1986 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L V6 from North America
A medium performance lemon that made good lemonade
The water pump went bad at 103,000 Kilometers.
The serpentine belt went at 103,000 Kilometers.
The power steering pump wentat 103,000 Kilometers.
The oil pump went at 107,000 Kilometers.
The engine required rebuilding at 107,000 Kilometers.
It has rusted in numerous areas, especially the wheel wells and quarter panels.
The alternator went at 106,000 Kilometers.
The thermostat went at 107,000 Kilometers.
The engine hesitates sometimes, although I am not sure why.
The car is reasonably good on gas.
The engine responds quite well, with good acceleration and a hearty throb.
The car is the funnest thing on four wheels in the winter!
The interior is slightly cramped, but in excellent condition.
It has power everything except locks.
It has required numerous hours and dollars to repair, but now is a very reliable car, the last problems being nearly 7,000 Kilometers or 5 months ago.
The rear-wheel drive gives the car very quick handling, especially at speed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th July, 2004