1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 SOHC V8 from North America
A fast luxury-performance car that responds well to modifications
Corroded under hood connector affecting interior lights, power locks, power windows - warranty fix.
Dealer replaced computer - no problems - warranty fix.
Plastic surround at seat bottoms cracked - I'm living with it.
Blown out (2) factory coils - $160 fix.
Frozen rear caliper bracket - $20 from local salvage yard.
Slight oil leaks at valve cover, rear trans seal and differential pinion seal - not bad enough to replace yet.
I've done everything to this car you can do, except adding a supercharger, and it always runs great.
Modifications - underdrive pulleys, 70mm throttle body, K&N cone air filter, Superchips power programmer, MSD ignition, coils, and plug wires, NGK spark plugs, hand built true-dual 2.5" exhaust with 'x' pipe to 3" stainless tailpipes at rear bumper, Eibach springs - lowered 2", Ford SVT T-bird 17" rims, 3.73 positraction rear axle, 2000 Mustang GT aluminum calipers / pads with cross drilled 10.8" rotors, and adjustable fuel pressure regulator.
Excellent handling, Surprising acceleration, great mileage for the level of mods done.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd August, 2004