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By 2141marine
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2008 Mercury Sable Premier 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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This is our second Sable, the first was a 1997, and fourth Ford product. As time goes by it seems the quality does not get better. My 1997 Sable was a better vehicle than the 08. At first it was a smooth operating vehicle, after about 20k it developed transmission problem. The Radio/CD player broke and the suspension started to go. Now it is in the shop for an unknown problem, every light on the dash came on , its like the car put itself in safe mode. Don't get me wrong, this is a good vehicle with plenty of room, a strong AC and decent mileage on the highway. Test drive before you drive, after a while it will sound like a lawnmower inside and the transmission will shift hard.


Best Features

Looks. Highway mileage. Interior space. Price ( I got the employee discount). Price.


Worst Features

Finish, trim the plastic parts better. Give it the same quality you would give the Lincoln. A more reliable suspension. Do better testing, my heated seat burned out after two winters.


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Used 2008 Sable Premier AWD
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By billyd425
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2008 Mercury Sable Premier 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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This car had 49K when I bought it last August. Put about 15K on it so far. Drives & handles well. Wish the drivers seat floor didn't have the mound on the left side and the floor was a bit wider. Console is in an awkward position to retrieve change or plug a device into the USB Port. EVERYone who had rode in this car has nothing but compliments about it. Getting about 400 miles to a tankful (19 Gallons) with most of my driving being city while trying to get to the highway. Plenty of room in the back seat. Quiet at 80mph on the highway.


Best Features

SYNC is Awesome! Friend says the voice-recognition works better than his 70K Lexus. AWD - Very little snow this winter in the NE, but I traded in a 2000 F150 4WD for this, and it has much better traction than my truck did. USB Port - Fantastic. Couldn't get my cell's Address book into the car. Logged onto the SYNC Website, put the newest Software on a thumb drive, and within an hour or so (with the engine running) had the latest & all the phone features were working. I own a MS Zune & have 4-5000 songs on it. It is truly amazing how fast it finds & plays the songs! Stereo system is very good. Seats are comfortable. Wish this had a sunroof.


Worst Features

Driver's side Heated Seat Element Failed. Appears to be an epidemic, but Ford refuses to believe that. Think the whole problem is the wires are too short, and the method in which they are routed, causes them to pull apart - causing the element to fail. Google Ford Drivers' Heated Seat & tons of hits. Transmission does occasionally have the low-speed shift clunk/harshness. I can live with it. Wish it wasn't there, but isn't the end of the world. Supposedly a software update for it - heard good & bad. Throttle tales a long time to release after hard acceleration. Miss the Illuminated Fog-Light switch my truck had. Thing the Taurus Instrument Cluster looks better than the mercury.


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Nice car if not for all the faulty "Bells and Wistles".
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By harleyguy2
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2008 Mercury Sable Premier 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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For the most part the car can well and drove nice. The interior and exterior quality was good. However, the Memory Seats, Power Seats, Heated Seats and Heat and A/C controls were problems from the very start. Each were repaired multiple times under the warranty. After the warranty expired problems with power seats and A/C occurred again. Ford would not peform the repairs under the 12 month 12,000 mile warranty as they said the parts that failed were not the same as the parts repaired the previous year, even though the symptoms of the problem were identical. Finally traded it in on a Foreign car. Can't afford a Ford.


Best Features

Roominess


Worst Features

Put some quality into the vehicle.


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A lot better than you think
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By LAWNGUYLANDER
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2008 Mercury Sable Premier 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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What's not to love about this car? Performance is great from the 260 hp v6. Acceleration/passing is quick. Ride quality is a perfect balance of not too tight/too soft. The car's exterior styling has a "high-end" German look about it. The cabin looks/feels luxurious with the wood accents and two-toned leather seats/door panels. The seats are exceptionally comfortable with the heated, and power recline options. The options include dual hvac, power adjustable pedals, power moonroof, memory seats, traction control. The sound system is awesome, powerful, clear, with a bass Punch that makes your ears hurt on vol =4. The trunk is massive, we got a hand truck, 15 gallons of paint and still had room.


Best Features

Everything above.


Worst Features

It's incredible that a car of this fit and finish,could have a speedometer that is unreadable. The clock is circa 1950 as well.The mileage is disappointing owing to the large engine and weight of the vehicle.


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Not overly happy
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By Ralph
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2008 Mercury Sable Premier 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I had many Fords but this is my first bran new car and I guess I expected more. Has about 30,000 miles. Had to replace drivers side seat heater element, new instrument cluster due to burnt out bulb ( bulbs are not replaceable), drivers door seal not staying in place, erratic shifting between first and second gear and erratic idle. The best MPH I have had is 21 on a trip, average is 17-19. The car is comfortable I just do feel the quality is there.


Best Features

stereo,


Worst Features

fix transmission


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