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1989 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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1989 Ford Thunderbird Sc — The car is comfortable to drive and fun. Brakes work great but expensive to fix. However, it is an easy car to work on. I still had trouble finding parts for this car. Still looking for the cruise control cut off switch. This body style brings lots of compliments.

Pros: The front seats adjust around the waist. The shifter is reached comfortably. Super Charge is fun to drive. Car looks amazing.

Cons: ABS ABS ABS.... If you know this car the ABS is expensive and hard to diagnose. Parts are hard to find.

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1989 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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Very Comfortable Car — If I had that car from new on...I probably still had it... Bought it used and it had some fender benders before, maybe that's why I got so much trouble with it. It was fully loaded with digital instruments and blue leather, had a really good time with it for 10 years!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: looks, comfortable quite ride

Cons: too many repairs...ABS brakes were broken, alternator 3 times...lot of oil leaking, probably from constant overfilling through all these quicky lubes. Learnt my lesson - change my oil myself!

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1989 Ford Thunderbird Review
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89 Tbird — great car, moves when I need it to and drives like it doesnt need me. lol Looks great, bough from original owner, no body damage, paint is in excellent condition. Its great to drive, easy and responsive, smooth ride. was worth buying for $900. bucks! I got a great deal.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: one owner, and bought with 68775 miles on it, car is in xcellent body shape

Cons: needs a tune up and possibly a new radiator

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1989 Ford Thunderbird Review
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I Would Gladly Buy Another One If I Could Find One Like My Old One. — This was my favorite car that ive owned. it was fast and just fun to drive all the time. its only downfall was that it sat for so long before i bought it that it had a lot of small problems. and it was a very heavy car

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

Pros: fast and supercharged

Cons: parts for the sc are hard to find

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Good Car — gas mileage is good for v/6,leg room is great,cost to maintain is low,rides like a cadilac,its just a fun car to drive,hey what can i say im a Mechanic i drive them untill they wont go no more!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: cheap to drive

Cons: Head gaskets

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1989 Ford Thunderbird Review
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Awesome — I have an 89 Tbird Super Coupe. Super fast, super clean, hard to work on the engine, must use premium grade gasoline, 23mpg, 5 speed, electronic options tend to wear out fast in these cars, electronic control shocks (like the corvette), every option available, sunroof, 153,000 miles, SUPER FUN TO DRIVE

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Supercharged V6

Cons: Money Pit if not taken care of

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1989 Motor Trend Car Of The Year. — Supercharged v6. Lots of torque(300) and no one even will notice you... This car is rust free with 57,000 miles. She is my baby.

Pros: Power, gas mileage(32 miles to the gallon highway) sleeper status.   

Cons: A royal pain to work on.  A cult car, few will understand...  

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1989 Ford Thunderbird Review
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Thunderbirds Are Great — my car rock , and rebuild it is a great experence, and it's paid for, with many choices of thunderbird to have, v-8 or v-6 super charged V-6 power is not a problem, good gas mileage, drives smooth, and appearance is something that everyone will notice, Cost of owning one will be kinda high, but you will love the car after so many years of ownership

Pros: rides great and runs like a champ

Cons: could have better brakes system, and design of motors but other then that it a great car

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Super Comfortable, But Slow As Hell — when i first got it i thought it felt powerfull, when I tried to pass someone in a minivan on the highway, i found out it wasnt 3.8L v6 with 140hp most 4 cyl can beat that

Pros: Comfortable, lots of crazy high tech gadgets, pretty torquey could burn out well

Cons: slow, heavy, ugly

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Good Car Over-all. — Always keep coolant in the engine. I've replaced the engine twice beacuse it was run too hot. The 3.8 is a good strong motor, but it's very sensitive to high heat. I like the car a lot.

Pros: I like the look of it and the way it drives.

Cons: It's an older car now with some creaks and rattles.

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2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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50 Anniversity, Limited Edition By heinem1

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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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