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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Shawn writes:
1990 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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3

Pros

got me where i needed to go

Cons

Slower than the buicks, This was supposed to be a sporty car?

35

Thunderturd — SOOO many miles on this thing. 200,000+ engine ran fine, but body rusted off frame.

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Garret writes:
1990 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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1

Pros

It kinda runs

Cons

Pretty much everything

35

Time-bomb — Well I was not impressed on the test drive seeing as it needed alot of work, a few hundred dollars later it is running and it was able to get me from A to B without over heating sometimes, but most other times it would overheat due to a blown head which is fairly common in those cars. A few months later when the transmission exploded I had to trash it

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Eric writes:
1990 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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5

Pros

fast and fun

Cons

expensive to fix, head gaskets are horable from factory

55

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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Skyler writes:
1990 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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4

Pros

The power and torque in this car.

Cons

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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Jonathon writes:
1990 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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3

Pros

Comfortable, and easy to drive

Cons

The head gaskets are it's achille's heel

55

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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Sam writes:
1990 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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4

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smooth ride, little rust or damage to the interior. sleek look for an older car, 3.8 v6 engine with 170 horsepower.

Cons

breaks down really easily since its an older car, 5 gear slips a little bit, gas mileage, no abs,

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1990 Ford Thunderbird — fun to drive car,very low mileage when i got it( 80,000 miles) very smooth ride, very spacious and roomy inside the car. acceleration is very good for how heavy the car is. Love the look of the car it has a sleek design for a 1990. Gas mileage is a big factor with this car. i barely get 20 mpg with this car and the tank is huge (15 gallon). it costs me 45 bucks to fill the tank half way. interior of the car looks awsome for how old it is. very clean and comfy seats and looked like it was hardley used when i got the car.Exterior the car is in very good shape. No dents or scratches on it and very very little rust which is amazing for how old this car is. Mantience wise i knew i would have to fix it up since it was an old car. ive had to replace breaks, break rotars, starter, ignition switch, Throdle switch, alternator, water pump, window clips and motors and a break line and the engine when i got the car. overall the some comes up to about 1500 bucks to fix over time. Overall handles really well and is a great first car for a anyone.

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Kevin writes:
1990 Ford Thunderbird Base Review
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3

Pros

good looking car

Cons

heavy, kinda slow and floaty

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Like Driving A Big Boat — no steering feel, extremely floaty suspension, really bad build quality but engine and transmission felt like it would last forever.

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Alex writes:
1990 Ford Thunderbird Review
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5

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fairly fuel efficiant

Cons

Parts are hard to find

35

A Nice Car With Some Power — a little v6 with some power in a car with indepentant suspention all around

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Jared writes:
1990 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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5

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performance

Cons

its a 1990

45

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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Wavy Dot writes:
1990 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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5

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fast as balls

Cons

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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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

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Impressive By 97TBirdOwner

The Ford Thunderbird in this generation is a very nice mix of performance, luxury, and style. They can be relatively inexpensive if you look around and get lucky. I drive this one daily, and as mentio... Read More

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