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Great Daily Driver — I'm having trouble finding weather stripping, and some body and trim parts. Front grill and hood got beat up sitting in a parking lot. Plus the upper trim above the windshield. I really want to get her fixed back up, the car came from Florida and is in very good shape otherwise. 91k orignal miles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I love the body style and its fun to drive.

Cons: Having a hard time finding parts

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1986 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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T-bird Til The Day I Die — If you take care of your '86 thunderbird, and put a little work into it, it can evolve into the best car you'll ever own. I split the exhaust from the manifold and turned it into dual exhaust--along with servicing the engine regularly and keeping the tires in good shape, I get 20 mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway. My car has 167,000 miles and still going strong. It was my first car, and I plan to restore it and treat it as well as it has treated me.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Comfortable, sporty, fast, made of something

Cons: There weren't enough of them made

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1986 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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One Of A Kind — I like everything about this car except that it didn't come equipped with an intercooler. The car has the perfect size and shape for someone wanting a sporty "family" car. the turbo powered five speed has the feel that makes you want to go faster-and it will.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fuel efficient, sleak and powerful

Cons: None

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1986 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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Respect The Car And Your Good — well i have had this car for about a year now, i love the power the 302 puts out without the everyday sight of a mustang. the handleing on this car is a little tough to get used to, but as far as the size and wight goes its the best its gona get. ive pushed my thunderbird to 135 without any performence upgrades. overall its a fun car with no lack of power or appearance.

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

Pros: originality, fun

Cons: large, hard to control at high speeds

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1986 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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Worst Car I Had Ever Had To Deal With. Sorry Ford Motor-car This One Sucked. — Again borrowed pic.I had regular steel rims on mine, but the colour is right.The first couple of months I had this car were great.Barely 7 years old. Then came the 4 starter change-outs. then the air pump went. Then the mini cats on the Y-pipe exhaust clogged up. Then the cat itself got clogged. Then one day, **POOF** white smoke out the tail pipe. The head gasket blew out. Every other month there was always something with this car. I did like the looks of the car, course that just about as far as it went.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: For style and pep this was a great car.

Cons: Lived up to the name, Fix Or Repair Daily!!!

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1986 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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T'bird — My first car...5.0 ltr V8 had decent torque from down low but became very anemic once it wound up past 4k rpm...got me through LSU with no mechanical woes, but electrical issues seemed to pop up every other day

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: colllege mobile

Cons: electrical issues

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1986 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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Tbird — All I can Remember about this car was it was fast..I got to drive while I had my learners permit and coming back from Niagara Falls Cruisin at 120+ while my Mom, sister and brother were all asleep and a bad accident on the 401 was gruesome......

Pros: Fast and Fun

Cons: no weight slides around all over on the snow

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1986 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 — A big comfy car that felt like a smaller sports car. 100+foot burnout with the 5.0 V-8 and only 60000K on it, 4 speed auto/overdrive, fully loaded. Gas pig if you are hard on the gas, but good on the hwy. Good reliability, but bad for rust

Pros: Fast, Quiet, comfortable, burnouts......

Cons: Gas pig, rust easy, hard to park

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1986 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe — I used to own this car. It was a while back, but I still remember it clearly. VERY FAST!. I remember once my tires chirped in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear. It was a 4 cylinder turbo charged engine. It was just as fast as the V8 version. It was nice and roomy on the inside and muscular looking on the outside.

Pros: All

Cons: None. I don't buy cars that have negatives.

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I Love This Car!!!!!! — I got my T'bird in 1990 for 5K and it was in showroom condition. It has about 42K miles on it and I haven't had to do any major repairs on it other than the usual kinds (breaks, ect.) It still performs great and the pick-up is tremendous, this car literally runs out of the gate. Great handling, comfortable, and good on gas, even with the prices today. I've gotten it banged up a bit, and she isn't as pretty as she was, but neither am I, so who cares? Only lately she developed an oil leak that I found out is the main seal and I was told it 's a design flaw and I'll have trouble finding someone to fix it, but as long as it holds I could get another 30K miles. Not bad for a 22 year old car.

Owner for 18 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

Pros: Good gas mileage, great handling, great pickup

Cons: I've had some starter problems and it ate up batteries until they figured it out. That's it.

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2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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Fun quiet car to drive. Design is really great. Very comfortable interior. Ford should still make these! Read More

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2004 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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2003 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Review By Gary

Whats missing is 2002 has a smaller engine then later models,like 30 horse power less. Read More

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The one thing missing on the 2002 is heated seats....they were available on 2003...nice cruiser 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

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