1988 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

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    1988 Ford Thunderbird Review
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    Awesome car to Mod !
    Looks/Style Ranked 1988 Mercury Cougar worse.
    "Aero birds are the best !"
    Would Buy Ranked 1988 Mercury Cougar worse.
    "Great cars to Mod"
    1988 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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    135

    Great Car — Over all fun car. Easy to mod has everything in a luxury car with the attitude of a race car. Has few flaws that are easily over looked. Was one of the most dangerous cars not long ago but that's because kids were buying them. Has a very trq heavy 5.0

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Super smoth ride, fast and fully loaded with power everything

    Cons: Parts are super hard to find

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    The Best Car I Have Ever Owned — I like how its a smooth ride, Dont like how it takes weeks to months to finde one part , and the fact that everything *bolt and nut wise is all Metric ? you need certin tools to work on it to fix

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

    Pros: This car it the Biznit,a nd this is the cadilac tha ford should bring back

    Cons: Hard to finde parts for if anything is ever needed such as Roter, break pads, battry, rims ,

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    88 Thunderbird Turbocoupe Cp Autox Car — This car was built to race in autocross. Very little to do with comfort or anything besides handling and power. I did spend time making it stand out with the paint and wheels. This car is very fun to drive!

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

    Pros: The handling is great and really goes around the course, even with only 250hp

    Cons: I'm still trying to dial in the suspension and next year it should be closer to 400hp.  

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    Looking Forward To Driving This More — Fun car haven't had the opportunity to drive much drives like any big car tho going slowly. Interior is the plus of this car all automatic, great leg room. Great car for someone who wants something sporty but a little more modest then mustang.

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

    Pros: If you love American or 80's cars this is one of the thee best made

    Cons: Dont know yet really

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    Kick Ass Car — 5 speed stick shift Turbo beats 5.0 mustangs one hell of a car lots of electronics in it all original no performance parts put on it because it does not need them will surprise the hell out of you with what it can do

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

    Pros: very powerful

    Cons: parts are hard to find

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    It's The Bomb!! — It's not just any thunderbird it's a TURBOCOUPE!!! And it may just be a 4 cylinder but it can hold it's own. Trust me. It is a fun car to drive and its pretty comfortable too, and the gas mileage is pretty decent

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: TURBO

    Cons: Nothing

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    If You Want One, Get A Newer One With Less Wear And Tear. — PERFORMANCE- 302 v8 provided good acceleration, braking was good enough, handling was decent. BUILD QUALITY- It needed too many repairs for me to keep it, the headlights needed new lenses, it needed a new wiring harness, the engine and transmission needed to be rebuilt, along with some axle work... APPEARANCE- Interior was fairly clean, exterior needed a paint job. COST OF OWNERSHIP- gas mileage ran about 18 mpg, it had a quick drain on the oil pan making maintenance fairly easy. FUN FACTOR- I had fun with this car, but it is NOT as much fun as my Bus (Subaru, U R A Bus when spelled back words.).

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: V8 power, rear wheel drive (better than front wheel drive)

    Cons: Lemon Ford, Electrical was a fire hazard...

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    Amazing! — Amazing car i like it. Great for driving and everything. Amazing performance for being mostly stock it has around 250HP. It gets around 20-25mph if you drive it nice. Hell ya this car is so fun to drive! Always pick a ford! GO USA!

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

    Pros: Its turboed it looks amazing.

    Cons: I won't be able to drive it for awhile cause im work on it.

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    Overall A Quick Well Balanced Car That Surprises A Lot Of People. Loads Aftermarket Goodies To — Aggressive looking solid clear cut lines, makes people take a second look every time, the sweet sound of Boost is undeniable. The cost to maintain the vehicle is very affordable and the aftermarket realm for parts is considerably large and plentiful.

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

    Pros: Well built, Reliable, cheap to fix, good gas millege.

    Cons: Body Parts can be rare for the Turbo Coupe trim

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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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