2004 Mercury Sable User Reviews
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- $3,598 - $4,304
- Spacious interior, plentiful features (for price point), excellent highway manners
- Stodgy styling, (woefully dated) column-mounted shifter, standard tape deck/weak stereo
Had my Sable GS for about 3 months and 4,000 miles, and all is well!
Purchased the car (new) for a steal ($12,800 net after myriad rebates/discounts) on its established merits of safety, comfort and frankly because she's one helluva step up from the Dodge Neon I previously owned!
Interior comfort surely stands as this vehicles' "ace in the hole." I'm 6'2" and can only describe all measures of space (head/shoulder/leg room) as "excellent." Added to this foundation are myriad standard amenities, and even a few "gadgets and gizmos" (the standard trip computer; very trick).
Around-town and highway power are both quite "adequete," but certainly no more. The ride (a traditional cornerstone of the American mid-size sedan), stands as smooth and controlled, though (refreshingly) not at all floaty. Indeed, I find my Sable to be a solid balance of "traditional" and "contemporary." In short - just right!
While long term reliability and durability both certainly trouble me (I intend to keep my Merc' for a looong while), initial build quality appears high with generally satisfying materials and textures throughout the interior, coupled with a (reassuring) dearth of creaks/rattles.
Only time will of course tell if my long-term relationship with this 04' Sable GS proves satisfying or not. But speaking frankly; I have faith in my country, its ability to build high quality autos, and accordingly in my chances with this car.
Here's hoping I'm not wrong....read morehide
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I don't know why American car manufacturers don't fight back against all the BS about German and Japanese cars. These cars can be and for the most part, are crappier than US made cars. I owned a Mercedes 300SEL that was burning and leaking oil after 75000 miles, the lights burned out constantly, the exhaust system developed leaks that required a $900 repair, and it rattled. I had a Honda accord that had a front end shimmy that the dealer couldn't fix, so he called it "road nibble"! A susuki Grand Vitara had the same problem,and the dealer couldn't fix it. The muffler fell off my Toyota pickup after 50,000 miles-they all stink!
I now own a Mercury Sable. It has great power, superb handling,gets great gas mileage,is trouble free. Keep buying those others-they keep the price of much better American cars down- thanks guys!...read morehide
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I've logged an extensive amount of time driving an 02 Sable GS and I must say I've been rather impressed. The styling is nothing to get excited about but it's not dog ugly either. Despite the modest horsepower rating, the 155hp Vulcan V6 does a good job at getting the car moving at a good clip (in part thanks to the high torque).
This car rides very well on the highway with only moderate wind noise at high speed (80+). It handles extremely well for such a large car and it's got a 5-star safety rating.
The only real issue I have with the Sable is I found the seats to be rather uncomfortable (I'm 6'3"). I found them to be too firm and unsupportive over an extended period of time. Leg room and head room were plentiful. Seat comfort is a subjective issue and what was uncomfortable for me may be fine for you.
Overall the Sable is a good car and I would recommend at least taking it for a test drive....read morehide
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