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Old 10-23-2005, 03:54 PM   #11
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well, I got some pictures of the car after cleaning the interior. My grandpa was a smoker (thus the reason of dying of cancer) and the interior was nasty. The dashboard was so covered in soot/dust that I couldn't even tell what color the dashboard was! The steering wheel was also solid black. I was able to clean the interior very nicely using pinnacle products. ($10 a bottle for the cleaner, $10 a bottle for conditioner, etc.) The white powder you see in the pictures is from baking soda. I doused the entire inteiror with frebreeze yesterday and now I'm using baking soda.. NOw the interior reaks of Frebreeze.. slightly better than cigarettes I suppose. I don't know why, but I like the dash of this car. It just seems so conservative I guess you coudl call it. It'* plain-jane but I like it. This is the LS model of the sable so it has most of the options on it including JBL sound system, dash mounted radio controls, 3.8 V6.... and I'm not sure what else were options on the sable. ha. anyways, onto the pictures.

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Burned-out center lights which seem oh-so common on the Sables.
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The 3.8 liter V6 in all of it'* 140 horsepower Fury.
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:59 PM   #12
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That car is still in pretty good shape... The only Sables I drove were the 6 passenger sables with the colum shift... Hardly had to move the shifter to get into OD

But again, the Flat top piston 3.0 60* V6 Vulcan was a little more fun to drive, it seemed to like winding out a bit

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In mid to late 93 they went to the AXOD-E a nice improvement over the older AXOD trans... And in 94 they added the sport steering wheel

I should not know anything... This is a topic for Ford Boy..

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Old 10-23-2005, 04:04 PM   #13
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That car is still in pretty good shape... The only Sables I drove were the 6 passenger sables with the colum shift... Hardly had to move the shifter to get into OD

But again, the Flat top piston 3.0 60* V6 Vulcan was a little more fun to drive, it seemed to like winding out a bit
heh, yeah it'* in excellent shape minus dirt and grime. I'd hope the 3.0 is more fun just because the 3.8 is such a dog. I never though the aurora would feel so fast after driving the Sable. lol. The aurora seriously feels like a sports car after driving the conservative Sable. It'* not a bad car, just totally different in the way it drives. It is torquey somewhat if you get on it. It just takes a LOT of gas pedal movement to get this car moving.
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That car is still in pretty good shape... The only Sables I drove were the 6 passenger sables with the colum shift... Hardly had to move the shifter to get into OD

But again, the Flat top piston 3.0 60* V6 Vulcan was a little more fun to drive, it seemed to like winding out a bit
heh, yeah it'* in excellent shape minus dirt and grime. I'd hope the 3.0 is more fun just because the 3.8 is such a dog. I never though the aurora would feel so fast after driving the Sable. lol. The aurora seriously feels like a sports car after driving the conservative Sable. It'* not a bad car, just totally different in the way it drives. It is torquey somewhat if you get on it. It just takes a LOT of gas pedal movement to get this car moving.
I don't know what that is, but all of the FWD Sables and Tauruses I drove with the 3.8 all felt that way... Felt like nothing but torque....

The Vulcan was 140 HP as well I think... But it just seemed like a more active engine..

And after driving a friends 95 Taurus with a 3.8, my 91 with the 2.84 gear ratio felt like a rocket...lol...

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It just feels creepy to drive it.
welcome to my world. mine smells strongly of coolant too
Don't forget the loud clunk when you steer
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It just feels creepy to drive it.
welcome to my world. mine smells strongly of coolant too
Don't forget the loud clunk when you steer
no, that'* in the tempo <stupid cv joint>

the 3.8 explodes off the line, dies at about 15 mph, then you can feel the power curve pick back up at 25 on a cool day. have fun with it, cause ours has sucked so far. btw, you should rig up that front light bar to do something similar to KITT.
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my mother inlaw has a tauraus wagon with the 200hp 3.0 i drive it around hawaii when i was their and i though its was a dog. it had power to clime the hill but it was still a dog.

congrats on the spare car. im glad our "spare" car is a L27 with all the options. i dont know when we would do with out it.
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