Mercury Sable Parts And Mercury Sable Accessories
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The Mercury Sable enjoyed two decades worth of production that began in the mid 1980s. The introduction of this 4-door car is considered to be the Blue Oval\'s effort to rival models in the segment produced by other automotive makes. The Sable followed a few years after the Cougar underwent major styling changes. This marked Mercury\'s move from boxy body lines to more aerodynamic car designs. From there, the car was able to set new influential trends in the industry. It would provide its service to the market through the \'90s and 2000s. Eventually, the Sable bowed out after its short-lived 5th generation. Here\'s a look at its evolution.
The \'80s can be considered a turning point for the automotive industry. After surviving stricter emission regulations and other setbacks, manufacturers were geared to give a new perspective to the market. The first generation Mercury Sable was crafted alongside with the Ford Taurus. And since Mercury was supposed to be the more luxurious marque, the Sable contained trims to further boost its appeal. The brand\'s design efforts made it the first mainstream passenger car to feature the wraparound light bar along with composite headlights. For the power plant under the hood, people could choose from the 2.5-liter straight four, 3-liter Vulcan V6 and 3.8-liter Essex V6. The engine is then mated with either a 3-speed or 4-speed automatic gear box for a pleasant driving experience. Because of the modern appeal it flaunted during the \'80s, there were a lot of people who got into buying it. This generation lasted from 1986 to 1991.
In an effort to further the success created by the first generation Sable, the next model was further tweaked for 1992. This rejuvenated the buying frenzy in the market. The second generation Sable featured revised interior trims and body panels. It continued using the 3-liter Vulcan V6 and the 3.8-liter Essex V6 engines that were mated to 4-speed automatics. It has been noted that over 400,000 units got sold during the year it was introduced. This generation lasted until 1995. Unfortunately for Mercury, the success met by the first two Sable generations will not be replicated by the succeeding models.
After 1995, Mercury tried to give the Sable a thorough makeover believing that the formula will still have an appeal in the market. Unfortunately, this effort did not yield the best results. The 3-liter Vulcan V6 was carried over to the third and fourth generations while a newer 3-liter Duratec V6 was offered as an alternative. The last of this generation rolled out of the plant in 2005.
After halting the production for 3 years, the Blue Oval decided to give the Mercury Sable another shot. Alan Mulally, who was the Ford CEO during time, thought that a redesigned Sable using a 3.5-liter Cyclone V6 mated with a 6-speed automatic would redeem the nameplate. The car also featured other technologies on noise reduction, suspension, steering and drivetrain. This run only lasted for a year when Mercury decided to pull the plug for good.