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2003 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 157 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Mercury Sable

  • Representing luxury on the cheap, the 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, not as refined as other cars in its class, ABS available as option only.

  • What's New for 2003

    Not much has changed for Mercury's 2003 Sable. All cars feature a new cupholder design, and the LS Premium trim level offers a no-charge leather trim. Mercury claims that "customers who appreciate understated sophistication will want to know more about the Platinum Edition," which includes aluminum wheels with a center cap ornament and interior trim pieces, perforated leather and a fender badge. Power windows, locks, tilt steering and floor mats are standard across the board, and two new colors brighten up the Sable.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Winter beater

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I originally bought the car to drive in the winter to save my mustang from the winter climate of Wisconsin. The car has been very reliable and good on fuel (27 hwy). The only problem I have had with it was that a dealer did an oil change and didn't tighten the filter fully, oil leaked down onto the starter and caused the starter to malfunction.I have heard that the transmission is the weak link on these cars but so far has been shifting properly, I would recommend this car for a used car purchase




Our 03 sable problems

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Purchased 03 Sable with 20,000 miles on it. Excellent car until two years later when the transmission went out 1,000 miles from warrenty expiring. I just today had to have the drums and back brakes repaired. Only has 42,000 miles on it. Other then that car has been reliable. I will never buy another Ford though.




Decent car

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

This car is pretty nice to drive, but its nothing special. We've owned this car for 5 years now and still nothing really stands out as special. It gets pretty good gas mileage under 55 mpg on the highway. Also, once it gets to about a quarter tank of gas, the fuel pump shuts off. We had to push it over a mile to a gas station, I mean, what a stupid design failure. Overall, this car is not very impressive




Great value...safe and reliable

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Very safe and reliable car for us. Drives smooth and quiet you can talk in normal tone on the highway. The doors close with a heavy clunk. Trunk space is great...we fit all our camping gear and still have room left over. The car now has 60k and still running strong (bought at 20k). Replaced front brakes at 40k and new battery but that is it. Love to take it on long trips. We drove cross- country in it in less than 3-days (NY to AZ) no problems driving virtually non-stop. We do the maintenance as required...change oil and just replaced cooling and transmission fluid. This is our third Sable/Taurus and the other 2 have served us well as well (over 100k each).




Average car

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Bourght in late summer 03, had 7000 miles on it. This is not a bad car but I would not buy it again. Bought with extended warantee. Went back with paint peeling on front air vents. They said car was in a accident Repainted front bumper. They did not tell me this when I bourght car. Would not make good on warantee. Transmission had to be rebuilt at 35,000 miles. Had better cars.




A good car for the

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this car with 21xxx miles on it when it was about one year old. I paid $9,995.00 + tax. . It has a fair amount of leg and head room. I'm 6'2" and am reasonably comfortable in it. It's smooth running and rides fairly smooth. It's quiet even at highway speeds. The seats are comfortable. It gets about 27 M.P.G. on the highway, which is what it's rated at. It's also fun to drive and I think it has a nice body style. They do depreciate drastically the first year but for someone just looking for a good deal on a 1 year old,I think the Sable is the way to go. I don't know why these cars get such a bad rap. Rick ( Chicago)



Full 2003 Mercury Sable Review

What's New for 2003

Not much has changed for Mercury's 2003 Sable. All cars feature a new cupholder design, and the LS Premium trim level offers a no-charge leather trim. Mercury claims that "customers who appreciate understated sophistication will want to know more about the Platinum Edition," which includes aluminum wheels with a center cap ornament and interior trim pieces, perforated leather and a fender badge. Power windows, locks, tilt steering and floor mats are standard across the board, and two new colors brighten up the Sable.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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