1979 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

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Users ranked 1979 Ford Thunderbird against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Nice Ride Reminds Me Of Better Times — Like the big car ride, i like the way it drives and handles, takes you back when gas prices didn't matter style did ! They put the extras in the Crome bumpers chrome on the body lines around the wheel wells , metal not plastic !

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very nice original car. Well kelp    

    Cons: Has some age being original , large car compared to cars now not very economical 17-19 mpg.  

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    Big Ol Boat With Out A Motor — Ok so the car DOES run but it needs carb work. its been sitting way too long and not been driven in a long time. Got it for 100 bucks. then I hauled it home. It needs tired and carb work and a good home. 80,000 miles most likely original

    Pros: Good interior and no body rust

    Cons: one dented fender from loading it and faded paint. plus carb work needed

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    Just Bought A '79 And Love It — I really enjoy the ride and the appearance of this car and am currently trying to restore it. There are a few disappointing areas however. The first that comes to mind is the lack of horsepower and the overall gas mileage it gets. I know, its a trade off, but right now I seem to be lacking both the ponies and the good gas mileage. Overall though I would not trade this car for anything. Well, maybe anything is a strong word.

    Owner for 0 years, 5 months

    Miles Driven per Year:7,000

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

    Beautiful Steel-blue Ford Thunderbird By MaricelaHoward

    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 st... Read More

    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

    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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