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Pros: horsepower and sync
Cons: floating ride on some surfacesHave had car for two years. It is a nice riding car, if not a little to soft. Has all the power one needs for driving. Get around 28 mpg at 70 and 31 mpg at 55.
A Beautiful Sleeper
Pros: Excellent driving dynamics, comfort and build quality
Cons: adjustable pedals should been standard given that there is not a telscoping sterring wheelThe styling of the Mercury Sable has been derided in the automotive press for looking like a big Volkswagen Passat. That's a bad thing? Not in my book. I've owned my 2009 Mercury Sable Premier for about 6 months now and I find more to love about it every day. It is an understatedly elegant car that is comfortable, performs well, is surprisingly quick and agile and offers a lot of versatility given the huge trunk and fold flat seats. On trips it returns 30 mpg and with a 20 gallon tank you can really put the miles away. It gets outstanding safety ratings thanks in part to the fact that it is based on Volvo S80 architecture. Most people have no idea what kind of car this is - which I kind of like. It's 'stealthy' but when you hit the gas pedal the 6 speed automatic transmission kicks right down and the 263 Horsepower 3.5 liter motor responds with authority. The interior is quiet, the heated leather seats are comfortable and supportive and the Sync system is pretty cool too. Overall I am very impressed and I would not hesitate to recommewnd the Sable or it's sibling, the Ford Taurus.
Pros: Adjustable pedals and seats
Cons: the getup and go is a little slow
Advice: Get itVery smooth, Overall Impressed
Pros: Price and comfort
Cons: blind spots
Advice: Get the fully loaded model otherwise it's just like every other car.This car has a very smooth ride. It is by far the most comfortable car in it's price range. When fully equipped with leather it has a feel very much like riding around town in your most comfortable chair. Power is more than adequate for a luxurious ride. Only down point, is that it takes some getting used to for the mirrors and small rear window, a lot of blind spots. Took about 5 minutes into my 10 minute test drive to get used to that. All in all I’m very pleased with this car.
Pros: adjustable floor pedals
Cons: hmm...can't think of anything.
Advice: more car than the Ford TaurusI stepped down with this car purchase. I traded in my 1999 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer for the Sable. With gas prices on the rise, it was time to get a car. It was difficult to find a car I was comforable in, after driving an SUV for 4 years. Sable has the room I need, the comfort, and it drives like a dream. I was surprised by the many features of my GS Plus, and it made the transition from a loaded SUV to a car much easier. I bought it used, with 13k miles on it, and it still was a better ride than a brand new Taurus. The inside is just as big as my Explorer was, and the trunk is huge. Very happy with my 'step down' from my SUV to this huge mid-sized car. Had I bought it new, I would have gone for the LS, the extra cost for the 200 hp engine is worth it. My GS Plus is peppy enough for now.
Pros: automatic headlights
Cons: automatic aircondtioning
Advice: LS packages is worth the extra money over the GS modelna
Pros: 24v DOHC Duratec engine and smooth shifting transmision.
Cons: The trunk. The tail drops at the rear (for style), and although large, the trunk is so deep and low, it is difficult to retrieve items that have rolled near the back seat, unless you fold the rear seat down.
Advice: Buy the Sable over the Taurus. More car for the money.The day we purchased the Sable we had just driven the Camry and the Taurus. It was like night and day. The Sable is a better car. Quieter, faster (get the Duratec engine), and with more options for the same money. The car makes me smile everytime I drive it. I am very pleased with the luxurious feel, and quiality of materials without any sacrifice in performance. I do have a few minor complaints such as the child seat anchors in the base of the back seat. They can be felt (very uncomfortable) by smaller adults and pre-teens. The radio and climate controls are little too small also.