It isn’t terribly often that we come across nice, well-preserved examples of the fourth-generation Ford Taurus or its sibling, the Mercury Sable. After all, the once best-selling car in America suffered a sharp decline after its early success by this point in time, which prompted Ford to discontinue the model altogether as production ended in the fall of 2006 (and again in 2019 after it was resurrected), while the Sable was around until 2005, after which it was replaced by the Montego before returning a few years later for a short time. And all of that makes this very special 2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium Wagon currently up for grabs at Cars & Bids a truly unique find.
With just 37,200 miles on the clock, this very well could be the nicest, lowest-mile 2004 Mercury Sable on the planet, wagon or otherwise. Its Merlot Clearcoat Metallic looks like new, and it’s a well-equipped LS model packed with amenities and desirable features to boot. On the outside, that includes 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a keyless entry number pad, and power-adjustable heated side mirrors, while there’s just some typical wear on the exterior including chips, scratches, and scuffs.
Inside, this pristine Sable features Medium Parchment leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats and pedals, Ford’s Mach audio system with a 6-disc CD changer, automatic climate control, cruise control, and third-row rear-facing fold-in-floor jump seats. Power for this wonderful wagon comes from Ford’s 3.0L DOHC Duratec V6 rated to produce an even 200 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque, which flows to the front wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission.
This 2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium Wagon isn’t exactly something that’ll light anyone’s hair on fire, nor will it even turn the heads of the vast majority of the population. But for those of us that can appreciate a comfortable, luxurious, somewhat obscure, and rather quirky Blue Oval vehicle from the past, it’s a real gem of a find.
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Personally, I have always thought that the Sable & Taurus lineup was butt-ugly… I still do. BUT this car is in incredible shape. Hats off to the owner(s) who preserved this car!
Car has had some paint work done to it. Being a NY car that is no surprise.
This was a styling disaster, all because Ford wanted to be different. And build quality wasn’t great, either. Lots of engines needed replacing at low miles. While it IS a very nice example, I wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot pole.
I love wagons…but not this one. That’s a butt only a mother could love.
I have a LS model year 1999. Great car until the rockers rusted. No reason for it other than Pennsylvania Road Salt. Now its just about junk. Also had a new ‘97 Sable LS Sedan. Same thing happened to the rockers! SAD because they were a good running car!
The crappy engine and a front end that’s clearly been in a collision at some point in its recent history. Great “gem”.
I’ve had three wagons with column shift (they have 8 seatbelts), two 2000 Sables and a 2005 Taurus. Taurus got rear-ended and totalled. Sables got 200k miles before transmission started to fail. Reliable, affordable and better mileage than contemporary minivans.
never understood that this design was praised as revolutionary. ugly and unreliable. one was in the family, replaced all components at 80k. it would blow power steering fluid out the fill tube.