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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Wagon
Jan 22, 2003 (9:24 am)
"DO NOT BUY any Ford or Mercury!! They (deleted) in quality!!i bought a 1993 sable wagon with a 3.8L engine from a 'sweet' old lady!!"
OK, first, it's a 10 year old car, 2nd it's used, 3rd the "old lady driven" is a myth.
The biggest myth in used cars is that low mileage is "all that". A car that sits and sits will have dried out seals and parts. No way is a car "preserved" if it is driven 10 miles a week.
I remember someone writing to the Chicago Tribune complaining of 120,000 mile Cadillac that died, saying "I'll never get one again!" The editor basically told him he was lucky it lasted that long!!!
Any used car is "buyer beware".
#219 of 475 Taurus & Stable Wagon is best buy
Jan 22, 2003 (3:46 pm)
I don't agree with tomcat. Why buy such an old one?? You maybe paid $1200. for it? I got a perfect 1999-24V with 67K or only $6500. Dealers give them away. I have had no problems with it.
For quality is really great.
Jan 24, 2003 (4:16 am)
wow, rogertc, you make me feel used. I paid $4500 for my '96 wagon with 80K!
I love it, though, seems like a cream puff so far...
Jan 24, 2003 (7:20 am)
Yes sir there are bargins to be had out there. Mine has a power adjustable seat too which is nice because if I raise it all the way up I don't have to plop my old fat butt down into it. Almost like getiing into a SUV....just almost however. I am thinking of finding another one because they are so inexpensive and great wagons.
#222 of 475 Great SUV substitute
Jan 25, 2003 (4:04 am)
Absolutely! I adjust the seat up all the way, not exactly like having an SUV, but it helps visibility. I shopped hard for an SUV (Rav4, Forrester, etc), but they are all either too tiny, or too expensive. They are also NOISY!
I find the Taurus to be much more pleasant to drive/ ride in than any of the SUV's I tried, and it also carries more stuff.
#223 of 475 2001 Sable Passenger Switch Illumination
Jan 31, 2003 (8:43 am)
I have a 2001 Sable GL Wagon. Are the passenger switches for the power locks and windows supposed to be illumated at night? I'm not sure whether mine are burned out or what. All the switches on the driver door work, but the other three door switches are dark.
#224 of 475 Window/Lock lights
Jan 31, 2003 (10:19 am)
Are you locking out the power windows? If you lock them out (so passengers can't play with the window switches), the illumination for the passenger switches goes out. Unlock the power window switches, the lights should go back on; that's normal. If not, there's a problem. This only applies to window switches. There's a power lock switch only on each front door, and the passenger lock switch doesn't go out, to my knowledge, unless there's no power to the switch (in other words, only if you have a problem).
I believe the lighting is by LED, which last a long time and do not easily burn out.
#225 of 475 2001 Sable Passenger Switch Illumination
Jan 31, 2003 (12:49 pm)
Thank you Ed for that explanation. That sure explains it. Yes, the passenger windows were locked out. I spent a long time going through the owners manual trying to read about that feature, but found no mention of it. Thanks again for your post - really appreciate it.
#226 of 475 Is heat adequate in 6 seat LS wagon??
Feb 01, 2003 (7:23 am)
Subject: new sable wagon-6 seater- how is heat??
Date: 1/31/2003 8:24 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: Heidi 929
I am trying to decide whether to buy an LS mercury sable wagon. How long does it take the car to warm up inside? There is 79 cubic feet to heat. Does the back seat get warm enough. The six seater does not have an A/C vent in the rear for the summer, either.
If you own the car. please share your experience. I don't want to buy a car that is an icebox- I have some medical issues. I rather cough up more $$ and get a Saab. Thanks in advance.
Feb 01, 2003 (2:15 pm)
BG729, My Taurus wagon warms up just fine. I suggest you stop at a dealer and try one. How cold is cold?? Only got to -7 this year and wagon warmed up just fine. It is just a mid-sized car. With the Ford there us more dealer support in the USA. Saab dealers are hundreds of miles from where I live.