1987 Ford Thunderbird Reviews - Page 11 of 13

1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 2.3L from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.3L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired143000 miles
Most recent distance203105 miles

Summary:

I would buy them all if I could!

Faults:

Heater core.

ABS actuation assembly.

Clutch.

Two fuel injectors.

Instrument panel printed circuit.

New head lights.

Ignition parts.

Fog lights.

Windshield.

Alternator and header panel.

On my other one I need a fuel pump.

General Comments:

I have two "pretty cars" and love them both. My first one has had some problems because its first owner did not care for it! He should be shot for not taking better care of this beautiful car. It has over 203,000 miles on it and runs like a dream! My car and I are going to retire together.

My other car I got out of Mississippi. I originally got it for parts but then found it needed a $60 fuel pump and thought otherwise. I plan to keep it as well.

The biggest complaint is that Ford has either no parts or outlandish prices. Everytime I say Turbo Coupe I hear $$$ in their mind. I need resources other than Ford and in North Alabama there are none.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2000

24th Feb 2004, 14:57

You are right. My break lines rusted out and Ford dealers would not touch replacing the line because they don't make parts for 78 birds anymore. It cost me $711.00 to get one made at a private shop. While they were replacing my break line some how or the other they ruined up my ride control and I can only use firm ride. I did not price fixing my ride control because the price would be prohibitive.

1987 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carMalaguti Commuter I (moped)

Summary:

You would be surprised what glass packs and an Edelbrock air intake system can do

Faults:

Oil leak, transmission leak (both were seals).

Unusual rear-quarter panel rust.

Horn doesn't work and that crappy headliner keeps falling off.

General Comments:

I think it is the best looking T-bird ever made. It has an Edelbrock air-intake system, a custom paint job, a set of American Racing rims with ZR rated tires, dual power leather seats, glass packs(they sound good) and a lot of torque (250 lb/ft).

The car has a nice soft ride, even with the sports suspension. I hope I never have to part with this car.

I LOVE IT. For more info email me at Pintoxi5@hotmail.com

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2000

1987 Ford Thunderbird LX Sport Coupe 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance111000 miles

Summary:

A very dependable car

Faults:

Recently had a transmission problem that required replacing the seals, but otherwise no major problems.

General Comments:

Great car. Acquired from my parents who had no problems with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2000

1987 Ford Thunderbird 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired164213 miles
Most recent distance192255 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

A great deal for a great car

Faults:

The power steering hose busted.

The radiator hose busted.

General Comments:

I love this car. I wouldn't sell it for anything. I just love the circular tail lights. I wish the speedometer would go above 85mph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2000

1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 2.3L from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.3L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang GT

Summary:

It's hard to find a replacement car today that performs as well!

Faults:

4 altenators at 108,000 miles, later the dealer realized a tech note to replace the pig tail connector.

118,000 miles a bad valve in # 2 cylinder (my wife calls this an excuse for the engine mods!!)

Mostly general maintenance - tires, brakes, warrenty covered cat, pipes, EGR on recall at 80,000 miles.

Current issues at 138,000 - ride control lost its brains, ABS light on, possible controller unit problem.

General Comments:

Best car I have ever owned, curb appeal can blow away most cars if driven right (remember this is a high revving car)!

Great for long trips, leather seats are the best in class.

Can run circles around most new cars today!

MUST MUST MUST change the oil every 3,000, this will save the seals and prevent heat from killing your turbo, mine is proof of this and works like the day I took delivery.

A few performance mods make this car a solid performer. K/N filter intake and big pipes are a must to let it breath. This car is still a daily driver, has made it to the track and turns high 14's.

Also a couple rallies under the belt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2000

25th May 2001, 11:05

Its about time someone gave credit to the quickest birds of their time. thanks.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 48 reviews