2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
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.
Climate control, good sound system when it works.
The transmission commonly goes out on these vehicles. - should be a sign to Ford/Mercury to fix