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1998 Mercury Sable

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 17/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Mercury Sable

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  • Pros

    A fine American car with nice ride characteristics and a great interior.

  • Cons

    This is an ugly car. New competition from Honda, Toyota, and Oldsmobile make it a tough sell.

  • What's New for 1998

    A mild facelift and fewer options are the only change to Mercury's midsize sedan.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (29 total reviews)

Best used vehicle i have

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan

I am 73 and have owned a lot of vehicles, both new and used. I bought this car in Florida with 69K miles on it. We have a condo in Fl and live in VT. I drove it (packed to the ceiling) to Vermont (1635 Miles) and never had a problem. When I bought it, I had a wheel alignment and two new tires. Other than that, nothing was done. Although it is a GS model it has a lot of add ons such as the V6 Durotec engine with dual exhaust, leather all around, power seats, security system, chrome wheels etc. The Durotec is fantastic. It is quick (200HP) and yet delivers 28 MPG on the highway. Have had the car for about 9 months and no problems yet.

Good on service

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Wagon

I bought this wagon with 98K and I have about 175K now. I had some problems with the emissions control, brakes and tires, normal stuff. Just recently I brought it in because it was running a little rough. The station called me a few hours to say if needed a tune up, so OK. I did not tune it since I bought the car, so I though that was pretty good. As it turns out, I had original plugs in the car. 175K miles before it's first tune up! Not bad and still going strong.

This is my best friend

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Sedan

For an American made car, this car is great. Reliable, comfortable and for a V6 good on gas. I have never had a car with this much milage that I could say that about. I will be getting another Sable soon, only because of body damage done to this vehicle by an incompetent employee at an auto repair shop, and the company's insurance company decided it was a total loss and I will use the money from that to buy a newer model Sable. I think Mercury was crazy to discontinue this model for 2010 because it is a good solid car. Since I've had it, nothing has gone on it that wasn't normal wear and tear.

Gas Mileage


  • 17
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  • 26
  • highway
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Full 1998 Mercury Sable Review

What's New for 1998

A mild facelift and fewer options are the only change to Mercury's midsize sedan.

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