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1989 Ford Thunderbird Overview
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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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Ford Thunderbird Questions
Fuse Box Diagram For A 89' Thunderbird
just need a picture of the diagram, don't have a book or the cover
How Too Open Hood From The Outside 89 Ford Thunderbird Sc
1989 T/bird. Roof Will Open But Sticks On One Side (driver) It Will Drop Do...
nd what is the secret to getting the 89 roof out. The headliner is out the glass is out but cannot lift the rest of the assembly out
A Couple Of Weeks Ago We Started Noticing The Back Floor Boards Behind The ...
It has no odor but it is a lot of water on that floor. The carpet is dripping wet, but just in that one spot.