"I flew out to St. Louis from Denver to see this car. After looking at 97's here in this area. Glad I did. The folks that owned this car before me took real nice care of it. At 94 K I had to replace the front brake rotors and pads (100.00) my labor. Then the tranny was acting up so AAMCO charge me 650.00 to put in the on board computer. Fixed the tranny, so now for 4200.00, tags and tax included. I have a REAL nice sports coupe that love more every day. Thanks Ford, and those guys in Ohio that assembled it for me back in 1997."
"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.
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."
"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!"