2005 Mercury Sable Reviews

2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L V6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 miles
Most recent distance27000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina


Seems to be overall a good car


The transmission shifts at the wrong times. This car gets terrible fuel mileage. 14 in city and 19 on highway. That is bad for such a small car?!?

General Comments:

This is a good, reliable car so far. It has plenty of power and is fairly comfortable.

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

Review Date: 8th May, 2006

13th May 2006, 21:56

Small? My Sable is freakin' huge!! However, 14 to 19 is a bit rough. Air filter and a few other things should clear it up. If not, try premium gas and synthetic oil. I get 23 MPG (not the best) but expect to be up to 30-32 MPG after the modifications I listed above.

6th Dec 2006, 15:49

Your transmission shifts at the wrong times. Does that mean you have to rev the engine really high for the transmission to shift? That would explain the high fuel consumption. Have it checked by a good independent mechanic.

4th Mar 2007, 15:42

OK...what are you used to driving...? cadillacs and tractor trailer trucks?

2005 Mercury Sable LS Sedan 3.0 24 Valve V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 24 Valve V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance300 miles
Previous carMercury Sable


We love the comfort and handling


Buzz Rattle in the dash.

General Comments:

This car is a replacement for a 2001 Sable that was a total after an accident. The previous Sable had been such a good reliable car we went to another nearly identical car.

A special package was available with leather and ABS as giveaways. The rebate package was $6000, making a new car attractive versus buying a 2 year old used car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2005

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews