1998 Mercury Sable User Reviews

1998 Mercury Sable Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars 2.9 / 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: 3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Mark writes:
1998 Mercury Sable 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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2

Pros

Decent ride

Cons

Too many to list

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I Don't Know If I'd Consider Another Ford After This Car. — In the 8 months I've had this car, I've put about $3,000+ into it. Struts, bearings, ball joints, tie rods, brakes, brake calipers, muffler, heat core has been flushed a good 6 times and finally works (and there is more, I can't remember it all) and it only has 66k, most of these repairs coming before 60k. Repairs it still needs. Transmission line leak going into the radiator, and the catalytic converters are rotted (part is $400-$600, not counting labor). I will more than likely NEVER buy a Ford after owning this FINE piece of American ingenuity. Cheap interior.. Dashboard is splitting apart. Looks AWESOME.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeff writes:
1998 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan Review
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4

Pros

low cost to purchase

Cons

21.5 mpg - the car is overpowered

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Fun Car To Drive, Lots Of Power - Mpg Is Lower Than It Should Be — Its a nice car, way more than enough power. Handles well in the corners and it is very easy to get it over 80 mph. The RPM's should be lower at highway speed, that is why it only gets 21.5 as a avg mpg. Would buy again, it has been a dependable car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cody writes:
1998 Mercury Sable 4 Dr LS Wagon Review
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5

Pros

shop all the "fast" cars what it really means

Cons

if you dont all you'll see is tail lights fading

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A Soon To Be Cult Classic — amazing power for the money has 24v dohc cam duratec engine, makes 225hp, 0-100kph in 7.3 seconds, handles very well for size minimal body roll, excellent Goodyear triple treads for traction, styling could be best described as "sleeper" subtle styling points that the average person wouldn't notice, averages 26.3-7 mpg commuting from janesville and back everyday, great fun for the money, put the hammer down at any speed and expect to be put back in your seat

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
1998 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan Review
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4

Pros

Nice ride, good drive.

Cons

Tranny's are famous for going bad.

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Good Drive, Ford Tranny. Won't Own Another Because Of The Auto Tranny Issues. — I liked this car, was comfortable, had power everything. Engine was ok, ran strong enough, tranny on these cars SUCKS. I had a roommate who had a Taurus about the same year and both our Trannys went out the same week. Checking with the junk yard they didn't have a single good tranny, all the ones they had were there BECAUSE of the tranny. Could even sell it to a junk yard, they said they all had 15 of these cars that ran but be tranny was out. Ford auto trannys for ya.

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Robert writes:
1998 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan Review
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Pros

umm, went from point a to b.. most of the time

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didnt feel solid, tons of mechanical issues arising all the time, crappy power for a v6, wiring for automatic windows went out. etc. etc. etc.

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This Car Was Pretty Butt — car was nothing but trouble from the start. nickel and dimed me until i had to trade it in..

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Spencer writes:
1998 Mercury Sable 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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good gas mileage

Cons

its ugly and has no power

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Dont Get It Unless You Have No Choice — great gas mileage but ugly car, only good if you need a car and dont mind being robbed of power and luxury. The only good thing I got out of it was having a car that was it nothing was worth having about it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Garth writes:
1998 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan Review
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5

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200 HP, big, smooth

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subpar breaks, cornering

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Another Great Ford — El cheapo at $550. DOHC engine is super smooth, ditto for the ride, a real pleasure to drive.

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Josh writes:
1998 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan Review
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4

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good in snow, hard to kill and will keep running, good on gas, good stereo for stock,

Cons

dont let it sit for a year with just a car cover or you WILL find problems...trust me.

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This Car Is Part Of The Family — We had this car since 1999. First it was my mothers, thean my fathers then it came to me.

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2005 Mercury Sable Reviews

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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

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