by Eichmobile on Nov 2, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Sedan
A friend just inherited another vehicle from a family member, so he gave me his 1990 Sable, which was given to him by another mutual friend of ours when the same thing happened to her, and it was given to her by another family member when she went to Bible College in Chicago. So it is sort of a congregational heirloom? Well, I have only had the car for a week, and I already own an 03 Taurus, I actually like the old Sable over the Taurus. It has a fine Cadillac ride to it, and the motor runs like new. The transmission needs some TLC, which I will soon take care of. The paint job is shot, but I am hoping to fix that next year, if the car makes it through the brutal Iowa winter weather.
by Eve on Aug 13, 2006 Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Wagon
I've owned this car for 9 years now, bought it in 97 with 96,000 miles on it and used it a lot for camping trips through the years. At 240,000 miles now it just now started breaking down with major mechanics problems. It was THE most reliable car I ever owned. Recent mechanical works were: waterpump & thermostat, wheelbarrings, front & rear breaks & lines, starter, alternator, muffler sytem. Biggest issues now are catalytic converter, flywheel, power steering and fuel injector going out, but that after nearly 1/4 million miles and the car is 16 yrs. old. The paint job is gone and it has some rust by the doors. This car has never seen a garage in it's life. It was built to last and that it did.
by Medellin on Jul 20, 2005 Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan
I bought my 1990 Merc. Sable in May of '98 w/76K miles. After 7 years and 100k later the car runs like when i first bought it; EXCELLENT. I have performed the maintenance religiously (changed oil every 3K, etc.). The only things I have replaced on the car are the rack and pinion, front struts and new tires. The car has never broken down and it is the most reliable car that we have compared to our other cars who are always visiting the shop for repairs.
by starsfn4eva on Apr 2, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Sedan
My sable is the first car that i have
ever had. yes it is an older car but it
is more durable than some of the newer
cars. i have been in 3 wrecks since i
got it and only the last two have done
significant damage although only one of
them was my fault.
by dustinyo on Mar 11, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Sedan
i had an '89 sable, but they're
basically the same through '94
the head gasket went out at 90,000 miles
transmission was completely shot at
110,000, after many months, and $1000's
fixing it. do yourself a favor, avoid
any Taurus/Sable prior to a '95 model.
I have had similar problems when using Shell gas on a 92 Mercury Sable, a 1990 Mazda Miata, a 1994 Miata and a 93 T-Bird. When I switched to Exxon or Chevron, the problem went away. I tried a couple...
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