2008 MERCURY SABLE PREMIER

Used Sedan - 2008 Mercury Sable Premier in Swanton, Vt

Price
$9,995
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    About This 2008 Mercury Sable Premier
    Seller:
    Vehicle Location:
    Swanton, Vt
    Year:
    2008
    Make:
    Mercury
    Model:
    Sable
    Trim:
    Premier
    Price:
    $9,995 
    Condition:
    Used
    Mileage:
    62,159
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    Exterior Color:
     Silver
    Interior Color:
     Gray
    Doors:
    Four Door
    Stock Number:
    C1349A
    VIN:

    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    18
    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    28
    Combined MPG: 23
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $102.72*
    *Based on $1.89 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
    Actual costs may vary.
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    Seller's Description and Comments:

    EXCELLENT SHAPE! COMFORTABLE, EXTREMELY SAFE CAR. VERY WELL MAINTAINED. HEATED LEATHER, MOONROOF, HANDS FREE CELL, BLUETOOTH CONNECTION.

    Located at Barrette Ford in Swanton, Vt.  Call Barrette Ford today at 888-979-3521 Ext: 49936 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • Fuel Consumption: City: 18 Mpg
    • Fuel Consumption: Highway: 28 Mpg
    • Memorized Settings Including Door Mirror(s)
    • Memorized Settings For 2 Drivers
    • Driver Seat Memory
    • Remote
    • Digital Keypad Power Door Locks
    • Power Windows
    • Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
    • Cruise Control
    • 4-wheel Abs Brakes
    • Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
    • 1st And 2nd Row Curtain Head Airbags
    • Passenger Airbag
    • Side Airbag
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • Digital Audio Input
    • In-dash 6-disc Cd Player
    • Sync(tm)
    • Mp3 Player
    • Audio System Premium Brand Speakers: Audiophile(r)
    • Am/fm/satellite-prep Radio
    • Radio Data System
    • Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
    • Surround Audio
    • Total Number Of Speakers: 7
    • Braking Assist
    • Driveline Traction Control
    • Privacy Glass: Light
    • Silver Aluminum Rims
    • Wheel Diameter: 18
    • Wheel Width: 7.5
    • Front Fog/driving Lights
    • Leather/metal-look Steering Wheel Trim
    • Leather/metal-look Shift Knob Trim
    • Simulated Wood Dash Trim
    • Simulated Wood Door Trim
    • Simulated Wood Center Console Trim
    • Trip Computer
    • External Temperature Display
    • Tachometer
    • Manufacturer's 0-60mph Acceleration Time (seconds): 6.5 S
    • Power Remote Driver Mirror Adjustment
    • Heated Driver Mirror
    • Heated Passenger Mirror
    • Electrochromatic Rearview Mirror
    • Power Remote Passenger Mirror Adjustment
    • Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
    • Compass
    • Driver And Passenger Heated-cushion
    • Driver And Passenger Heated-seatback
    • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    • Power Remote Trunk Release
    • Front And Rear Reading Lights
    • Anti-theft Alarm System
    • Leather Seat Upholstery
    • Bucket Front Seats
    • Rear Bench
    • Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seats
    • Rear Seats Center Armrest
    • Tilt-adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Power Steering
    • Suspension Class: Regular
    • Interior Air Filtration
    • Automatic Front Air Conditioning
    • Dual Front Air Conditioning Zones
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Remote Activated Exterior Entry Lights
    • Cargo Area Light
    • Max Cargo Capacity: 21 Cu.ft.
    • Vehicle Emissions: Sulev Ii
    • Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded
    • Fuel Capacity: 20.0 Gal.
    • Instrumentation: Low Fuel Level
    • Clock: Analog
    • Headlights Off Auto Delay
    • Dusk Sensing Headlights
    • Coil Front Spring
    • Regular Front Stabilizer Bar
    • Independent Front Suspension Classification
    • Strut Front Suspension
    • Four-wheel Independent Suspension
    • Coil Rear Spring
    • Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
    • Independent Rear Suspension
    • Multi-link Rear Suspension
    • Front And Rear Suspension Stabilizer Bars
    • Variable Intermittent Front Wipers
    • Steel Spare Wheel Rim
    • Spare Tire Mount Location: Inside Under Cargo
    • Metal-look Grille
    • Center Console: Full With Covered Storage
    • Overhead Console: Mini With Storage
    • Curb Weight: 3
    • 643 Lbs.
    • Overall Length: 202.1
    • Overall Width: 74.5
    • Overall Height: 61.5
    • Wheelbase: 112.9
    • Front Head Room: 39.6
    • Rear Head Room: 38.8
    • Front Leg Room: 41.3
    • Rear Leg Room: 41.2
    • Front Shoulder Room: 57.8
    • Rear Shoulder Room: 57.6
    • Front Hip Room: 53.7
    • Rear Hip Room: 53.6
    • Two 12v Dc Power Outlets
    • Seatbelt Pretensioners: Front
    • Rear Center Seatbelt: 3-point Belt
    • Door Reinforcement: Side-impact Door Beam
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Floor Mats: Carpet Front And Rear
    • Cupholders: Front And Rear
    • Door Pockets: Driver
    • Passenger And Rear
    • Seatback Storage: 2
    • Tires: Width: 225 Mm
    • Tires: Profile: 55
    • Tires: Speed Rating: H
    • Diameter Of Tires: 18.0
    • Type Of Tires: As
    • Tires: Prefix: P
    • Left Rear Passenger Door Type: Conventional
    • Rear Door Type: Trunk
    • Right Rear Passenger Door Type: Conventional
    • Body-colored Bumpers
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • 4 Door
    • Driver Airbag
    • Universal Remote Transmitter
    • Manual Child Safety Locks

