Sharing its basic platform with the revolutionary Ford Taurus, the Mercury Sable was a major hit when launched in 1986. The Sable was truly and advanced all-new car with many state-of-the-art features. The advanced aero styling was set off by a unique front headlight bar that ran the full width of the car. The Sable was back in 2008 after the former Montego design was updated. The Sable name replaced Montego due to better customer recognition. The Sable was also a much better car than the Montego with a 3.5 liter V6 and a conventional 6-speed automatic. Unfortunately the name change really did not help sales and the model has been discontinued. Be sure to specify the right year when ordering your Mercury Sable parts!