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While the midsize Sable will eventually drive off into the sunset, both the front-drive sedan and wagon models will continue in the line for at least another model year as a value-leader. For 2005, a leather-and-wood-trimmed steering wheel becomes newly standard on top LS models, while a new LS Premium Package includes leather upholstery, automatic climate control and automatic headlamps. Available for 2005 in a slimmed-down product line that encompasses GS and LS sedans, and LS wagons, two 3.0-liter V-6 engines are offered, with each mated to a four-speed automatic gearbox. Anti-lock brakes are optional on the GS and standard on the LS. With its optional rear-facing third-row seat, the LS wagon can hold as many as eight passengers.
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