The navigation system was easy to learn and use. Rounding out the Sable's stream-lined look are 17-inch or optional 18-inch wheels, available in bright aluminum or chrome. I would like to get him a 6-disc cd changer. Driving It On the highway, the 2008 Mercury Sable is quick when onramp sprints and passing slower cars is necessary, although the economy-geared transmission does downshift a bit slow. AdvanceTrak electronic stability control is optional. Though McCormick Place doesn't host the overwhelming number of world debuts that come to Detroit's Cobo hall, Chicago's convention center still plays host to a number… The Chicago Auto Show, now in its 99th year, bills itself as the largest auto show in North America, and as we all know, size does indeed matter. You'll save money when you install it yourself — and we can help you do it Installing car stereo gear yourself is a satisfying experience.
If again no, then what kind of connection do I need to have on a cd changer? As before, this latest iteration is essentially the mechanical twin of the Ford Taurus, sharing a platform and some styling cues while still remaining the up-market model of the two. Sync can read text messages aloud and features voice recognition for control of both phone and music functions, and phonebook transfer. A base 2008 Mercury Sable comes with a 3. Mercury says the 0-60 mph acceleration time has been reduced by more than 1. 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.
With an improvement in horsepower over the previous Montego, the new 3. 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. But while it may be the largest, the second whistle stop on the annual international auto show tour doesn't usually pack all that show floor space with a glut of spanking new…. 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. Although smooth and comfortable, the Sable still doesn't have a pillow-soft ride like the Toyota Avalon or a refined look like the Chrysler 300, but at a cheaper starting price, it proves more than sufficient for those looking for a large family sedan with a lot of optional features to choose from.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. 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. To get the best deal for your Sable, be sure to take a look at the Fair Purchase Price to see what consumers in your area are currently paying. These brakes are not sports-car large or thick, they just do their job very well for regular passenger car brakes. Will I have to find a stock cd changer that came with some Mercury Sable cars? 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.
With folding rear seats and a flat-folding right front seat, you can put a nine-foot-long object inside the car. I know the head unit is compatible with a cd changer, but I want to make sure I get one that is compatible. The unit is located in the trunk under the package shelf where the speakers are and connect to the amp located in the trunk over the drivers side wheeklwell. 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. Jim McCraw filed this report to NewCarTestDrive.
The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. 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 2008 Mercury Sable boats a number of improvements, among the most notable are a more powerful engine, a six-speed automatic transmission, a retuned suspension and a minor facelift. For the 2008 model year, Mercury revived the respected and well-known Sable nameplate to replace the Montego. .
The engine's power, thrust and torque are of a much higher order than the weak old 3. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-392-3673 -. 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. Ford's number for this recall is 16C06. To easily accommodate longer items, the front passenger seat also conveniently folds flat. 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 Sable is powered by a new 3.
As for resale, Kelley Blue Book projects that the Sable will hold an average resale value, with slightly better residuals than the Chrysler 300 and the Buick LaCrosse, but lower than those of the Toyota Avalon. Units Affected 695 The centennial edition of the Chicago Auto Show, the second stop on the annual auto show world tour, retains its place as the biggest show in North America in terms of sheer square footage. 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. Driving Impressions The new 3. 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. 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. At freeway speeds, the Sable is very, very quiet inside.
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. Front to back, there's a bit more bling on the Sable than there was on the Montego, but it's far from overdone. The two-tone interior is an extension of the exterior's clean and simple look. 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. Needless to say, this new engine and transmission combination is much quicker, much quieter and much more responsive than the old Montego powertrain.