o gosh, ford. there ya go, that
explains it. Where do i start? i have
had SSOO many problems with this car.
The TRANNY, electrical problems, lights
burn out constantly, stalling of
engine, overheating of engine, tranny
fell out, trucks space limited, poor
sound system, 1 wheel came off driving
at 55 mph, not good pick up, is that
enough to turn you away from this car?
trust me dont buy one. It has spent
weeks in the shop. its a peice of
crap. dont put your money down the
the color is nice. light blue
engine, doors, tires, frame,
transmission, roll down window crashed,
locks dont work, key bent when placed
in lock, antenna broke, manual seat
track split, grill fell off, bad
windsheild, bad windows, interior and
This car is COMPLETE JUNK.
Do not buy one... Quality is awful, layout is very poorly planned as far as the engine bay goes.
Engine vibrates, transmission is complete junk.
Window trim is complete garbage.
This car is a complete
nightmare to drive and work on.
Too many easily prevented problems from
manufactuer. Head gaskets are a huge
problem along with skrawny motor mounts
that couldn't even support torque for a
4 cylinder. Honestly the problems are a
A stereo that I installed and was
stolen. The thieves used a screwdriver
to open the door from the key holeand
the door unlocked. ("what a great
Start from scratch and build again...I
have to say thats what ford did. The
2003 thunderbird is a big improvement
from the previous 90's models.
I bought this car when I was 16 and for
the past three years it's been a
constant money leach.Even though I take
good care and only use about one third
of an average yearly milege Its broken
down 4 times and what happened at 80,000
miles, you guessed it ...the tranny
went.Overall it's a cheaply made
unefficient gas hog.
fast exterior style
transmission, paint, interior, (cheap
plastics) power, and efficiency for it's
Pretty pearl paint has numerous
imperfections, front cap was so shoddily
mounted that factory bra wouldn't fit!
Next problem was the transmission, it came
up for recall. Since that time, it has had 3
complete rebuilds. Ford caught 2 of them
under warranty and I paid for the last one.
The V8 is a decent motor, too bad it was
backed up by such a dog transmission.
However, when everything is working right, it
is a blast to drive. Still love the styling,
almost a direct knockoff of a BMW 6 series
coupe! Leather seats are supportive, have
held up well, Moonroof has never leaked.
The car is a Jeckyl/Hyde.
My better idea? NO MORE FORDS!!!
Exterior styling, fun to drive, sometimes...
Those cupholders, explain the whole car!
Job 1 and Better Idea folks were taking a
break when this one was screwed together.
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