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1996 Mercury Sable User Reviews

1996 Mercury Sable Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars 2.6 / 5
  • Appearance:2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars 2.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Overall: 3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5

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"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Jared writes:
1996 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan Review
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Gets me from A to B

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avoid non taken care of ones

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Good Car My First Car And A Damn Good One — Good car handles nice, decently fast and gets one from point A to point B. It hasn't needed repairs really just the usual on a 14 year old car and has minimal rust and a very good interior. Gets about a little over 30 mpg on the highway and runs pretty nice. Fun to drive...sometimes, Practical to drive yes.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
1996 Mercury Sable 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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3

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Good first car for a 16 year old.

Cons

It's a grandma car.

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Ok Car To Start Off With. — It's your basic family sedan. Nothing really exciting. Has some power cause of its 3.0L V6. Mildly fun to drive fast. Not much else to say. I still use this as my daily driver when the weather isn't nice enough to take out my 3000GT.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jessica writes:
1996 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan Review
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3

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cheap on gas.

Cons

air conditioning only worked for a year. car fax said so.

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Its An Alright First Car For New Drivers. — its old but it still runs with like 223,000 miles on it... only had a few problems like window motors not working anymore and the alternator just went out, the tranny is doing alright but i an alright with it. It is my first car but, it still drives like it is new. Just got new tires:)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andrew writes:
1996 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan Review
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bad transmittion problems

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Do Not Buy — The worst car I have ever owned. Do not ever buy one of these cars. (with the 150 hp engine! It is just under powered for the size of the car.) It is not fun to drive, and reaction time is bad. (Just ask Jacob)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Terry writes:
1996 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan Review
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3

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Runs strong and drives straight

Cons

Massive cigarette damage

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Merc Sable — Bought this thing used with low miles but massive cigarette damage! It looks like DJ Jazzy Trevor got Grandma's car and commenced to wrecking it! But, the driveline has been mostly replaced and it runs and drives well. Get's Kevin and his Krue around as needed. 8/10 - Went in for Tires and Brakes aBack in and found a few surprises. Back in action and running well.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ashley writes:
1996 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan Review
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safe, reliable, low maintenance costs

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not too great on gas

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1996 Mercury Sable — very reliable, good quality, somewhat slower acceleration but decent power with a V6, bigger sedan, very safe vehicle, sucks on gas but has a fairly low cost for insurance and repairs, sometimes its fun to drive if im in the mood to drive it. but overall, its a great first car for anyone

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Jordan writes:
1996 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan Review
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19-22mpg city 30mpg highway at 80mph+, vulcan engine kickass, good accel for a grandma car, huge trunk, cops don't pay attention to it

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kinda ugly, AX4S trans is junk

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Looks Like A Big Jelly Bean — Kickass daily driver. The Vulcan engine will outlast the frame of this car. Easy to get 300k+ on one engine. Duratec engine faster but not as reliable.

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Greg writes:
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still runs, lots of room, smooth ride

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poor fuel economy, poor performance

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It Works — older car now, basic transportation.

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2009 Mercury Sable Reviews

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2008 Mercury Sable Reviews

Best Car I Have Ever Owned. By frankduf

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18,000 By lb4ally

Love this car 100%- this car rides extremely smooth, no road noise and can barely feel bumps, the tires are massive which adds to it's smooth ride. The one thing I love is it heats up in a matter of m... Read More

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2005 Mercury Sable Reviews

Good Value For Money By Frank

Nice family car and comforting for use with young family members. I had good luck with my previously I owned a Ford Taurus (1997) and passed it on to my daughter in 2005 who drove it about 2 years, ... Read More

Poor By sniel96250

car is an average car with 77000 miles one it. The ford delaership supposifly put on new tires ut they were underinflated and almost caused and accident. Build qualitty is lacking and the engine is un... Read More

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2004 Mercury Sable Reviews

Its A Great Car ,cant Find Any Bad Things To Say By Donald

comfotable, great gas mileage ,24-26mpg on the road. for a full size car ..great ..handles good,and digs in good in the winter .overall, the wifes car ,she likes it ,i like it ,we plan on running the ... Read More

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2003 Mercury Sable Reviews

2003 Mercury Sable By Steve

Great passenger car overall. It was basically free as it was a company vehicle. Drove this vehicle very long distances for my job and the passenger compartment and driver erganomics made this a very... Read More

2003 Mercury Sable Gs By Debra

This car is an overall solid car by Mercury. I love the color (Gold Ash), and the performance is good. Gets decent gas mileage, and is an overall great car to drive. I do have a couple dings in the... Read More

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