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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,767
5 listings nationwide

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2010 Pontiac Solstice
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
N/A

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'...

2010 Pontiac Solstice
Base
No Expert Reviews

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, ...

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.)

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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.)

2010 Pontiac Solstice
Base
No User Reviews

Specs

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
2010 Pontiac Solstice
Base
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
19 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
24 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 13 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
173 hp @ 5,800 RPM
173 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
286 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
167 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
167 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10.4:1
10.4:1
Displacement
3,900 cc
2,400 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.46 in x 3.85 in
3.46 in x 3.85 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Optional
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 2 seats
Front Legroom 42.7 in 52.7 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.5 cu ft 5.4 cu ft
Exterior
Length 186.3 in 157.2 in
Width 72 in 71.3 in
Height 52.1 in 50.1 in
Wheelbase 107.2 in 95.1 in

Available Options

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
2010 Pontiac Solstice
Base

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