1995 Ford Thunderbird Reviews - Page 6 of 18

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 Liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6 Liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired71102 miles
Most recent distance85283 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Ciera

Summary:

A great car for performance upgrades, or just a daily driver

Faults:

The passenger side head gasket leaks oil.

Rear differential bushing worn out.

Driver's side door sags and needs new door pins.

Radiator side tank started to leak so replaced the radiator.

Power antenna mast replaced.

Headlight turned yellow and leaked so replaced with new ones.

Transmission shifted hard into second gear - accumulator spring broken - replaced springs and flushed transmission fluid - replaced with Mercon V fluid - Ford bulletin.

General Comments:

This car has plenty of power.

I have updated many of things on the engine and transmission to make it faster.

Very reliable, comfortable, and handles great.

A site to look at if you like Thunderbirds is www.tccoa.com

There are many people who get together and have meets around the Charlotte and Pinehurst area in NC.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2004

15th May 2007, 22:00

I have a 1995 ford Thunderbird LX and I have been searching every where for after market performance headlights. All I can find are the regular headlights.. nothing special.. does anyone know where I can find something like this?

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired137500 miles
Most recent distance150309 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

A surprisingly great all-around car

Faults:

Had a bunch of random EGR system problems right after buying. Took over a month and 6 visits to the auto shop to get it finally "fixed." Inner p/s door handle broke (someones fault). Alternator went at 145,000. Routine items: brakes, tires, etc..

General Comments:

I was not a Ford fan when I picked my green baby up. The next day I was hooked. This car is amazingly fun to drive. It handles well, has decent power, and is extremely comfortable. I got power everything, the only thing I left out was the moon roof (unfortunately). This car still hangs in there on long road trips despite the high mileage. I am currently in the process of trying to find another 1995 LX V8 with the full package, Silver, moon roof, and under 80,000 on the odometer. If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great!

-roadster1217@aol.com.

On the car now is:

-K&N filtercharger

-Jet chip

-9mm wires

-Flowmaster 40-Series

-Dual chrome shotgun tips

-3.73 rear end rebuild

-GTS carbon-fiber headlight covers

-new head unit

-Pioneer 4-way speakers (rear)

-green LEDs mounted in front bumper

-green lights throughout inside.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2004

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX - V8 4.6 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carn/a n/a

Summary:

Rare Bird with great TORQUE

Faults:

According to the tech at Firestone, the manifold gasket has leak, need replacement soon, labor cost $450.

Oil leak somewhere, no smoke no fire. The amazing thing about this car is, when there is something wrong, it still feels so powerful even with oil leak problem.

General Comments:

The basic V6 might be a little slow, but this V8 has 205 horsepower. It may not be a lot compare to newer cars these days, but at 265-280 torque, it is amazing for me to race against someone going uphill.

For those of you who don't already know, use the overdrive button on freeway and change it to 3rd gear. Great way for racing.

THe power windows roll up/down really fast (according to some of my friends/passengers).

After 8 years and 67000 miles, the brake pads are still good.

Nice big powerful car. Look most of the other reviewers here said, you don't see a lot of nice TBird these days on the road.

Read seats can't be fold down, but the trunk is pretty roomy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2004

1995 Ford Thunderbird SC 3.8L V6 Supercharged from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8L V6 Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance122000 miles

Summary:

Fun on the freeway, pain at the pump

Faults:

The transmission slips under moderate to hard acceleration, especially between 3rd, 4th, and overdrive.

Rear brake calipers froze shut at a red light.

The clear-coat has worn away in places, leaving rough silver patches in the black paint job -- still no rust though.

Door-mounted speakers have become damaged over time.

General Comments:

Neck-snapping acceleration hampered by a faltering transmission-- 2nd to 3rd gear gives you an abrupt if satisfying 'thunk,' but highway on-ramps can a bit difficult to negotiate.

The supercharged engine needs premium, and the car does not inspire fuel-efficient driving :)

The car is front-heavy. This combined with the rear wheel drive makes winter driving a hazardous proposition.

4-wheel ABS helps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2004

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