1995 Ford Thunderbird Reviews - Page 2 of 18

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles

Summary:

The best car ever made

Faults:

Heater Core at 125,000- $1,000 dollars to fix.

Valve covers at 140,000- $300 dollars.

Left rear Hub bearing at 150,000- $300 dollars to fix.

Ignition Switch at 175,000- $200 dollars.

Shocks/ Sturts at 200,000- $500 dollars.

About four power window switchs over the years- $20 per switch.

Stater at 209,000- $300 dollars

About three Batteries over the years. Most recent was when I had the starter replaced last year in early 2006.

Heater core is showing signs for replacement at its current Mileage of 220,110.

General Comments:

My mom gave me this car my senior year of high school in 2002. It had about 75,000 miles at the time. The only thing that she had to fix was the tranmission right before she gave it to me, which was covered by warranty, and its still driving with that transmission now. The car has been very good to me over the last five years with out any major issues other than what I mentioned at the top which was not a huge deal. As you can see I have driven lots of miles since I had it. I am 22 years old now and it drives and feels very good like it always has. I do maintain it well with oil changes every 3000 miles or less, and all the other nessessary things that should be done. The silver Paint job is still good as well as the leather interior. The V8 engine is very powerful and still sounds great. This is the best car ever and I will never get rid of it. I also have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid ES that I got in 2004 with about 105,000 miles and although it is a great car, it had more problems then the T- bird ever had over the years. I truly love my T-Bird and is the best car to have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2007

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX V8 4.6L V8 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carFord Galaxie

Summary:

Most comfortable car ever!

Faults:

Electric cooling fan went out at 85,000 miles.

Transmission torque converter begins to shudder every once in awhile. The fix is to have it flushed and add an anti shudder lubricant.

General Comments:

This car is the most comfortable car I have ever owned. The seats are better than any luxury car I have been in. I have yet to see any new car beat the comfort level of the T-bird. Everything is in reach of the driver and the dash board curves around you to make you feel snug.

Aside from normal wear and tear the car has been excellent in reliability with the only annoying problem being the torque converter. It occasionally starts to shudder at about 40 mph. You can fix the symptom by having it completely flushed out and add an anti-shudder additive to it. I have done this about 3 times now and it is still running great at 180K with the original drive train.

If I could, I would keep this car forever!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2007

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 Liter V8 SFI from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.6 Liter V8 SFI Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

Good car for the price you can now get one.

Faults:

The only mandatory repair was the electric radiator fan.

I've replaced the spark plugs, idler pulley, serpentine belt, and IAC valve for better efficiency and as preventative maintenance. The schrader valve in the a.c. was replaced and now the air conditioning is very cold. And, as to be expected, the electric windows quit working. (Same thing happened in my previous Crown Vic.)

General Comments:

Very strong reliable motor, and not too bad with gas for the power you get. The ride is comfortable and handling is adequately responsive. Do plan on holding any cup in your hand as the cup holder is useless unless you don't really need an arm rest and your elbow can bend backwards.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2007

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.6 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired23 miles
Most recent distance174231 miles

Summary:

I think the car's a pretty fast sleeper that lasts long!

Faults:

One of the one bad things I remember that happened to my car was that the heater stopped working; I can't remember the mileage when it did though.

Other things that have gone wrong was the whole front suspension, tie rods, ball joints, etc... But a mechanic told that they were weakened and totally worn (something like that) when I had hit a deer. The suspension work came at 171,xxx miles.

The car is a little bit on the heavy side 4,500 pounds.

General Comments:

My 95 Thunderbird V-8 to me is the best car I've had; to me it's a sleeper. People don't think that it's as quick as it actually is. I race people quite often, and it seems like they always beat me off the line, but at about 30 mph the car takes off like a rocket. I used my cell phone's stopwatch, and got 0-80 in about 13 seconds. Give or take a little bit.

The front seats are cloth and have lasted well. The trunk in my opinion is pretty large. But the cup holders aren't in the right place, they're IN the center console, so any papers in there get wet if the drink sweats down on it.

I don't like the rims on it; I think they are pretty small 15x6.5 in. To me it's hard to find performance tires for it. I think the tires on it spin a little too easy sometimes. I've had to do no engine work on it, and the paint has lasted well.

The dual exhaust is a little weak on it (no deep rumble sound).

The stock speakers in it aren't bad; just get a new head-unit (installs easy).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2007

11th Jan 2009, 19:49

Actually, the thunderbird weighs around 3500 lbs.

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