2002 Mercury Sable

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199,537 Miles
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Mileage: 199537
Body Style: Sedan
Trim Level: GS Sedan FWD
Doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel: GAS
Location: Hillsboro, KS

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Small town feel

4.3
Magoo on 07/17/2012

Customer Service: 4.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 4.0

Just what I wanted, honest hard working people. They treated me with respect and listen to my needs. No games, just a positive experience.

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Overall Rating
4.4
  Based on 53 reviews

ABSOLUTELY One of the Worst Money Pits EVER!

1
Rob Bost on 01/27/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 2

We bought this car used with 40,000 miles on it and drove it (sometimes) for nine years. I kept it simply because I am obviously poor. When I was lucky enough to trade the POS for a Civic (Yay!), I had barely managed put 148,000 miles on it. I drive nightly through five counties to work, about 62 miles or 1.25 hrs. one way. It left me walking three times in that period. Once was a broken throttle cable in the middle of a hot summer day. The next time was an electrical problem killing the lights in the middle of the night. The third and by far the worst was a failure of the computer that kills the ABS brake system. Every single seasonal weather change causes the ECM to send error signals all over the place. One of them will kill the ABS system. I put nearly a thousand dollars in the brake system over the years. This car is the only vehicle I've had in nearly 37 years that was literally dangerous to own. The plastic headlight lenses are made of cheap non-UV protected materials. They must be polished regularly to even see at night. They are $280 for one assembly if you buy new ones. If you park this car in the sun, the interior parts will eventually disintegrate. Each door panel came apart. Electrical switches failed on locks and windows. The electric mirror controls failed and fell off of the door panel, as did all the venting and A/C control knobs. The radio has the anti-friction volume control that NEVER worked. It also had a cassette drive!? Headliners break loose and fall at will. The dash and steering mechanism makes strange creaking noises from an ill fit. If there are any good points, the 3.0 V6 has plenty of power, but needs injectors constantly because of Ethanol gas. It barely got 23 mpg on the interstate. I also replaced the ignition module, and had a bad oil leak at the distributor shaft seal. When replacing a simple serpentine belt, a pulley made of cheap plastic broke and cost me another $85 to get replaced! Thankfully, the transaxle seemed ok. The seats are fully adjustable and comfortable for most adults and great if you have a couple of kids or riders. The suspension gives a smooth and quiet ride. The 16" tires are still cheap, and that's great because the front end needs aligning every year. That's about all the good. In the end, the worst failure of all was the entire speedometer/tachometer/odometer cluster going on and off at will during cold weather. As you know, you must sign a legal liability document on the odometer mileage if you are ever lucky enough to get rid of this dose of the clap. If it goes completely out you will be stuck with nothing but a junk-valued heap that doesn't work and nobody will buy. I was so lucky to get one shiny day of sun last month. I now own two old Nissans and a 2013 Civic that are all trouble free and get great gas mileage. That's EXACTLY where my money will stay from now on.

In a Class of Its Own

4.9
alexr79 on 09/26/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

A very good friend owns a 2002 Sable wagon with under 50000 miles on it. We go on road trips in it a couple times a year and I am very impressed by it. It is smooth, quiet, comfortable, and roomy. It has decent power and gets about 29 mpg when we are traveling. I love driving it and I am currently looking for a low mileage 2002 - 2005 Sable or Taurus wagon so I can get rid of my 2011 Equinox that is gutless and only gets 25 mpg on the highway.

This has been my favorite car

4.8
pyzik on 06/27/2012

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

I bought this car in 2005 after having a 1997 Sable GS. The premium came with an extra 52hp which really added some pep. The seats were comfortable but the leather was somewhat fragile (I made two small tears in the rear seat). I got tons of complements when I had this car. The exterior wasn't the greatest styling but the interior was wonderful. I ended up selling it because there was a short in the electrical system that cause multiple wires to melt together causing a complete failure in the electrical system (did not effect the drivetrain. Heater was stuck on, windows didn't work interior lights didn't work, instrument cluster didn't work. I would still be driving this car otherwise.

It's a sad, sad day.

5
rstravis on 04/07/2011

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

10 years ago, I sold Lincolns and Mercurys. So when I needed to buy a car 5 years ago I knew the Sable was a good choice, as long as I got the LS (Duratec Engine). I loved the engine, the leather, the power seat, etc., and knew that engin e was reliable. I was right. 5 years with no major problems (just a blower motor which I fixed for 50 bucks). Just paid it off 3 weeks ago, and planned to drive it to 200k (it has 108 now), but I crashed today and the car is totalled. 4 car accident, and it was smashed pretty good. I was the first to get out of my car and felt fine besides a sore neck. So that's one more reason to love my Sable. I'll miss it.

