1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.8
The cheapest car transportation you can get
Nothing has gone wrong except for things that normally require maintenance such as brakes, tires and coolant change.
I bought this car for $1100, then got a major tune-up for $700 in California. I researched my car purchase extensively and paid for a carfax report. I had to take it immediately on a road trip to Ohio, so I wanted to make sure it wouldn't drop dead in the Nevada desert.
Since my purchase in June 2009, I have had no major repairs. I replaced the front brakes for $200. I had the rear tires replaced, the tires balanced, the coolant flushed and oil changed for $300. Other than oil changes, these are the only maintenance expenses.
The car runs great. Everything works except for the rear gate latch (I have to use the keys) and rear window defroster (the shop said they'd have to replace the whole window to fix it). It starts every time, and runs smooth and reliably.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th February, 2011