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    2008 Mercury Sable Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2008 Mercury Sable
    Big and roomy and quiet, with powerful new V6.

     

    Introduction
    For 2008, Mercury has rescued the good parts of the old Montego sedan, dumped the rest, and made what Ford Motor Company says are more than 500 individual improvements. So much has changed that the division has gone back to the old Sable name for the car, to see if it brings this product any greater recognition and/or market success.

     

     

    As we said, Mercury has made some 500 changes, changes that were already scheduled for the mid-cycle freshening of the Montego, to the new Sable but were pulled ahead in time for the name change. The platform underneath the car is the same, the body and trim are generally the same as the Montego, but almost everything else has changed for the better.

     

    Mercury Sable competes directly against the other large front-drive and all-wheel-drive sedans on the market, including the Toyota Avalon, the Chevrolet Impala, and the Chrysler 300.

     

    The Sable is the largest car in the group, and carries four five-star safety ratings for front, rear, side and rollover crashworthiness. The big kicker in all of this is that, with all the new styling, interior, engine, transmission and standard features upgrades, the price hovers only about $250 above the bland, slow Ford Five Hundred when comparably equipped.

     

    This family of vehicles, including the Ford Taurus sedan and Ford Taurus X crossover, is built on the same platform as the Volvo S80 luxury sedans, with some detail changes to the suspension systems to keep the price in Mercury territory. When all-wheel-drive is ordered for a Sable, it uses the same Swedish Haldex all-wheel-drive system as the Volvo S80 sedans and XC90 crossover SUVs.

     

    The Sable is powered by a new 3.5-liter, 24-valve V6 engine that makes 30 percent more power and 22 percent more torque than the 3.0-liter V6 it replaces. The new 3.5-liter V6 is the same Ford-designed engine that powers the larger and heavier Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers and MKZ luxury cars. It's paired with a new six-speed automatic transmission built and shared by Ford and GM.

     

    Needless to say, this new engine and transmission combination is much quicker, much quieter and much more responsive than the old Montego powertrain. Mercury says the 0-60 mph acceleration time has been reduced by more than 1.5 seconds, down from 9.2 seconds to only 7.6 seconds, a 17-percent improvement in acceleration performance, which really means something when you're trying to get on or off a freeway or an Interstate Highway. The new engine/transmission combination not only makes more power, it also gets 10 percent better fuel economy, even after adjusting for the new 2008 EPA method now used for fuel economy labeling.

     

    Lineup
    The 2008 Mercury Sable ($23,540) comes in standard and Sable Premier ($27,330) trim levels. All-wheel drive comes on the Sable AWD ($25,390) and Sable Premier AWD ($29,180) models. (All prices are MSRP; destination charge is $750 for all models.)

     

    Options include a Convenience package ($475) with a universal remote control, a reverse sensing system, a cargo net, and memory adjustable pedals; a wood package ($195); a DVD entertainment system ($995); AdvanceTrac electronic stability control ($495); moonroof ($895); voice-activated DVD navigation ($1995); 18-inch chrome wheels ($695); engine block heater ($35); Sirius Satellite Radio ($195). The new communications software, the optional ($395) Sync system developed by Ford with Microsoft, is available on all Sable models.

     

    Safety features are complete and include front, side and curtain airbags, ABS, and traction control. AdvanceTrak electronic stability control is optional. With its large physical size and this standard package of safety features, the new Sable has been awarded a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and full five-star ratings from the federal government.

     

    Walkaround
    In the transition from Montego to Sable, Mercury has had to spend the time and money to make the two vehicles look as dissimilar as possible, so the new Sable has a completely new and quite different look.

     

    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. The new taillamps have white lenses and LED lighting, the rear quarter panels and decklid have been redone, and the rear bumper has been redesigned with exposed dual exhaust tips. Front to back, there's a bit more bling on the Sable than there was on the Montego, but it's far from overdone.

     

    Interior
    The most welcome interior feature of the new Sable is the sheer space inside it, 108 cubic feet inside, with a 21 cubic-foot trunk, according to EPA measurements, making it by far the largest interior in the class at 129 cubic feet total. With folding rear seats and a flat-folding right front seat, you can put a nine-foot-long object inside the car.

