2002 Ford Thunderbird Review

2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9 V8 from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.9 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance19000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

A pleasure to own

Faults:

Right hand electric door mirror motor failed.

General Comments:

Beautiful car, which I basically purchased as a weekend toy. Mine was one of the first to be imported into the UK.

No major problems to report.

The engine seems very smooth and pulls well, although the performance is not to sports car levels. This is more of a cruiser. Very refined and quiet for a convertible car and very comfortable too. The car wafts along and rides very well thanks to a softish suspension set-up. Handling is not particularly sharp and neither is the steering, but again, it is not a sports car.

The chassis is the same as the Jaguar S-Type, but is set up to be slightly softer.

A very pleasurable vehicle to cruise in, especiall on a warm summers day when you can lower the top.

Running costs are better than average for such a large car. The V8 isn't especially frugal, but it is no gas guzzler either. I get around 23mpg which is not excessive.

Tricky to park in town, and the chrome wheels are a pain to clean, but you won't find a more enjoyable cruising car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2005

22nd Sep 2010, 14:59

I enjoy your site. Bought a 2002 T-bird 1 year ago and love it. Wish there were more write ins on this make and model.

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Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review