Mercury Sable Experts

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Mercury Sable Model Overview

Mercury Sable Questions

Peasecmahlon
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Transmission Service

What is ford recommended trans service? Drop pan and replace filter or complete flush without replacing filter?

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Abrandynicole
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My Car Won't Pick Up Speed. When I Push Down On The Petal There Is A Delay ...

I have a 4door mercury sable ls premium . I've gotten a tune up in march . Recently I've had my fuel injector changed and a oil change. And a fuel leak fixed. I've put fuel injector cleaner or wh...

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preldzija
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I Put New Flasher In My Mercury Sable Gs 2002 And Stil No Turn ;ights

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mideerhunter
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Real Fuel Mileage

I am looking at buying a 2009 with 92k miles and I was wondering if the proclaimed 28mpg on the highway is real. Also, I wanted to know if there were any major issues with transmission or anything. ...

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thegreatzoomer
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Problem With Rough Idle

I have a 2000 Mercury Sable with a 3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec engine. Sometimes at cold start up it run really rough and will cause the check engine light to come on. I have taken it to a parts store and ...

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Older Mercury Sable

1995 Mercury Sable Overview
1995 Mercury Sable
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1995 Mercury Sable reviews:
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1994 Mercury Sable Overview
1994 Mercury Sable
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1994 Mercury Sable reviews:
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1993 Mercury Sable Overview
1993 Mercury Sable
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1993 Mercury Sable reviews:
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1992 Mercury Sable Overview
1992 Mercury Sable
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1992 Mercury Sable reviews:
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1991 Mercury Sable Overview
1991 Mercury Sable
1990 Mercury Sable Overview
1990 Mercury Sable
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1990 Mercury Sable reviews:
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1989 Mercury Sable Overview
1989 Mercury Sable
1989 Mercury Sable reviews:
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1988 Mercury Sable Overview
1988 Mercury Sable
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1987 Mercury Sable Overview
1987 Mercury Sable
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1987 Mercury Sable reviews:
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1986 Mercury Sable Overview
1986 Mercury Sable
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About the Mercury Sable

When Mercury launched the mid-size Sable four-door sedan in 1986, it set off a design trend that would last through the 1990s and into the early 21st century. That design trend was a move to more aerodynamic, rounded styling. It was a trend that would soon draw in other Mercury/Ford vehicles, such as the Taurus, as well as influence the designs of a number of vehicles from other domestic and foreign automakers.

The early Sables were distinguished by their grill-less front ends with a light bar between aerodynamic headlights, and their almost pillarless side profiles, providing excellent visibility for the driver.

The base engine for the original Sable was a 90-horsepower, 2.5-liter four cylinder, and the car was available in a number of trim packages with either a five-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission. A V6 version was also available.

The look of the Sable was updated in 1992, with a slimmer front light-bar and headlights and a more contemporary design. The car was stretched in length by almost four inches, and engine power was bumped up as well, with all new Sables receiving a 140-horsepower V6. This helped distinguish the Sable from the Taurus, and establish the former as a more upscale vehicle.

The third generation of the Sable arrived in 1996, with a drastic makeover that included oval headlights, an oval grille opening, and oval taillights. It was a look that tended to be rather polarizing -- drivers either loved or hated it. But enough loved it to make the Sable a very profitable vehicle for Ford.

By 2005, the Sable had become dated and even a bit musty, so Ford replaced it in the lineup with the Montego. But by 2008, with Ford in dire need of a few hits, the automaker decided to bring back many of its more popular vehicles over the past couple decades, even if in name only. So just as the Ford Five Hundred was redubbed the Taurus, the Mercury Montego was redubbed the Sable.

For 2008, the Sable's exterior styling has been updated again, with a new grille and front bumper, dual chrome exhaust tips, projector-beam headlamps, redesigned LED taillamps, integrated turn signal markers at either end of the front bumper, 17-inch seven-spoke bright aluminum wheels, and a satin finish on the sideview mirrors and door handles. It's a look that should serve the Sable well as it rides into the coming years.