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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired84000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles

Summary:

Great car if you take care of it

Faults:

The fuel tank and fuel injector needed to be replaced.

The ball joints are horrible and need replaced.

The interior lights don't work and they never have since I've owned the car.

Headlights are foggy and leak water badly. I have replaced the passenger light bulb 4 times in the past year.

The air bag light blinks nonstop, and the check engine light has been coming on and off for the past year. Is there anything wrong... who knows.

General Comments:

This car is very nice, its like driving a couch on wheels. It doesn't have great acceleration power off the line, but once you get going it really does fly. The car contours to the driver, so if you ever sit in the passenger seat you have to lean over to adjust anything. The cupholders are in the arm rest which is the worst place in the whole world. Other than that the car runs pretty well, the valves tap, but the car is 11 years old. If you take care of it, it will take care of you. And ps if you drive in a snowy area, some 60 pound sand bags in the trunk will do you very well.

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

Review Date: 1st February, 2005

1994 Ford Thunderbird LX from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 kilometres
Most recent distance213000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler plymoth

Summary:

Best buy I've ever made - love it!!

Faults:

The only complaint I have is with the wiring harness, as there have been a couple of "hot spots" that could have become fires. The excess 400 feet of wiring from when it was an unmarked police car is likely the problem there. Being 10 years old now, she's also developed a lot of squeaks and rattles and bangs, which is a little bit embarrassing now.

General Comments:

Overall, this is one wonderful car.

I wish Ford still made the family size, 5 passenger coupe instead of their new useless 2-seater.

Over 210,000 Km and still running well with very few, low-cost repairs.

I love my T-Bird baby!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2004

1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carChrysler LeBaron

Summary:

Looks, and feels good, but a pricey Fix

Faults:

Cracked Water pump.

Engine shook, told me I needed platinum spark plugs. Feeding me BS? Shaking stopped, but resumed 6 months later.

Cracked serpentine belt.

Had to replace brake pads and rotors.

Starter died at 110,000 miles.

Battery died at 108,000.

Replaced one turn signal.

Had to get new tires within first 9 months of ownership.

All this within the first 12 months of owner ship from 2003.

General Comments:

Have driven it almost every week from San Diego County to LA county, drove it twice to Las Vegas and then I drove it cross country from California to Florida (2,500 miles).Didn`t break down.

300 miles to a full tank.

Engine still shakes.

Water cooler still loses water.

Still have an over heating problem.

Accelerator sticking.

Has problems starting on certain days.

Very comfortable.

Plenty of room.

Looks good.

A/C doesn`t work well.

Paint still good as new.

Been hit three times on the rear left bumper and only a indention. Built like a tank.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2004

1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance211000 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

A nice-looking, comfortable and highly reliable car

Faults:

The head gasket blew in 2001, but it was my fault.

The radiator was replaced in 2001.

General Comments:

I should have replaced the radiator in late 2000. I let it go and kept putting water in it (procrastinator). One night the smoke came and then the temperature hand went straight to red hot. I shut the car off and pulled off the road immediately, but it was too late. I really don't think that this would have ever happened if I had fixed my radiator when I should have. After fixing my radiator, I had no more problems with this car. I love the layout of the dash and interior and I have thoroughly enjoyed it this car. I am sad to be letting it go. I'd really like to keep it and see just how many miles it will go... maybe I will. I'm about to buy a smaller 4-door car because I have such a long commute to work and I have a baby now. My man also thinks that my beloved Thunderbird might fail me soon. I honestly don't agree.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2004

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 54 reviews