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1990 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

1990 Ford Thunderbird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"beautiful car" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Hector writes:
1990 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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it is very fast, the handling is owesome, it has torque and power and the interiors are very comfortable.

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it needed to be repaired so many times,the original body kit broke too easy and  the brake is not the best

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Its A Great Car But... — i take the car because my brother give it to me. This is the fastest machine i ever ride. It was a beautiful car, it is very long and heavy but it have a unique style that can surprise anyone. It is very fun to run because of his quick response on steering and acceleration.

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My35thAnny writes:
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5

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Very Fast

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Heavy

My35thAnny
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Poor Mans Mustang — This was my first car and fell in love. I love the sporty look of these cars, 89-95 Only. They should of stopped there. The new ones look too much like a chrysler in the front end. Thank you for looking

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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debbieg69 writes:
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4

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Good power

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Expensive to work on

debbieg69
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Thunderbird Seems To Be Cursef — Its a old used car with a few problems however when running right the 3.8 has lots of get up and go. Fuel mileage is pretty good. Wish it had factory cup holders. Not a bad ride overall. The two doors are heavy when closing. Power brakes are different and took some getting used to

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Thunderbird1990 writes:
1990 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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5

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Everything!!!!!!!

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uses up a little too much gas

Thunderbird1990
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Awesome! — I love the Thunderbird! it is an awesome car! I has great steering, reliability, luxury, brakes, handling, and much more! it can use up a little more gas, though. All in all, the Thunderbird is the best car i have ever had!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jonathon writes:
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It's a clean design, and it WAS fun to drive

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The head gaskets are it's main weakness

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Ford Could Have Done Better — Nothing to tell, I don't own the car anymore. Sent it to the junkyard over the weekend, and almost everything was expensive to repair, and despite it's fun to drive nature, it just was too expensive to keep any longer.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jonathon writes:
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Comfortable, and easy to drive

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The head gaskets are it's achille's heel

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Not A Bad Car To Own, If You Know What To Look Out For — It's a good looking car, with a clean design, dynamic driving approach, and good ergonomics. Kinda reminds me, in the profile, of an older BMW E24 6 series, especially in the window shape, size, and general independent rear suspension design.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Skyler writes:
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The power and torque in this car.

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Some parts for this car are very hard to find and moderately expensive.

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Awesome Sports Car. — I like the fact that this car has a decent amount of horse power and torque. It also has a sports suspension, to handle tight turns at higher speeds. Sadly I havn't got to drive it yet, because the brake's don't work right now. The brake system is the one thing i don't like about this car. I think they made the system more complicated than it needs to be. But then again if the brakes were in working order, i would be happy with them. The selling points on this car for me are the hp, torque and body.

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Wavy Dot writes:
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fast as balls

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none

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Buy It — nothing can be changed about this car...except tires that dont need to be replaced.bes car i have ever own.i only paid $1000 for it. has a great big sunroof.great stock tires.amazing suspernsion.i dont think there is much else to ask for

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Cody writes:
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dont waste your time. just buy a mustang

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performance

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Solid Car But Leaves Much To Be Desired — as far as Performance goes this car sucked. the car would only do 85mph but however it did get good gas mileage it got about 25mpg which is better than my truck gets but my truck will do 110mph so it would smoke that T-bird. as far as maintenance goes it was a solid vehicle but every oh say 30,000 miles you can bet on replacing the left head gasket. just a flaw in the ford 3.8L v6 motor.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eric writes:
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fast and fun

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expensive to fix, head gaskets are horable from factory

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90 Thunderbird Sc — performance- very quick, brakes are good, and you can slam this thing into the corners. the auto ride auto/firm adjustable shocks work well build quality- very well exept these engines are kind of a lemon and needs head gaskets appenance- not for everyone but i like the way it looks cost- and expensive car to fix, but really good milage fun factor- this car is very fun to drive.

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Love This Car! By budhennessy

Would have liked a manual trans option. Passenger power seat not available. Not a good car for a trip due to small trunk and no usable space behind seats. Still, it is a great car to drive for a night... Read More

This Car Loves To Drive! By bhfmail

This car ride wonderfully- Me, BB King, Eric Clapton & the North Georgia Mountains~heavenly! Put the top down this car ads to the scenery. The power and handling is the best. Once you drive/ride in it... Read More

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2004 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Wife's Toy By Luger

Rather cramped for tall people. Little storage and the trunk is very shallow. A car to cruise in, not for trips.Had to get custom seat covers since a black interior will cause damage in 115 degree h... Read More

Retro T-bird Ok, But No Classic By Luger

The retro-Birds are nice looking and average performers, but they miss being either a luxury car or a sports car. The trunk is so shallow that there is little storage. Ford got the retro part right,... Read More

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2003 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Excellent Ford Thunderbird! By Chrystael

The Ford Thunderbird is a weekend cruiser. Drop the top for a great canyon drive with the retro look and feel, but all the modern requirements of a nice reliable car. This vehicle is the perfect pleas... Read More

Thinking Of Getting A New One. By Kyle

not the best handeling car... but its pretty quick in a straight line.Breaks could be better. It needed the roters replaced at under 18000 mi. andk several coil packs went bad... it was under warranty... Read More

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Beautiful Classic 2002 Thunderbird By RLRose

This is a wonderful Cruiser, Top Down or with the Port Hole Top on, you're always in style and comfort. Drawing questions and looks about the T-Bird wherever you travel, while listening to the rumble... Read More

Get Lot's Of Looks. By jnhmanos

Fun to drive with top down. Handles well but not as tight as competing roadster makes and models. Only 17MPG City with small but powerful V8 engine and rear wheel drive. Had ECM replaced by dealer at ... Read More

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1997 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Chalky By Charles

I like the look and the power the vehicle has. Very fun car to drive (V8!!) but there are leaks and electrical issues that ford was aware of when the sold this make and model (check the Internet ) It'... Read More

Rocketship By exposures

Takes off like a rocket, there's a reason why they put these engines in police cars. Bought this new in 97 and the body style still looks great. The factory spoiler completes the look. Maintenance is... Read More

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