1996 Ford Thunderbird LX Sport 4.6 V8 from North America
Luxury, speed, looks, like a beautiful woman
It needed a new alternator replaced at 102,500 miles.
New radiator at 103,000.
New hood (my fault).
New fender (my fault also).
New air bags (previous owners fault).
A garbage company dropped a 2 ton garbage dumpster on the hood of this car.
This car is truly amazing... for the price I paid for it and for the performance you get, you can't beat it at all. If there was one word to sum up this car, it would probably be SPORTY.. it's not blistering fast like some Ford Thunderbird SUPER COUPES I've drove.. but it is still pretty peppy... I've raced Camaro's, Mustang's, Crown Vic's,...etc. I've never beat a Camaro, but I have beaten Mustangs and Crown Vics.
Ford made a big mistake by limiting the top speed of this car at 105. I find that after doing 105 for about 3 minutes, the computer gives up and lets you keep accelerating up to about 115, where it stops letting you accelerate any more.
Had Ford given this car more than 210 horses, it definitely could've and would've been a Mustang beater... not fast, but not slow.. over the V6 you definitely cannot beat the performance.. Cougars please, no competition.
After owning this car for a year now, I would definitely buy another... I'm questioning on buying a body upgrade, but I am not aware of any body panels I can upgrade. If you have any information please tell me... thank you for reading this.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd August, 2006
4th Aug 2006, 10:04
If you really wanted to keep your car, the best thing to do would be to put a 4.6 dohc motor in from a cobra. Then you'll have 300hp easy and a realiable engine.
9th Aug 2006, 09:43
Can anyone tell me how to get the radio out of the car... the deck I do believe...I'm having a heck of a time getting it out andi ts not budging...
31st Aug 2009, 15:10
Dude, there must be something wrong with your car, or maybe with mine. My 96 Thunderbird V8 does 130 and has more to spare. Yeah I know the speedo only goes to 120, but I was racing my buddies car and that's what his said. Maybe try it with overdrive on if you aren't.
29th Sep 2018, 17:10
You need two U shaped round tools to easily remove the radio.