1996 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

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    1996 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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    45

    Best Car You Could Ever Own! — Alpine Green exterior color, 140k miles, runs like she's brand new, had one accident that saved my life and the only damage done was front left quarter panel, just absolutely AMAZAZING!!!

    Pros: tight cornering, 0-60 in less than 5 secs, runs great for 140k miles...

    Cons: horn in middle of steering wheel than side buttons

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    Loove It — i love how it takes corners great. seats are really comftorable and just drives great

    Pros: 1st car and i love it, takes turns great and it great to drive

    Cons: gas mileage isnt the greatest...

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    1996 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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    Most Bad Ass Car Ever — Powerful Engine, nice ride, very luxurious without being too fancy, good stereo

    Pros: Fast reliable and powerful

    Cons: Not the best Mileage

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    They Don't Make Them Like This Anymore. — I bought this vehicle in 2003 and I am the second owner. Bought this thing with 117K now its at about 138K. Straight pipes out the back for that deep rumble and K&N direct intake. I just recently took it out of storage. It sat unused and a bit smashed up from 2005 to 2007 but its back and better than ever. Chris Hardtke and I fixed all the flaws and made it quite presentable. New sound all around with Pioneer speakers and 2 12's in the trunk. USB flash drive head unit and I'm good to go. Very quick. I have been on a few police ride alongs and I think this one is faster and quicker than the Crown Vic police package. Current speed limiter at about 115 but I'm working on getting the Hypertech programmer. I try to keep up on all the mechanical aspects and rust as well, but i don't drive it very much. The roads must be salt free and try to be dry before I even bother with it. My Sundance is my everyday car and close to my heart as well. I have ground effects for it but I have mixed feelings about putting them back on or not. Otherwise handles very well and the 4.6L is very solid unlike the problemactic 3.8L they put in these cars as well. I'm always on the look out for nicer rims as well. I replace parts that wear out on this car such as shocks, sensors, and anything else that shows wear. Giving that no one else destroys this car, because I know I won't, I'd say its good for at least 250K.

    Pros: Very powerful, engine sounds deep and mean, turns some heads, soundsystem is at perfection, perfect gear ratio, interior is cozy and roomy with digital climate control, 8 way power seat

    Cons: No Posi, engine speed limiter, sun roof broke and leaks, hood should be built up a few more inches, stupid LED tail lights work when they want(made by HP), these cars aren't very valuable with high miles, paint on spoiler is chipping everywhere

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    1996 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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    Very Happy With It As My First Car. It Has Served Its Purpose Well, And Continues To Do So. — 0-60 in around 6s stock Around 18 mpg city, with a 4.6L V8 Dashboard lights have gone haywire a few times, but then magically fix themselves Automatic temperature control is very nice feature 4 speed automatic transmission is nothing special, but has not been problematic either. Grips the road well enough in good road conditions, but add just a little rain or snow, and driving becomes much more difficult

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

    Pros: fun to drive and decent gas mileage for a V8

    Cons: electronics are shifty, and poor grip in less-than-desirable road conditions.

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    1996 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
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    One Of The Best Out There. — I've enjoyed my Ford Thunderbird. Its been a great car. I've driven lots of other cars, and being compared to most 90's cars, its one of the better ones. It has a great ride, it rides better that some new cars. After owning this car, my opinion of Fords have changed.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great Handling, Good Gas Mileage, Good Looks

    Cons: Lots of interior squeaks. LOTS OF PLASTIC

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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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