1997 Ford Thunderbird LX Sport 4.6L V8 from North America
Cross a Crown Victoria with a Mustang
Blew an oxygen sensor after one month.
Blew mass air sensor one month later.
Routine brake work.
More road noise than expected.
Other than the two blown sensors, not a serious problem.
The V8 with the Sport package is a wonderful option.
Car feels slightly heavy but very responsive.
Addition of K&N air filter and Flowmaster mufflers has made this car feel and sound more powerful.
If you can find a V8 Sport, it's worth the slightly lower mileage than the 3.8L by a mile!
Mileage is pretty decent for a V8 coupe, typically 15-18 in town and 23-27 on the interstate. I do have a heavy foot, so if you're easy on the accelerator those numbers might be a little better.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st December, 2001