2005 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

2005 Ford Thunderbird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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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"ride" 6 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
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"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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George writes:
2005 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible Review
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Fun!

Cons

Too much attention!

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A Great Retro-inspired Modern Boulevardier — Love the style, comfort and performance. The T-bird is a "soft" sports car, it is fun to drive, it has great acceleration and is a perfect highway cruiser. Very, very reliable, and cheap to maintain. Ford's quality is for real!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bhfmail writes:
2005 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible Review
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This car drives the best at fast. Great handling. A top preformer!

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People Attractor. Someone always wants to talk about it, which is great unless your in a hurry.

bhfmail
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This Car Loves To Drive! — This car ride wonderfully- Me, BB King, Eric Clapton & the North Georgia Mountains~heavenly! Put the top down this car ads to the scenery. The power and handling is the best. Once you drive/ride in it you will want it.

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

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Chris writes:
2005 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible Review
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Rare, nice exhaust note, fun in the summer

Cons

Transmission has odd shifting times.

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My Dad's Toy. — My dad got this car strictly just to own one. I know alot of people don't like the way it looks but i appreciate it. Ford paid alot of attention to detail when they made this car.

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MaricelaHoward writes:
2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition Review
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Awesome car. Very nostalgic, drives nice with great options (hard top, soft top, convertible).

Cons

They don't make them anymore.

MaricelaHoward
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Beautiful Steel-blue Ford Thunderbird — As posted on Hagerty, unforgettable is simply not a big enough word to describe Ford’s Thunderbird, built with two seats only, even people who couldn’t care less about cars will more often than not stop and view it. With its classic portholes on each side for rear side views, it would be hard to find anyone of a certain age who doesn’t recognize it. You also don’t see many T-birds running around the streets anymore. According to David Tulowitzky, of the CTCI’s Trail Birds of Southwest Florida chapter, “There might have been other popular collector cars that have popped up in recent years, but I don’t know of any other model that has surpassed the T-bird. Today muscle cars are drawing more and more attention as a whole, but there isn’t one particular model that stands out as much as the T-bird, certainly among casual observers.” This car’s a star!

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heinem1 writes:
2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition Review
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handles and rides like a luxury sports car. Looks retro!

Cons

Uses premium gas

heinem1
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50 Anniversity, Limited Edition — 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 look is stunning and has a lot of the modern conviences. Hardtop with th portholes is a throughback to the fifties.

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

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budhennessy writes:
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Great looks and handling. Future collectible.

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Tiny trunk. Could use more HP. Must use premium fuel.

budhennessy
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Love This Car! — 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 out.

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

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geneo writes:
2005 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible Review
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4

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The T-Bird  has 41,000 miles as of June 2012 and going strong same brake lining, new tires at 25,000 ,the factory tires had good tread BUT would not stick.

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At this point am very happy with the car.

geneo
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Fun Car To Drive. — I've had the car less that one year , love it. but been haveing a transmission leak. dealer can't seem to fix it. (UPDATE) The trans was rebuilt and stilled leaked many trips to the shop all taken care of by Ford, and a new factory trans was installed with a factory rep present at install. He found the shop was adding to much trans oil and that's what the problem was all a long. However it was not the fault of the dealer shop, it was the Ford spec calling for one (1) Quart more oil than was needed.

Owner for 0 years, 11 months

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

Miles Driven per Year:4,000

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