1997 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

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    1997 Ford Thunderbird LXReview

    Sweet — Great car for the money... all the options, rear wheel drive = fun. V8 for all the power possibilities.

    Pros: nice ride, good power, looks mean

    Cons: heavy

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    1997 Ford Thunderbird LXReview

    Great Car, Lots Of Power, Good Handling When The Supsension Is Right. — COmfortable ride and has good power for passing on the highway. Guzzles gas, but it's a V8, what do you expect?

    Owner for 6 years, 2 months

    Miles Driven per Year:5,000

    Cons: not much leg room in the back seat.

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    1997 Ford Thunderbird LXReview

    Recently-damged 97 Tbird Lx Will Be Restored !! — Aw, c'min. A 97 Ford TBord LX (Royal Metalic Blue) is in a class by itself. Maybe no the best car on the market that year, but pretty near. The styling is the thing -- inside and out. Inside, I love that curved dash panel on the passenger side. It is a six cyl, of course, and that;s a lot of hustle or the styling. I also have tinted windows which gives it more class. I recently has an accident with my TBird and the right rear quarter panel was basked in. That, and the need for a new hood would cost me over $8,000 bucks because the car was deemed

    Owner for 7 years, 5 months

    Miles Driven per Year:13,630

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    1997 Ford Thunderbird LXReview
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    Impressive — 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 mentioned before it is fun to drive, comfortable, and gets excellent fuel economy all things considered. I do all of my own "routine" maintenance, and do it with basic hand tools and several specialized tools I have either built or purchased. Costs for most parts such as spark plugs, belt, idler pulleys, starter, alternator, radiator, filters, plug wires, are all within reason.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Reliable, fun to drive automobile. Four wheel independent suspension rear wheel drive. Disc brakes front and rear. Excellent fuel economy. Quiet and comfortable to drive. Low cost to maintain. Routine maintenance easy to do. Well built.

    Cons: Hard to get some of the parts you might want from Ford - it is 18 years old, and they have dropped some parts you might be looking for. But I am confident that I will be able to locate most everything I need through the internet.

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    1997 Ford Thunderbird LX Review
    vs1997 BMW 3 Series
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    Power Ranked 1997 BMW 3 Series worse.
    Value Ranked 1997 BMW 3 Series worse.

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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

    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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