6th Dec 2004, 09:22
You bought a 12 year old car with 130K miles and expected a warranty?
Consider yourself lucky that the dealer agreed to pay for your rebuilt trans. Most dealers selling a 130K mile vehicle for $2100 would have told you T.S.
Your other complaints are only the sort of things you would expect on an old high mileage car.
You seem to have unrealistic expectations of what $2100 should get you.
There's a reason why a decent new car now costs over $5K!
6th Dec 2004, 21:13
I am the author of this Sable review.
Please understand that I knew what I was getting into, but didn't expect the transmission to go out within the first 2 weeks of ownership! I bought it from a dealer, which means by NY State Law the Dealer is obliged to make sure the car is in salable condition. He/She is bound legally to make sure that a car is not sold in poor condition. Thee is no such thing called "As Is" to a NYS Dealer.
I accept all the other problems.
Final analysis here is that if you are looking for a good USED car, avoid Sable/Taurus during the 90's.
7th Dec 2004, 09:09
If you are looking for a good older vehicle with plenty of cargo space, and decent winter traction, I suggest looking at an older Pathfinder. They are extremely reliable, but a bit thirsty. Expect 15-17 mpg.
You can't beat them for reliability.
31st Aug 2005, 23:41
Hey man I have a mercury sable.
The transmission started slipping at 127'346 miles.
I never got it fixed.
I now have almost 650'000 miles on the car.
And did you know that the 3.0 L engine can run on ethanol.
Yeah that's right if you ran ethanol in your car I can assure you that it will clean the engine out and it will be like brand new again. And also if you buy a car with a hundred thousand miles on it (if the previous owners ran gas in it) it is going to have problems.
16th May 2006, 15:55
If you want an extremely reliable older vehicle with plenty of cargo space and which gets BETTER than 20mpg with a V8, get a mid/late-80s Grand Marquis, Park Colony (for Fords), chrome-bumpered Bonneville, or a Caprice Classic wagon.
26th Mar 2007, 15:18
I am the original poster of this review. I ended up selling th car for $750. Way too many things were going wrong too fast. The last straw was the chassis breaking. I got it fixed, but sold it shortly thereafter.
I AM THROUGH WITH FORD FOREVER! Besides, this company is in major trouble!