1995 Ford Thunderbird Reviews - Page 3 of 18

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired16900 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Very nice car. Will keep until the wheels fall off

Faults:

Paint faded on roof, hood, trunk, and some of the sides near top.

Speedometer, odometer, and tachometer were repaired.

Heater blower control switch replaced.

Sway bar link bushings (front and rear) replaced.

General Comments:

Bought car from older couple who did not drive it much, "too much power" they said. Car was in showroom condition. Had only 16900 miles on it.

Have had minor trouble with it, only what was listed in things gone wrong with car, was due to the car not being drove enough before we got it.

Car is really fast with excellent pick up from dead stop. Handles like a dream. Only wish it had more cup holders. Had car repainted last summer now it looks like a showroom car.

V-8 is a little hard on the gas, but most are when you can't keep your foot out of it!!

Love this car!!

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

Review Date: 18th April, 2007

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance185000 miles

Summary:

One of the best cars ever made

Faults:

Transmission replaced at 65,000 (covered by warranty)

Valve covers replaced at 122,000 Cost was $400.

Heater Core replaced at 130,000. Cost was $900.

Rear hub bearing replaced at 148,500 cost$230.

O2 sensors replaced at 172,000 Cost $200.

Currently needs new catalytic converter and air bag module.

Cost for converter $600. Price for air bag module $600.

General Comments:

I am 21 years old and I got the T-Bird from my parents my junior year of high school in 2001.

My mom bought it new in 1995, only 20 miles on it, and she gave it to me when it had about 72,000.

I am currently a junior in college and my T-Bird is still the coolest car.

I currently have 185,000 miles on it and the issues listed above are the only major issues I have had, other than regular maintenance, and of course the gas it guzzles from the V8 engine.

I love this car and I keep it looking like new, its really fast and I would never get rid of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2006

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles

Summary:

Smaller engine, great performance

Faults:

The driver side head gasket blew, had replaced at about 75,000.

Minor radiator seal leak, had seal replaced at 63,000.

My car would not shift from second to third had a spring and pin replaced in the transmission at 65,000 miles.

The driver side window bracket broke, just had to re-weld the bracket.

Had to replace the tension pulley at 75,000.

General Comments:

I was really surprised by how well the V6 performed.

I get descent gas mileage, about 20 city and almost 30 on the highway.

The seats are really comfortable and there is plenty of room in the interior.

And if you're looking for trunk space there is plenty off it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2005

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired80500 miles
Most recent distance171010 miles
Previous carN/A N/A

Summary:

One of the best cars out there

Faults:

Valve covers went out at 125,000- $300 for repair.

Heater Core went bad at 135,000-$1,115 for repair and replace.

Battery went bad at 148,000-$120 to replace.

Left rear hub bearing went bad at 168,000 miles-$280 to replace.

General Comments:

This car was given to me my junior year in high school from my parents in 2002. I am currently a junior in College and of course I still have my T-Bird. Overall its been a great car without a major amount of repair. I put about 80,000 miles on it since I got it and its been very reliable. It still looks new because I take good care of it, and I always get the regular maintenance done. Right now at its current mileage of 171000 the air bag waring light is flashing on and off. And I just found out that my diagnostic connector or port, "which is the thing that reads codes when the engine light comes on" is not working. Apparently when my heater core went out back at 135,000 miles fluid leaked all over it, pretty much destroying it. I am going to have the local dealership put a new one on for me. Other than that, awesome car. It has a fast V8 engine and its comfort level is amazing as well as its reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th September, 2005

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