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2002 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 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 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

    Forgettable rental car persona, no rear disc brakes on the sedan.

  • What's New for 2002

    Four new colors are added to the paint chart, while approach lighting and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass become standard equipment.

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Customer Reviews

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This has been my favorite

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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.




It's a sad, sad day.

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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.




I must have found the

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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?



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Still a "head turner"

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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!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I know i will get

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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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

So far so good.

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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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What's New for 2002

Four new colors are added to the paint chart, while approach lighting and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass become standard equipment.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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