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1997 Mercury Sable

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Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 24/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 8
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Mercury Sable Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 311 Ratings for the 1996 - 1999 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.4/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.6/10
    Styling
    8.2/10

Surprised me! Dependable, comfortable car.

By on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 225,696

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Easy & comfortable to drive, dependable with power"

Cons: "No rear cup holders, only one console cup holder."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have never been a fan of Ford or Mercury vehicles, so was very surprised and pleased to find that this car has been so dependable and comfortable to drive. I have had it for a little over a year with no mechanical problems. It has a very smooth ride no matter if I am on a major highway or a gravel road. The motor runs very strong and has required only minimal maintenance. I have driven it daily, as well as for several long trips around the State. As a single woman, it is nice to know that I can depend on my vehicle not to break down when I am traveling. I would recommend this car to anyone. Plenty of interior room. Comfortably fits a baby seat and two toddler (booster) seats in the rear seat at the same time."

IT WON'T DIE

By on Friday, March 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 149,023

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, reliable, powerful, gas mileage"

Cons: "transmission jerks at times"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We have owned this car brand new in late '96 now its going very strong after driving over 24 vehicles after buying our Sable that should tell you something when a old vehicle outlast any new car had problems out most we owned but all thanks for my wife not wanted to give up the Sable she enjoyed the car so much because it was reliable and well maintained. I'm proud of this car on how it handles the snow so excellent use it for gas mileage since commuting 50 miles from where I live to work everyday it gets over 20 mpg not bad on a midsize car with a car liked this one saves lots of gas. The Sable is comfortable it drives just as a more top of the line vehicle has an powerful 24v DOHC V6 engine it beats Mercedes and Lexus off the road don't believe me its the truth or ask my wife ride is solid and transmission has minor issues at times whenever jerks going at 30 mph otherwise car is very reliable even three months ago finally passed inspection love our old Sable. Everything looks good from engine to interior being original its still holding on its last leg but think I will be able get another 30,000 miles out of it doing routine maintenance and tire rotations all at every 4k miles. We are never going to get rid of our Sable because its a great reliable car that has been trouble free over 18 years even owned newer cars that has been a money pit Day 1 but this Ford vehicle is just as smooth as don't know what a tough car worth the Kelly blue book price."

A good and reliable car

By on Sunday, December 29, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Conform and Reliable"

Cons: "Ugly exterior and slow acceleration"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I've been driving this car for 10 years now. It is the most reliable car I have ever have. The exterior is ugly but it is conform. I have never have any major issues with the car."

Great starter car!

By on Monday, July 22, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive, reliable, comfortable, lots of space"

Cons: "finnicky climate control, no cd player"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I got my Sable as a hand-me-down from my grandmother when I was 16- I have been driving it for 4 years and it is a wonderful car! It has been well maintained and the only repairs needed were new brakes--and that after 15 years. The car is very comfortable, handles well, and is super reliable. Gas mileage is ok, and is on par with a big sedan of this age. The car does GREAT in the snow--it is heavy enough to get up Utah foothills without a problem, and handles well in slick weather. Wonderful for hauling kids, lots of cargo space, and comfortable, reliable ride. The engine is also powerful enough to be a lot of fun if I decide to rev it up."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Got it for 100 BUCKS

By on Saturday, February 16, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 164,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Cupholder/Arm Rest/ Seat"

Cons: "Tranny"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Everything on the car is great. i really like the center console/arm rest/ cupholders. bought mine for 100 bucks and havnt looked back since quiet and simple. doesnt get the best city gas economy"

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Lot of repairs for such low milage

By on Sunday, February 03, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,645

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great value, large interior, seats 6 people"

Cons: "no complaints"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

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"When I purchased this car it had 96,000 miles on it. I have had it approx. 2 1/2 years. Since then I have had to have all 4 sensors replaced, the rack and pinion steering repaired, the catalitic converter replaced, the rearview mirror glued back on, the wiring repaired etc. All this before the odometer reached 100,000 miles. I love the interior of this car and it always starts right up but I didn't expect for so much to go wrong with it at such low milage. I am a big lady and this car fits me fine, much better than the bucket seats in my other cars."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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