Purchased the car my senior year of high school! From the moment I set eyes on it I was hooked! Upon driving it I fell deeper in love as the 4.6lt engine blasted me past every car in sight! Ran flawlessly until I wrapped it around a tree, car held up incredibly, came out of accident without a scratch and it still ran! Would def recommend to anyone looking for a nice reliable car that's fun to drive. But be careful when driving because the car is a lot faster than it looks. Not recommended for new teen drivers!
Just had to rebuild the tranny at the cost of $1600. OUCH. Heater no longer works, gives me the a/c when you turn the heater on. The electronic climate display is now burned out. Drivers window no longer goes down on its own, have to push it down. Now it's throwing a code for the catalytic converter out of range, of course you can't just get a new converter you have to buy a whole y pipe at a cost of $1100. Any of you that have around 130,000 miles get ready for a tranny build, and believe me they are not cheap.
Nice for long drives, nice chrome wheel package, still look great after all these years. A/C blows ice cold.
Quality! Make it easier to change oil filter. Cup holders in the center console. Paint quality. Rear factory window tint.
Bought it when it was 5 years old
w/88,000 miles on it. Paid $5,500.
Didn't have a single repair problem
for 4 solid years. Thought it was the
dream buy of my life. Then I hit
153,000 miles and had to decide
whether to keep regular maintenance up
(new tires/shocks/some front
suspension work/brakes/battery) and
decided to bite the bullet since it
was such a great car. Then the
floodgates opened. After sinking $2
grand into it and thinking I would be
set for another 3-4 years, look out.
Be ready to get a new loan when the
tranny goes and hope they get it right
the first time. New computer, EGR,
alternator, water pump all went within
the next 5,000 miles. I'm now milking
it for all it's worth.
Bucket seats, powerful V-8, good
Handling, great MPG for a V-8 (21-22
city/27-28 hwy) AC (original unit
still working excellent - knock on
Definitely better cup holder
placement, better placement of oil
filter (if you've ever changed your
own oil on this car, you know what I
I've had 83, 89, 94 and 95 T-Birds. I
like this body style the best and have
had only two problems that I consider
significant. Both the 83 and 94 TBirds
have had the driver door hinges fail.
The transmission on this car failed
(overdrive locked with 3rd gear) so
replaced at 70K miles. Otherwise, good
economy at 21MPG still. Good air,
power windows, doors, trunk still. no
leaks. No exhaust problems to date
(love that stainless steel exhaust).
I love the body style, great MPG for a
V8, automatic everything, comfortable
on long trips, I can
haul up to 50 plants at a time for my
wife's gardening. Great small turning
radius makes it easy to drive in
parking lots. And its large on
responsiveness but small enough
Door hinges could be made with a
better metal so they don't wear out.
The door is heavy and over time the
driver's door is alway the first to go.
Don't offer the clearcoat paint.
The front bumper is flexible and in
parking it gets hit often so that the
paint flakes off very easily
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