More problems than I can count

2.8
runner1 on 08/05/2010

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

My sister and I both bought used 2002 sables with approx 16,000 miles on them back in 2003. Since that time we both have had more problems that we can count, even though we have both kept our cars in great shape and did all the scheduled maintenance, etc. Her's is still barely running; mine bit the dust a few weeks ago. Here's a list of the problems we've had: - ticking sound from under the hood that no one can figure out. - wheels puncture from issue with wheel well. My sister had at least 4 blow outs due to this issue. - power steering issues/system breakdown. - interior faux-leather paneling on doors fell/peeled off. - SCARIEST: vehicle stalls, generally while going around 60 mph!

I must have found the one lemon!

4
Matt on 07/30/2010

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

Within 6 mos. the heat started coming on when we turned on the A/C. It still does this. No one can find the problem. Sometimes the heat comes on with the system off. My wife went to start the car in the parking lot at work and the air bags deployed. Glad she wasn't driving down the highway. I'm about to buy a Subaru. Maybe the air bags will wait for an accident to work. I will contact Ford about the issue. This car must have been built slowly on Mondays so everyone else got a good one. That would be a good plan to keep the workers with hangovers busy building lemons. I'm glad to here no one else has lived our nightmare. We still owe $3,500 on it. Anyone want a Sable for parts?

Still a "Head Turner"

4.8
DBLD on 10/04/2009

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

Black with factory chrome wheels&tinted windows. Still get lots of comments on the looks of this car.I now have 110,000 mi. on my Sable and the 24v motor still runs like new! Only problems have been with rear windows (bad switches)and tie-rod ends...otherwise flawless!

Good Car

4.6
Leslie on 09/09/2009

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

Like this car. Good things: runs great in Indiana winters, smooth ride, decent gas mileage, quiet engine, sturdy build (hit a deer 2 yrs ago and only small dent in hood), and love the power seat and pedals. Bad things: dead battery 2 weeks after purchase, water leak into blower motor during middle of winter, had to replace camshaft sensor, rough idle (so bad that "computer" had to be updated), a little sluggish, starting to notice wear and tear at near 90,000 miles. Overall, this car has run well for me, but it does feel like I'm driving a boat. This car is a trooper and I feel safe driving it.

what a piece

2.3
Perry Tolliver on 04/16/2009

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

car only has 90 tyhousand miles on it the interior is falling apart, the tape deck quit working, uncomfortable on ong trips probally due to the leather seats, was handed down to me by my parents, that upgraded to a top of the line Acura, with the money that I have put into repairing the car I could have flat bought a nice brand new car or had a really large down payment on one. This car broke me for Ford Motor Company. I will never buy another Ford midsize again

Great Vehicle

4.5
billbo on 03/20/2009

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

This has been a great car. I have had no major problems and does well in the Michigan winters. I can haul just as much stuff as I did in my '98 Explorer I before it. Travels great on the highway and I get between 24-26 mpg and that is doing over 70 on the highway. My premium wagon has all the bells and whistles, including power moonroof and factory six disc changer.

Expected better

2.9
Mustang Gal on 12/15/2008

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

I expected better from the 2002 Sable. I've owned Ford products my whole life and never had the problems I've had with this car. I purchased used with less than 55,000 miles and just turned over 80,000 miles. In the last 18 months, I had to replace the fuel pump - car let me down while I was on vacation and I had to rent a car to get to my destination! A month ago I replaced the right ball socket and head gasket. Ever since the head gasket was replaced, the heat doesn't work right - not good in the Northeast during the winter. Also, since the head gasket was replaced, the engine was making a chirping sound. From outside the vehicle, sounded like a belt slipping - it's the camshaft sensor!

Decent Ride

3.6
Skywatcher1138 on 08/27/2008

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

This is the first car I ever owned. Bought it as a used rental in late 2002. I've had it ever since. It's been a great car. No major mechanical issues, except wear & tear stuff. Had to recently replace the thermostat & the inner tie rods. The car drives well. Not the fastest on the block, but decent for a sedan. Very good gas mileage. I do mostly highway driving & usually get 24-26 mpg.

