1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0 Gas from North America
Comfortable cruiser for long drives
Safety switch that prevents car from being turned on if not in 'park' position.
Battery (original from 1997) had to be replaced.
Rusty wire connected to the starter had to be cleaned (car wouldn't crank).
Spark plugs along with the cap and wires were replaced as recommended by the mechanic; (no more problems after this).
At 100 km/h starts shaking, but drive smooth at 120 km.
Very comfortable car, lots of space and a huge trunk.
Good sound system and quick-acting air conditioning keeps you cool in the summer.
You need to hit the gas pedal real hard if you wanna move from a stop, but once it gains speed, it's cruising like a boat.
This car isn't suitable for short distances or small city driving. It's also fairly large, be careful when parking!
I really wanted a golf, but this car had only 61,000 km and it looks brand new, especially when washed you can't tell it apart from a brand new car.
I don't drive much so I wonder how reliable it would be if I did.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th June, 2003
I too have a 1997 Sable GS. It is the best car I have owned by far. Never had a problem with it. Changed the original battery after five years. Had a problem with the fuel injection system, cost only $80.00 to repair.
It certainly is comfortable for long and short drives.
Above all, it is very reliable.