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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 157 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



In a class of its

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

A very good friend owns a 2002 Sable wagon with under 50000 miles on it. We go on road trips in it a couple times a year and I am very impressed by it. It is smooth, quiet, comfortable, and roomy. It has decent power and gets about 29 mpg when we are traveling. I love driving it and I am currently looking for a low mileage 2002 - 2005 Sable or Taurus wagon so I can get rid of my 2011 Equinox that is gutless and only gets 25 mpg on the highway.




What a piece

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

car only has 90 tyhousand miles on it the interior is falling apart, the tape deck quit working, uncomfortable on ong trips probally due to the leather seats, was handed down to me by my parents, that upgraded to a top of the line Acura, with the money that I have put into repairing the car I could have flat bought a nice brand new car or had a really large down payment on one. This car broke me for Ford Motor Company. I will never buy another Ford midsize again




Great vehicle

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

This has been a great car. I have had no major problems and does well in the Michigan winters. I can haul just as much stuff as I did in my '98 Explorer I before it. Travels great on the highway and I get between 24-26 mpg and that is doing over 70 on the highway. My premium wagon has all the bells and whistles, including power moonroof and factory six disc changer.




Flywheel?

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Solid feel, wagon is stylish,in lighter colors. Almost five years of ownership. BUT, a minor and a major problem. Minor: 'grabbing' windshield wipers, even after dealer replaced at 25K miles. 'Rainex' helps for a while. MAJOR: Flywheel just replaced, at 70K miles. Also, the starter. A bit over a year ago, there was an occasional 'screech' at startup attempt. It kept getting more frequent. Of course, it didn't do it for the dealer AND the symptoms described to same did not lead them to suspect, as they should have, a flywheel defect. The reason for all the detail above: have others had same problem?




Thrid sable wagon

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

It's now a trend. I have had 3 Mercury Sables in a row for a family car. Reliable, low maintenance and incredibly safe (I had a fender bender with a car full of kids). The style is a little stodgy, but it's not a minivan. The 3.0 L engines are very reliable and the Duratec is the best of the bunch. Don't poo-poo the versatility of the Sable wagon vs. a SUV or van. It can handle enough people for comfort and excuse you from stuffing the whole Tee ball team in the same insane vehicle. Buy one, you'll like it.




Keeping my fingers crossed

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Up side: low key, helpful dealer; right size; plenty or convenience features; feels tight Down side: Badging crooked Door didn't fit Wheel bearing goes @ 1k mile



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Full 2002 Mercury Sable Review

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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Talk About The 2002 Sable

2002 Mercury Sable Discussions See all Started By

insects
insects
05-09-2007
I have the same problem with my Sable 2002. This problem was listed as TSB 04-15-3. I called my local Ford dealer but they will charge me about $200 to get it fixed. Damned!...


trick29392
trick29392
06-27-2007
I have a 2002 Sable Platinum or Premium... as you can probably tell, I'm not that knowledgeable when it comes to cars. I wanted to have an after market stereo installed at a local car audio installer...


lou30
lou30
10-16-2001
I am now considering the purchase of the 2001 or 2002 Sable with the 4 valve V6 engine. I currently own a '96(first year of newer body styling) with the 2 valve v6. Although my engine has been 'ultr...



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