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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$15,892
13 listings nationwide

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2009 Mercury Sable
Premier Sedan AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,535

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition

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'...

2009 Mercury Sable
Premier Sedan AWD

Ideal for families, the 2009 Sable won't win any drag races, attract a...

The Good: Plenty of room for family and friends, the security of a worry-free sa...

The Bad: Bland styling keeps the '09 Sable incognito on the road, while a noisy...

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

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
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2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview:

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

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2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview:

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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2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview:

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.)

2009 Mercury Sable
Premier Sedan AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
2009 Mercury Sable
Premier Sedan AWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 20.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
263 hp @ 6,250 RPM
Torque
286 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
249 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10.3:1
Displacement
3,900 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.6 in x 3.4 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Driver -- 5 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard 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 41.3 in
Back Legroom -- 41.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.5 cu ft 21.2 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 186.3 in 202.1 in
Width 72 in 82.9 in
Height 52.1 in 61.5 in
Wheelbase 107.2 in 112.9 in

Available Options

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
2009 Mercury Sable
Premier Sedan AWD

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