1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L V6 from North America


Ford's Punishment to Humankind



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.

General Comments:

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're right!

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?

1992 Mercury Sable GL 3.0 from North America


Cheap Reliable Transportation in a comfortable car


The car transmission started slipping a little at about 235,000 miles, but continued being operational until the car was sold at 250000 miles!

The wiper motor went but may have been damaged by me during a ice storm.

The front tie rods and assembly arms were replaced as soon as I bought it in order for the car to pass New York State inspection.

Power locks in the back were gone from when I bought it.

General Comments:

This car was purchased for 250.00 when I bought it and it ran with no major repairs flawlessly until I sold it at 250,000 miles. It was still running at 250,000! I'm sure the transmission eventually went, but the fact that it continued to provide good solid transportation was amazing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2004

1992 Mercury Sable 3.0 liter from North America


A great quality car


A/c went out at about 80,000 miles. Radiator needed replaced at 110,000 miles. Alternator at 120,000 miles. Water pump at 125,000 miles. Needed valve cover gaskets and motor mounts at 145,000 miles.

General Comments:

This was a great car. The above repairs was part of having an older car. You have to maintain them. The reason I got rid of it is because I was involved in an accident, and the insurance company took the car. I found out later that the car was sold as a salvaged car, and it is still on the road. I was sad to see it go. A very reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2004