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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX RWDReview
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Great Car — 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 getting it if you have to get in the back seat on a regular basis.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: These cars drive great, plenty of power, reasonable gas mileage and very sporty.

Cons: The back seat is tight to get in and out of.

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX RWDReview
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Great Car For A Cruiser Or Commuter Car. — I really enjoyed the comfortable ride quality when driving this car. The interior is nicley set to be user friendly and the seats you could fall asleep in. Front end is too long and pointy. Rear wheeldrive tough in snow.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Smooth ride, strong acceleration, reliable, and low repair cost.

Cons: Rear wheel drive, long pointy front end.

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX RWDReview
Charles writes:
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Chalky — I like the look and the power the vehicle has. Very fun car to drive (V8!!) but there are leaks and electrical issues that ford was aware of when the sold this make and model (check the Internet ) It's still one of my favorite Cars when it works

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast, sporty cool

Cons: Ford issues

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX RWDReview
exposures writes:
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Rocketship — Takes off like a rocket, there's a reason why they put these engines in police cars. Bought this new in 97 and the body style still looks great. The factory spoiler completes the look. Maintenance is more than reasonable. Put the best speed rated tires on this and in your rear view mirror watch whoever tries to keep up with you on the turns slide off the roadway. Comfortable Leather seats make long rides a joy. Reliable, easy on gas 23mpg overall and a trunk that can hold a boatload of stuff. This car is still going strong at over 200,000 miles. I think I'll keep it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great value.

Cons: They don't make them anymore.

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX RWDReview
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Really Good First Car — Easy to work on and repair. big trunk space for subs :) 0-60 in about 7 seconds. interior is all plastic so everything squeaks so just turn up the music and you cant heard a thing. Great for first car

Pros: V8 Really fun to drive!!!!

Cons: 18 MPG

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX RWDReview
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A Great Car For First Time Drivers Wanting A Little Speed Out Of Their Machine. — It's a solid car. Under the hood, it packs a 4.6L fuel-injected V8 that, when it was made, put out around 205hp and 290tq. Luckily for me, it's not stock. The best estimate is that it's churning out close to 210hp and 300+ tq, thanks to a cold-air intake, true-dual Flowmasters exhaust, and Superchips Performance programming. It cost me about $2300 when I got it, and has since cost me over a grand in performance parts and maintenance. It sucks gas if your foot is in it.

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

Pros: It's a Mustang without the name.

Cons: Very little bottom-end torque.

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX RWDReview
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97 T-bird — Plenty quick, for the late 90s not-so-impressive 2v 4.6 V8 20mpg if you keep your foot out of it 14mpg if you don't Lots of room front and back I think they're totally sweet looking would have liked a stick excellent ride excellent handling stereo sucks (get an aftermarket one) great engine note

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

Pros: Looks, handling, ride, roominess

Cons: really there was nothing I didn't like about this car. I shoulda kept it

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX RWDReview
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The Last Of The Great Thunderbirds — Performance - Same engine as a Mustang GT of the same year but since it is a heavier car and the engine is detuned some it does not accelerate as quickly. Build Quality - Car has the standard suspension rattles of a 130,000 mile car. Appearance - One of Fords sleekest designs that has aged well. Cost of Ownership - 17-19 MPG city/24-26 MPG highway. Relatively low maintenance costs. Fun Factor -I love driving this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The last year of the Thunderbird

Cons: Weight

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX RWDReview
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Ford T-bird 1997 Lx Review — Acceleration is fun, often or not with some wheel spin, atleast not yet any repairs, little squeake in the interior but seats are comfy and ride comfort fantastic, though a 4.6 liter engine should have more bhp but it is enough i suppose.

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

Pros: It has an exhaust modifaction that gets that v8 sounds clear through

Cons: the little space in the backseats

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX RWDReview
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Worth Everything Put In — powerful enough and it has a nice look. its also a little overweight for a sports car. it is semi simple to do work on but being a ford it has issues. it gets about 20+mpg and is very fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: this car is worth more than blue book price

Cons: ford has issues

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Review By Guru9SX5GD

I personally dont like the white hard top on the red car. The monotone exterior is usually the sleekest. Read More

Review By CSNYLAND

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2004 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Review By Tbirdbob2

This car is a classic in every respect. It drives like a dream, has lots of pep with the V8 eng. The only small complaint I have is that the hardtop makes noise, but not so much that the radio doesn... Read More

Review By Kevin

Great ride, love the room in the cabin . Read More

2003 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Review By patmagroin29

Not a good value, no car play of course, Read More

Review By Guru9TYWMW

Just an average car nothing great needs a few things Read More

2002 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Review By Alan

The reviews on life of vehicle based on miles is very good. There are inexpensive trim kits that can be used to change out the bland factory one. Same for the radio. Read More

Review By Guru9SXZKK

car overpriced recent sale of same model with less than 500 miles and new car sales stickers sold for $33000. Read More

1996 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Make This Bird Fly By cwhit1

I love this car I will keep it forever I just wished it was faster however it might be because it's got a hundred forty thousand miles on it. this is a sport luxury car and handles great is God a supe... Read More

Built T-bird Tough By tbirdsport

Loved this car ever since I saw it on the showroom floor. I bought mine used in 2000..only 4 years old with just 35,000k. Just turned over 130,000 and still going strong! Aside from the usual wear & t... Read More

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