2002 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

2002 Ford Thunderbird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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Charles writes:
2002 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible Review
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A Great Little Ride

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Nothing as far as I am concerned.

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Bought It New, On A Whim. Glad We Did. Worth The Money. — Neat little fun car. Nice looking with the hardtop and with the convertible top down. Eight years old and only 14,000 miles. the RedBird spends it's Maine winter in the garage under wraps. A TWO person car, perfect for my Wife and I.

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

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MrFeher writes:
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Live the "American Dream"
The car is fast, quick, corners very vicely.Transmission shifts nicely.  But mostly, it is very quite in the interior when the hard top is on.

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Wish the trunk was a bit deeper

MrFeher
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Classic — Performance surpassed my expectation. Quality Leather and interior sound. Better road view than anticipated with the top on. Cons, Need a bit more space behind the seats. Need the trunk a bit deeper. Better information in the owners manual for traction control feature

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

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jnhmanos writes:
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A real head turner. Removable hardtop convertible. Flashy yet inviting interior.

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Some interior plastic is brittle.

jnhmanos
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Get Lot's Of Looks. — 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 a cost of approximately $700 total (part alone was $350 on line and $500 from dealer), but otherwise reliable auto. Six disk CD changer jammed, but I was able to repair and replace changer myself without replacing entire radio.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Blackhawke writes:
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Cool Retro-Thunderbird convertible with snap on porthole hardtop.  V8 power just all around good looking ride.

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Small trunk, front seats could be deeper in seat bottoms.

Blackhawke
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Luxury, Sporty And A Great Fun Driver. — 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 to your liking to make it uniquely yours, just as I did with mine. This is strictly a summer car and has never seen a winter.

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

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RLRose writes:
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An ABSOLUTE CLASSIC!  Turns heads and draws attention everywhere it goes.

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Not a Hot Rod. Very Capable in every power band, but not a racer.

RLRose
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Beautiful Classic 2002 Thunderbird — 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 of a 280 horsepower Ford V8 under the sculpted hood.

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Kerry writes:
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ITS SEXY

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GAS MILEAGE

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Thunderbird 02 — i dislike the gas prices. its $40,000 its very fun to drive it takes turns like a sexy sports car should, the appearance they couldnt have done a better job. no repairs yet 7 years old only has 40,000 miles on it.

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Scott writes:
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Gorgeous and comfortable

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Nothing yet.

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Getting To Know You... — I am just getting to know this car. I liked these sine they were introduced and think Ford really screwed up when they didn't achieve the sales they wanted. I bought the car because I missed having a convertible, and I like the aesthetics. Speaking of which, if I have complaint, it's that the center stack where the radio/hvac controls are is very boring and apparently directly from the Lincoln LS. But, it isn't hard to use! I have a full accent interior which matches the exterior. I believer this was only done in the 2002 model year. All in all, so far, so good.

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