Nice car but several problems

4.6
Glenn on 04/26/2008

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

Blower motor went out first 2 weeks,cowling seal defective allowed water to get into blower and rust. Rear spring broke into 3 pieces @ 11200 miles. Shop said this is typical, expect the other one to break also. Fuel economy is great on the road, get 30 MPG with cruse @ 62 MPH. Car has nice ride and has lots of room, would buy another.

I know I will get 300,000 miles

4.5
Andrew on 02/18/2008

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

I needed a comuter car so it needed to be reliable. Pat Goss from Auto week mentioned that the drivetrain was bulletproof now I see why. My car is at its 5th owner and starts strong every time. I would have liked to have the LS with the 200hp but with switching the air filter to a K&N and using 93 octane fuel gets me close. I actually feel it gets better performance because with the LS the power is all top end. Peak torque starts at 2500 rpm so with only slight presure on the gas she moves. For handling all I needed to do was change to lower profile tires, now it will and has out cornered BMW's.

So far so good.

4.1
pjy on 02/14/2008

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 car, great bang for the buck. I bought it 2yrs old with 20k for 10k. Only replaced the wiper moter and the battery. When it is time to replace the tires go with the best tires you can afford it will make a world a differnce

2002 Mercury Sable

4
joe765 on 08/18/2007

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

Nice family car. Rides comfortably. This car is nice size. 2003 Taurus is too big. We had one. Uses a lot of gasoline for a 3.0 liter.

TRIED & TRUE

4.9
Joe Wisz Hebron, IN on 03/24/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

This vehicle is tried and true. You can't go wrong with it, unless the owner abused it. I previously owned a 2002 Sable LS Premium (ALL the bells and Whistles) now our family needed a second car, this was a no brainer decision for us! Ford (Mercury) is stupid for retiring it and now trying to reinvent themselves by slapping the Sable label on the Montego, which I also own. Toyota won't be retiring the Camry or Avalon name any time soon! The Montego is in a class of its own and is also an excellent vehicle. Ford's got good product and great value, forget the imports buy AMERICAN and keep your neighbors working! The Sable is a GREAT vehicle- if you get a deal buy one

Very Solid Car

4.3
Not even Ford people on 03/12/2007

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

My wife and I have a truck and a car so we normally take the car everywhere we go because it is a better ride and has better gas millage. I have no problem keeping this 02 until 2010.

whoo hoo!

4.5
bmmbells on 12/22/2006

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

the interior was awesome as well as the sound system the kids love it and play in the trunk and

Owner

4.9
Ron Miller on 09/23/2006

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 have had no mechanical problems only maintenance has been required. Roomy, performance reliability and cost compared to comparable sized cars is what makes the Sble a good buy.

Flywheel?

4.5
NH,JH on 02/05/2006

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

Solid feel, wagon is stylish,in lighter colors. Almost five years of ownership. BUT, a minor and a major problem. Minor: 'grabbing' windshield wipers, even after dealer replaced at 25K miles. 'Rainex' helps for a while. MAJOR: Flywheel just replaced, at 70K miles. Also, the starter. A bit over a year ago, there was an occasional 'screech' at startup attempt. It kept getting more frequent. Of course, it didn't do it for the dealer AND the symptoms described to same did not lead them to suspect, as they should have, a flywheel defect. The reason for all the detail above: have others had same problem?

white stallion

4.1
bill412 on 12/09/2005

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

Very nice car. Rides as nicely as my old Crown Vic. Had a transmission problem that the dealer could not fix. The wiring harness was shorting out to the end plate. After 5 tries, they finally replaced it. No more problems of any kind since then. Gas mileage is great going under 75MPH: almost 30MPG on a road trip.

Thrid Sable Wagon

4.1
Matt on 08/26/2005

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

It's now a trend. I have had 3 Mercury Sables in a row for a family car. Reliable, low maintenance and incredibly safe (I had a fender bender with a car full of kids). The style is a little stodgy, but it's not a minivan. The 3.0 L engines are very reliable and the Duratec is the best of the bunch. Don't poo-poo the versatility of the Sable wagon vs. a SUV or van. It can handle enough people for comfort and excuse you from stuffing the whole Tee ball team in the same insane vehicle. Buy one, you'll like it.

My 5th Sable

4.9
Nightowl on 04/28/2005

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

This is the 5th Mercury Sable I have owned. It is the one I have liked the best. The way it handles and the ride it gives is superior to other cars in its model group. Winter driving is safe and the anti lock brakes work very well. When you need power it is there.

Sablegram

5
The Airborne Rigger on 12/03/2004

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 2002 Mercury sable was fully equipped, moon roof was super, leather bucket seats up with CD console made long road trips pleasant. All features worked very well, Had great pick-up and over 25 mpg on the highway. Felt safe and secure in this vehicile. Fun to ride and safe on the crowded streets as well as the open interstates.

