1990 Mercury Sable Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1990 Mercury Sable LS 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance171000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

High performance and near-indestructable build

Faults:

About a two months after I got the car it needed a new radiator. From there on out it was smooth sailing, until now when the power steering has a VERY large leak somewhere and I'm getting rid of it for something with less mileage on it.

General Comments:

This car performs like no car I have driven before. I love to race it because it eats little Mustangs, Berettas, and Neons for breakfast, and it gives bigger vehicles like Camaros and Thunderbirds a really good run for their money. It is quick and it turns like a snake in a rat-hole. For a 4-door luxury sedan it is one of the best performers I have ever seen.

Talk about indestructible. This was the first car I officially owned and I have had numerous bumps and fender-benders (mostly other people's fault) and the damage is always on their car. I hit a solid metal and concrete pole at about 10-15 MPH and there was no dent in the bumper, but a little red paint on it from the pole. It stopped the Sable dead in its tracks, but no damage. I was stunned!

Also I hit a hollow metal light-post when I backed into it, and this is no lie! When I got out of the car to inspect it, the car was scratch free and the pole was dented.

This is the most godly car that I have ever seen, and if it weren't for the whole mileage thing, I would keep it. If anyone out there wants a super car that is both fast and comfortable for you and 4 friends, get a 1990 Sable with the 3.8 engine!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2001

5th May 2001, 10:06

I'm 16 and have a 1991 Mercury Sable, it was my moms and it was mint. It is so fast that I challenge people all the time.

I love the room. My interior is black so it looks sporty (for a four car sedan). Whenever me and my friends go out they say "lets go in your car".

Gas is expensive for a 3.8, but the smooth fast ride is worth it.

If this one dies out I'll buy another one or fix this one.

So far no big problems yet but my power steering is kind of loud cause the hoses have busted 3 times with three different mechanics.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 9 reviews