1994 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

1994 Ford Thunderbird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 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:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 13 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"in snow" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Chris writes:
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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5

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4.6L V8 Dual Overhead Cam Engine (the same engine as the Mustang of that year)
4 Anti-Lock Disk Breaks
5-Star Crash Test Rating

Cons

She's starting to get some body cancer on her rocker panels, and some minor rusting under her gas tank lid (gonna tackle that this summer).
No CD player (but's nothing $50 and an hour of work can't fix)
No positraction (dammit Dad)

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Love At First Sight — She handles just as well as the day my dad brought her home, 13 and a half years ago. At comfortable acceleration she does 0-60 in 8 seconds, but when you floor her, she can do 0-60 in about 6.5 seconds (I've timed it). When you floor her, she lets you and anyone around you know that she's packing serious heat under the hood. She handles beautifully, responding immediately to the most subtle turn of the the steering wheel. With four large anti-lock disk brakes, she can practically stop on a dime. Of this model of Thunderbird, from 1988 to 1997, this year was the best looking, from her strong aggressive front end to her huge dual exhaust pipes. The interior is modest, mostly cloth, with a black leather finish on the steering wheel and shifter. There is no CD player, but she has a kickass stereo. The driver's and copilot's seat are fully adjustable (although the mechanism that controls the copilot's seat has started to fuse from overuse). The backseat is small, but that is because of the relatively large trunk, which extends right up the the back of the rear seats.

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Jay writes:
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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4

Pros

Comfortable to drive

Cons

getting in and out. Sits too low to the ground for a bigger person

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Good Car For The Money If You Are Looking For Something — Nice feel to this car. Good acceleration. Decent handling. An overall pleasure to drive. We take this on long trips for the gas mileage. It gets better than 30 mpg while cruising around 75. Very few repairs done other than regular maintenance. The old V8 still starts right up every time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nate writes:
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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3

Pros

Fantastic Powertrain Reliablity, Fits Better Than A Mustang

Cons

City Fuel Economy, Lack of Power, Difficult to Modify (performance-wise)

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My Baby — This car is my baby, even though it might not look like it. The car itself is a wonderfully reliable machine, despite being almost 15 years old. I put about $2000 into it right off the bat, with new shocks, struts, lowering springs and 17 inch rims. It looks a million times better that when I bought it for 3 grand. Beyond that point it has been a constant process to find ways to improve the performance, and fixing issues before they become major sore spots. Hopefully, I'll kill two birds with one stone, because the primary drawbacks of the 205-hp V8 are 1)205 is a small number for a 4.6L V8 nowadays and 2)its a V8 so it gets pretty crappy city mileage. But like I said, overall, its reliable, easy to drive, and is capable of looking really cool.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Benjamin writes:
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5

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Rides like a Tank
Gets good gas mileage
Great highway cruiser
Fun to drive
Most old-schoolers respect it

Cons

No recirculate on the climate controls for heat, which means no heating the car in the driveway unless you want to pass out.
Absurd spark plug wiring (ask if you want to know)
Absurd headlight clamps


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My Little Wing — My 1994 Ford Thunderbird that I love to death. A 4.6L V8, rear-wheel drive, and an IRS in the rear make this a fun car to drive. It's close to being a Mustang beater (at least the 1994-1998 models), and I think it would have to depend upon the driver to decide. I've added a K&N filter, Bosch Dual Platinum plugs, Bosch wires, and new headlights. My dad and I also replaced the upper and lower control arms on the front end.

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j writes:
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It's Been 10 Years And I Still Own It! — It took me a year to research the car I wanted. I wanted a mustang but at the time could not afford the insurance, so I went for the next best thing; the engine size! When I test drove a 94 light evergreen frost clearcoat metallic t-bird in 1996 it was love at first drive. I got the v-8 with only 7,000 miles on it, keep up on the routine maintenance and have had NO major problems. The car has a very smooth ride. I am acutally looking into having it repainted (Cheaper than a new car) because I love the car so much. It currently has about 81,000 miles and still rides just as smooth as the day I purchased it. The paint is a little sunburned at the moment, but what can you expect for a 12 year old car that's never been garaged.

Owner for 10 years, 4 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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BillM138 writes:
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5

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Mint condition. Big V8 power, awesome handling, and looks!

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Nothing!

BillM138
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One Of A Kind!(awesome) — This vehicles ride is smooth and handles amazing. Gets great gas mileage considering its a V8. No leaks which is awesome considering the year of the car! Its an amazing car all the way around:-) Mammas T rules the road ;-)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bluovl writes:
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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4

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very rare to have a 2dr car with a V8 in it that surprises others that think, its just another old car. lol.

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when things start to go, seems like they all go one after another.

bluovl
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Great Car To Have, And Play With, And Surprise Others With. — performance. just needs better rear gears for better get up and go. but then you wouldnt have the gas mileage it gets now n then. build quality. pretty good. no major complaints. usual rattles from the aging. appearance. defintely recognizable. cost of ownership. quite abit lately. everything needing changing lately. electronicly. fun factor. i like it. unexpected looks, and attempts to race it from other import cars.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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4

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was fun to drive, good economical performance

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Transmission was iffy after 100000 miles or so

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Was A Great Car To Drive, Very Enjoyable. Missed On A Regular Basis. — The 4.6l engine was awesome in this car. Plenty of power. Car was comfortable, got great mileage, especially on the highway. It even got around good in the snow if you knew what you were doing, I drove it through 4 pa winters without ever buying snow tires. Was fairly reliable, had to replace the catalytic converter and the computer once. Tires lasted forever on it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Samuel writes:
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4

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it's a ford

Cons

broken window arm

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??? — nice and snappy, comfortable, needs a lil tlc, gas mileage ain't too bad, spanks tons of cars, shes been pretty well kept together, kinda high miles but hardly shows, ass tons of fun to blow by people on the road

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

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Nathan writes:
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5

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Just a nice looking car with desent performance.

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Interior Color

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Very Fun To Drive. — My car is a 1994 Ford Thunderbird. It was my first car and a great one. It has been a great and fun car that I love to drive and show off. Hopefully I will have it forever to enjoy.

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

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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

Red Hot 2003 Thunderbird By Michelewoodward5

I like that she has 3 personalities: Hard top-for those snuggly days, Soft top-for those days that are a little to hot to go topless, Convertible-for the topless, flirty days. Thunderbird drives great... Read More

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

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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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