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1997 Ford Thunderbird LXReview
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Good For Driving Around And Having A Good Time — good accel, good breaking, handled pretty well. The Engine was clogged when i got it, it ran like a V6 instead of a V8. green body, leather interior. expensive on gas and a few problems with maintenance but it wasn't too bad. This car was fun as hell to drive.

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

Pros: funsies

Cons: gas money

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LXReview
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T-bird....(thunderchicken) — good car for 350 bucks. runs good with the 4.6l v8 engine option. sets you back in your seat even with 2.73 gears in the rear end. gotta give it credit i guess for having 139,000 miles on the modular v8. it should have quite a bit left in it. ...well maybe. i need to go a little easier on it if i want it to last. my ram air hood is my favorite part of this car. it gives it the agressive looks..so much for a sleeper grandma looking car

Pros: good looks from the outside. runs very good for a 4500# car. for $350

Cons: air bags deployed due to deer damage but all is repaired  but the airbags

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LXReview
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Thunderbird Sport — The 1997 Ford Thunderbird is awesome, great power, great equipment, nothing but greatness. I will drive this car tilll the wheels fall off.If you can find one with the sport package get it, nothing better for the money. Moonroof, Leather, HP, TORQUE!!! Heavy Duty Automatic, Dual Exhaust FLOW MASTERS!!!!!!!!!!! AND MORE STUFF TO COME

Pros: Power, Compfort, Options

Cons: none

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LXReview
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Say What?! — I bought it for a little under $6,000 with it having no more than 87k miles. Which I think that it was an amazing deal. I have had no problems with it. The Thunderbird has been on of the best cars I have drove/owned. It's performance is outstanding. The brakes and acceleration are a little touchy but I'd rather them be a little touchy then be hard as hell to push. On average I can get a good 25 mpg. I'm not going to lie I have raced a dozen and a half times and I've only lost to handle full. Those that have beat me were customized though so they had an advantage.

Pros: It is the best one around

Cons: It has a small back seat. haha jk

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Great First Car — First Car I ever had, Didn't really know much about them at the time. Now I can say this is a Solidly built car with little to no maintenance...at least with this one. V8 is a mustang killer :) Very fun car to drive. Great first car. Plan on buying another black one someday, love this vehicle, only had to replace the tires in the 2.5 years i had it....sadly I crashed it may it rust in peace... Wonderful car!

Pros: Good performannce, 2 door

Cons: not a whole lot...maybe not as aesthetically pleasing on the outside as other cars

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1997 Ford Thunderbird Lx Sport V8....my First Car —

This car means alot to me and i plan on restoring it one day. I have rode in this car since i was 10 years old and i never thought i would actually own it one day!! It was my aunts car and she passed away from cancer in 2005. I was 14 and 2 years away from my license!! I remember being so excited that i might actually get to drive it!! My dad used it as a commuter car for those 2 years and put just over 25,000 miles on it.(when he got it it had about 75,000 miles) So after i got my license it was mine and i have been loving those Mustang V8 ponies ever since. The car isnt perfect with a big rust spot on the wheel well and the rocker panels are rusting as well. There are multiple dents and scratches. (NONE CAUSED BY ME) Both bumpers (front and back) arent in good shape. One of the cruise switches is broken off but it still works!! Overall the car has been reliable besides an ignition problem, roll bar problem (CAUSED BY ME DOING PWERSLIDES IN MY MIDDLE SCHOOL PARKING LOT...LOL) and a possible valve problem. This is a car i will hang on to forever and someday restore it to what it once was but for now nothing is planned. It is fast thanks to the Mustang V8 and coners well thanks to the Sport Tuned Suspension but its less than appealing from the outside, in the condition it is now!!! FUN CAR TO DRIVE AND PAMPERS YOU LIKE A BABY!!! DID I MENTION ITS REAR WEEL DRIVE....HAHAHAHA GREAT CAR!!

Pros: Mustang 4.6L V8, Sport Suspension Package, Leather, Roomy for a 2 Door

Cons: Gas, Ignition problems, Not so great condition i.e. rust,dents,scratches!!

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LXReview
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Great Value, Great Performance, Excellent Ride — Purchased this car new when I was 19. It was (in my opinion) one of the best values for the dollar. Plenty of horsepower and torque. It had four wheel independant suspension with four wheel disk brakes. Cornered wonderfully. Drove the car over 100k miles prior to selling it. I regret that decision every day. The only thing that I wish it came with, was a manual transmission 18mpg city 25 highway

Pros: Solid ride, no problems, rear wheel drive

Cons: Heavy, so it went through brakes and tires quickly

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LXReview
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Great Car — love it, good low end torque, it is the 3.8L so the performance isnt as good as the v8 but it will still out run your civic. does best to take it at a 30mph roll, not great from a stop. solid suspension. i wanna SC it.

Pros: Ford, suspension, racing from a roll, great looks, reliable.

Cons: heavy, not great from a stop.

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LXReview
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1997 V8 4.6 Sport — 80,000 Km, 205 hp, Sport suspension, ABS brakes Mods: New aluminum intake manifold Platinum + 4 Bosch plugs Chrome exhaust tips JVC 200 watts sound system with MP3 and USB socket Fog lights

Pros: Performance, handling, confort, get out my way engine roar, rear wheel drive push, enormous torque (280 lb.ft)

Cons: Exterior fit & fish could have been better, gas guzzler

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Loved This Car — Lost this car in the divorce, but it was alright because the F150 was better in the show than this was. Monster power with it's V8 and I would have loved to put a wrench to the engine and made it a beast. Maybe I will find another and do just that.

Pros: V8 and powerful

Cons: Problems with the Fresh air thermostat caused the car to idle high.

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2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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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

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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