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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.