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silverbird
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By silverbird
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1996 Ford Thunderbird Coupe LX 2dr Coupe


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4 years ago I needed a second car to keep from putting too many miles on my Expedition. I bought my 96 ford thunderbird used with only 30,000 miles on it. It has been very reliable and is very comfortable to drive.Best used car I have ever owned. The 4.6 V8 gets great gas mileage, it rides smooth and still looks great. I am totally sold on Ford products now and look forward to owning many more in the future.


Best Features

Good gas mileage from the V8. I have gotten as high as 27.5 on the highway at a steady 75 with the a/c on!! Seats are very comfortable on long trips.


Worst Features

like everyone else I hate the cupholder placement


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My Birdy
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By 4.6 LX Bird
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1996 Ford Thunderbird Coupe LX 2dr Coupe


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I bought my T-Bird just a few years ago with around 60,000 miles. The car has been great to me ever since the day I bought it. Recently I've been experiencing transmission problems, But that's not bad after 110,000 miles. I go through tires like crazy but that's just cause I'm kinda hard on the car. This is the perfect first car for anyone as it was mine. Recently I added a 2000 watt system with a touch screen monitor. My favorite thing to do is drive on the highway on a summer nice summer night with the windows & sunroof open. Blasting the new system and listening to the V8 with custom exhaust roar. I'll never regret buying this car. In fact I'm looking for my second. =]


Best Features

The semi-powerful V8. The comfort of the leather seats. The powerful heat/AC. The design of the entire car.


Worst Features

Obviously the cup-holders. Also, I wish my 1996 came with a factory spoiler! They started adding the spoiler in 1997. The front suspension seems to fail a lot. But that's mostly because I live in NY and the roads here suck.


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almost 200,000 miles ORIGINAL ENGINE
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By kruzer
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1996 Ford Thunderbird Coupe LX 2dr Coupe


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Everything is ORIGINAL never been replaced, except for the radiator (once). The car near 200,000 miles mark and I am going for 250,000 miles :) This was the best model and quality workmanship of all T-birds made. I get almost 29 MPG on open hwy but average is 26 MPG on hwy. Sweet :)


Best Features

ALL


Worst Features

Spark plug is WRONG kind by the factory specs ! Buy the cheapest COPPER plugs, because that works better accoring to a t-bird club. I replaced them and it's BETTER than factory plugs. Also replace spark plug cables ! (buy cheap ones only and do it yearly.


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What's the word? T-Bird
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By Gary
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1996 Ford Thunderbird Coupe LX 2dr Coupe


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I bought my 96 V8 about two months ago. I love it, wouldn't want any other car in the world. I'm getting some BF Goodrich tires tomorrow. Runs like a champ every time I turn that key it makes me grin. The interior is awesome and with some hood scoops on the exterior it looks like a mean car.


Best Features

Posse drive. and power, engine sound


Worst Features

Horsepower should have been three hundred stock.


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Going on one quarter of a million miles
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By raymond
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1996 Ford Thunderbird Coupe LX 2dr Coupe


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I bought my T-Bird with 28,000 miles and I have put over 200,000 more. I drive it every day and get 26 miles to the gallon, mostly highway. Ford replaced the intake and I have replaced the alternator and fan motor. I had the front-end reworked at 175,000. I love driving this car because of its sports car performance. It handles like new. It is Laser Red with Crager Super- Sports and with a high output stereo. I look forward to buying an antique tag. This car has been a great investment.


Best Features

The Interior is great. The gauges, seats, console and the overall feel of sitting behind the wheel.


Worst Features

Cupholders that work.


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