Good buy

4.8
Konrad 2002 on 10/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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 bought a year old Sable in 2003. I like the comfortable seats and well designed interior. Handles well on any surface. Good audio system and excellent radion reception. Good car for family or everyday driving. Had a misfortune of a battery going bad on a 2.5 year old car, and had to buy a new one. Other than that, so far, it has been a reliable and fun car to drive.

You cant lose

4.5
..... on 09/22/2004

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

These are great, reliable cars. I owned a 98 taurus before I bought this car. Drove that car for 120000 miles and then bought this. The only problems with these cars are the brakes and the rotors. Dont waste your money on an Accord or Camry, this car will do you just fine.

3 snaps in a diamond formation

5
BjRoush on 07/21/2004

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

Awesome car!! I was so into getting a Mountaineer, however after test driving this sable, she was a winner, hands down. Mable "the sable" as she is now known as is a superb choice. I have since outfitted her in brand new seat covers (i feel guilty for covering up the lovely leather), a brand new steering wheel cover, and a new license plte cover. She sure is pretty

Great Car

5
cyn202 on 07/11/2004

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 purchased this car in December of 2003 for $10,500.00 including tax/title. The car was a fleet car from Enterprise with 15,000 miles on it. I still had time on the original warranty and I also purchased the extended warranty. So I am covered until the car is payed off. This is one of the nicest cars I have ever owned. It has a very roomy interior and a large, deep trunk, CD player, tinting rear view mirror. It a great car to drive and I am getting well over 300 miles of "in town" driving to one tank of gas! I fill my tank up only twice a month. I am very pleased with this car. In fact, the car pictured here on this site is the same color as mine..."arizona beige".

Mercury Sable is no fish

4.6
Oleo Mann on 06/26/2004

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

We have had good experience with this model. My at 5ft.wife loves the adjustable pedals. The ease of controls is well designed. She does have trouble with the dash board it is a little too high for her.

value for the money

4
due on 04/25/2004

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

For a family car don't pass this one up!

A SUPER CAR SO FAR

5
DREAM CAR on 02/24/2004

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 FINIALLY FOUND A CAR I REALLY LIKE,NICE RIDE,NICE TO LOOK AT,HANDLE'S VERY NICE TOO..NICE SIZE AND COMFORT..

2002 Mercury Sable GS Sedan

4.6
Michael Wayne on 01/01/2004

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

Great ride, great look. If you can afford the LS, get it for the larger engine.

For those who value, a value

4.3
johncandy on 12/17/2003

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

This is a great car for the money, especially if you buy used like I did. I paid 10,900 for a 2002 sable with 16,000 miles and two years left on warranty. It is a 6 cylindar car, not a 4 cylinder like you would get for that money, on most other cars. The ride is good, the power sufficient, styling European, milage decent, safety rating excellent. Oh yeh, the honda's and toyota's are perfect. But are they really perfect as consumer reports indicates. The sable is now a recommned buy for consumer reports.

Hertz's Loss, My Gain...

4.5
The Big O on 11/06/2003

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

Bought this car from a local dealer, that had bought it back from Hertz. It had 17,925 miles, and got it for $11k. Took it to Illinois to my brother-in- law's wedding that same week. Vulcan V6 did well with 4 adults and one 'flower girl'. Tighter handling/smoother ride than 2002 Ford Taurus counterpart. Interior in two-tones is very pleasant.

2002 Sable Wagon

4.9
bloviator on 08/29/2003

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 also own a 2000 sable and this one is even better. Great price performer

2002 Mercury Sable

5
Bryon on 07/24/2003

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

This is an awesome car. Its rides so nice and has a lot ot power. Great car if considering new, or even used.

I FINIALLY FOUND MY CAR

4.9
Happy Owner on 07/11/2003

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 REALLY LIKE THE SABLE GS PLUS,ATTRACTIVE IN AND OUT,SUPER RIDE, AND A LUMBAR FOR SUPPORT,AND SAFE IN THE CRASH TESTS WAS ALSO A PLUS ..THIS WAS A USED VEHICLE BUT ALL THESE FEATURES SOLD ME..I'D BUY ANOTHER ONE, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT..GAS MILAGE NOT TOO BAD EITHER,AND STAYING WITHIN THE SPEED LIMITS IS A GREAT FACTOR TO STRETCHING THAT HIGH PRICE GAS TOO.(SO FOR SO GOOD).

