2008 Mercury Sable
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Extremely underrated

by from Harrisburg, PA on May 2, 2011

Best Sable to date. Handles really well, especially with AWD. Quiet. 263hp V6 has plenty of power, the 6 speed shifts smoothly and has proven reliable. Mileage is good for the size and performance of ...
Best Sable to date. Handles really well, especially with AWD. Quiet. 263hp V6 has plenty of power, the 6 speed shifts smoothly and has proven reliable. Mileage is good for the size and performance of this car. Long trips are comfortable and you can pack a lot to go along. Plenty of interior room. Tons of storage. Great cup holders. Gigantic trunk. I have driven many vehicles, for the money you can not find a better all around sedan. This Sable is noticeably more refined than the companion Taurus. The highest crash rating, so you and your family can ride safe. I still do not understand why this vehicle was not more popular, it is much better car than the Camry and Accord. Too bad it is no longer in production. I would buy another without thinking about it.
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Awesome Vehicle

by from Westmont, Illinois on July 20, 2007

I have not yet purchase this vehicle, but I will soon. I've driven a variety of vehicles, including the Chevy Impala. Nothing has really caught my attention...until now with the 2008 Mercury Sable. A...
I have not yet purchase this vehicle, but I will soon. I've driven a variety of vehicles, including the Chevy Impala. Nothing has really caught my attention...until now with the 2008 Mercury Sable. A friend joined me for the test-ride and said, "The car's not quiet...it's silent." He's right. The car accelerates, handles, steers, brakes, and idles very quietly. The seating is very comfortable. The trunk is huge; even bigger than Mercury's Grand Marquis. The A/C cooled the vehicle quickly on a very hot day. The car accelerated to 60mph while I thought I was doing 35 or 40. Silent & smooth!!! I'm 6'-2" tall. In my '02 Mercury Grand Marquis, there is NO room in the back seat behind the drivers seat. However, I set the drivers seat comfortably for me in the Sable and there was plenty of room in the back seat - even for me at 6'-2" tall. That was awesome. Also, the fit & finish inside is great. The only thing that I'd suggest is to design into the doors a decent place to rest my arm and add a large strap or handle to grasp onto when closing the doors. That's it. This IS my next car!!!
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Happy wife

by from South Central PA on April 7, 2014

Purchased an 08 AWD Sable Premier with 57k. My wife LOVES the car. Great driving and comfort with plenty of power for normal driving. AWD went awesome in snowy-slush. Took a few trips and we are getti...
Purchased an 08 AWD Sable Premier with 57k. My wife LOVES the car. Great driving and comfort with plenty of power for normal driving. AWD went awesome in snowy-slush. Took a few trips and we are getting over 22 MPG. Affordable quality, not two words that are found together very often but this car offers both. Great buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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BEST CAR IVE OWNED - EXCEPT FOR THE DASH

by from on November 8, 2008

DO NOT LIKE THE DASH IN MY 08 SABLE NUMBERS AND BACK GROUND BLEND IN. USE CONTRASTING COLORS FOR NUMBERS AND BACK GROUND.OTHER THAN THAT IT IS THE BEST CAR I HAVE EVER DRIVEN.I GET 21 MILES TO THE GAL...
DO NOT LIKE THE DASH IN MY 08 SABLE NUMBERS AND BACK GROUND BLEND IN. USE CONTRASTING COLORS FOR NUMBERS AND BACK GROUND.OTHER THAN THAT IT IS THE BEST CAR I HAVE EVER DRIVEN.I GET 21 MILES TO THE GALLON IN THE CITY AND 28 ON THE HWY.VERY COMFORTABLE ON LONG TRIPS GOOD VISABLITY A VERY SAFE CAR WILL BUY A NEW SABLE 2010 IF THE DASH IS CHANGED
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Great car

by from Nashua. NH on June 14, 2008

I just traded an'06Milan for an '08Sable. Great car. Has every option except rear seat entertainment system. The Nav/Sirius radio are great. Very much enjoy the "theater" style seating. Only things th...
I just traded an'06Milan for an '08Sable. Great car. Has every option except rear seat entertainment system. The Nav/Sirius radio are great. Very much enjoy the "theater" style seating. Only things that subtract are.. It's a little "floaty" compared to my former Milan or Mystique that I still use every day(probably due to it's much larger size). Wish they still had the HID headlights from the Montego. Now mind you, these are very minor issues that don't take away value of this car.
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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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Best car I've ever owned

by from Montana on October 12, 2012

Ford nailed it in this car. Excellent value and reliability. So sorry that they're gone. Never felt so comfortable and safe as in this AWD model. Just a joy to drive. A Volvo at a fraction of the pric...
Ford nailed it in this car. Excellent value and reliability. So sorry that they're gone. Never felt so comfortable and safe as in this AWD model. Just a joy to drive. A Volvo at a fraction of the price and far more reliable. I've owned 16 new cars in 35 years and this is by far the best.
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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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Exceptional value; very safe, great gas mileage

by from Napa, CA on December 7, 2008

The Insurance Institute rated this car the safest in the World. That's a great comfort. This very quiet and comfortable car with 30'% increase in horse power over previous versions (260hp). Great gas...
The Insurance Institute rated this car the safest in the World. That's a great comfort. This very quiet and comfortable car with 30'% increase in horse power over previous versions (260hp). Great gas mileage using regular gas. Great features like Microsoft Sync and backup sensors. Folding front and back seats for long loads. Gigantic 22 cu ft. trunk. Very comfortable seats. Great brakes. This is a Volvo 80 at half the price. Paul & Donna in Napa, CA
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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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