by pyzik on Jun 27, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought this car in 2005 after having a 1997 Sable GS.
The premium came with an extra 52hp which really added some pep.
The seats were comfortable but the leather was somewhat fragile (I made two small tears in the rear seat).
I got tons of complements when I had this car.
The exterior wasn't the greatest styling but the interior was wonderful.
I ended up selling it because there was a short in the electrical system that cause multiple wires to melt together causing a complete failure in the electrical system (did not effect the drivetrain.
Heater was stuck on, windows didn't work interior lights didn't work, instrument cluster didn't work.
I would still be driving this car otherwise.
by rstravis on Apr 7, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
10 years ago, I sold Lincolns and Mercurys.
So when I needed to buy a car 5 years ago I knew the Sable was a good choice, as long as I got the LS (Duratec Engine).
I loved the engine, the leather, the power seat, etc., and knew that engin e was reliable.
I was right. 5 years with no major problems (just a blower motor which I fixed for 50 bucks). Just paid it off 3 weeks ago, and planned to drive it to 200k (it has 108 now), but I crashed today and the car is totalled.
4 car accident, and it was smashed pretty good.
I was the first to get out of my car and felt fine besides a sore neck.
So that's one more reason to love my Sable.
I'll miss it.
by Matt on Jul 30, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Within 6 mos. the heat started coming on when we turned on the A/C. It still does this. No one can find the problem. Sometimes the heat comes on with the system off. My wife went to start the car in the parking lot at work and the air bags deployed. Glad she wasn't driving down the highway. I'm about to buy a Subaru. Maybe the air bags will wait for an accident to work. I will contact Ford about the issue. This car must have been built slowly on Mondays so everyone else got a good one. That would be a good plan to keep the workers with hangovers busy building lemons. I'm glad to here no one else has lived our nightmare. We still owe $3,500 on it. Anyone want a Sable for parts?
by DBLD on Oct 4, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Black with factory chrome wheels&tinted windows. Still get lots of comments on the looks of this car.I now have 110,000 mi. on my Sable and the 24v motor still runs like new! Only problems have been with rear windows (bad switches)and tie-rod ends...otherwise flawless!
by Andrew on Feb 18, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I needed a comuter car so it needed to be reliable. Pat Goss from Auto week mentioned that the drivetrain was bulletproof now I see why. My car is at its 5th owner and starts strong every time. I would have liked to have the LS with the 200hp but with switching the air filter to a K&N and using 93 octane fuel gets me close. I actually feel it gets better performance because with the LS the power is all top end. Peak torque starts at 2500 rpm so with only slight presure on the gas she moves. For handling all I needed to do was change to lower profile tires, now it will and has out cornered BMW's.
by pjy on Feb 13, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Good all around car, great bang for the buck. I bought it 2yrs old with 20k for 10k. Only replaced the wiper moter and the battery. When it is time to replace the tires go with the best tires you can afford it will make a world a differnce
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