Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2009 Mercury Sable   Join or sign in to vie  
  12 Sables, 8.4 months of data per Sable, average 101500 miles

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2008 Mercury Sable 64
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  65 Sables, 9.5 months of data per Sable, average 99900 miles

Common problem with corrosion on leading edge of the hood.

 

2007 Volvo S40   Join or sign in to vie  
  13 S40s, 9.5 months of data per S40, average 79600 miles

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2006 Volvo S40   Join or sign in to vie  
  13 S40s, 9.5 months of data per S40, average 100800 miles

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2005 Mercury Sable   Join or sign in to vie  
  15 Sables, 8.7 months of data per Sable, average 121800 miles

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2005 Volvo S40   Join or sign in to vie  
  20 S40s, 9.5 months of data per S40, average 124500 miles

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2004 Mercury Sable   Join or sign in to vie  
  13 Sables, 9.9 months of data per Sable, average 114400 miles

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2003 Mercury Sable   Join or sign in to vie  
  21 Sables, 8.7 months of data per Sable, average 147600 miles

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2002 Mercury Sable   Join or sign in to vie  
  14 Sables, 8.9 months of data per Sable, average 120600 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable   Join or sign in to vie  
  21 Sables, 9.5 months of data per Sable, average 124800 miles

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2000 Mercury Sable   Join or sign in to vie  
  17 Sables, 7.7 months of data per Sable, average 157300 miles

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Mercury Sable vs. Volvo S40 Reliability Comparisons

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Volvo S40 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 160hp 1.9L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
After 75k miles the dealer who sold it to me and where I had been servicing it told me I should get rid of it. The problem is sludge due to infrequent oil changes. The check engine light keeps coming on. This first happened before 40k miles.
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 160hp 1.9L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
In general the car is well built, durable, and for the most part reliable. However, The electrical/electronic system is over-engineered, prone to failure, and expensive to repair (alternator $800!).