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.
easy all around fun car to drive, very responsive steering goes exactly where you point it and hugs the road. good visability from all points. this car gives you a secure feeling with a quiet smooth ride. get the LS model the engine alone is worth it.
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.
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.