1999 Mercury Sable
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First car I owned.

by from South Daytona, FL on July 30, 2017

It had plenty of space for your legs and groceries. The only thing I did not like was the design of the cup holder, I had many spills because it did not support the cup from tipping over.
It had plenty of space for your legs and groceries. The only thing I did not like was the design of the cup holder, I had many spills because it did not support the cup from tipping over.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Lemon

by from Seattle on January 10, 2014

Great comfortable interior and nice looking on the outside too. However do not buy this car its one of the biggest failures in design history. The cooling system is the biggest blunder as far as desig...
Great comfortable interior and nice looking on the outside too. However do not buy this car its one of the biggest failures in design history. The cooling system is the biggest blunder as far as design and must be flushed every year or blockage will occur. Dozens of sensors that fail around 50k to 100k miles. Trouble shooting a car like this even with a computer scanner is a long nightmare as less than half of the sensors and valves keeping this thing running are not accessible. Read current forums, most of these cars now have no heat, sputter and idle rough. Lowest blue book resale value Ive ever seen. Transmission overhauls before 150k miles- the list goes on and on. Its 2014 and most everyone that bought one of 1995-2004 models still has them sitting in there back yard. Junk yards have so many they don't want them. LEMONS
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Does not recommend this car

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Excellent value!

by from Alexandria, VA on July 24, 2013

I purchased this car for my teenaged son from Kargar Motors and it was such a find! It is a wagon, with lots of space for all his hockey gear. It rides well, gets good mileage, and was very clean and ...
I purchased this car for my teenaged son from Kargar Motors and it was such a find! It is a wagon, with lots of space for all his hockey gear. It rides well, gets good mileage, and was very clean and in good condition. The guys at the dealership took great care of us. I couldn't have asked for more.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Simple and Reliable, Not Exciting

by from Washington, DC on January 3, 2013

I inherited my '99 Sable LS (24v engine) from my grandmother's estate. It came to me with all of 28,567 miles on it as she only drove to her doctors and to the grocery store. It was driven gently in w...
I inherited my '99 Sable LS (24v engine) from my grandmother's estate. It came to me with all of 28,567 miles on it as she only drove to her doctors and to the grocery store. It was driven gently in warm Boca Raton, Florida, but it has taken to the voracious stop-and-go of the DC metro area like a champ. First, the bad. Grandma didn't spring for the CD player, there's no LATCH for the kids' seats, no sun/moonroof, and the fuel gauge is awful. I can be cruising along and then the gauge plummets down to near empty, but when I fill up, I can only add 11 or 12 gallons to the 16 gallon tank. Plus, the styling is pretty spartan and the performance is so-so. The car looks like a throat lozenge, and I'd wager about 8.5 seconds to sixty, so it's at least enough to pass the econo-pods. However, this car is used for commuting and taking the kids short distances (and it's hard to complain a lot about a free car), and that's where the good stuff comes in. This car is simple enough for anyone to work on it, and that means maintenance isn't going to bankrupt me like the Cadillac Catera I used to own that disintegrated on the side of the interstate. Though I think the instrument cluster looks rather banal, there's no learning curve. I could operate the car 100% immediately. The seats are ridiculously comfortable, and the trunk is massive. Cupholders are usable, as are the glove box and console. I see these Sables and Tauruses everywhere driven by people from all walks of life, and that makes me confident I can rely on this car for years to come.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Very relaible and comfortable vehicle

by from Phila, PA on May 16, 2012

Overall Mercury Sable is a great vehicle. Very comfortable, powerful, and drives smoothly. Relatively, fuel efficient.
Overall Mercury Sable is a great vehicle. Very comfortable, powerful, and drives smoothly. Relatively, fuel efficient.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Reliable and comfortable

by from Harrisburg,PA on May 14, 2011

This car is reliable and is very comfortable. It is also fairly sporty with the v-6 engine. There is also plenty of leg room for both the front and back passengers. The trunk has plenty of space to fi...
This car is reliable and is very comfortable. It is also fairly sporty with the v-6 engine. There is also plenty of leg room for both the front and back passengers. The trunk has plenty of space to fit all your bags for vacations. The car looks very sleek and clean with the side skirts and alloy wheels. Last it is an overall reliable and comfortable car.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Reliable straight forward car

by from newark on April 11, 2011

Purchased used with 76,000 miles from old man. The car was in excelent condition. The car now has 110,000 miles. Very reliable everyday driver. Very roomy. I commute 50 miles perday to work. I am 6'2 ...
Purchased used with 76,000 miles from old man. The car was in excelent condition. The car now has 110,000 miles. Very reliable everyday driver. Very roomy. I commute 50 miles perday to work. I am 6'2 300 pounds. You can see everything in the engine bay alternator, waterpump, plugs etc. One quirk. You can't get to the radiator. You install antifreeze via antifreeze reservoir. That reservoir has a tendency to dry rot. Replaced mine twice. If possible opt for the 140hp cast iorn vulcan engine. They are indestructable. The 200hp duratech is much more fragile. She is not fast but she is smooth.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Solid Vehicle with luxury and fair gas mileage

by from Colorado Springs on November 26, 2007

I have owned a lot of cars through the years and most were very good, this is now an older car but still has the modern appeal and a solid engine, well made car and a ride that is dependable. The engi...
I have owned a lot of cars through the years and most were very good, this is now an older car but still has the modern appeal and a solid engine, well made car and a ride that is dependable. The engine is very good, tranny is good to fair, interior great , lots of room and a trunk that holds the most. A comfortable ride as well. Not a bad choice at all.
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Nothing Horrible, means its pretty good

by from Colorado on November 6, 2007

I got my Mercury sable wagon LS with 100,000 miles on it for about $5,000 a few years ago. Right after I got it, my parents got a 1999 Sable sedan GS because they loved it so much. Both cars are very...
I got my Mercury sable wagon LS with 100,000 miles on it for about $5,000 a few years ago. Right after I got it, my parents got a 1999 Sable sedan GS because they loved it so much. Both cars are very roomy. Long-limbed people fit into the back seat without any front seat adjustment. For the wagon, the storage capacity is impressive. When I was moving out of my parents house, a short distance away, I was able to fit every piece of my furniture into the back (in several trips). I only had to collapse the recumbent exercise bike and my headboard on my bead frame. Overall, everything was about what you would expect, reasonable acceleration, etc. However, the seats aggravated an old injury in my leg and I had to purchase a corrective pillow ($40). I also have problems with my shoulder and my back. But once I found the right seat position, I had no problems with any of my injuries. My parents sedan is pretty expensive to tune-up because it is the sportier model but the wagon isn't as bad.
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Does recommend this car!!

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reliable, well-rouunded vehicle

by from dallas, tx on August 28, 2007

bought used, put 80,000 plus on it, only had a couple minor problems, but car was always drivable. gas mileage in city could be better.
bought used, put 80,000 plus on it, only had a couple minor problems, but car was always drivable. gas mileage in city could be better.
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