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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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Josh's 2008 Mercury Sable Premier (Betty White)

I splurged on a new DD

2008 Sable Premier
3.5L Duratec V6
6F50 6SPD Auto
Front Wheel Drive
108,000 Miles (@ purchase)
Light Ice Blue Metallic
Ebony Leather Interior

Factory Options:
Power Moonroof
Navigation System
Sirius Radio
18" 7 Spoke Chrome Clad Wheels
Reverse Sensing System
Adjustable Pedals W/ Memory
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Very happy with my purchase. This car is a dream and I fit comfortably in it! Stay tuned for more as it comes along!
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Very nice

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I was wondering if this was your indulgence when I saw it on Instagram.

Did you trade one of the Bulls in to get it?

She's gorgeous. I love that black leather interior. There's always been a part of me that regretted not getting one of these cars in silver or black when they were still in production.
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I was wondering if this was your indulgence when I saw it on Instagram.

Did you trade one of the Bulls in to get it?

She's gorgeous. I love that black leather interior. There's always been a part of me that regretted not getting one of these cars in silver or black when they were still in production.
Nope, didn't trade anything! Just needed something way more efficient for daily use. It's a bigger, newer, more reliable, lower mileage car that has more features and gets better gas mileage and costs less to fill up (regular vs. premium). Eleanor's going to get sold sooner or later once I finish the couple of projects I started, then I'll be back to Betty White and Barney

Thank you! It's literally as mint as you can get, garaged every night, dealer maintained at the dealer I bought it from every 5000 miles since new, the seat belt still smells of the old woman's perfume as they didn't even detail it before putting it on the lot, that's how clean it is. I just pulled an OASIS report at work today and it only had 2 warranty repairs done on the car.
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Indulge us. What'd Betty set you back???
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Indulge us. What'd Betty set you back???
$7200 with window tint. Financed it with $2000 down for 4 years and will be paying it off early in 2
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I'd say that was a good deal! I would have pulled the trigger too.
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I'd say that was a good deal! I would have pulled the trigger too.
Thanks! Me too! I actually test drove it twice back to back Wednesday and Thursday and just had to have it haha.

I found just a couple issues with the car that will get repaired on their own time as they're NBD to me now:
- Driver's side heated seat does not work, Sam had this issue and replaced the heater pad ($50 part) and it fixed the problem.
- Wheels all need to be rebalanced, slight vibration above 40mph.
- Floor mats are needed, this car didn't come with any, so I've been looking for an OEM set on eBay

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Dude... what the hell is with Stealerships and mats?? It takes 5 minutes to clean them. My wife's Sonata has basically one good mat. No rears, and the passenger one has a paint stain. Most cars come in WITH mats. I brought it up to them and he said he was 'going to see if he had a set'...... still waiting on that call. For $45 I'm not dealing with them. What REALLY pissed me off is that there is a dealership sticker on the windshield that says the oil was changed. My ass! Good thing I looked cause the oil was dark as anything with some cheap service grade oil filter. Nice and clean now though. Needless to say I will NOT be returning to that dealer, which is sad cause they keep getting cars that I like. There was a 2010 SHO I would have LOVED to get..... but not for my wife.

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Dude... what the hell is with Stealerships and mats?? It takes 5 minutes to clean them. My wife's Sonata has basically one good mat. No rears, and the passenger one has a paint stain. Most cars come in WITH mats. I brought it up to them and he said he was 'going to see if he had a set'...... still waiting on that call. For $45 I'm not dealing with them. What REALLY pissed me off is that there is a dealership sticker on the windshield that says the oil was changed. My ass! Good thing I looked cause the oil was dark as anything with some cheap service grade oil filter. Nice and clean now though. Needless to say I will NOT be returning to that dealer, which is sad cause they keep getting cars that I like. There was a 2010 SHO I would have LOVED to get..... but not for my wife.
Yikes! Mine is missing ALL of them, so they may have just been lost when the car was cleaned upon trade in. In both of our cases eBay has new OEM floor mat sets that are fairly inexpensive. I'll be ordering a rubber set later this week and a carpet set once it actually starts acting like summer outside haha.

Just ordered "SABLE" logo'd plate frames tonight! They'll go on when my plates come in.

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