Was the first car I purchased myself and it served me very reliably. Had all the bells and whistles... moon-roof, power seats, etc.. My T-Bird got me some tender feminine attentions after I first bought the car... if you know what I mean!!! Wish it was 1996 and was 21 again!!! Would have kept it, but I only had a 1 car garage at the time.
My mom and dad liked it so much, their bought one of their own. They have never had a problem with it. They just follow the factory maintenence schedule and add gas. After 130,000 miles, it is a little looser than when it was new, but still going strong.
I would have bought another, but Ford, for some reason, discontinued a popular, decent selling car! I will never understand that decision... So I bought a car in the same class, a Monte Carlo SS. Love that car, too!
I hope my T-Bird is owned by someone who loves it. I put my hand on my cars hood and talked to it when I traded it in. I know I teared up a little. I felt like I was abandoning a trusted friend to the unknown...