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1988 Ford ThunderbirdReview
Dave writes:
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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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1988 Ford ThunderbirdReview
Matthew writes:
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Get You To Places — Performance – acceleration, braking, handling all good Build Quality – good, sport style, some plastic and steel Appearance – both interior and exterior styling Cost of Ownership – gas mileage, maintenance Fun Factor – is this car fun to drive? Yes, it is fun to drive. I would recommend this car to my friends.

Pros: looks, power, speed

Cons: i do not know what

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1988 Ford ThunderbirdReview
Keith1294 writes:
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Mi Coche — I love the way this car looks because of it's classic styling. I do hate the 3.8 liter v6 EFI it came with though. It drinks gas and is slower than molasses, but then again, it has 238,000 miles on it, which brings me to build. This thing has been rear ended 4 times, totaling 3 out of the 4 cars that has hit it. Overall, I love this car. It would, however, be the best thing ever if it had a 302 or a 351.

Pros: Build quality, styling, comfort,

Cons: The 3.8 liter v6.

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1988 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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She's A Beast! — Got her after I wrecked the Cutlass. Didnt want a Ford but she always starts--no matter what. Head gasket went out cause that style engine was bad with 'em. Raised the back end of this one up to 'bout 6. She looked sweet and you could do anything with her.

Pros: Built like a tank/hummer. Through fields, over dikes, "rock climbing," it didnt matter. She could do it all.

Cons: Little things needed to be fixed, but that was usually cause of me. She's laid up in my shop now cause the front passenger side is messed up cause my buddy hit a deer with her. So if you know of any '88 Tbirds I NEED one.

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1988 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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Good Ford Vehicle. — I have had this car for a while, and its awesome. My friends and I have many memories in this car. It drives nice, the engine might not produce the power that people want it to, but it gets the job done.

Pros: Good engine, good suspension.  Interior is great.  

Cons: parts can be expensive.

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1988 Ford ThunderbirdReview
Brent writes:
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Last Of The Fox Body T-birds. — 1988 Ford Thunderbird. 3.8 V6. Comfortable on the inside of the car. Was build for the family. Outside came practical for families. Plain and reserved. two Door RWD car. Reliable if you take care of it.

Pros: The 3.8 was good on gas and cleans up nice if you have a knack for style. Gets you from point A to point B. Ford should of kept the body style. Flowmasters give it the V8 rumble without the farty sound.

Cons: The head gaskets are known for blowing around the 120,000 mi marker.  Doesn't have the power of the 5.0 or the 2.3 Turbo.

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1988 Ford ThunderbirdReview
Adam2462 writes:
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Powerful! — next best thing 2 a 1989 mustang

Pros: on demand power wen u need it

Cons: electrical problems as it ages

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1988 Ford ThunderbirdReview
dieseldave writes:
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Fast Car, Good Mpg For California Gas Price ! — For a Free Car and a 290 Hp 5.0 Its very responsive Handles allmost like a Pony !Power everything like new inter. have had it at 135 MPH on interstate 15 in southern California . factory aloys new coopers Love this car The wife's Daily Driver. She donated it as a doner for My project ThunderMiniTruck I'm going to part it for my 1970 DATSUN PL620 Truck it has 2.5" aluminumised with Flow Master , With Ford 9" Posi.Ladder Bars,4 Link Hime Joint But needs The 5.0 all the badges. Power windows and a build up on the moter. I'll call it ToJo's Revenge,Or ThunderMini Ye Ha !!!! What FUN !!!!

Owner for 2 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:7,000

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1988 Ford ThunderbirdReview
bossman writes:
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Best Piece Of Junk Ever — i love this car, but it has many quirks. its ugly, it handles like a large suv, and it's slow, but ive never had any trouble with it. i guess i dont know why i like it. however, i think everyone should own one.

Owner for 1 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:40,000

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1988 Ford Thunderbird LX RWD Review
B says:
vs1988 Ford Thunderbird RWD
1988 Ford Thunderbird LX RWD winning categories:
  • Power
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  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
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  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 1988 Ford Thunderbird RWD worse.
"They are the same car depending on V6 or V8."
Handling Ranked 1988 Ford Thunderbird RWD better.
"They dont handle better because they are basically the same car."
Back Seats Ranked 1988 Ford Thunderbird RWD better.
"They dont make comfy cars like this anymore. You could fall asleep in this car on trips and wake up feeling great."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1988 Ford Thunderbird RWD better.
"They are exactly the same."

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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 GuruDWTJ9

Extremely pleased . I think I got a good deal Read More

Review By John

This model is going to be a classic. I think a great investment, and will double in value in the next few years.The design is superb, with beautiful lines. Read More

1997 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Review By JoshGuru66

The best car I ever have. I would love to see it Perform with a supercharger. Read More

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