It's (far beyond) time to have the struts replaced on my 98 Sable GS. I've
been driving a 2003 Taurus while my own car is in the shop and I can
definitely tell a difference in both handling and ride quality. While the
Taurus seems to handle large, harsh bumps better than my car (like bumpy
entrances to parking lots and driveways, speed bumps, railroad tracks,
etc...), mine definitely wins for overall smoothness of the ride under
normal conditions -- perhaps because the struts are worn out.
But are there any struts available that would make the ride smoother than
factory struts? Something as smooth as a Lincoln Town Car would be nice,
but I imagine much of its smoothness comes from its sheer weight alone. I
don't mind sacrificing a little maneuverability for ride comfort since I'm
not trying to race. I tend to take it easy in my aged pride and joy.