2003 Mercury Sable Reviews

2003 Mercury Sable from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance37000 miles

Faults:

This car is my mom's, who keeps it like it's her Cadillac. Very low mileage, always garaged.

The last year we have been up to the dealership over 12X for tire problems. They are always going flat, yet we have spent a great deal on rims, because they said they didn't fit right. They said the tires at such low mileage needed to be replaced. Once they found a nail ~~ whoopeee, we had one answer for several.

So after a large of unnecessary $ put out, the tires continue to be flat every day, really stinks!! No answer or solution.

Mary.

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

Review Date: 30th March, 2010

2003 Mercury Sable LS from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance56850 miles

Summary:

Fair

Faults:

The condensate from the air conditioner runs back into the passenger compartment.

I have talked with another person that owned a 2002 sable and he also experienced this problem.

Has anyone else experienced this situation?

And since it our of warranty do you know a fix?

Thanks.

General Comments:

I had 1994 Taurus and put 185,000 miles on it with only a water pump.

Wish may Sable was that good.

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

Review Date: 30th August, 2005

11th Mar 2006, 22:01

I've had that condensate problem with many different vehicles from a 1997 Hyundai Accent all the way back to a 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne. It's ALWAYS a plugged hole in the drain tube. Usually sand and silt and dirt clog it up and the water has nowhere else to go, but onto the passenger floor.

3rd Jan 2007, 15:26

I had this same issue. The problem is your cowl is leaking. It's a very easy fix. They just put some silicon goop along the cowl to seal it again.

http://www.lemonlawclaims.com/Ford%20Taurus%20cowl%20leak.htm

2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium Sedan 3.0 DOHC 24 Valve from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 DOHC 24 Valve Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Great car, very few problems

Faults:

The only major thing that has gone wrong with the car is the passenger seat track. The car has dual power seats and the passenger seat would come off of the track when moved. I had it fixed twice and it has been fine ever since.

Sometimes in the cold weather, the transmission has trouble shifting into drive when I first start the car.

General Comments:

This is definitly the best car that I've owned and I'd gladly buy another.

I've driven this car on two trips since I've had it and the leather seats are great. The highway mileage was above average as well. I also own a 1988 Mercedes 190 with a 4-cylinder engine and the Mercury (V6) definitly gets better gas mileage than the Mercedes.

Overall, this has been a great car so far and I hope to own it for a long time!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2004

13th Jan 2008, 20:22

Ford Transmissions are very sensitive to hot and cold. By having a competent trans shop (not the Ford-L-M dealer) do a complete fluid flush and filter change at 30K intervals on regular trans fluid or 50K intervals with synthetic. a good product that I can recommend would be Amsoil Synthetic ATF. I have almost 200K on this trans and motor-Duratec 24 valve with no problems since switching to Synthetic fluid.

Average review marks: 5.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews