A reliable rocket ship
Just normal general maintenance stuff.
Doing oil changes is a total pain. It's very hard getting at the oil filter, removing it and installing a new one. I am use to unobstructed oil filters that just drop down. Not this one. You have to work with it a bit due to many obstructions.
I love the car's handling and performance. Very fun to drive.
Gas mileage is great, given that it's a V8 and I drive very assertively.
Has 4 wheel independent suspension and 4 wheel discs.
The 4.6 liter V8 is very powerful and reliable with proper maintenance. I am at 207,853 and the engine runs like new. Purrs like just like a new one.
Factory A/C is still freezing cold here in the desert. Cruises 80 mph at 2100 rpm. Nice ;)
A Thunderbird in great shape with low miles and with the V8 will run about $3,000. If you can find one, buy it. Maintain it, and you won't be sorry!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd January, 2011