1993 Mercury Sable Reviews - Page 2 of 6

1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.8 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance151000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Beautiful!

Faults:

In the nearly ten years I've owned this vehicle, I have due to general wear and tear, replaced serpentine belt and two batteries, a set of brakes and two sets of tires.

Three years ago rebuilt the transmission and recently had the engine replaced with new when head gasket finally blew.

About the only problem I have now is that the door seals, due to age are beginning to crack which creates a lot of road/wind noise.

General Comments:

I have owned a fair amount of cars over the years and in all honesty it is by far, the best car I have ever owned!

Sure, I have dealt with the standard issues regarding the Sable (transmission, head gaskets etc..) However, by and large the repair costs on this long paid for car, have been far less than the purchase price of a new car!

It runs like a fine watch on the highway and in town, the body and interior are like new with simple care and cleaning.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2007

1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.0 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carToyota Previa

Summary:

Get em cheap, so if you have to unload them, you can

Faults:

Rear Brakes when you first got it.

Needs Rear struts.

Has a radiator leak at the moment.

The driver's door does not fit well, does not leak water, but wind noise sometimes is loud.

General Comments:

Love The comfort. Bench seat is more comfortable than my Malibu (2001) bucket. Gas mileage seems low, but I only had the car 3 weeks. Not a bad car for the purchase price (600 dollars). Got the car with all the following things replaced in the past year: alternator, starter, computer, fuel pump and a few other things.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th August, 2005

1993 Mercury Sable 3.8 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carLincoln Continental

Summary:

This is a solid car

Faults:

Alternator replaced at 160,000 miles.

A/C failed at 130,000 miles.

Rear window leaks around seal.

General Comments:

This is a Minnesota car and has started to rust out at the rear fenders.

It has never failed to start, even at minus 25F.

The car is very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th June, 2005

1993 Mercury Sable Station Wagon GS 4.0 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.5 / 10
Distance when acquired100090 miles
Most recent distance143173 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Not a very good reliable family car at all

Faults:

The main problem we had with this car was the motor mounts. They are gel filled and it seemed like every 2 years we were out buying new ones. When replacing them you have to get both engine mounts as well as the transmission one. Each time costing us over $200.00.

The cruise control would take fits. We could turn our blinker on and the cruise control would shut off automatically.

General Comments:

The car was very roomy for our family. We have 3 young children as well as a dog, who we traveled with from time to time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd December, 2004

30th Jan 2006, 18:22

I don't see how you could rate this car so poorly. For a Sable, that is low maitenance. I have put more money than that into my 93 Sable, but I still consider it a good car.

1993 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.8L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles
Previous carPontiac 6000

Summary:

Luxury car feel for compact car price!

Faults:

Nothing more than normal wear and tear has needed to be replaced on my sable. I purchased it with approx. 56,000 miles on it 2 years ago. It has 104,000 now. The only things I've had to replace were the brakes and rotors (normal). I also just had a complete tune-up done by my own choice.

General Comments:

My Sable has been great to me. I drive everyday in stop and go traffic and its never gives me any trouble. I've also taken it on numerous trips of over 800 miles or better. It handles great on the interstates. The ride is comparable to that of a Cadillac. The digital climate control and instrument cluster also give it a luxury car feel with gas mileage that beats some 4-cylinders. My last trip I averaged 29 m.p.g. My only complaints would be that the body and interior in general don't wear well. My dash cracked last year, but its also always parked outside so that could be to blame for that. My digital climate control buttons have started to break one by one rendering them worthless to anyone that didn't know which buttons did what from the start. I know which ones are which so it doesn't bother me too much. As for the exterior all of my black trim on the doors is beginning to fade to gray. All in all my Sable has been much more reliable than my 87 Pontiac 6000 ever dreamed of being. I haven't had any of the problems with the transmission or engine like the ones I have been reading about, of course I have family that are mechanics so I get a lot of cheap preventive maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2004

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 23 reviews