I just had an extremely serious wreck at 65mph where I ended up on the opposite of the freeway upside down. My car did not pancake. The rear glass did not break, the doors did not cave in, I sustained no injury. I wish I could find another one just like it!
Purchased this car used with 9k mi. Car has been relatively inexpensive to maintain, remains solid and has provided unfailing dependability. Currently has 130k mi. Not an exciting car, but is solid and safe feeling. Smooth highway ride. I call it my 4-wheeled sofa. Has the tried and true base 6-cylinder as I was a bit wary of the more powerful 24-valve 6 cyl. Factory brakes were poor, but once after market brakes put on, no problem. Adequate performance, very useful for family trips, 18-20mpg city, 24-25mpg highway on regular gas. Still running on stock transmission with no signs of problems. Dash, upholstery, and paint remain in excellent condition. Plan to keep for 2 more dependable years.
Comfort. Solid, safe feeling. Dependability, versatility, room. Excellent paint finish. Good steering feel for a conservative Detroit wagon.
Ford should've kept updating and modernizing the Taurus/Sable, rather than allow it to get stale and outdated. There seems always to be a place for value priced dependability.
I have 2 boys just turning teenagers.
This car will hold up to 7 people. It
drives great and the gas milage for a
car this size is great. The middle and
back seat can be layed down. My
husband loves it. He always wanted a
small truck. I always wanted a luxury
car and my kids wanted a van. We've
got everything all in one reasonably
priced family car. The front of the
Mercury is much more grand than the
front of the Ford wagon. It also has
anti-theft and cordless entry. I don't
think the Ford does. We have had no
mechanical problems at all. The car is
also very easy to see out of from all
angles. Backing is a breeze.
the convertable 3rd seat, power
leather seats, gas and brakes pedals
can be moved forward or back,
automatic tempature control
Moved to the Sable Wagon from a
Plymouth Grand Voyager. The wagon
seems smaller on the road but sure is
larger putting it in the garage!
Excellent ride and visibility. Clean,
classy looking front end styling but
slab sided, and dated rear end styling.
Our local Ford/Mercury dealer is
clueless for service so I do it myself
or take it to the next dealer 30 miles
away. Be sure to get the 24-valve
motor - we didn't and regret it.
Smooth ride, and lots of space with
the third seat when needed.
Better fuel mileage and stronger
braking feel. As usual with many Ford
products better build quality and
support from Ford would help resale
My wife and I purchased this car to
haul our two kids, one dog, and luggage
for family vacations (just call me
Clark Griswald). Although we have had
some problems (suspension and tire
wear) overall the car is okay. Mostly,
I am sick of Ford taking me to the
cleaners anytime something goes wrong
with the car. Even the Ford dealership
can't perform normal maintenance, they
generally have to replace large
portions of the car rather then faulty
part (no wheel bearings on this car
[$10] only wheel hubs [$75]). If you
ask me it sounds like blatant planned
obsolesce. I think this is the last
Ford for us.
None really, the car is just
satisfactory. The dealership has great
people (Blue Springs Ford - Blue
Parts that last. Come on, were is
the "Built Ford Tough"?