1988 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

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    1988 Ford Thunderbird Review
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    45

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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