1991 Ford Thunderbird Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1991 Ford Thunderbird LX V8 5.0L H.O from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V8 5.0L H.O Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Nice looking goes fast

Faults:

Rusted oil pan

Lower control arm (both sides)

Front sway bar links (both sides)

Rear sway bar links (both sides)

Front struts

Rear shocks

Various cluster lights, heater display too.

General Comments:

This is a very comfortable car. I live about 30K from where I work and I feel safe driving it. It has more than enough power for passing and handles well for a car this size. I get about 400-450 kilometers a tank of regular, for the size of the tank and the size of the engine that is pretty good. The car is fully loaded, minus sunroof. Key-less entry, leather, JBL stereo, cold A/C (never touched still R-12) Overall nice car, a bit expensive for parts, but money well spent for a fun fast car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2004

1991 Ford Thunderbird SC 3.8 Supercharged from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 Supercharged Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired113000 miles
Most recent distance113500 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

A muscle-luxury-sporty-catchy-affordable machine

Faults:

Nothing has really gone wrong with the car. The trans, clutch, and shifter were all replaced at about 100,000 miles by previous owner. Has been a pretty reliable car to me thus far. The seats are starting to show some wear. The electronic climate controls pop out an error every now and then, but the system still works.

General Comments:

An absolutely magnificant piece of machinery. Hauls like no tomorrow, gets off the line about as fast as you need it to... or want. My friend has a 96 Camaro R/S, 3.8 V6. His car has nothing on mine. Plenty of power, though it mauls the gas tank. The car pretty much sticks to the road. Even in snow, if you know how to handle rear wheel drive, you won't find yourself in a ditch.

Features: You name it, the car probably has it. CD, air conditioning, leather, automatic this and that. It all still works.

An outstanding car, has all the power, the luxury, and it has the looks to show off with. Dual exhaust, nice rims, and fog lamps set it apart from the run-of-the-mill t-bird.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2004

1991 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance151000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

A serious waste of $ and space on earth

Faults:

Driver side door literally "fell off".

Rack and pinion went bad.

Both sway bars needed replacement.

Both the front struts had to be replaced.

Gas tank cap locked on even though it's a "non-lock cap".

A 1ft sq area of floor between driver's seat and the pedals fell out.

Rear defrost only defrost half of the back window.

The air conditioning hose busted when I bought it.

Both of the front upper ball joints.

Timing belt.

Idler module (expensive!)

General Comments:

Overall this has to be the worst investment I've ever made.

Let it be known that the only reason I bought this car was because of the 5.0 engine which showed how little Ford knows about a little word called torque.

Immediately after starting it shakes and dies out every now and then.

This car only got me 50 miles to a tank, not gallon tank!

The steering on this car is a joke.

Any gas guzzling SUV would beat this car at gas mileage and overall weight of the car.

The only OK thing about this car is the massive amount of cabin room.

I've only had Pontiac's before that have had well over 200k miles on them and have had half the problems this car gave me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th November, 2002

30th Jan 2004, 21:26

Looks like you didn't shop very well. take a mechanic with you next time and you will save a lot of hassle.

12th Feb 2004, 09:37

It appears to me that this car was not taken care of. I owned mine for 10 years and never had a major concern. Trust me the only reason I sold it was I was moving to the USA from Canada. Would have had a problem with everything being in Kilometers rather then the mileage. Have to say the biggest mistake I made was selling the car...

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 15 reviews