1992 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

1992 Ford Thunderbird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 11 1992 Ford Thunderbird reviews.

William writes:
1992 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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5

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Reliability, super durable construction, fast top speed, extremely low drag coeffecient

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don't make too many performance parts.  mine was already in a couple wrecks before I got it.  Interior was a great design but it definitely showed its age.

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This Thing Will Live Forever. — Damn. I'd have to say this is one of the best designed cars from the 80s or the 90s. Hell, mine was hit by a Semi square in the back. I was stopped, the Semi was estimated to be doing 50mph when he hit me because of the skid marks and when he finally stopped. I still drove that car around for another couple weeks until their insurance company offered nearly four times the kelly blue book value of the car. My only real problem was the 3.8L V6 engine. I always wanted more power. But as for speed, both me and my parents have had it in the 140s. It is also quite surprising acceleration-wise. Not too many turboed hondas or toyotas could keep up with my rear wheel drive, 140hp, 3500lb, automatic transmition, american luxury car with an independent rear suspension.

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Erika writes:
1992 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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5

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very roomy

Cons

noisey

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Fast — This is the most fun I have ever had with a car. The mustang is great in all but this car has my heart.

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fshrmn1995 writes:
1992 Ford Thunderbird Base Review
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5

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Good gas millage, Comfortable car, Great acceleration

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Not much room in back seats

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Awesome And Comfortable Car — I really think this is a good car and I would recommend this car to anyone. This is my first car and I don't think that I would get rid of this car for a long time. This is really a nice car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jason writes:
1992 Ford Thunderbird Base Review
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5

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A reliable and fun car that has a great ride and feel.

Cons

The car is older now, and gas mileage isn't amazing.

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If You're Lucky Enough To Own One, You'll Know Why It's Loved. — Performance is a bit sub-par for this car, but it's to be expected with a underpowered base model. From experience, acceleration is slow at slower speeds but it does pick up faster in the higher gears. It can hit 180 kph, and I've seen it last for a few hours on extended runs between 140-160 kph. Braking feels good for its size, and the handling is fairly responsive. One thing to note (as I live in a cold climate) is that this car seems to start no matter how cold it is. I've never had it not plugged in when colder than -30C, but at this temperature it turns over without a problem. Build quality is great. No problems so far, but the lower mileage may be the reason for this. The interior is nice, with the only drawback being no cupholders. The car feels solid no matter the speed you drive at, and nothing in the car feels flimsy. The appearance is drop-dead sexy. I've looked at earlier and later T-birds (80's up) and this one seems to have the right amount of flair. The front end styling on the 90-92s seems more proper for this car compared to the 93s and later. This car is just class, all around. Cost of Ownership is good. My maintenance on the car is lower than it should be due to a busy life, but there have been no problems. It's a domestic so parts aren't a concern. Gas mileage isn't bad for a V-6 of its age either. Fun Factor: For what this car was built to be, it's great. Handling is fantastic, interior noise is low, the ride is great even on gravel roads. As someone else put it, it's hard not to keep from speeding in it. I've talked with a few other T-bird owners after they see my car, and I have yet to hear anything bad about their overall experiences with these birds.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Carlos writes:
1992 Ford Thunderbird Sport Review
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3

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it cheap and good for mild thrills

Cons

the car is cheaply made

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Only Get The 5.0 V8 Version — the engine is the only thing that made me love this car everything else was jus too poorly designed. It was fun too drive from time too time but the weight ratio became a problem so thats pretty much it

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

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Johnny writes:
1992 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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5

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fast, good handling, a lot of fun, looks better then most other models

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kinda bad on gas, expensive to repair and upgrade, has some things on it that break pretty easy

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Awsome Car For The Price — Quick car for its age, and even tho its pretty bad on gas it's still better then most vehicles that can keep up to it. It's ride is kinda rough but usually people that buy this car wouldn't care (at least they shouldn't), seeing as how it helps to corner a lot better that way.

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

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Tony writes:
1992 Ford Thunderbird Base Review
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4

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V-6 has some punch, handles well on sharp turns

Cons

poor stereo, poor braking, automatic seat belts are annoying

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Old But Good. — My first car. It was old when i got it and i literally drove the wheels off it.

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Joshua writes:
1992 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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3

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cheap, nice color, takes regular gas

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Way too many mechanical failures before 100k, American cars are not meant to last

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My First Car — Wow, here's a trip down memory lane. This was my first car. I bought it in exchange for $650 and fixing the previous owner's computer. Probably the only American car I'll ever buy as a main car... Probably the only coupe I'll ever buy as a main car too. I certainly had a love-hate relationship with this car. It's the first car I got pulled over in doing 110mph in a 55. The death of the water pump sealed the fate of this car as it sat in the driveway and was eventually sold to a junk yard for $100. In retrospect, it probably would have been better to blow it up and put it on youtube. *sigh*

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Anthony writes:
1992 Ford Thunderbird Base Review
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5

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Good looking reliable daily driver

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Slow and a pig on gas in spite of being a 6 banger

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This Was My Car... — This was the car I drove through high school. It wasn't always like this. The purpose of this car was to be a good daily driver/cruiser. I just put a K&N FIPK and Flowmaster exhaust, with Eibach Springs and KYB GR-2 shocks for a nicer stance. For electronics I put in a Compustar Alarm/Remote start, Pioneer DEH 7800 MP with a voltage sensing TACH, Infinity Reference 5X7s, MTX 6001, and two Infinity 10" subs in a Bassworx twin slot ported box with a gloss finish.

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Leslie146 writes:
1992 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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4

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Comfy

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Slow

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My First Thunderbird — Good car ran well

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

50 Anniversity, Limited Edition By heinem1

Drive and rides very nice. Wife's car and she loves the Cashmere color and looks. White cashmere leather interior feels soft and is better than the basic 50 Anniversity we had previously. The retro l... Read More

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

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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

Luxury, Sporty And A Great Fun Driver. By Blackhawke

I love everything about this car. It is not a Corvette but then again wasn't supposed to be anything other than a boulevard cruiser. There are tons of specialty products made to customize this car ... Read More

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

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1997 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Great Car For A Cruiser Or Commuter Car. By NIXOTIMO

I really enjoyed the comfortable ride quality when driving this car. The interior is nicley set to be user friendly and the seats you could fall asleep in. Front end is too long and pointy. Rear wh... Read More

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

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