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2003 Mercury Sable

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Mercury Disabled (Sable)
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By Julie
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Vehicle

2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Now I know why this car has the nickname Mercury 'disabled' I bought the car 4 months ago and it has been in the shop more than in my garage. The transmission went out 36 hours after I got it home (with 52k miles on it). Since that repair it has had a stuck pcv valve, an replace air intake cylinoid and now both front struts are bad. This 'good deal' - even w/ an extended warranty - has cost me another $1200 in repairs. I would never, ever buy it again.


Favorite Features

Climate control, good sound system when it works.


Suggested Improvements

The transmission commonly goes out on these vehicles. - should be a sign to Ford/Mercury to fix


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Buyer beware 2003 Sable will cost you money
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By HMILLER2
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2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The car seemed to to be a good but when you compair all the known specs at the time of purchase but after a few years look out! This car model is no worse than the support from Ford Motor who just does not care in my opinion. I bought the extended warranty so I have had some protection. When you look at what other's have had to repair you will see a pattern. First the A/C goes up after about 2-3 years. Then the door seals leak they needed to be replaced. The car does not burn E85 fuel as listed by Ford. Runs rough and chokes on mixed fuel. The list goes on but now after just 41,500 miles I need spark plug wires.


Favorite Features

Overall the car looks good and has a good fit on interior and exterior parts. Just wish it would handle better at speeds over 50 miles/hour. The car tend to drift all over the road and the MPG goes way down. In short the faster you go the lower the MPG by 25% plus and the harder it is to handle.


Suggested Improvements

Set the engine up so the average person can do basic repairs. Tell the truth about poor MPG and how fast it drops as speed increases vs other cars! Plus can you believe $684 to change spark plug wires & plugs and it's mostly labor! $155 wires,$55plugs rest labor atDealer who says cann't get 2 wires


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Safe 5 star & nice room
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By go blue
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2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Currently the vehicle has 100,000 miles. Besides normal brakes, tires and oil changes, the only repair I had to make was a blower fan for $150.00. I looked at the Honda Accord & Toyota Camry - both of those cars have timing belts and 30,000 mile tune ups. I had a 100% chance of spending $600 for the timing belt and $300 for each tune up X 3 since I have 100,000 miles. That is a total of $1,500 in normal maintenance that I avoided with Ford's / Mercury's 100,000 mile tune up and a timing chain that lasts the life of the vehicle - serveral hundred thousand miles. Why do you think Consumer Reports does not bring this up? Ford delivers vehicle with the design to minimize maintenance costs!


Favorite Features

Roomy, great ride and safe 5 star. 100,000 mile tune up and timing chain!


Suggested Improvements

Change the name back to the Ford 500


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Magnificent Mid-size
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By falsesmall
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2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Bought this car with 100,000 miles on it and couldn't be happier. Runs like new. The Duratec 6 is responsive and quiet. Flawless shifting in all gears. Loaded with luxury and safety features that make this car a steal..leather, alloy wheels, sunroof, traction control, adjustible pedals, heated mirrors, 6 cd mach audio, ABS, side air bags, etc.,etc. If you want to buy American, here is where you do it. Much more for less. Ford did this one right.


Favorite Features

Brakes, sunroof, luxury feel, mach audio


Suggested Improvements

None


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Magnificent Mid-size
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By falsesmall
on

Vehicle

2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

After 100,000 miles this car is a dream. The premium model is chock full of options that leave you wanting nothing. This a "true" mid-size sedan that looks and rides great. Interior design is conservative yet attractive. Controls are logically laid out. Excellent climate control. Handling is precise enough..what you would expect in a car of this size and weight. I love the solid feel and feel quite safe with the side airbags and ABS. Duratec six cylinder is powerful and, with the 4 speed automatic/overdrive, smooth as silk. Frankly the best engine/trans marriage I think I ever owned, new or used. Luxury and power at a great pre-owned price tag. This is an American car done right.


Favorite Features

Engine/transmission, Mach stereo with CD changer, adjustable foot pedals, auto climate control, heated mirrors w/chromatic rear-view, sunroof, bucket front seats, center console, large trunk, alloy wheels


Suggested Improvements

Nothing worth mentioning


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