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1998 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 17/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Mercury Sable

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  • Safety
  • 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 (28 total reviews)  |  Write a Review

Overall a great car

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Sable

I got this car in the summer of 08. had 143k on it. it rode smoothly. it was quick to accelerate and handling was very responsive. Never got stuck in the winter. had to travel on some really muddy roads sometimes and had no trouble getting through. one concern i had was the transmission. it lagged from 1st to 2nd sometimes but never became a huge issue. I had to repair the altenator twice and replaced the starter once. lots of interior room, huge trunk space. speakers were great quality. ac was beyond amazing, heat was slow but great none the less. i was in an accident in the winter. id say the saftey of the vehicle is excellent. it was a rear end collision and nobody in the car was injured.

Ugly car but a great

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Sable

I really didn't want to buy this car. I thought it was ugly as could be. But the motor had blown in my other car and I needed a new one quick that was pretty cheap. We got it for like 3500 with only like 80K miles. It has run like a champ with no problems at all! Rides very smooth, even at high speeds. I'm looking for a new car now only because we are about to have another child and need a bigger car. It has almost 160K miles and still nothing wrong with it.

Ok car

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Sable

I bought my car used from a private person.I drove it about 2 months then it broke down on me then I got that fixed. I guess the fuel pump was clogged. When I first got it I needed to get in inspected so I proceded to do so and they wouldnt do it because of the spring coil on the passenger side was bad. The speedometer is bad on it have the time I drive it I have no speedomter. I thought I was getting a great car but I thought Wrong. Over all for some people the car maybe be great but for me it was bust.

My sable

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Sable

I bought my sable Valentines day and i was very iffy about buying one. but now i know with regular maintenance it should make it to end

Solid car

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Sable

I've owned this car since around 2002, and it's been a solid car. The leather seats are nice, has a good brand name, and though not as good as some foreign cars, better than most American cars from the late 90's to early 2000's. The only problems I've endured with it so far is some suspension/wheel problems, which was an easy fix, and in the winter, when I tried to warm my car up, then leave it, it would stall a little bit. But besides that, it's a good car, though not tremendous, still gets the job done with a fine brand name.

Good as the first car

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Sable

I actually hesitated before I bought this car one year ago. A year later, I think i made a good choice. The car is a good choice if it is your first car. It is safe but not stupid. It is powerful but not aggressive. It looks like a fish but not a food stamp. Up to now, I replaced the power steering pulley, the rear suspension link bar and two tires. In total, I spent 2700+ 1000 for this car, that is only 3700! And I get a fully loaded senior luxury car. I drive the car with comfort and confidence, as I know it is safe to drive such a car.

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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Gas Mileage


  • 17
  • cty
  • 26
  • highway
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