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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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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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Best car I ever had
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By rick
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2008 Mercury Sable Premier 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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This car rocks. Very classy, great sound system and the sync is awesome for anyone who lives by a pda. I get compliments everywhere I go. Folks think it is German quite often. Then they see Sable and go "WOW". I get 28 mpg at 68mph around 19 in town carrying as as much gear as folks pack in their SUV. I cant understand why they quit making it. I only wish it had a manual shift tranny like the LS I traded in. It does have a a high profile and looks kind of funky from directly behind but not as much as say a Volvo or a SAAB. Previous cars: Lincoln LS, BMW 535, VW Passat, Grand Cherokee Limited.


Best Features

Sun/moon roof, sound system seat memory and the look of Impala owners when I blow by them on the interstate except for the SS's I end up passing anyway when they stop for more fossils (fuel not passengers).


Worst Features

Manual down shift transmission


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