1987 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L V8 from North America
An Annoying Car
This was the most expensive, annoying car I have had the opportunity to operate. It was my mother's car, I drove it until I could buy my own. In the 1.5 years I owned it, the following things went wrong-
The alternator went out 5 times (I blame poor quality replacement parts for this).
The starter went out.
The engine blew valve cover gaskets every three months. No matter what gasket was used or how well the work was done, they continually blew out.
The front end would not hold an alignment, so it destroyed front tires.
The engine would not idle properly due to a faulty Idle Air Control.
The air conditioning leaked Freon and would not hold a charge.
Interior parts continually came loose.
I enjoyed the performance of this car. It handled well and the 5.0 had good acceleration. However, I was very disappointed with the reliability and general quality of this car. It constantly needed repairs and left me stranded several times. This is the car that made me dislike Ford products.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th December, 2002