28th Jun 2004, 18:24
I have a 1997 Sable GS with right at 134,000 miles on it. I bought it in 2000. The only thing that went wrong with it was the head gaskets had to be replaced at 95,000 miles. Aside from that just plugs and plug wires.
8th Dec 2004, 11:09
I have had a 97 Sable for 5 years... it now has 126000 KM on it. Great car... only unusual problem was a wheel bearing at about 70K. Fixed under warranty!!
Did the front end at about 100K (60,000 miles for the US folks) This is normal for most vehicles.
Smoooooth car on the highway... a real bargain.
29th May 2005, 19:00
I wish I could be as positive as everyone else. I bought a used '97 in 2000 that had been very well maintained (we knew the original owner well), and almost immediately started having problems. Both rear windows work off and on, an electrical problem caused the radio to cut out when turning the steering wheel to the left, replaced the water pump in 2001, the serpentine belt tensioner same year, transmission in 2002 (at 60,000 miles!!), replaced the blend actuator last month (a very common failure I am told) and the trunk leaks for some odd reason we cannot figure out. Maybe I just got a lemon (and no, we did not abuse this vehicle), but I am now shopping foreign. Tempted to just leave this one on the side of the road.
14th Jun 2005, 16:33
I own a '97 Sable GS with about 75,000 miles on it and the one thing that I have noticed is that at about 40 miles per hour of so is starts to shake, but it stops when you release the gas and then reapply pressure. The Sable is the most fun to drive with its roomy interior and spacious trunk I have found that the Sable even after 75,000 city miles, it still runs like a charm.
31st Oct 2005, 08:19
We recently purchased a 1997 Sable with 54,000 miles and found it to be a comfortable and smooth driving car. We however ran into what I feel is a serious problem. On the exit ramp of a major highway our car stopped running and the "theft" light began flashing. This caused us to not be able to start the car. We then pushed the car off the ramp with the help of another motorist. We exited the car and remotely locked the doors and the theft light went on as it should. We then unlocked the car remotely and the theft light went off. We entered the car and tried to start it. The theft light began flashing as thought we were not using a coded key. We tried our other key which also did not work. Our car was towed to our service garage and we hope to have this problem fixed soon. We welcome any comments from other motorists who may have encountered a similar problem.