• (4.3) 13 reviews
  • MSRP: $5–$6,321
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 23-24
  • Engine: 155-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2000 Mercury Sable

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2000 Mercury Sable Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The Sable, a corporate twin to the Ford Taurus, gets major styling, interior and safety changes this year. The most noticeable changes are on the outside, where more conservative sheet metal replaces the rounded contours of the 1996 through 1999 models.

Like Taurus, the front-wheel-drive Sable comes in four-door sedan and station wagon body styles. Though the two have different exterior styling, they share major mechanical components, including engines.

Exterior
Interior dimensions change only fractionally in the Sable, and trunk space is unchanged at 16 cubic feet in the sedan. A conventional, rectangular control panel for audio and climate systems replaces the oval "integrated control panel" in the center of the dashboard and has larger buttons. Seats for six are standard on the GS sedan. The more-expensive LS comes with standard front buckets for five-passenger capacity. A front bench with a folding storage console is a no-cost option. Power adjustable accelerator and pedals with a 3-inch range are a new feature.

Interior
All exterior panels except the doors are new for 2000, and the Sable looks larger as a result. Wheelbase and overall length, however, are unchanged at 108.5 and 200 inches, respectively.

Though the overall look is much less round, the roof and pillars still have the same arch shape of the 1996-99 models. A larger, more formal grille and larger tail lamps give both ends a new look.

Under the Hood
Engine choices include two 3.0-liter V-6s, a 155-horsepower version (10 more than the 1999 model) with overhead valves and a 200-horsepower version (an increase of 15) with dual-overhead camshafts. Both team with a four-speed automatic transmission.

Safety
New front airbags that deploy at one of two inflation levels — based on crash severity, whether the seatbelts are buckled and the driver's seat position — are standard. When crash sensors detect that airbags are needed, they inflate at a higher rate in severe crashes and at a slower rate in moderate collisions.

Side-impact airbags that protect the heads and chests of front-seat occupants are a new option. Anti-lock brakes with a new all-speed traction control system also are optional. Also new are front-seatbelt pretensioners and retractors that remove slack in crashes. A warning system activates a red light and intermittently sounds a chime if either the driver and front passenger are unbelted.

A child-friendly emergency trunk release that glows in the dark is a new standard feature on all 2000 Ford cars.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 13 reviews

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Not the best, not the worst.

by christadee from raleigh, nc on June 29, 2017

It is an older vehicle, but it seems like one thing after another breaks on this car. The gas mileage really isn't good at all. Not a good car for commuting. It is very spacious and has good storage t... Read Full Review

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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