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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 13 reviews
1989 Ford Thunderbird Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 13 reviews
In 1989, Ford once again undertook a total redesign of the Thunderbird line. The 1989 Ford Thunderbird was longer and lower than the preceding generation, and weighed in at roughly the same 3,600 pounds. Nonetheless, Ford decided to drop the V8 option (why?!) which drew complaints from T-Bird loyalists who missed the muscle under the hood.
The base and LX trims were nice-looking cars, with the sleeker, swoopier styling. Some drivers found them a little sluggish: the 3.8 liter V6 put out just 140 horsepower, which didn't live up to the TBird tradition of power and performance.
Where the '89 Thunderbird did shine, though, was in its top-of-the line coupe. Renamed and re-engineered for 1989, the Thunderbird Super Coupe sported the supercharged 3.8 liter V-6 with intercooling, and put out a healthy 210 horsepower and 315 lb.-ft. of torque. Fuel injection was controlled by computer (quite a cutting-edge technology in 1989).
Reviewers raved about the 1989 Thunderbird Super Coupe: in fact, it was the Motor Trend 'Car of the Year'. Despite the good buzz around the top-end trim, overall sales of the '89 Ford Thunderbird were not what the guys in Dearborn were hoping for.
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1989 Ford Thunderbird Stalls And Cuts Off While Driving
I have a 1989 Ford Thunderbird Supercharged 5 speed that stalls and dies out while driving. Already had a tune up, new starter, radiator fan, new clutch, alternator, and fly wheel replaced.