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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$19,758
14 listings nationwide

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2020 Lincoln Continental
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,305
1 vehicle

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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'...

2020 Lincoln Continental
AWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

For 2019, the Continental got new standard safety features and a Coach Door limited edition. Competitors include the Cadillac XTS and CT6, Audi A7, BMW 6 Series, and Genesis G90. Linco...

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

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, ...

185
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.)

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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.)

2020 Lincoln Continental
AWD
BobGibsonSouthernHills writes:
The car pictured has the suicide door which I do not want.
Power Ranked 2020 Lincoln Continental AWD worse.
"This only car Im interested inn is the 2020 Lincoln Continental Reserve AWD."
BobGibsonSouthernHills writes:
Power Ranked 2020 Lincoln Continental AWD worse.
"This only car Im interested inn is the 2020 Lincoln Continental Reserve AWD."

Specs

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
2020 Lincoln Continental
AWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
305 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
286 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10.5:1
Displacement
3,900 cc
3,700 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.75 in x 3.41 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.7 in 44.4 in
Back Legroom -- 41.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.5 cu ft 16.7 cu ft
Exterior
Length 186.3 in 201.4 in
Width 72 in 82.3 in
Height 52.1 in 58.5 in
Wheelbase 107.2 in 117.9 in

Available Options

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
2020 Lincoln Continental
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blue Diamond
  • Burgundy Velvet
  • Ceramic Pearl
  • Iced Mocha
  • Infinite Black
  • Magnetic Gray
  • Pristine White
  • Red Carpet
  • Silver Radiance

Option Packages

  • Convenience Package
  • Elements Package
  • Premium Package
  • Twin Panel Moonroof W/Power Shade
  • Wheels: 20" Polished Aluminum

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