1988 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Vulcan EFI from North America
Awesome car! With a price
When I first bought the car, the power steering return line burst ($45, I replaced it myself) within one hour of driving it off the car lot.
Then I had to replace the front disk brakes ($200) at 115,000 miles.
The front drivers seat brackets that bolt the seat to the floor broke at 115,000 miles. So it rocked like a rocking chair.
Alternator went bad, had to be replaced ($175) at 115,500 miles.
Then I had to replace the speedometer ($500), it was five miles an hour ahead, that means that if I'm going 55 it shows 60.
For the last 3,000 miles it had an electrical problem, where the battery was not getting charged. So I replaced everything under the hood, voltage regulator, alternator again, battery cables, starter solenoid ($650). It still wasn't charging, I ended up charging the battery every night, and would only last three hours per charge. The whole problem was that my parts dealer gave me a bad voltage regulator!
After that the car ran great!
Very nice car for how old it is. I just wish the controls were better placed, and a little more power.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st February, 2009