2003 Mercury Sable Consumer Reviews

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2003 Mercury Sable
4.2
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2003 Mercury Sable

by from West Chester, PA on April 22, 2010

I own and drive daily, a 2003 Mercury Sable LS with 185,000 miles on it. It looks and feels like a brand new car. I have never owned a car that held up as well as this car has.
I own and drive daily, a 2003 Mercury Sable LS with 185,000 miles on it. It looks and feels like a brand new car. I have never owned a car that held up as well as this car has.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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1 of the nicer vehicles out there

by from Pittsburgh, PA on May 26, 2009

I dunno, I dig the styling of this car. Very complete design, a beauty in black and a rear spoiler. Lovely wheels. Nice quality and full of options, roomy trunk, great visibility, quiet efficient engi...
I dunno, I dig the styling of this car. Very complete design, a beauty in black and a rear spoiler. Lovely wheels. Nice quality and full of options, roomy trunk, great visibility, quiet efficient engine. What more could you want really? (One thing, at this point all the cars should have CD/mp3/ipod capable audio systems standard!)
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Real good car

by from Ft. Worth, TX on January 23, 2010

Bought Sept. 08 very reliable. Only fault is the roof line could be 2 inches higher to make it easier to get into. Most newer cars have the same problem. Drove 86 Cad DeVille fo 12 years before this ...
Bought Sept. 08 very reliable. Only fault is the roof line could be 2 inches higher to make it easier to get into. Most newer cars have the same problem. Drove 86 Cad DeVille fo 12 years before this car.
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Refined Automobile - Luxury Car

by from NY, NY on April 28, 2009

I have the Sable LS Premium. This is loaded with every option. Solid car is very quiet on the highway. It has a very good powertrain, very smooth and the steering is very precise. It is a fairly big c...
I have the Sable LS Premium. This is loaded with every option. Solid car is very quiet on the highway. It has a very good powertrain, very smooth and the steering is very precise. It is a fairly big car, but it is enjoyable to drive. I bought the car with about 45,000 miles on it, and it has been reliable, with nothing required by regular maintenance.
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Uses car for Commuting

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Reliability Extraordinaire!

by from Raleigh, NC on January 24, 2013

Bought this Sable LS Premium in Spring of 2006 with 32,000 miles from a national used car chain CM. I now have 157,000 miles on it and have done nothing but maintenance. I have run Amsoil & Mobil1 oil...
Bought this Sable LS Premium in Spring of 2006 with 32,000 miles from a national used car chain CM. I now have 157,000 miles on it and have done nothing but maintenance. I have run Amsoil & Mobil1 oil in it since I got it and changed the oil every 6,000-9,000 miles This car has amazed me for it's value & reliability. It has plenty of get-up-and-go, has solid, stable handling, a reasonably quiet ride, is quite comfortable & roomy, has a big trunk and a nice complement of features. On the highway I get 25mpg and 21mpg combined even though I usually drive like i'm going to a fire ;-) I have kept good tires on it and gotten 65,000 from each set (65 from the orig OEM Continental Contacts, 65 from the Yokohoma Avid TZR and have almost 30 on this set of Toyo Versado LX and they still have lots of tread left). This Sable (and its counterpart, the Taurus) would make a great 1st car for a teen or as a daily driver for anyone. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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Overall best car I've ever owned

by from Cleveland, OH on February 23, 2011

The 2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium Wagon offers a blend of practicality, reliability and comfort that is extraordinary. For a family, the car seats 8, more than most minivans and does it with style and...
The 2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium Wagon offers a blend of practicality, reliability and comfort that is extraordinary. For a family, the car seats 8, more than most minivans and does it with style and capability. The LS wagon has great features including, leather, ABS brakes, traction control, 16-inch wheels, driver, passenger, side air bags, premium sound and many have a power moonroof. The car is also very reliable, it runs well in any weather.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

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Well Balanced car

by from Rhode Island on December 16, 2006

This car changed my mind about the company which makes it in some ways and thats a very good thing, its a great all around car.
This car changed my mind about the company which makes it in some ways and thats a very good thing, its a great all around car.
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Try It -- You'll Like It

by from Ohio on May 4, 2008

I bought my Sable LS Premium Wagon used 3 years ago (2005) with 31K. I now have 67K on it. Bought it for the price and its good looks. My wife had a series of GM cars before this and the Sable has co...
I bought my Sable LS Premium Wagon used 3 years ago (2005) with 31K. I now have 67K on it. Bought it for the price and its good looks. My wife had a series of GM cars before this and the Sable has converted us to Ford. Very tight, comfortable, drives well, economical and almost maintenance free. Difficult to find anything to complain about. Handsome from the outside, particularly the front grill, which is a huge improvement from its Ford counterpart (ugh). Comfortable for long trips. Large and comfortable interior. Useful hidden storage area in rear. At first my wife thought this was where the spare tire went and the car came without it. Maintenance wise, I've had just a brake job in 35,000 miles. Interior, the radio display is a little confusing - a forest of buttons - but you get used to it. Also a little more wind and road noise than I would like, but that's a small complaint. This car may not have the cachet of some others, but try it -- you'll like it.
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BOUGHT IT YESTERDAY

by from McMinnville, TN on October 25, 2007

So far I am happy with it. Very nice car. Love the power options, sun roof. What I don't like is that I feel like I can't see out the windshield well enough, my head is almost touching the ceiling of ...
So far I am happy with it. Very nice car. Love the power options, sun roof. What I don't like is that I feel like I can't see out the windshield well enough, my head is almost touching the ceiling of the car. That is my ONLY complaint. I am a big girl though, but only 5ft 4, maybe there is a way I can find to lower my seat. I haven't found that out yet.
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My Third Sable

by from Oregon on February 28, 2009

I bought my first Sable 3 years old, as a temporary car, while I looked for another luxury car. It was so good, I kept it. After a 1986 Cadillac, followed by a 1988 Cadillac, and a 1991 Acura Legend; ...
I bought my first Sable 3 years old, as a temporary car, while I looked for another luxury car. It was so good, I kept it. After a 1986 Cadillac, followed by a 1988 Cadillac, and a 1991 Acura Legend; none of which could make it to 40,000 miles without several major repairs. The used 1992 Sable went to 140,000 miles with me, sold to a friend, and was totalled at 186,000 miles and never needed a major repair. I sold my second Sable at 135,000 miles, and last time I saw it was approaching 200,000 miles; with only a head gasket replacement. My 2003 Sable (bought as a demonstrator) is at 62,000 miles, with no repairs. I maintain the cars carefully. A consistent 20-21 mpg in town and 30 mpg on the road (all three cars). Would recommend the base 3.0 Vulcan V-6 as the cheaper to maintain and tough. Styling and reputation makes it a good business car without being "pushy".
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Uses car for Work

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