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1996 Mercury Sable Sedan

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Mercury Sable Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 145 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Mercury Sable

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  • What's New for 1996

    Fresh off the drawing boards for 1996, and it seems the drawing boards were poorly lit. Styling is heavy-handed and homely, but definitely not dull. Otherwise, the new Sable is an excellent car, powered by new engines, suspended by new components and innovative in nearly every way. Longer and wider sedan and wagon bodystyles are offered in GS and LS trim.

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Customer Reviews

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Very positive experience

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan

I owned this car cradle (~10k miles) to grave (117k miles) over the last 12 twelve years. It was a very reliable car up until the end. The fuel economy was also very good (28-29mpg in mostly freeway driving). The interior was very comfortable for my family of 5. But by current standards it lacks in the safety features department. This car never saw the inside of a garage, but the paint still looks great. In the end, a belt tensioner popped off on the freeway and I continued to drive the car - severely overheating the engine (definitely a bad idea on my part). Had it not been for this incident, I'm confident the engine would have gone at least another 50k miles.



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Not in it for the

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan

I'm reading through other reviews of this car and it seems that the transmission isn't reliable. Luckily I'm a little over 100k and I haven't had to replace the transmission, but I fear the time is nearing. My issue with the sable is the car has a propensity to run hot. I replaced the radiator, hoses, thermostat, etc a year ago. It all needs to be done again. NOT CHEAP. I don't know what the problem is but I know of other owners who've had the same problem.




Great car

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan

We use this car for any long trips across the country, because it has a nice 'highway feel'. We also almost always take this car to any nice event we attend, it has a quality look and feel to it. We've been very happy with the Mercury Sable, it's a nice sedan and comfortable to drive friends too.




1996 pos

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan

I only had this car for a short time, I bought it for $1600, a week after I bought it I notices the temp gauge was very eratic and the tranny slipped terribly at launch. About a month ago it started leaking a considerable amount of oil, it was the oil pan seal so I got that fixed now there is no oil pressure and the motor is knockin. POS!




Needs nothing!

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan

98,000 miles and replaced front tierods only!




96 sable gs

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan

115000 excellent miles ! Minimal problems, great car.



Full 1996 Mercury Sable Review

What's New for 1996

Fresh off the drawing boards for 1996, and it seems the drawing boards were poorly lit. Styling is heavy-handed and homely, but definitely not dull. Otherwise, the new Sable is an excellent car, powered by new engines, suspended by new components and innovative in nearly every way. Longer and wider sedan and wagon bodystyles are offered in GS and LS trim.

Talk About The 1996 Sable

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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