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My first "bull" was a 99 sable. An odd GS, which I understand in Sable terms is the low trim, but had every option. Power windows, locks, seats, sunroof, graphite blue metallic with matching leather interior, 6 CD changer, digital climate control, and the duratec. Might as well have been an LS.






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^ Wow, that was a strangely optioned '99 GS, lol!!!
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Apparently it was done for insurance reasons. The person who ordered it opted for everything that came standard on the LS to pay a lower premium. Loophole in the system lol. Vin check says only 35 sables were built exactly like my old one.

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Vin check says only 35 sables were built exactly like my old one.
Tell me more about this VIN checking ability that can determine the rarity of a particular car's selection of options.
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post #75 of 79 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 11:04 PM
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Tell me more about this VIN checking ability that can determine the rarity of a particular car's selection of options.
Me too. In the further interest of my continued education

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I didn't say it was rare. I just said that the decoder said there were 35 EXACTLY like mine. If they had the same options but were, lets say silver, it wouldn't count. I don't believe that site is up anymore. It was ran by a small research group and paid for by them. It worked by decoding your VIN then running it through the VIN database and cross referencing your code with others and broke it down by seeing how many matched yours closely. My sable for example. It would say how many 99 sables were produced, then how many produced in GS trim, then how many had as many options (maybe not exact ones), then how many were exactly the same. It was a simple concept. I'll do some research to see if another site exists that does the same thing.

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If such a thing existed it would be a cool toy to play with. And satisfy a lot of those 'I wonder...' moments. On another note my wife is quite sure I am a one off.

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It was called compnine. I found them but looks like they went the subscription route and cater mostly to banks, insurance companies, and dealerships.

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New ride https://www.taurusclub.com/forum/101-...ml#post1937673

-1999 Mercury Sable GS-24v Duratec (SOLD)
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