1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L from North America
Poetry in motion
Intake manifold (warranty).
Cats & O2 sensors.
Aside from the aforementioned repairs, my '96 T-Bird is still quite the head turner. Received many compliments and offers to sell.
I purchased in 2000, only 4 years old. Hard to believe she will be 20 years old next year! The usual wear & tear repairs and maintenance are what keep this car rock solid!
It is the stunning pearl white with the 4.6L V8 sport package option. Ford deleted the Super Coupe for 1996 and opted for the sport version: SC inspired rims... sun/moonroof... sport suspension, larger calipers and brakes, just to name a few. The car is in near mint condition inside and out, despite driving in the Midwest winters. It's all about upkeep folks... mechanically and cosmetically. Adhere to this, and these cars will never disappoint, just impress and please!
The ONLY drawbacks I have are the seats and poorly designed/placed cupholders. The seats could be more supportive. Previously had a 1988 XR-7... the seats felt as if they wrapped around you. Cupholders on the '96 T-Bird are under the console storage lid. But hey, it is what is right? The design of this car as well as the dependability make these 2 issues minor inconveniences. Still cheaper than car payments and prettier than many of the cookie-cutter vehicles on the road today. Owned GM (Generic Motors Crap) in the past, both did not last near the mileage I have on the T-Bird. To put it simply, GM is garbage, I would never own another one.
I hope one day Ford will resurrect the Thunderbird.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th November, 2015
4th Nov 2015, 22:57
All reviews on this site should be written like this: succinct, unbiased, pros and cons, overall picture.
My grandfather had a '97 Thunderbird and I remember when I was 4 (I'll be 22 next week) he brought it home from the dealer, brand new. I remember sitting in his lap and turning the key with him, watching those gauges light up and feeling cuddled by the curved instrument panel.
That generation Thunderbird is what made me go to college for Human Factors and Ergonomics. Even today there are *no* cars I would rather have than a Thunderbird of this vintage.