     

    After you notice the space and the limo-like rear-seat accommodations, you then begin to notice that every piece in the interior, the instruments, controls, shifter, seats, console, and dashboard, has been redesigned, with a more luxurious feel and lots more chrome trim here and there. And they've added a standard MP3 player auxiliary plug inside the center console as standard equipment on all models.

     

    There's more choice for interior schemes with Sable, beyond the basic chrome and aluminum scheme, including faux carbon fiber, guitar maple, and something called San Macassar, all complementing the two-tone interior theme.

     

    Sync offers integration with all Bluetooth-enabled phones and music players, including iPods, via electronic and USB 2.0 connections. Sync can read text messages aloud and features voice recognition for control of both phone and music functions, and phonebook transfer. The system is upgradeable for future players and for additional functions scheduled to arrive in 2009 models.

     

    Our test Sable Limited AWD, with a base price of $29,180 was loaded down with options, including AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, a roof-mounted rear-seat DVD entertainment system, heated front seats, convenience package, wood package, power adjustable pedals, a moonroof, voice-activated touch-screen navigation, Sirius satellite radio, and reverse sensing system, bringing the bottom line to $34,200 and making it the most-loaded Sable it is possible to order.

     

    Driving Impression
    The new 3.5-liter engine is extremely quiet and smooth at idle, and uses a pendulum mounting system that effectively separates its motions and vibrations from the rest of the car. It sounds healthy, powerful and smooth at full throttle, makes the Sable much quicker in acceleration and passing situations, and settles down to a whisper in sixth gear, as it should. At freeway speeds, the Sable is very, very quiet inside.

     

    If you were blindfolded and taken for a ride at full throttle in the new Sable, you'd never believe it's basically the same car as the old Montego. The engine's power, thrust and torque are of a much higher order than the weak old 3.0-liter V6 engine, and the six-speed transmission shifts very quickly with very little time lapse or power loss between gears. It sounds much more powerful without being harsh or intrusive, and it provides some real driving joy when the accelerator pedal is pushed all the way down at the flash of a green light.

     

    The ABS disc brakes were equally powerful, with easy modulation and a very nice, powerful progression at the pedal, and not a lot of dead space at the top of the pedal's travel. Braking starts right at the top and gets progressively better, with electronic brake force distribution to keep the car stable, and full ABS whenever you need it. These brakes are not sports-car large or thick, they just do their job very well for regular passenger car brakes.

     

    The normal front-wheel-drive Sable carries a 3.16:1 final drive ratio for acceleration performance, while the all-wheel-drive version uses a substantially higher ratio of 2.77:1, presumably to keep powertrain noise to a minimum at highway speeds. That was perfectly alright with us, and the car turned out to be a very enjoyable traveling companion in terms of noise, vibration, harshness, and powertrain intrusion.

     

    With traction control and optional AdvanceTrac stability control, the computers take over whenever there's a negative encounter with rain, snow, ice or mud, to keep the car going in its original, intended direction, flat and stable, and we count that well worth the additional $1850 for the AWD system.

     

    The new electric power steering system is overboosted at parking and low road speeds to suit the tastes of most American customers who like effortless steering, but it is also accurate, with good feedback, and is not overly assisted in high-speed or highway driving. 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.

     

    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.

     

    The navigation system was easy to learn and use. The gray graphics of the system don't match the blue-green graphics on the rest of the instruments, however.


     

    Summary
    The Mercury Sable has class-leading passenger and cargo room inside, when you count the trunk, the folding rear seats, and the legroom-heavy interior, and that alone may be a reason to buy for a larger family. The AWD models have a very capable computer-controlled all-wheel-drive system for all-weather driving. The Sable comes with a brand-new powertrain with competitive power and mileage in this segment. The Sable is big on the inside, big on the outside, and it rides taller than most of the sedans in this segment with its raised seats.

     

    Jim McCraw filed this report to NewCarTestDrive.com from his base in Dearborn, Michigan.

     

    Model Lineup
    Mercury Sable ($23,540); Sable AWD ($25,390); Sable Premier ($27,330); Premier AWD ($29,180).

     

    Assembled In
    Chicago, Illinois.

     

    Options As Tested
    DVD navigation system ($1995); convenience package ($475); DVD entertainment system ($995); AdvanceTrac ESC ($495); Sirius satellite radio ($195); reverse sensing system ($295); cargo management system ($200); power adjustable pedals ($195).

     

    Model Tested
    Mercury Sable Premier AWD ($29,180).The Mercury Sable is a full size sedan that is in essence a re-badged Montego, which has been dropped by Mercury in 2008. The Sable is a full size sedan capable of carrying up to five passengers. It has a quieter ride than the almost identical Montego that it is replacing. It is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 263 hp. This power is controlled by a six-speed automatic transmission that puts it to the ground through either the front wheels or an all-wheel drive system. Safety features that are available include: four-wheel disc antilock brakes, traction control, stability control, six standard airbags, and Ford's Safety Canopy that protects occupants in a rollover. For 2008, the Mercury Sable returns on a re-designed Mercury Montego platform.


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    189 N River St
    Swanton, Vt. 05488

    Toll Free:   888-979-3521 Ext: 49936
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