1989 Mercury Sable GS Sedan 3.0L V6 from North America
Comfortable, but don't expect to go anywhere because the transmission is bad..
First, the transmission went out. Started shifting funny.
The power steering pump/hoses constantly leaked.
The radio barely worked.
The lights in the grille had to be replaced to pass inspection, costing $8 per light, 4 lights.
Both regular headlight bulbs died and needed replacing.
The brakes were 75% when I bought the car... when I traded it only 5000 miles later, they were completely shot.
The car got really bad gas mileage... supposed to get at least 17 in town... on the highway I only got 19.
Do not buy one of these unless you are, are married, or are best friends with a mechanic. Or if you are rich. These cars were nice looking, comfortable, but the running gears are crap. When I took mine into the transmission shop, they told me that they see more Sables than Dodge Caravans. I had always heard the Caravans were bad for transmission problems... but Sables are actually worse.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th February, 2006