Bought this car 2 years ago with 60K on it. Nice car. With it being heavy it goes through the snow like its a 4x4 or AWD. Love the LS. Don't like the 6 disc CD changer being in the trunk. I am not getting get the gas mileage I should. I might need a tune up. Do not like the cable gauges especially for the fuel. It goes up and down and I do not know if I need gas yet or not. On average I am getting 250mi on a tank when Edmunds say 350. Wish it had heated seats.
One big issue I have is the wheel wells are rusting like crazy. All behind the rocker panels is starting to really rust. Not really a fan of this. I try to keep this car as clean and nice looking as possible. To keep the car as luxury feeling as it I think it should be.
Love the wood grain. Has that luxury feel to it since it has the chrome rims. Roomy as well. Nice car all over. Would defiantly recommend this car
Bought an LS premium with the Duratec
24V V6. The engine makes a nice
subdued growl at full throttle and
pulls strongly at all speeds, right up
to a governed 110 MPH. Handling is
above average for a large sedan but the
ride is much more forgiving than the
Regal/Grand Prix/Impala from GM.
Interior is functional, user-friendly
and comfortable, if not the most
attractive I've seen. The adjustable
pedals are great for my 5' 2" wife and
I can easily find a good position for
my 6' 2" frame with plenty of head
room. The Mach audio system has good
sound and the 6-disc changer in the
console is a nice touch. Heater/AC
The car seemed to to be a good but when you compair all the known specs at the time of purchase but after a few years look out! This car model is no worse than the support from Ford Motor who just does not care in my opinion. I bought the extended warranty so I have had some protection. When you look at what other's have had to repair you will see a pattern. First the A/C goes up after about 2-3 years. Then the door seals leak they needed to be replaced. The car does not burn E85 fuel as listed by Ford. Runs rough and chokes on mixed fuel. The list goes on but now after just 41,500 miles I need spark plug wires.
We like this car a lot. It is our 3rd
Mercury and 6th Ford product. It rides
smoothly and has some nice extra
touches. I find, with all Mercurys and
too many cars these days, that the
standard passenger seating is
uncomfortable. I do not like to ride
with my legs stretched out and the
floors are too shallow to do otherwise.
Bend your knees and they are up under
your chin, it seems. Also, we drove the
car out of the dealership and it
shimmied. Seems it came from the
factory with a bad caliper. Is there
no Quality Control anymore? But Mercury
fixed it and the Sable rides well now.
Was surprised to find this car has the
same if not more features than the
Jaguar X-Type! Plenty of go
from the 3.0L, smooth, stable, quiet
ride. Sound system is decent for
stock, more than enough trunk space.
Plenty of cubby holds to store things,
love the compass/auto-dimming mirror.