2008 Mercury Sable Base 3.5 V6
Know what you are getting into
Creaking noise from the suspension.
Transmission shift flare and hard shifting.
I am writing this review to warn those looking at purchasing this model or its Ford Taurus cousin, to pay attention to the transmission during the test drive. The creaking suspension can be fixed, but the slipping transmission can most times not be pinpointed.
If the RPM needle quickly rises a few hundred RPM while shifting (shift flare), the transmission shifts hard or the 1-2 shift seems to take forever (increasing 0-60 times), walk away. If this problem is not present, be warned that there is a good chance it will appear as the mileage increases.
Apart from that, it is a comfortable highway cruiser.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th March, 2013