1997 Ford Thunderbird LX Sport 4.6L V8 from North America
The best kept secret in performance luxury coupes
This has been an extremely reliable car. Other than normal service items, only the following have required repair:
The computer was replaced at 10,000 miles.
The air mass sensor was replaced at 12,000 miles.
Both repairs were made under warranty.
The Thunderbird LX with Sport package is an excellent combination of performance, style and luxury. This vehicle came with the leather interior complete with sunroof, premium audio and temperature controlled air conditioning. Almost everything that a Lincoln Mark VIII has, but for half the price!
This vehicle has very good power, good brakes and excellent handling. Not many cars come with four wheel independent suspension, four wheel anti-lock disk brakes and a V8 in this price class. Altogether, this is an excellent value.
The best use for this car is long highway cruises. It is quiet and the ride quality is very good. Economy is good as well, considering this is a V8. That power comes in handy when passing or climbing a grade-- just watch your speed. It is very easy to get a Thunderbird well above the legal limit before you realize it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th September, 2002