2002 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

2002 Ford Thunderbird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 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: 4.7 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

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Blackhawke writes:
2002 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible Review
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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:
2002 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible Review
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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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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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Charles writes:
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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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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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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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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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1997 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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

Rocketship By exposures

Takes off like a rocket, there's a reason why they put these engines in police cars. Bought this new in 97 and the body style still looks great. The factory spoiler completes the look. Maintenance is... Read More

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1996 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Make This Bird Fly By cwhit1

I love this car I will keep it forever I just wished it was faster however it might be because it's got a hundred forty thousand miles on it. this is a sport luxury car and handles great is God a supe... Read More

Built T-bird Tough By tbirdsport

Loved this car ever since I saw it on the showroom floor. I bought mine used in 2000..only 4 years old with just 35,000k. Just turned over 130,000 and still going strong! Aside from the usual wear & t... Read More

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