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 SableMan on Nov 19, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan
This is a good car and very reliable. I've had one other Sable, a 1991 Sable
Wagon, and the only reason I had to get another was because it got totaled
in an accident. The only bad thing about them is that it is true that around
100,000 miles the transmission goes out. This does pose a problem, but
once you replace the tranny you can get a lot of use out of them.
by Schwan on Apr 23, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan
I have driven my 1990 Sable GS from
68,000 up to 140,000 and it is still
going strong. A/C, engine sensors,
water pump, and fuel pump had to be
replaced between 100,000 and 140,000
but these are minor expenses compared
to the decline in value of a new car.
Properly maintained, the engine,
automatic transmission, and drive
systems will continue to perform
smoothly. I expect to keep this car
for many more enjoyable miles.
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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