2001 Mercury Sable Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Duratec from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0L Duratec Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance30500 miles
Previous carMercury Tracer

Summary:

Be sure to look long and hard at Toyota and Honda if you are considering a Sable (or Taurus)

Faults:

Anti-theft malfunctioned and would not read coded keys (car wouldn't start), and Driver's window motor (at 20,000+/-miles).

Front brake rotors, Blower motor for interior fan, Interior water leak from passenger side cowl area, and, the Long block (engine) was replaced because "it was not properly cleaned of metal shavings when manufactured" (all at 35,400 miles).

General Comments:

All issues were covered promptly and courteously at the dealer. I was given a loaner car (new Sable) each time.

It is only because of the dealer I might purchase another Ford product. It will depend on what happens over the next 100,000 miles or so.

Thank goodness I bought the extended warranty.

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

Review Date: 12th November, 2003

28th Jun 2004, 08:23

Sorry about the metal shavings, that's ridiculous I have wrecked in one of these sable and they are really safe the car was totaled, but I was fine great engine no problems so far and it looks really good, Gusto.

2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance47000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 505

Summary:

Great package, wearing well

Faults:

So far, I've had nothing go wrong with the car, even after buying it used from a rental fleet, the car has performed flawlessly. Everything works as intended. There are no rattles, squeaks, the car is really solid still.

General Comments:

I have the base engine, it has plenty or power, and gets excellent gas mileage. The car rides smoothly, but does well on curves, I didn't expect such a quality design from Ford. The only thing I can find that is less than perfect, is the small trunk opening.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2003

8th Jan 2005, 10:21

We have a Mercury Sable and have had a great experience with the car. The only thing that has went wrong with the car is the wire harness that is connected to the cam shaft position sensor went out and was replaced under warranty.

The Sable has 72000 miles on it. Great car for the money will buy one again hands down love the car.

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 6 reviews