by tsandy1 on Apr 1, 2014 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.
by sprosper on Aug 20, 2013 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 :)
by jetgirl77 on Sep 16, 2012 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.
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.