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1997 Mercury Sable Wagon

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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 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Mercury Sable

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Outstanding interior, rigid chassis, excellent visibility, and room for five adults.

  • Cons

    Odd front-end styling makes the car look like a snake. The 3.0-liter Vulcan engine doesn't put out enough power for a car this large.

  • What's New for 1997

    The 1997 Sable LS can now be had with Ford's outstanding Mach audio system. Other changes, occurring at the end of the 1996 model year, include the addition of a mass airflow sensor to the Vulcan V6, and improvements to the Duratec V6 to improve responsiveness.

Full 1997 Mercury Sable Review

What's New for 1997

The 1997 Sable LS can now be had with Ford's outstanding Mach audio system. Other changes, occurring at the end of the 1996 model year, include the addition of a mass airflow sensor to the Vulcan V6, and improvements to the Duratec V6 to improve responsiveness.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Love this car

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Wagon

I've driven this car for years now and it's a kicker. Strong engine, reliable vehicle, comfortable enough, Plenty of room for everyone and thing. It's roof rack and fold down seats was next best thing to owning a truck when the need arised. At 160k it was still going strong, I anticipated it lasting 200k easy. Safety second to none. I was hit and it took it, no one was hurt in the car. Definite keeper. Looking for another one now.




Great car

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Wagon

Car has 170,000 miles and still going strong. Only a few minor issues that you might expect after 100,000 miles. Camshaft sensor went out, rear wheels have gone out of alignment requiring some filing and the transmission acted up at 130,000 miles but then corrected itself (go figure). Overall a great vehicle and believe it will go well past 200,000 miles. Would buy another. Great handling, style, comfort, quiet and reliable.




Great car but plan ahead

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Wagon

I have now owned three Taurus/Sable wagons and will buy another for many reasons that make the car work for me. Comfort, Great roadholding, safety, and the ability to hold a ten foot long piece of wood or pipe from Home Depot. The cars almost never need any work on them but can be expensive to fix as any new car can be when the do break. The big weakness to these cars is the transmission is very weak and will generally require a rebuild around 125- 140k. The rebuild is not expensive as trasmissions go (between 900 and 2k depending on the shop).




Awesome vehicle

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Wagon

I bought this vehicle because my old car was a peice of crap and dying and I needed something quick. This car was a very good price and in excellent condtion from the previous owner.




A few problems

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Wagon

At 5 1/2 years and 52000, after light suburban driving and regular maintenance, the car needed a transmission rebuild and a new front end at a cost of more than $3300. The mechanics seemed not to be surprised, and I know them. Our kids play soccer together, and he is an honest guy. I can only imagine how much this would have cost at a dealer! The biggest problem is that it is the ideal car for our needs.




Sable=good

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Wagon

The sable is good. It reminds me of a Ford Taurus. It should be driven by more people.



Talk About The 1997 Sable

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1997 Sable - won't start - duratech engine...


rbudn83510
rbudn83510
08-18-2000
i had the pcm recall done on my 2000 sable and the car performed so terrible i was ready to discuss swapping it with another new car from my dealer. I only had 6000 miles on the car and was rather per...


a_l_hubcaps
a_l_hubcaps
02-12-2004
Mo***** be priced/equipped similarly (a la Sable) or significantly higher? Also, will the Taurus stick around for MY2006 or is the Futura a full replacement for it? Various reports I've read have fai...



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