2005 Ford Thunderbird User Reviews

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    2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview
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    Beautiful Steel-blue Ford Thunderbird — 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 stop and view it. With its classic portholes on each side for rear side views, it would be hard to find anyone of a certain age who doesn’t recognize it. You also don’t see many T-birds running around the streets anymore. According to David Tulowitzky, of the CTCI’s Trail Birds of Southwest Florida chapter, “There might have been other popular collector cars that have popped up in recent years, but I don’t know of any other model that has surpassed the T-bird. Today muscle cars are drawing more and more attention as a whole, but there isn’t one particular model that stands out as much as the T-bird, certainly among casual observers.” This car’s a star!

    Pros: Awesome car. Very nostalgic, drives nice with great options (hard top, soft top, convertible).

    Cons: They don't make them anymore.

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    2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview
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    50 Anniversity, Limited Edition — 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 look is stunning and has a lot of the modern conviences. Hardtop with th portholes is a throughback to the fifties.

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

    Pros: handles and rides like a luxury sports car. Looks retro!

    Cons: Uses premium gas

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    Love This Car! — Would have liked a manual trans option. Passenger power seat not available. Not a good car for a trip due to small trunk and no usable space behind seats. Still, it is a great car to drive for a night out.

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

    Pros: Great looks and handling. Future collectible.

    Cons: Tiny trunk. Could use more HP. Must use premium fuel.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2005 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe ConvertibleReview
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    This Car Loves To Drive! — This car ride wonderfully- Me, BB King, Eric Clapton & the North Georgia Mountains~heavenly! Put the top down this car ads to the scenery. The power and handling is the best. Once you drive/ride in it you will want it.

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

    Pros: This car drives the best at fast. Great handling. A top preformer!

    Cons: People Attractor. Someone always wants to talk about it, which is great unless your in a hurry.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    2005 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe ConvertibleReview
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    A Great Retro-inspired Modern Boulevardier — Love the style, comfort and performance. The T-bird is a "soft" sports car, it is fun to drive, it has great acceleration and is a perfect highway cruiser. Very, very reliable, and cheap to maintain. Ford's quality is for real!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun!

    Cons: Too much attention!

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    2005 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe ConvertibleReview
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    My Dad's Toy. — My dad got this car strictly just to own one. I know alot of people don't like the way it looks but i appreciate it. Ford paid alot of attention to detail when they made this car.

    Pros: Rare, nice exhaust note, fun in the summer

    Cons: Transmission has odd shifting times.

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    Fun Car To Drive. — I've had the car less that one year , love it. but been haveing a transmission leak. dealer can't seem to fix it. (UPDATE) The trans was rebuilt and stilled leaked many trips to the shop all taken care of by Ford, and a new factory trans was installed with a factory rep present at install. He found the shop was adding to much trans oil and that's what the problem was all a long. However it was not the fault of the dealer shop, it was the Ford spec calling for one (1) Quart more oil than was needed.

    Owner for 0 years, 11 months

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

    Miles Driven per Year:4,000

    Pros: The T-Bird  has 41,000 miles as of June 2012 and going strong same brake lining, new tires at 25,000 ,the factory tires had good tread BUT would not stick.

    Cons: At this point am very happy with the car.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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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