc. Variable position brake and accelerator pedal convenient for the best driving position. Con: seats may be too firm for some drivers. Some wind noise on the hwy.

great car- exceed expectations

4.4
ajstock on 03/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Owned LS Premium for 20 months. Cann't get wife out of driver's seat. As attractive as competing Japanese models, good pep & handling, VERY ROOMY for mid size (better than Japanese choices); we are frequently complimented on the car by friends.

Sable is underpowered

3.3
art friedman on 02/10/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

small v-6 has only 155 horsepower and is definitely underpowered. Gas mileage around town is absolutely terrible. (15mpg)and nothing to write home about on the highway (about 25mpg. The LS model would be a much better choice.

2001 Sable

4.9
bluesky on 01/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

24 valve engine very responsive with good gas mileage...extremely reliable thus far. Very good manufacturing detail. Only problem was a brake pedal recall.

simple solutions

3.9
hazardsys on 11/13/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I had the same problem as Merck with my sable. When I got to 65mph the front would start to vibrate. Luckily I used to work at a Ford dealership in parts and had some knowledge. The vibration is cause by the wheels not being balanced. I took the car back to the dealership and told them that the wheels needed to be balanced. Since I did this just a few days after buying the car they covered the charges even though wheel balancing isn't covered by warranty. I am happy to say it solved the vibration problem and the car now drives beautifully. I used to live by chevys. I am giving Ford a chance to win me over and so far they are doing very well.

Junk-Do Not Purchase

1.5
molesnevich on 10/28/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Rotors warp every 8,000 miles. Poor braking distance. Transmission shift bad, sounds good but goes no where & I feel it will not make to my 60,000 mile lease end like my Tauras, Constantly out of alignment. Eats Tires every 12,000 miles even if rotated. Poor handling car. Rattles underneath.

A bargin for what you get

4.8
Helmut / New York on 09/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 3rd new Mercury Sable LS with the 3.0/V6 200HP engine, and I put on 37.000 Miles on the last one in a year without one problem. I get 30+ MPG on the highway and the engine performes great. You can't beat the price/value aspect of this car, especially as a used vehicle. Would buy again!

good car, good price

4.1
bobby064 on 09/02/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

good all around family car. reliable, safe, good equipment.comfortable.

Replaced Transmission at 14,700 miles

1.8
am on 07/24/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Overall, this car wasn't bad, until 12,000 miles. Then the transmission problems started. First, a dealership told me that I had plenty of warranty left to figure it out. A month later, dealership couldn't replicate the problem, but replaced a tran sensor. Now, the dealership replaced the transmission with a remanufactured, without telling me first. Still drives questionably, but it looks like I'm stuck with it. The service dept, my salesman, and Ford's Customer Relations act like I should be thrilled that I have a so-called new transmission.

'01 Sable Wagon

4.5
Ira on 07/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in a '99 Taurus Wagon w/duatech v6 - never liked that car much - wallowed in corners, ride too soft. Sable flatens out corners, has respectible handling and extremely comfortable seats. Also has Duratech v6 - gas mileage about 4mpg overall better than Taurus. I think it is well worth the extra grand or so over the Taurus - much better vehicle.

blown motor at 22,000 miles

2.5
Tony Arrivo on 07/18/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

My Sable threw a rod and blew the engine while driving down the expressway. I have just 22,000 miles on the car. This is their top of the line Duratec engine too.

Plain Jane

3.6
pfeiffer on 06/21/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

One year and no problems. Exterior looks good, but interior ordinary. Lots of "no cost extras" make this car a good value for the $$. Comparably equipped competitors cost thousands more. Have not had any of the problems some of the owners have described and am happy. Depreciation is bad, so shop carefully.

Nice Car

4.5
REK on 06/18/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I use my car for field service work, so I am in it all day. It is comfortable, gets as good mileage as my old Contour 4 cyl, and feels solid and is squeek free at 20k miles. I have had no problems with mine at all. A friend who has a 2000 Sable had the vibration problem some have mentioned, but he said the problem disappeared when he got new tires.

Sucker born every minute

2
sucker1001 on 06/06/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Transmission went at 3000 miles, rotors are bad at 10,000 miles, front end shimmys and shakes, check engine light on at 7000 miles, cigarette lighter pops out on to passenger floor. Car hesitates to start and loses momentum while driving. Uncomfortable pleather seats, front passenger seat is not roomy. Poor fuel economy. Over all disappointed with my purchase!

Buy it

4.3
Hap on 06/02/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car! After 11,000 miles, we have not returned to the dealer once, for anything. This car is surprisingly quick and smooth and it runs on regular gas. We got every feature there is for less than the base price of a SUV. It's an incredible value and really very nice to drive. The re-design in 2000 was a necessity; we would not have purchased this car othewise.

Dissatification of Dealer Warranty work

2.6
DebKlensch on 05/31/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

The automatic transmission failed after 25,500. The dealership has refused to repair the transmission the car was abused. The car was damaged by putting the car in neutral and dropping it into gear and spinning the tires causing bald spots. I am a 48 year old woman who has never driven hazardously. I've always kept my cars for approximately 5 years and trade them in when the milage gets to around 100K and have never experienced any major repairs warrentied or otherwise. This is the third Ford/Mercury I have owned. I intend to contact the Regional Manager.

2001 Sable sedan

4.3
todd on 05/23/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great ride, roomy, attractive

Lemons

1.8
Merck on 05/05/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This is the second Sable GS in one year. The first was returned because of transmission problems---A dangerous surge. Dealership wanted to put in a new transmission but I declined and was given another new Sable. The second one is also a dud. Transmission seems to be our of sync with engine. Idling is so fast and within specs that it can travel 5 mph without touching the accelerator! Both Sables have a dangerous vibration on the steering wheel after going 65 miles an hour. By getting another Sable I believed I would have no problems but I've been back for repairs more that 5 times. I don't recommend it to anyone.

Power train

2.6
UNHAPPY FORMER OWNER on 04/22/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

On the whole I was happy with this car. My reason for getting rid of it was that when passing I would give the car gas and the only thing that would happen on occassion was the engine revving, no power was going to the transmission. I had the dealer check this problem out and everything was within specs.



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