2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0 V6 Vulcan OHV
Good but not great vehicle
Coolant tank replacement - 60,000.
Fuel filter replacement (note: engine knocking problem eliminated after replacement... city gas mileage down to 14 mpg, highway remains at 26 mpg) - 55,000.
Tires at 42,000.
Rear brakes - 45,000.
Front brakes - 68,000.
Rear main seal leakage at 65,000.
Interior rear door coverings - 55,000.
The Sable has served us well as the kiddie carrier for all these years. Granted, it has left us stranded on occasion due to small problems that have been highlighted above. It's comfortable, quiet and economical on trips. Interior has held up well except for the rear door coverings peeling off due to the heat of the Central California Summer Sun.
Problems are what I would consider to be normal for a Ford product. I've been satisfied with the car.
Oh yes, many years of Little League Baseball foul balls off the roof and hood, shows surprising metal tensile strength.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th March, 2012
26th Mar 2015, 00:32
Three of my interior door panel "skins" came off too. Wisconsin summers get toastie also. I found no adhesive that produced satisfactory results. Apparently, there's a thin layer of padding that basically disintegrates and is not replaceable.
With 206,000 miles and the usual maintenance that comes with high mileage vehicle, yes, I'll buy another... I guess the brother, a Taurus.