2008 Mercury Sable Consumer Reviews

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2008 Mercury Sable
4.9
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Mercury Sable used

by from Newark Delaware on May 6, 2010

I've been happy with my used 2008 Sable Primier. It has all kinds of options and good performance for the money. I think it looks good too, better than the comparable Ford Taurus. The only thing I don...
I've been happy with my used 2008 Sable Primier. It has all kinds of options and good performance for the money. I think it looks good too, better than the comparable Ford Taurus. The only thing I don't like about it so far is the way the gears shift. The V-6 has 263 HP which is good power. You seem to sit high and the car has big windows. Visability is ver good.
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Best car for the money

by from North Carolina on May 1, 2009

Purchased a 2008 Sable (base model) late in the 2009 model year after doing lots of research/reading/test driving... I feel that I purchased the best car in this class for the money at the present tim...
Purchased a 2008 Sable (base model) late in the 2009 model year after doing lots of research/reading/test driving... I feel that I purchased the best car in this class for the money at the present time. My last two cars were an Accord and Camry, and I think the Sable is every bit the vehicle they were. It seems that the resale value is not as good as Honda and Toyota, but I keep my vehicles for a long period of time so I'm not that concerned about resale value. I feel the Sable is one of the most overlooked cars out there. Too bad it's being discontinued... The jury is still out on the gas milage, so time will tell about that. It has plenty of power and is very confortable with lots of storage area. In my job I've driven the Ford Tarus for many years, and they have been extremely good cars. Never one problem with six of them...One had over 130,000 miles on it. I just feel the Sable is a little nicer automobile for the money. The transmission is as smooth as silk. The interior is extremely nice, but took a few days to get acclimated to where everything is located. I am impressed with the quality fit and finish as well as the interior convenience package that came with the Sable I purchased. I am also very impressed with the ride and little or no noise I hear when meeting cars while driving. It took literally months of reasearch before I purchased the vehicle and feel very good about it so far. Time will tell about the reliability of my Sable, but after reading reports of previous model years I have confidence that the high reliability ratings will be true for my purchase as well.
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highly overlooked & highly underatted

by from hampton new york on January 28, 2012

ford went through getting this car to near as perfect compared to the previous montego they discontinue it, i just dont get it maybe its an executive decision, then again it also could be an executive...
ford went through getting this car to near as perfect compared to the previous montego they discontinue it, i just dont get it maybe its an executive decision, then again it also could be an executive mistake, this is a great vehicle that they are not manufactureing anymore along with the taurus-x another great vehicle, there decision to discontinue the mercury brand is a mistake it will cost them in the future, folks want variety and choice which they have eliminated, this is why they will never be number 1 ! know thats two shots in the foot of fords new vp and ceo!!
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**SUPER SABLE**

by from NEW YORK,NY on November 19, 2010

BEST SABLE YET FORD DID GREAT JOB IN DESIGN AND FEATURES OT THIS CAR BUT DID LITTLE TO MARKET IT! IN COMPRASION TO THE NEW TAURUS ITS SEATING POSITION IS MUCH BETTER WITH THE HIGHER COMAND SEATING WHI...
BEST SABLE YET FORD DID GREAT JOB IN DESIGN AND FEATURES OT THIS CAR BUT DID LITTLE TO MARKET IT! IN COMPRASION TO THE NEW TAURUS ITS SEATING POSITION IS MUCH BETTER WITH THE HIGHER COMAND SEATING WHICH GIVES YOU A BETTER VIEW OF THE ROAD, NOW I DO LIKE THE TAURUS BUT IT HAS SHORT COMEINGS, PERFOMANCE WISE BOTH CARS ARE SIMILAR, HP RATEING THE SAME, THEY BOTH HAVE A COMFORTABLE RIDE, AND VERY GOOD HANDELING,MILEAGE DEAD EVEN WHILE THE TAURUS SPECS SHOW THE CAR SLIGHTLY BIGGER THE INSIDE OF THE SABLE IS MORE ROOMY ESPECIALY THE REAR SEATING & LEG ROOM AND TRUNK SIZE, THE ENTRY OF THE SABLE IS EASY TO GET IN AND OUT, THE STYLEING IS A MATER OF TASTE, NOW I AM NOT KNOCKIN THE TAURUS ITS A GOOD LOOKIN VEHICLE , THE SABLE MIGHT BE LITTLE BLAND BUT THE INTERIOR IS LAID OUT WELL AND FEATURE & OPTIONS ARE EASY TO USE, THE BLUETOOTH AND 6 CD ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITES,REALIBALITY IS ABOUT EVEN FOR BOTH CARS THEY SHARE A LOT OF THE SAME PARTS , ITS TO BAD THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS DESIDED TO KILL THE MERCURY BRAND, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CAR , ALTHOUGH THEY ARE STARTING TO BECOME SCARCE!
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Lots of Bang For the Buck

