Mercury Sable Review from UK and Ireland

1998 Mercury Sable LS Station Wagon 3.0 V6 petrol

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series


A spacious, practical, and comfortable barge


Nothing yet, but I've only had the car seven months.

General Comments:

This car has so far been faultlessly reliable.

The car's only real weakness is that it is not particularly quick considering it has a 3.0 litre engine. Sometimes I wish it had a bit more power.

It also doesn't handle as well as my old BMW 525i, but then I didn't expect it to. Anyway, I bought the Mercury because it is rare and different and I wanted the extra cargo space it provides.

The interior of this Station Wagon model is absolutely cavernous.

I also appreciate the soft ride of my Mercury: This really is an improvement on the BMW.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2003

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review