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1978 Ford Thunderbird Review
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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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2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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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

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

2002 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Classic By MrFeher

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. Ne... Read More

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

1997 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Great Car By Vwags

This car is a joy to drive. The style is very nice and it has the power and handling to support the style. The car gets surprisingly good gas mileage for a V8. I would think long and hard about get... Read More

Impressive By 97TBirdOwner

The Ford Thunderbird in this generation is a very nice mix of performance, luxury, and style. They can be relatively inexpensive if you look around and get lucky. I drive this one daily, and as mentio... Read More

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