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1994 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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Fun Car — Awesome inside very roomy and comfortable, great for a sound system, fast car

Pros: Blower, Room

Cons: Blows head gaskets bc horrible exhaust

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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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1994 V6 3.8 — 110,000 Km on new engine changed by Ford under extended warranty in 2000 due to a leak in the head gasket. Transmission has 250,000 Km and still going stong. Mods: Platinum +4 Bosch plugs Rear heavy duty drum brakes Thunderbird SC heavy duty radiator Fog lights Chrome exhaust tip Obus form heating and massaging driver seat cover. Black molding on the hood & aroud the mirrors and the tail lights

Pros: Style, confort, smoothness

Cons: Cupholders below the central armrest, gas guzzler

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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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My Little Wing — My 1994 Ford Thunderbird that I love to death. A 4.6L V8, rear-wheel drive, and an IRS in the rear make this a fun car to drive. It's close to being a Mustang beater (at least the 1994-1998 models), and I think it would have to depend upon the driver to decide. I've added a K&N filter, Bosch Dual Platinum plugs, Bosch wires, and new headlights. My dad and I also replaced the upper and lower control arms on the front end.

Pros: Rides like a Tank
Gets good gas mileage
Great highway cruiser
Fun to drive
Most old-schoolers respect it

Cons: No recirculate on the climate controls for heat, which means no heating the car in the driveway unless you want to pass out.
Absurd spark plug wiring (ask if you want to know)
Absurd headlight clamps


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1994 Ford Thunderbird SC Review
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Awesome Car All Around. — My first car. Best car I've driven so far. Handles excellent for it's size, and has a decent amount of power for how much it weighs. Could use MUCH more though. a 4.6 DOHC swap from a cobra or Lincoln Mk8 puts it right at an ideal HP/Tq level.

Pros: Cheap, Reliable, Decent gas mileage for an older V8, Handles and rides well.

Cons: Too Heavy. Not enough power for it's weight.

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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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Reliable — 3.8l na, reliable. Only thing I had to do to it was head gaskets, mass air flow sensor, thermostat and front brakes. Always starts.

Pros: Reliable

Cons: Slow

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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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Love At First Sight — She handles just as well as the day my dad brought her home, 13 and a half years ago. At comfortable acceleration she does 0-60 in 8 seconds, but when you floor her, she can do 0-60 in about 6.5 seconds (I've timed it). When you floor her, she lets you and anyone around you know that she's packing serious heat under the hood. She handles beautifully, responding immediately to the most subtle turn of the the steering wheel. With four large anti-lock disk brakes, she can practically stop on a dime. Of this model of Thunderbird, from 1988 to 1997, this year was the best looking, from her strong aggressive front end to her huge dual exhaust pipes. The interior is modest, mostly cloth, with a black leather finish on the steering wheel and shifter. There is no CD player, but she has a kickass stereo. The driver's and copilot's seat are fully adjustable (although the mechanism that controls the copilot's seat has started to fuse from overuse). The backseat is small, but that is because of the relatively large trunk, which extends right up the the back of the rear seats.

Pros: 4.6L V8 Dual Overhead Cam Engine (the same engine as the Mustang of that year)
4 Anti-Lock Disk Breaks
5-Star Crash Test Rating

Cons: She's starting to get some body cancer on her rocker panels, and some minor rusting under her gas tank lid (gonna tackle that this summer).
No CD player (but's nothing $50 and an hour of work can't fix)
No positraction (dammit Dad)

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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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It's Been 10 Years And I Still Own It! — It took me a year to research the car I wanted. I wanted a mustang but at the time could not afford the insurance, so I went for the next best thing; the engine size! When I test drove a 94 light evergreen frost clearcoat metallic t-bird in 1996 it was love at first drive. I got the v-8 with only 7,000 miles on it, keep up on the routine maintenance and have had NO major problems. The car has a very smooth ride. I am acutally looking into having it repainted (Cheaper than a new car) because I love the car so much. It currently has about 81,000 miles and still rides just as smooth as the day I purchased it. The paint is a little sunburned at the moment, but what can you expect for a 12 year old car that's never been garaged.

Owner for 10 years, 4 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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My Baby — This car is my baby, even though it might not look like it. The car itself is a wonderfully reliable machine, despite being almost 15 years old. I put about $2000 into it right off the bat, with new shocks, struts, lowering springs and 17 inch rims. It looks a million times better that when I bought it for 3 grand. Beyond that point it has been a constant process to find ways to improve the performance, and fixing issues before they become major sore spots. Hopefully, I'll kill two birds with one stone, because the primary drawbacks of the 205-hp V8 are 1)205 is a small number for a 4.6L V8 nowadays and 2)its a V8 so it gets pretty crappy city mileage. But like I said, overall, its reliable, easy to drive, and is capable of looking really cool.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fantastic Powertrain Reliablity, Fits Better Than A Mustang

Cons: City Fuel Economy, Lack of Power, Difficult to Modify (performance-wise)

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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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