1997 Ford Thunderbird Sport 4.6 from North America
Best I ever owned
Car has been nearly bulletproof! Only breakdown ever was intake manifold cracked around 100000km, fixed under hidden warranty.
Has had the absolute bag driven off it for years, by me and my kids. Pulls a 18' boat in the summer.
Great handling, especially in winter on ice and snow with 150 lbs in the trunk! I park the SUV and drive this, as it will turn instead of rocketing off the mountain curves!
Gets 30mpg highway, and with the cat back, chip, and cold air, it moves out decent for a heavy car. Will pull away from my stock 99 Mustang GT from 70 kph on up. It really pulls good once it gets moving. Not many cars that have the comfort and the quiet this has, with the power and the handling for all it cost.
Seats are great, and it's one of the few cars out there where everything fits; you can actually put your elbows on the rests, lean back, and steer, unlike half the new ones out there.
I expect to drive it till it rots, as nothing came along that replaced it yet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th October, 2009