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1996 Ford Thunderbird

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 24/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1996 Ford Thunderbird Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.1
Out of 10

Based on 329 Ratings for the 1992 - 1997 models.

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  • Value
    8.4/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.6/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8

By on Saturday, August 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Looks, Ride, Horsepower. Reliable"

Cons: "Brakes"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"In my opinion, My 1995 Ford Thunderbird; the drive and ride is superior of any car of it's comparison, especially of any others that year. Gas mileage is great for a V8. Odometer stopped working last November @ 106K miles. I keep Gas Receipts, to keep up with Approximate Odometer Mileage.(Based on averaging 18 MPG) I'm hoping to keep this one for a long time! They do have a few quirks, like: Brakes,Valve Stem Seals can go bad (causes smoke and burning lots of oil) Especially if the oil has not been changed properly. I have heard about torque converter shudder, usually caused by not using proper Transmission fluid; you'll notice it in Overdrive, at highway speeds after the car warms up; E.g. vibration. Ball joints can cause squeaking noises after time. Horsepower: 205 Torque: 280"

Excellent Car! Ford, please re-issue

By on Monday, August 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 151

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "handles, fast, sharp looking, burns no oil"

Cons: "ball joints, controller arm issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"V-8, bought for 2500.00 7 yrs ago. Needed manifold first winter. Ball joints and tie rod ends have given me trouble but there are lots of potholes in my city. Handles beautifully and is very sleek looking. I love having a car that doesn't look like everyone else's. Burns no oil, amazing. Very comfortable and reliable. I put studded tires on the back for winter and it walks up my big hill in winter. I have to repair my rocker panels which have surface rot. Orig teal blue paint has held up amazingly well. I'm only the second owner and honestly, I can't bear to part w/ it even though she's almost 20 yrs old. Ford needs to re-issue this car/model."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Best car we ever had

By on Thursday, July 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Body good condition, fun to drive"

Cons: "Runs lean, driver side leather has one tear."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Style, quality and performance has been great for us. Ahead of its time with climate control, great air and heating. No major repairs necessary. Last couple years the engine has run "lean"."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best car ever built

By on Monday, July 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 281,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "runs forever, well built"

Cons: "Doors sag"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car at auction 7 years ago,I paid $800 for it. this is by far the best investment I have EVER made. The old girl has almost 300000 miles on her and still runs like a top! Ford needs to re introduce this exact combination of vehicle again. This car is the bomb!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

best car ford ever made v8 1996

By on Wednesday, July 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 360,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "solid reliable car"

Cons: "ford quit making them"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"family owned since new, the most reliable car I have ever driven look at how many miles it has . corners like its on rails fun to drive.it has all the looks of a sports car without the high insurance cost. comfortable interior that make it great for long road trips."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

My First Car

By on Saturday, March 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,655

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Its comfortable to drive, handles well, has great visibility compared to the newer cars of today. Reliable when properly maintained. I bought this car in 1999 for $5000.00 it only had 22K on odometer. Then & Today I feel that it was a "Heck Of A Deal""

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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