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
"beautiful car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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1990 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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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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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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1990 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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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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1990 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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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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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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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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Supercharger!!!!

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None

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It Runs Great, Great Motor For A V6 And Drives Smooth. — Built Ford tough definately during this era. 3.8L V6 SuperCoupe with over 250 HP to get around. Cost is fairly cheap to maintain, very simple. Awesome car to drive around town, cruising, hitting boost, whatever you feel like doing with this vehicle.

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

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1990 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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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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1990 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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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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1990 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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performance

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its a 1990

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1990 T Bird — i have a 1990 ford t bird sc...3.8L v6 wit a supercharger...ive had it up to 150...jus recently...lol...its definitely a tunner killer...lol...i really enjoy drivin it...yea ive had a few problems wit it...but i cant expect everything to be perfect wit it...it is a 1990..lol...but its good enough for me =)

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2004 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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2003 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Classic By MrFeher

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1997 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Great Car By Vwags

This car is a joy to drive. The style is very nice and it has the power and handling to support the style. The car gets surprisingly good gas mileage for a V8. I would think long and hard about get... Read More

Impressive By 97TBirdOwner

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