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2001 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 200 hp @ 5650 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/25 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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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.



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Sable for the win!

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

I have owned my Sable for over a year now and don't have any complaints at all. Most of my driving is done on the highway with my shortest trips being about an hour and a half. That being said, I still do a little driving in the city, so I've been able to see how it performs there- flawlessly. I've performed nothing but routine maintenance even with a couple off-roading experiences (I have the pictures to prove it), burning rubber and maneuvers that are usually only taught at police driving courses.




Good solid car

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

Bought a 2001 Sable LS Premium new and put 71,000 miles on it over 6 years. Just traded it in for a different brand. I miss my Sable! Excellent ride quality, loaded with luxury features, great stereo system, elegant styling. 21 MPG in town, 28 MPG highway. Very reliable.




Flawless thus far

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

2001 Sable LS premier purchased new and driven 56,000 to date without any mechanical issues whatsoever. Still has original brakes and rotors and all other original components. Drives, rides and handles exactly as when purchased. Great value considering all the options included with the Premium model. The 24 valve Durotec engine is smooth and powerful. Recently I have suffered from the new car itch so have been test driving new 2007 vehicles of similar size (domestic and foreign) and can't find sufficient differences to justify trading in the Sable. Perhaps I just " lucked out" but so this has been a great car.




Last of the real wagons

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

Comfortable car on long trips that can haul all of the gear without a problem. Excellent high speed stability and power with reasonable gas mileage. Outmatches most SUVs in all categories but getting kids in and out.




Great $$$ value

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

A little old lady traded this car in after 5 years and only 10,027 miles. At $9,100 I could not pass up the deal. I've owned 2 Tauruses before, A 96 that had 90,000 miles when it got run over by a semi, no one hurt. Wife wanted another so we bought a 2000 se. That car now has 95,000 miles and not a problem. So when I saw this car for sale it was a no brainer. Love the 24 valve engine, rides like a lincoln. Great highway cruiser 100 mph plus on the way to Vegas from Los Angeles with no problems. My only complaint is the crappy sound system that came with the car. I guess the mach system is better.



Full 2001 Mercury Sable Review

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

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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