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2008 Mercury Sable

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By awhsum1
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2008 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I have been very impressed with my Sable. I have had it for 5 months, with approximately 7,500 miles. Very comfortable interior, great ride, and very responsive for a sedan. My Sable is the base model with reverse sensors and leather. The leather seat are very comfortable, even on long trips. Mercury has a hit with the new Sable. At 6'2, plenty of headroom and legroom,in the front and back, spacious trunk. I had compared the Taurus with the Sable, since they are the same, but the Sable had a smoother ride and better suspension for only a couple hundred more. If you are in the market for a sedan, test drive the Sable, you will be pleasantly surprised! Avg MPG 22 city 27 hwy


Best Features

Leather seats, interior design, steering wheel controls, reverse sensors.


Worst Features

Increasing the foot space on the driver's side. The gas and brake pedals could be considered too close together.


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A Great American Sedan
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By cthelightnh
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2008 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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We have had the Sable for 6 months and have found it to be a very good sedan. Plenty of room with very comfortable seats. It comes with the features you would expect in an American Sedan. It has enough power to cruise smoothly and quietly down the highway. 6 speed tranny gives it extra zip when you need it. Great sightlines so it is easy to drive around town too. The Sable is easy to park. It is reasonably quiet and has a very good ride. It came off the lot with no initial quality defects which is 1st for me. It developed noise in front end later but was addressed in a Service Bulletin under warranty. Averaging around 22 mixed MPG. I would recommend to anyone wanting a large family sedan.


Best Features

Comfortable seats, great sightlines for a large car, quiet, comfortable and secure ride. Quality so far, lots of standard features, huge trunk.


Worst Features

Add telescopic steering wheel. Needs a pull down handle on trunk. Shiftable automatic would be fun.


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Second Best New Car I've Bought
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By Jayf
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2008 Mercury Sable Premier 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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The car rides great, is quiet as anything and the comfort is wonderful. There is plenty of room for relatives, who my wife and I drive around fairly often. While the fuel economy may not be great to some, it is much better than my previous two vehicles, an Explorer and a Grand Voyager, and a great deal better than the most comfortable new car I ever bought, a 1972 Buick Electra 225.


Best Features

The height of the drivers seat. As a 60 something person with some back problems, it is great to just slide in and out without too much bending at the waist. I love the new color, Dark Ink Blue, which seems to change shades according to the angle of the sun or lack of sun.


Worst Features

A little more range in the power seat positions would be a bit more helpful but it's not a deal breaker.


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It's a good car!
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By Regs
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2008 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Very solid quality, good size, huge trunk. Two-tone leather command seats are very comfortable, nice view in all directions, back-off sensors work well. Good sound system. For the size, fuel economy is not bad. Hope Ford can bring the GDI 4-cylinder engine soon.


Best Features

High seats, build quality, sounds, safety features


Worst Features

Really need an outside handle on the truck gate. Mechanical brake and good handles are too close - on one occasion, the hood was opened while the parking brake was released, and was found during highway driving. Ford needs to relocate the hood handle.


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By Merlin
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2008 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Purchased the car ll/07 and immediately fell in love with it. However, after a few months and several thousand miles some chinks have appeared in its armor. Gas mileage is awful. 20 mpg in mixed driving and 24/25 freeway driving. Computer consistently shows 4 mpg more than car is actually getting. Also, car has developed an annoying noise in the front suspension that is worsening with time. Haven't had a chance to get it back to dealer yet.


Best Features

Ride height, ease of entry/exit, ride quality, smooth engine/trans combo.


Worst Features

Better fuel economy and build quality


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