2003 Mercury Sable consumer reviews

$20,625–$21,925 MSRP range
side view of 2003 Sable Mercury
88% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.4
Explore the 2003 Mercury Sable
4.9

Reliability Extraordinaire!

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.

4.1

Overall best car I've ever owned

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.

1.0

the worst vehicle I have ever driven

this car was and still is a lemon to say the least. the ac,turn signal,locks and engine were no good.

5.0

2003 Mercury Sable

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.

4.4

Real good car

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.

4.7

I just bought it!!!

It is very nice!!! Woodgrain and leather, the sound system is nice!!! It drives well also!! I feel I made a great choice!!

4.7

1 of the nicer vehicles out there

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!)

4.3

Refined Automobile - Luxury Car

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.

4.4

excellent transportation

Got rid of 86 Cad. had for 12 years. Drove this Merc. and knew it was the best value. Not as good riding as Cad. but, all cheaper cars don't ride good either. Merc. is solid, no rattles,etc. Has 112000 and as a used car its a good value. Owned for 2 yrs.

4.6

My Third Sable

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".