1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L V6 from North America
Ford's Punishment to Humankind
1. TRANSMISSION AXOD-E
2. Temperature gage
3. Rear stabilizers
4. Passenger side strut
5. Inner/outer tie rods front
6. Power steering makes loud noise.
7. Rear window defroster.
I bought this car used in November of 2004. Within the 1st month of ownership the above mentioned things went wrong.
I bought the car from a private dealer for $2,100 (I know, I paid too much), but the body is in *perfect* condition and everything else seems to work, even the air conditioner.
Within the first 1,000 miles I noticed that the transmission wouldn't immediately shift into 2nd gear from 3rd when I had to accelerate from a partial stop. The engine would rev as though it was in neutral before popping into gear.
I took it to AAMCO who confirmed the tranny was dying. I then called the dealer, who after some arguing agreed to pay for a re-built tranny.
An honest man that is making good on his mistake! The man has a spotless record for selling vehicles and stated that "even though I stated that there is no warranty on this vehicle, I will make good on the tranny." Suffice to say, the poor guy took a loss on this transaction.
I am NOT done yet. The temp gage needs replacement. The front inner/outer tie rods need replacement. God forbid I have to make an emergency maneuver, I'll be dead. I also need an alignment.
What a THIRSTY car! Goes through gas worse than a Ford Excursion.
I bought this car as a back up car for the winter, and as a beat around car. I also know that I would survive in an accident if hit. My previous back-up car was a 1989 Ford Taurus, and of course, just about everything was re-done including engine and tranny.
I made a mistake, thinking the 92 model was better. I am guilty of poor judgment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th December, 2004
6th Dec 2004, 06:44
It's a 12 year old car with what I would assume is a great deal of miles. Yes some things went wrong with it, but hey, all cars need work eventually! If it were a 2002 Mercury Sable, then I would have to agree with you.
6th Dec 2004, 07:00
Why would you spend the money to fix the temp gauge???
It's not a new car! You say it's a winter beater.
Fix the tie rods and drive the thing until it dies.
You should have known better than to buy a Ford product with over 100k miles.
They're junk when they're new.
What do you expect now?