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She's A Boat Of A Car. — Performance - Lots of horsepower for the hills but had trouble sticking hard turns. She was very responsive and handled with easy. I even dropped a valve and she kept right on going. Appearance - My best looking car. Nothing wrong inside or out. A few dents since I was still in high school. Fun Factor - She was my funnest car.

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

Pros: Easy handling

Cons: Bad with gas

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Makes A Great Race Car Too! — I got my first 1984 Thunderbird (Turbo Coupe) and stripped it out and made a stock car out of her. It is my rookie year and I am having a blast out there. It is the nicest looking race car at the track. I wanted a parts car in case I slammed into the wall so I found one in a tiny town sitting in a field. I paid the man who owned it (it was his mother's car) $100.00 It has a blown head gasket which I hear is quite common on these cars. What a steal I got on this car. It is in immaculent condition, not a ripple or wrinkle on this car (inside or out). I told my husband that I do not want to use this car as a parts car. I am now going to restore it to its original grandueur this winter. I am going to put a 4 cylinder so I can putt around and get great gas mileage. I just love the style of this car.

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

Pros: just a pretty car

Cons: unknown negatives yet

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Over All Great Car — the tunderbird is special. first of all the bucket seat make you feel like a king, the stearing wheel is supper easy to operate with one hand, and the power is just right. it was and old fila model with everything power and moon roof and i just loved it

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: powerful and fun

Cons: nothing

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Freebie — Not too bad a car. got it free from neighbor because he couldn't start it. bought a battery cable and battery and the car runs fine but seems underpowered with v-6. hope to see the kids use it for a few years before it dies. I think it looks cool--it has nice wheels and is fairly comfortable.

Pros: styling

Cons: lots of little problems

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Eh.. — Never really liked this car. It was more of an impulse buy, just wanted a car so bad after my first, I did not care what it was. It came with mag wheels, and I did drive it for over two years, being as old as it was, it held up well. It had a lot of rear end body damage, other than that, the body was in good condition. The inside was not. The mags and the 12" Kenwoods in the trunk were worth more than the $400 I sold it for.

Pros: Reliability, acceleration, the outside looks nice after a nice wash/wax job.

Cons: Inside smelled like mildew. Instrument cluster was hard to see at night. Just all around POS.

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It Was What It Was. — This was a serviceable car with a great engine that never really disappointed.

Pros: decent acceleration, but wouldn't win any races.

Cons: poor handling especially in snow.

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A Heavy 2 Door! — A car thats easy to work on for the backyard mechanic who wants a fairly reliable winter or beater car.

Pros: Lots of heavy steel to protect you!  The 5.0L V8 is a fun motor

Cons: Heavy! Body roll, parts getting rare in 2008.

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Best Winter Beater Ever!! — When I bought my Thunderbird (VIN 1FABP4636EH208850) In October, I had planned on keeping it for a long time. It was a gorgeous vehicle. The 5.0L HO with a 5 speed manual transmission made it a rare bird indeed. It was fast, and tons of fun. One of the few cars I regret selling. I'd buy her back if I could find her. Unfortunatley the need and want for a 4x4 was too great. I actually owned it side by side with a 1990 Jeep Cherokee, and when it snowed, I would drive this over the Jeep. It was that much fun in the winter!

Pros: So fun to drive.

Cons: 1st Gear was stripped, and the cooling system was deeply flawed.

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310,000 Original Miles — This car was fantanstic. Aside from figuring out how to set the idle on a throttle body ignition, she can go from 55 to 80 faster than anything i've owned. She still had her original 5.0 and tranny in her, as well as smokers windows and an old school factory sun roof (no retraction, just removal).

Pros: Leather seats, 5.0, 310,000+ miles

Cons: never replaced the starter, couldn't start her when she was warm.

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Nice Car, Nostalgic, — The car looks like money and yet is affordable. Like the era and the style. Color is great (red). Has a sporty look without looking dangerous.

Pros: Nice running, looks affordable to keep in good repair.

Cons: Old but maybe not old enough to get the price up in a few years.

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2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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2004 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Wife's Toy By Luger

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2003 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Red Hot 2003 Thunderbird By Michelewoodward5

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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

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