1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 2.3 turbo from Germany
With an airbag this would be the ultimate Autobahn car
Four alternators, one even caught fire, until I got a Bosch that has lasted 5 years.
Six power-steering pumps, all under warranty because the dealer did not use ATF in them.
Burnt valve at 160K.
Three fuel pumps.
Great on the German Autobahn. The cruise control stops at 115 MPH. I have run the car at 130-150 MPH for over an hour at a time.
Very, very comfortable. Between adjusting the seat, 8 way power, and the steering column anyone can find the right driving position.
The steering is quick and you have to get used to it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th May, 2001
24th Feb 2004, 14:45
Gee I must have a lot of happy miles to go as I only have 33000 miles on my bird.
29th Mar 2005, 16:13
Sold this car with 325,000 miles, still going strong. Some rust was developing in the left fender.
Sure would have liked to bring it back to the US with me from Germany, but that was just too expensive.