1995 Ford Thunderbird Reviews - Page 8 of 18

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 OHC V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.6 OHC V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

A 4.6 V-8 engine... what more could you want

Faults:

So far the only thing which stands out is that anywhere between 40-50 miles per hour, the car starts to shake, but if you go 1 mile per hour faster it comes out of it.

General Comments:

I am a sixteen year old boy. I love to race this car. I recently beat a 5.0 Mustang GT. I sadly recently lost to a Dodge Viper RT/10 (who wouldn't). I've put racing seats and pedals on my car to make it a little eater looking, but overall its tight as all hell. To my knowledge the car has 330 hp out of the factory, but due to minor altifications I ave gotten it's hp to 428. This car handel's like a dream. It drives fast (my max was about... 150 I believe) and can turn on a dime. It's perfect for going to the movies, or for racing against poor unsuspecting souls. Overall this has got to be one of the best cars on the road, plus you don't see as many of these as you do Mustangs so i'ts like a one-of-a-kind.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2003

27th Jan 2003, 09:07

Not even close to 330 hp. More like 220hp. 150mph?? My Mark VIII wouldn't do that and it had 280hp.

13th Mar 2003, 21:19

Sorry little guy the 1995 t-bird 4.6 V8 only comes with 205hp the 3.8 has 140-145 and the 3.8 super coupe has 255hp.

15th Nov 2003, 22:53

Boy, you are waaayyy off the mark here... sorry to burst your delusional bubble! I own a 95 4.6L T-Bird and have done pretty extensive mods to the motor (chip, cat-back system, smaller pulleys, injectors, etc.) and am now pulling about 260 horses... (stock it is 205 h.p)...

I can hang in with a new Mustang G.T. but have been beaten by a couple Z-28's, and as for your top speed, it is limited to 105 mph stock... I have a chip that gets rid of the limiter and topped out (drag limited) at approximately 132 mph... am thinking of adding a Vortech supercharger and getting about 360 hp... that's about all you can muster from this setup...

18th Jul 2006, 15:48

Just curious, but does anyone know how to get rid of the limiter? I put a 456 gear in it and well it sux when your car says you're going 105 when you're only going 70. So if anyone can help e-mail me at crystalvector1@yahoo.com if ya remember title with something about the car. Thanks guys I appreciate it.

1st Jan 2011, 22:51

Yeah, I don't know what he is talking about, but can anyone help me out? I have a 95 Mark 8 4.6l DOHC. OK, what can I do to make this thing faster than what it is? I have beat 05 Mustang GT's in this thing, and bull crap imports without having to floor it. It has a stock motor, but I don't know about the trans; I think it's stock.

OK, how can I get some speed, without the use of a terminator supercharger from a 03 Cobra and intercooler I have, but I want my motor to have the kind of power that will put fire thru the exhaust without spark plugs. I don't care how much it costs from cheap crap (for now) to expensive go fast goodies.

OK, I was thinking about some: cams, exhaust, headers and or pulley kits. Help me out, I gotta an upcoming race against a modified 94 Caprice Lt1 Vortech supercharged this summer 2011. Reach me at Dibbity2000@yahoo.com

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles
Previous carBuick Skylark

Summary:

If you want the best of performance and comfort, buy this car!

Faults:

Immediately after buying the car, the taillight went out (but was replaced under warranty).

I had unidentifiable and intermittent transmissions issues for the first year and a half I owned the car.

The trigger button on the gear shift broke.

General Comments:

I'll start with my last complaint, which is the same complaint anyone who has owned this car will tell you: the location of the cup holders on this vehicle is a joke. They are completely useless.

Now, for the good stuff. I love my car to death. It is, by far, the most fun vehicle I've ever owned.

The car is flat-out powerful. The 4.6L V8 engine will have you saying to your passengers, "What hill?" I don't care if you're driving up the steep side of a mountain.

It is difficult to gun the car from lower RPMs. However, if you're already at crusing speed, and perhaps you want to pass someone, you will GO.

The car is also extremely comfortable. This vehicle is the perfect cross between performance and luxury, and the price makes it impossible to ignore. I'm VERY sorry that Ford stopped this particular Thunderbird design because I probably would have been in line to buy a new one when this one dies.

I've enhanced the vehicle in the following ways:

1) K&N Filter

2) DynoMax cat-back exhaust

3) 160-watt head unit

4) 2 amps

5) Dual 10" Crunch subs

6) Moonroof.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2002

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