1996 Ford Thunderbird from North America
I've liked it... would keep it if I thought it would go another 150K miles, Ford's usually don't
Driver's side door wouldn't close... hinge couldn't hold large heavy door (on this 2-door coupe) even with door latch. Has been repaired.
Just the usual maintenance that any high mileage car needs... ball joint replacement... etc.
Strong, reliable engine. I feel safe in it... solid body.
Not good in snow -- RWD so it helps to put weighty items in the trunk and to create more clearance by using slightly larger than standard tires.
Not much leg room... best for shorter people.
A sporty, reliable car for a good price. Practically a collector's item... T-Bird enthusiasts will go for it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th December, 2009
7th Jun 2010, 10:22
I don't understand your headline. Show me a brand that "usually" does 300 000 miles, please. It has to be "usual" not just "often".
A friend of mine had a Ford Tempo for more than 300 000 miles. I said I can't believe it lasted that long. He said: "if you keep repairing it..."
7th Jun 2010, 21:25
I agree with the original reviewer. And I do understand what they are saying. All the Ford's I've owned have been great up until 150,000 miles. They're done right around then.
As for regularly achieving 300,000 miles, nearly all of my Honda's did (the ones that didn't were traded-in running just fine before they got the chance!)