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1978 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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A True Luxury Sportscar — The styling on the car made it look like it was going 60 mph when it was sitting still. I will definitely buy another one if I find the right color and one that's loaded with options. For the money, you can't go wrong buying one now as an antique car or one for saturday night cruising. A low mileage clean rust=free car can be had for under $6000 with excellent supernice low mileage cars going for less than 10K but shopping around is advised. Don't buy the first one you see.

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

Pros: I've owned atleast a half dozen of these small birds(1977-1979). These were considered the single businessman's luxury car. Most were loaded with options like power windows and locks, tilt wheel, etc. Some even had the power moonroof though it was an expensive option at the time and a small amount of them were built with the T-Top roof though Ford actually called theirs the T-Roof.   Any of those T-Roof Birds are very rare and hard to find.  These cars are body on frame design and floated down the road effortlessly with big V8 power. Interiors were super plush with tufted velours or supersoft leathers and thick carpets.. I worked at the Ford plant in Chicago in 1977-78 where and when these cars were built. A new T-bird came off that assembly line every 58 seconds 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. We were closed on Sunday. Ford built and sold over a million of these Birds in just those 3 years. They were Ford's best selling car at the time and everyone wanted one.   These cars were and still are a joy to drive with just 2 doors and a 5 foot long hood and short trunk, Chrome bumpers with wide chrome and vinyl trim and brightwork. Every exterior color imageable was available as was the interior colors..

Cons: Gas mileage could have been better but when these cars were built, gasoline was less than a dollar a gallon so nobody really cared about MPG.

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2004 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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1997 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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