1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 from North America
I would love it more if Ford didn't make it
Transmission went three times. Twice under warranty. The last was my $$$.
I can't even count how many O2 sensors I had to buy.
The eternal check engine light has now been covered with tape so I don't have to see it anymore. No dealership has been able to tell me why it's on.
Power seat motors are weak.
Overall, I love my T-bird. It has power, it's comfortable, it handles great and the ride is smooth. I just wish that FORD didn't make it. The experience I have had with Ford is horrible to say the least. The reocurring problem with the transmission has been a real hassle.
It now has 140k miles on it and still gets me around in style. And yup, the check engine light has been on for 75k miles. It's a mystery!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th January, 2001
19th Jan 2001, 16:12
Hey man, I'm getting a 93 Tbird, I think it's a V8, not sure yet, but I did a lot of research on it, and I heard that the main problems, as I'm sure you know, are the starter cables (might be why the lights are on), brakes, and tranny. Some salesman, who owned one said that once he got the parts replaced by third party parts (good ones of course), they never re-occurred.
Hopefully my Tbird will get me around, the story is, it's my late uncles and he didn't get to drive it much, so it has like 10,000 miles, and they just took it to the shop and fixed it all up, so hopefully they replaced all those scary recalls I've been hearing about.
Now the tranny I think was still fine, but rest assured that once that goes I'll be getting a third party one. Hopefully that won't even happen, mainly becuase I don't have the money to fix it up.