Our Take on the 2008 Mercury Sable Mercury has dusted off one of its well-known names and affixed it to one of its lower-profile cars. As has been the case since the beginning, the Mercury Sable is the upscale cousin to the Ford Taurus. There is much room in the front and back seats. Although both cars have multi-pieced brushed-aluminum waterfall grilles, the hoods, grilles, headlamps, bumpers and intakes are completely different on the two cars, and there are differences across the rear panel as well to make the Sable as distinct from the Montego as was possible in a very short turnaround time. In this case, we have to say that the whole is less than the sum of the parts. On the plus side, the Mercury Sable, when fitted to comply with California Air Resources Board requirements, achieves a rating for emissions. We could only imagine getting it up to 28 mpg through hours of steady driving at 50 mph, not the usual 65mph with bursts up to 80mph on today's freeways.
The phone rang, and we were connected. Standard cloth seats sport an updated and modern graphic design while the Premier Series offers supple two-tone leather seats detailed with contrast stitching and featuring a new, more modern, perforated pattern. And the spaciousness given by its size is enhanced by efficient design and use of all possible nooks and crannies. Sable in the Market Senior Editor Joe Wiesenfelder calls the Sable and its sibling the Taurus two of the most underrated cars available, and after driving the Sable for more than a week I have to agree. Even with the extra power, though, its gas mileage is similar to the engine it replaces and competitive among full-size cars. We hoped that using an iPhone with Sync would result in a piece of new technology so mind-blowing that we would lock ourselves in the car for a week. This car is very nice! The car seems reasonably well-built, with good interior fit and finish, while its V-6 engine gives it enough power to get around.
As for powertrain tech, our thumbs are down. Looking around the cabin, we saw woofer-size speakers in each door, plus two extra speakers on the rear deck. It has good reviews and high J. Two-tone leather upholstery with contrasting stitching is also available. I decided to buy one for myself and am incredibly happy with my purchase. Mercury's brief has always been near-luxury to entry-luxury, American-style. The look is an improvement over the droopy face of the Montego, but the rest of the car is still pretty bland, though well-proportioned see a with the 2007 Montego.
Sync can read text messages aloud and features voice recognition for control of both phone and music functions, and phonebook transfer. Despite bringing back the Sable name, the biggest Mercury sedan isn't selling so well. The car has everything you need and mileage in low 20s. The Sable's navigation system works very well, but its map graphics are ugly. There's nothing particularly exciting about the Sable, and that's one reason the Montego was never a hit.
The rear bulkhead intrudes on the opening between the trunk and the cabin slightly, but the opening is still relatively large. The rectangular shapes of the perforations are placed farther apart for a more progressive, contemporary look. The speed limit was 45 and I was doing close to 55-60mph not intentionally. The stereo is fine, the controls simple to use. Apart from that, it is a comfortable highway cruiser. Compared to the last Sable, today's is noticeably larger, especially inside. We found the Sable to be very quiet and smooth on the open road, with excellent outward vision in all directions because of all that tall glass, with a nice, high seating position, very comfortable and supportive front bucket seats, and instruments and controls that were easy to look at and easy to use.
You have to remember, the big, bold numbers on the sticker are an average. Retail Dealer Chrome alloy wheels Premier 695 605. There is no manual shift option, and it takes a while for the wheels to start turning when you push the gas pedal. Even with the extra power, though, its gas mileage is similar to the engine it replaces and competitive among full-size cars. When Ford revived the Sable nameplate, it performed a mild makeover on the car.
AdvanceTrac r electronic stability control system is available on all Sable models. The new Sable's ride is soft and compliant, with 10 percent more suspension travel built in, with some body roll in the fast corners, and it has a noticeable upward pitch of the front end on hard acceleration, but most of the time, the 2008 Sable is a very pleasant car to be in. The look is an improvement over the droopy face of the Montego, but the rest of the car is still pretty bland, though well-proportioned see a with the 2007 Montego. A subtler but equally important quality of the Sable driving experience is just how solid it feels when cruising at 75 mph. This is a Volvo 80 at half the price. Seventeen-inch aluminum wheels are and 18-inch rims are optional. We put the blame on Sync for this glitch, as it also wouldn't support text messaging with our.
I find the handling is solid and stable , body lean is controlled. A stability control system is available for all models, but for extra control the Sable can be equipped with all-wheel drive. On the plus side, the Mercury Sable, when fitted to comply with California Air Resources Board requirements, achieves a rating for emissions. With its route guidance, it reads out the names of streets, another advanced feature. Front to back, there's a bit more bling on the Sable than there was on the Montego, but it's far from overdone. It uses a touch screen and has a very usable interface for inputting addresses.