I kind of think that the Third generation Sable was a bit of a stepchild. The first generation Taurus/Sable was a revolutionary car, the 93 model was just a bit more refined, but by 96 Ford didn't liv...
I kind of think that the Third generation Sable was a bit of a stepchild. The first generation Taurus/Sable was a revolutionary car, the 93 model was just a bit more refined, but by 96 Ford didn't live up to the hype.
My mother was driving a Dodge Caravan when she passed by a Mercury lot and saw a beautiful Green car coming off of the car hauler. Needless to say, my father and I are car guys and we went to investigate the next day.
it was a nice little car, and my mom really liked it. So we bought it that same day. Then the problems began. I fault these mostly on the dealership in our town. The steering column would make a clicking noise when the car was turned hard to the right and the wheel would be released to the normal straight position. The dealership couldn't figure out what was wrong. So we finally decided to live with it. We moved to a different town and the dealership there downloaded some info the computer and she ran perfect. Other than that the air compressor died on it about six years after we bought it. The dashboard swelled out of place due to the heat and the front nose on the car had a bad paint fade. Other than that the large arm rest between the driver and passenger seats wore out really quick. Also, I was never able to convert the radio to a CD player due to the odd shape of it.
It had it's positives, but the overall quality of the car wasn't as nice as the second generation. It didn't the power seat, or the extra controls for the radio. It drove great on the highway and it had plenty of cargo space.
OVerall it was a good car. Still, I'd take a second generation over the 3rd any day.