1995 Ford Thunderbird Reviews - Page 11 of 18

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 Liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.6 Liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance114000 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

Very good buy for the money!

Faults:

Through the 40,000 miles I have owned my Thunderbird I can honestly say that it has only slightly let me down once.

On the way to Chicago one day I felt a bad vibration through the entire car. This came from simply needing a tune-up. Even then it was still driveable!

The carpeting is a pain to keep clean, but all in all these cars are built tough!

General Comments:

Add-ons and modifications are a snap to install in most cases to the 4.6 liter V-8. I have installed a K&N mass air filter and Flowmaster exhaust recently. I can only say it makes my Thunderbird smooth!

The exhaust assembly is crazy! How many converters can you cram on one assembly! I have just recently installed dumps from my manifolds. The 4.6 liter V-8 produces the most incredible, manly sound I have ever heard.

Almost any modifications you can make to a 1995 Mustang can be made to your Thunderbird! I am installing a Vortech S-trim supercharging unit this fall. That's a sweet ride!

I know she'll be sliding over 200,000 with the proper maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2002

1st Sep 2003, 19:21

Hey hows it is going? I have a Thunderbird too. My car vibrates when I'm on the highway, I'm not sure why and when I brake it shakes a little. My T-bird is already at 172,000 miles and still running great. The only major thing was tranny and that was maybe 5,000 miles ago. I hope to add a turbo charger and exhuast after I rebuild the engine. id like it to sound a lot louder like a mustang and the turbo charger is to get its time up quick then make smaller adjustments and mods.

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L OHC V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.6L OHC V8 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 acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance100300 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Super fly ride

Faults:

There aren't many things that have gone wrong, it just normal wear and tear from the car. But there are some things that really annoy me when I am driving.

1. Had to replace the whole front suspension (control arms, struts, etc.). All were going bad.

2. Transmission is the main problem. I went to get the fluid change and found out there was a faulty gasket that needed replacing ($$$). The transmission is slow to downshift when you want it to move. You have to push the gas pedal half way for it to react. And when you want it to upshift, it holds on to that gear.

3. Why did Ford put a governor on this car??? (Pretty much tops out at 105 MPH)

4. Who the hell designed the cup holders??? They are located in the center glove compartment and can't hold anything bigger than a Coke can.

General Comments:

Despite a few annoyances from the car, the Thunderbird is one of my favorite cars I have driven because:

1. Performance: The V8 has some power, but could use more torque down low. I'm 17 years old and I love to race this car. Once the tachometer reaches 3 grand, I'm off like a rocket. Many cars will get me at the jump, but I'll get them at the quarter mile. I love doing smoky burnouts. The power from the engine is smooth throughout the rev range. Hills, don't feel them. Mountains, feel like hills to me.

2. Comfort: This car is down-right comfortable. The seats are very supportive, and the rear seats are roomy. Even my dad once said out of the blue "God I like this car. It's big." Love the automatic climate control, just leave it on 77 and go. Oh, and did I mention that the car is very quiet.

3. Pricing: 6 grand out the door, tax, title, everything. Couldn't pass that up.

4. Reliability: Yes, I will admit I replaced a few things, but hey, that's just normal wear and tear.

5. Overall: A sweet ride...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2002

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 65 reviews