Myy mother has a 1998 Mercury sable with 26000 miles on it. She hasn’t been able to drive for almost two years so the car has been sitting for that long. I’m thinking about selling and paying off my 2004 Saturn Ion with 46500 miles to get out from under the car payment. Does this sound like a good move? What should I check out on the Sable before using this car on a daiy basis. I put about 10000 miles a year on my present car.
Try starting it. If it doesn’t start or runs very rough it might mean the gas has gone bad. To find out, remove the gas cap and take a sniff down the filler tube. If it smells like something other than gas, you may have a fuel system issue to contend with.