Couldn't beat the price

4.1
MerleB on 06/06/2003

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

We bought this car with only 10,000 miles for $11,775. Lots of car for the money, couldn't have touched anything remotely comparable for the price. Remainder of factory warranty. Certainly not my dream car (BMW 740)but it is a great value.

Best used value in a sedan

4.6
NCrob on 03/17/2003

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

I just purchased this car. I had test driven every type of mid-size sedan including the Accord, Diamante, Altima, and Camry. Dollar for dollar, you CAN'T beat the Sable (or Taurus). Standard V-6, power everything and more room and comfort than all of the above. Did I mention the one I found had just 7500 miles on it and was just six months old and I paid $12,200? Don't buy new, just look for almost- new.

Better than the Grand Marquis!

4.6
Avon Bunny on 03/04/2003

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

I currently own a Grand Marquis & never thought I'd find a better car. The Sable just changed my mind. This car has more trunk room, fold down rear seats, it's amazingly comfortable, & has more features than I imagined it would.

My Sable

4.3
Bill Hughes on 01/21/2003

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

A great car for all around use. Very dependable.

Company car

3.9
mickydees on 11/22/2002

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

Car drives well on the road but there seems to be a lot of wind noise around the windshield. And of course, there is a recall notice on this vehicle, Ford leads the world in recall notices.

Premium Sable - Great Car

5
megina222 on 09/25/2002

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 vehicle provides a smooth comfortable ride. No crampy back seat. The premium model has many desirable features. This car has 4 air bags, a glow in the dark trunk opener inside the trunk, traction control and other safety features that has one this model government safety awards. My insurance rates actually were lower than what I was paying for on my 1995 4 wheel drive Rodeo. I have the Vibrant White Clearcoat and Chromatic Wheels which gives the car a sporty cool look. For the first time, I am completely happy with my automobile! Happy Sabling

Great Car, Great Value.

5
MBrash on 07/26/2002

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

With the great incentives offered, this car turned out to be a real bargain. The performance and handling is great. Plenty of room and comfort, great for road trips.

Sable is a gas saver and comfortable car

5
Julian on 07/25/2002

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

Comparing to our former Toyota camry,we find that The Mercury Sable is more comfortable on driving. Besides,the car is really an energy saver, our recorded data is about 21mpg at the city and 27- 28mpg for highway.

Keeping my fingers crossed

3.4
Riff on 05/30/2002

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

Up side: low key, helpful dealer; right size; plenty or convenience features; feels tight Down side: Badging crooked Door didn't fit Wheel bearing goes @ 1k mile

SAFE CAR

5
keith fonseca on 05/25/2002

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

my 2002 sable ls is well worth the money it cost, has everything a person could want and in an accident you would be surprised of how well it holds up.i had it for 3 weeks and was rear ended by a car doing from 65-70mph and her car was a complete loss nothing left and the sable was hit bad but took the bang rather than the passengers. the 5 star crash rating is true.would not be happy with anything but the sable

A Great Car

4.8
sable2001 on 05/16/2002

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been a great car to own so far. Absolutely no problems whatsoever. Comfortable, quiet, and good acceleration.

Try it ... You'll like it!!!!!

5
rd's toy on 03/29/2002

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 my 7th Ford product, and by far the best. Comfort, economy, powerful 24 valve V-6 crisp handling. The only drawback the Continental original equipment tires are junk. Terrible wet traction, too much road noise too firm ride. Change to Michelin like driving a different car.

2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium

5
Jaybee on 03/09/2002

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

Great driving experience with this car, and gas mileage is good and the engine has lots of power. I am tall and fit comfortably in this car, which is more than I can say for the Camry which is built for people under 5' 4".

So far so good

4.1
GBRachel on 03/07/2002

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

I have owned a 2001 Sable for over seven months now and have been pleased. The build quality is good with no obvious flaws but not as refined as more expensive cars. The engine is powerful and responsive but hampered by a transmission that can't seem to decide when it wants to shift under certain conditions. Although rental companies have large quantities of Sables on their lots, no one has ever asked me if my car was in the shop.

Have had my Sable LS for over 1 year

4.9
ramets on 03/06/2002

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

Plain and simple, just a great, carefree car. You can spend more for less, but why? This car has very nice ammenities comparable with cars in the 28,000-30,000 range. As an added bonus, get the Mach Stereo. The sound is great, and for those of you who love AM radio (sportstalk, etc), the reception is great and outperforms stuff I have heard in an Acura.


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