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10 year T-bird anniversary
By rsu11 on
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe
Just gave my 10 year old T-bird a makeover - new paint and carpet. Why? Simple. The car deserves it! Why pop for a newer car, or an older classic, when this one fills the bill so admirably. Great performance with the 4.6 V8, good suspension with IRS in the back, decent brakes, a comfortable interior for two people and styling that still looks good. Low maintenance costs and 19 mpg around town just make me smile more behind the wheel. The retro styled Mustang will probably be my next car, but not until my T-bird dies, probably many years from now. This car is like finding an Armani suit at a yard sale. A bargain with style!
The 4.6 V8! Moves the car like it's half its weight. Love the exterior styling and wraparound dash filled with gauges. Very reliable, too.
The transmission has been problematic for some owners - regular fluid changes are key. I installed a '97 console to get the cupholders. Ride can be a little harsh over rough roads.