2005 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

2005 Ford Thunderbird Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 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: 4.5 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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"ride" 5 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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George writes:
2005 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible Review
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Fun!

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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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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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budhennessy writes:
2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition Review
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Great looks and handling. Future collectible.

Cons

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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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:
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Rare, nice exhaust note, fun in the summer

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

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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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Reviews From Other Years

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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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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