by from Cincinnati, OH on September 24, 2007

Beautiful car at reasonable price. 3.5 engine big improvement over former 3.0. Tons of room. Five star safety ratings. Give it a test drive you'll be impressed.
Beautiful car at reasonable price. 3.5 engine big improvement over former 3.0. Tons of room. Five star safety ratings. Give it a test drive you'll be impressed.
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Our 4th Mercury Sable

by from Oregon on February 22, 2011

All of our Mercury Sables have always been very reliable. Our 1st one, we drove it until it had 285,000 and had never opened up the motor for repairs, but did replace 2 transmissions. Sorry to see tha...
All of our Mercury Sables have always been very reliable. Our 1st one, we drove it until it had 285,000 and had never opened up the motor for repairs, but did replace 2 transmissions. Sorry to see that Mercury isn't making the Sable anymore. And don't try to convince me that the Taurus is equal to the Sable.
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Fun to drive

by from Toledo, Oh on December 4, 2007

I've owned my 2008 sable for about a month now (3000 miles) and have nothing but good things to say about it. Mercury really put some thought into this vehicle. The interior is much improved over past...
I've owned my 2008 sable for about a month now (3000 miles) and have nothing but good things to say about it. Mercury really put some thought into this vehicle. The interior is much improved over past Sables, I've had a 1999, 2002 and 2005 sables as company cars and the 2008 is a whole new car that the past ones don't even compare too. as past reviews have stated the passenger compartment and trunk spaces are huge. The new motor is very impressive for a family sedan, I haven't had any problems passing on the 2 lane highways I travel. I upgraded to the interior conveniece package and am glad I did, The separate heater controls are great and the upgraded stereo sounds great. I highly recommend this vehicle, I'm an Insurance adjuster and see about every vehicle available and for the money this is a very classy car that you have to pay alot more with other brands to get the same options and performance
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Upgraded to a Sable Premier from a 05 Camry

by from Georgia on January 28, 2008

WOW! I simply can not find anything I do not like about this car. Luxurious, stylish, spacious and safety features that are wonderful. Everyone who has sat in it has been impressed. Thank you Mercury,...
WOW! I simply can not find anything I do not like about this car. Luxurious, stylish, spacious and safety features that are wonderful. Everyone who has sat in it has been impressed. Thank you Mercury, I feel very spoiled driving my Sable!
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Under rated to be sure.

by from Cortland, NY on June 12, 2009

I read a lot of reviews befor actually driving and buying a used 2008 model. It is not the Premier edition but it does have the 2 tone leather package. The car is extremely comfortable...My impression...
I read a lot of reviews befor actually driving and buying a used 2008 model. It is not the Premier edition but it does have the 2 tone leather package. The car is extremely comfortable...My impression of the interior would be understated rather than bland. The stereo is fine, the controls simple to use...seats are great....literally all the room you could ever need for 4 folks. Exterior styling is conservative as well, but I like it.I find the handling is solid and stable , body lean is controlled...for comparison my other car is a Mini...so I know what handles! The car has everything you need and mileage in low 20s.It's not your Dad's Grand Marquis....Far from it! Extremely under rated.
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Very, Very Nice

by from Toronto, Onario on July 3, 2008

Well balanced, solid, excellent road manners for a large sedan. Purrs along at 1400-1800 RPM, yet has a responsive and powerful drivetrain when needed. The larger sport tires on the Premier add to the...
Well balanced, solid, excellent road manners for a large sedan. Purrs along at 1400-1800 RPM, yet has a responsive and powerful drivetrain when needed. The larger sport tires on the Premier add to the car's ability to handle the road. All corners are identified and felt. Needs much less body roll, about 250 lbs shaved off, and a few very minor interior changes to make it shine (telescoping steering wheel, more money spent on the trunk with better finish and some decent tiedowns, much like a station wagon or SUV would have. I would also include for a shifter that allows for manual selection of gearing. I ma impressed with the quality and firt and finish. I am hoping to be driving this car for a long time, I get that much satisfaction from it. Beyond that, the new 2010 units will decide the fate of the Sable. I hope that Ford keeps the car in the lineup.
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