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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic

Summary:

Nice looking, fun to drive, bad electrical system

Faults:

The electrical system is faulty. My light switch will no longer work, and it rapidly overheats, and starts smoking when I turn it on. I think there's a recall on it, but I don't know what to do.

General Comments:

It is a nice looking car with smooth curves, but it has problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd January, 2006

30th Jan 2006, 01:07

Hi, I had the same problem with my 93 t-bird. Now if depending how long you have own your car there was a safety recall back on 99 and is under recall # 99S30 which the dealer should take care of.

Recently I had the same burned odor and headlights turn off by them selves and eventually not turning on at all. The problem is with your turn signal handle or multi switch as I believed is called, if you replace that it should take care of your problem, you might have to install a new connector if the original got burned.

1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

This car is the best used car I have purchased so far off the internet

Faults:

My water pump went out at 66000.The CV shaft on right side is bad. The electrical wiring was yanked so the lights on the door lock would stop staying on and the cab lights as well.

General Comments:

The car is OK for a used vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2005

1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L HO V8 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.0L HO V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired127000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles

Summary:

Great reliable car for a teenager, cheap to maintain!

Faults:

Oil pan leaked, was alittle rusted..happens..

TV Cable acted weird for a few months, turned out it was sticky and works fine now and has ever since..

Had misfiring for a bit because of bad gasoline.

General Comments:

This is a great first car for a teenager to own. It's a heavy car, safe, and reliable. Its pretty darn good on gas mileage too even though it's a V8. Has great power as well. I've loved this car ever since I got it, nothing like going for a cruise on a sunny day in the country with the sunroof open. Its also a good car for doing parents' chores they want you to do, the trunk size is great so its capable of fitting a lot of stuff in it. It's also a good car in winter, due to its heavy weight it stays on the road. It's also a very comfortable car, has a very comfortable back seat and in the front you get plenty of leg room and head room as well. On the highway the car is so smooth and stable as well, good overall handling.

Overall it's a great car. I'm keepin this baby as long as I can.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2005

1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

Beautiful

Faults:

Transmission 100 000km.

Head gasket at 112000 km.

Body work (rockers and faded paint areas) at 140 000 km.

Minor things like brakes, ball joints, stabilizer arm.

General Comments:

I loved my car... I just wrote it off last week in a car accident... But it was my black beauty... it makes me sad to know its going to be parts for someone, but I just bought a newer 1996 LX model... I can't part ways with the t birds.. its roomy, comfortable and in addition to that on the high way it gives good gas mileage...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2005

1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Most recent distance132452 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

An alright car with many problems

Faults:

My head gaskets blew at 105,000 miles. Two months after ownership!

The left side of the front end of the car has basically fallen off.

The seats have started to wear.

The headlights do not always work.

The power steering makes noises.

The passenger side window does not roll down.

The drivers side speaker cover has fallen off, and the back seat speaker cover is falling off.

General Comments:

The car handles very well at high speeds.

The car isn't expensive.

The car is fast, but if you push the pedal too hard, the gaskets will blow. This car is known for faulty head gaskets. The Thunder-bird is a great car, but there are too many "little" problems that occur all the time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2004

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 60 reviews