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1997 Ford Probe
GT
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,255
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,025
10 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1997 Ford Probe
GT
No Expert Reviews
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD

The 2005 Ford Thunderbird continued the two-seater tradition with its typical sharp-yet retro-convertible. Considered a luxury vehicle, prices for a new T-Bird started in the high 30'...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1997 Ford Probe
GT
65
Kenneth 1997 Ford Probe GTReview:

Could Do With Soft Top — fast on exceleration very quick easy to handle stops on a tanner no repairs has very nice looks an n...

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

25
Gilson 1997 Ford Probe GTReview:

Id Get It Again — i loved this vehicle however this vehicle brought with it a lot of problems that ended up into proba...

175
Tony 1997 Ford Probe GTReview:

Not A Bad Car, Throw In Some Upgrades And It's An Easy Sleeper!! — This car is very under rated! I was very pleased with the performance aspect, handles like a dream. ...

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

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
195
MaricelaHoward 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

Beautiful Steel-blue Ford Thunderbird — As posted on Hagerty, unforgettable is simply not a big enough word to describe Ford’s Thunderbird, ...

175
heinem1 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

50 Anniversity, Limited Edition — Drive and rides very nice. Wife's car and she loves the Cashmere color and looks. White cashmere le...

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

145
budhennessy 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

Love This Car! — Would have liked a manual trans option. Passenger power seat not available. Not a good car for a tri...

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

Specs

1997 Ford Probe
GT
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
--
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
--
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
164 hp @ 5,600 RPM
164 hp @ 5,600 RPM
280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
160 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
160 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
286 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
3,900 cc
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 42.7 in
Back Legroom 28.5 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.8 cu ft 8.5 cu ft
Exterior
Length 179.5 in 186.3 in
Width 69.8 in 72 in
Height 51.6 in 52.1 in
Wheelbase 102.8 in 107.2 in

Available Options

1997 Ford Probe
GT
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD

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