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2001 Mercury Sable

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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 155 hp @ 4900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Mercury Sable

  • Representing luxury on the cheap, Sable is a decent car suffering from an identity crisis.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent value for the money, high level of safety, available as a sedan or a wagon.

  • Cons

    Rental car stigma, front seats lack comfort, no rear disc brakes on the sedan.

  • What's New for 2001

    A new child safety-seat restraint system is in place as well as a larger 18-gallon fuel tank. There's also a clearcoat metallic paint swap, trading Tropic Green for Spruce Green. Otherwise, no changes for the recently freshened Sable.

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Customer Reviews

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It won't quit

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

210,000 miles and it won't quit. We bought it used with 38,000 miles on it. I was hoping for a major break down after a few years so I could get a different car. I hate having the same car too long. I like variety. Damned thing just kept going. We finally had to give it to our son. We thought if anybody could kill it, he could. Nope, it's still going. I am amazed at how good of a car this thing has been. We truly have only done routine maintenance on it. Cosmetically hasn't held up as well as my 2001 Cadillac DeVille, but mechanically the Sable has been a champ.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

She's gone a long way

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

i have a 2001 sable that my fiance bought 7 years ago with 185k on it. i do all the normal maintance on it, ive NEVER done any major work on it. the most intense ive got with it was a water pump. i was brought up as a chevy man, dont get me wrong i love the bowtie but my sable is probably the best car we have ever had. today 8-20-2013 the sable hit 400,000 miles!!!! i am beyond impressed with this car. i would most defenatly buy another one :)




Still rolling

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my Sable used at 85K miles. I now have 147K miles on it and still rolling along. I've replaced the blower motor, IAC valve, ignition coil and of course had the door panels reglued when they fell down, but with the inexpensive used price it's hard to complain. Just took it through the mountains of WV and got 28.5-29.75 mpg at 70+. Get about 21 mpg around town. Comfortable ride on the highway. I'm going to have trouble finding a replacement when the time comes.



1 of 3 people found this review helpful

What a pile

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

First I cannot admit that I could bring myself to purchase this car because it is not my car but my parents'. I have used it over the years as a loaner when needed. I have driven many American cars and currently own a 2004 Honda Accord and a 2010 Toyota Camry. This car is such a pile that it is hard to be intellectual about it. I won't go into the endless maintenance problems and monies spent but just say that it is so joyless and clunky to drive. It is a V6 yet drives as though it would rather be sitting in a pasture rusting. It lumbers along and the shifting is clunky. The best shape this car could be in is a cube at the junkyard.




Best car i've ever owned

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

This car was given to me with 60xxx miles on it by my folks who bought it new. I LOVE THIS CAR!!! The only problem we ever had was with the coil springs. It has been incredibly reliable. I just recently gave it to my friend's daughter. It has over 300XXX miles on it now and still runs like new. This has been the perfect car. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone!



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Love it, love it

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Absolutely love my Sable. The ride and handling is absolutely the perfect mix. Great performance in mountain driving here in New Mexico, and will just glide across the desert 85 miles per hour all day quietly and smoothly getting 33 mpg highway and an amazing 29 in town. I have a bad back, and these are the best seats ever. When my back hurts, I just go for a drive in the Sable, and I'm fixed. Have had a couple of minor mechanical issues. Had to replace the serpentine belt tensioner and EGR valve, but big deal. Car makes me feel like I am driving a luxury car, and beautiful to boot.



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What's New for 2001

A new child safety-seat restraint system is in place as well as a larger 18-gallon fuel tank. There's also a clearcoat metallic paint swap, trading Tropic Green for Spruce Green. Otherwise, no changes for the recently freshened Sable.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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