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1996 Ford Thunderbird

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LX 3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic - (55 reviews )
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1996 Thunderbird LX
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By B. GARLAND
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Vehicle

1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


Review

Performance of this vehicle is excellent while returning 16 mpg/city and 26 mpg/hwy. Good acceleration for a V6. Comfortable and quiet highway ride with the perfect exaust note under hard acceleration.


Favorite Features

Layout of dashboard, gearshift placement, seating position, and handling.


Suggested Improvements

Lighting for cruise controls on steering wheel.


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1996 Ford Thunderbird
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By TopJimmy
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Vehicle

1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


Review

I bought my Thunderbird used 4 years ago. It has been a great car and has only left me stranded once when the manifold cracked and I lost coolant. There was a TSB on that problem and Ford fixed it free of charge ( an $800 repair )It is fun to drive and has plenty of power. The 4.6 V8 is quite economical and there is a feeling of safety with this vehicle.


Favorite Features

The engine, overall design, curb appeal.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holder is lame. Trunk design allows items to slide and roll around.


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First Car...
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By Big Bad Birdy
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Vehicle

1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


Review

Bought my car when I turned 16 with a fistfull of 100's I had saved up with 85,000 miles on the clock. NEVER regretted it. V8 delivers massive torque and burnouts are long and easy. Limited at 105 but that speed is reached very quickly. My friends simply call it the GT with a backseat because of the fantastic performance and incredible luxury for the price.


Favorite Features

Leather! V8 power along with the bad boy rumble some exhaust work will do. Lots of space even for my 6'4" frame. Incredibley reliable. I drive the car hard and it has yet to give me a single problem.


Suggested Improvements

AS a few others have stated, those darn useless cupholders. Driving with a Slurpee in your lap gets old. Also the oil filter is very hard to get to.


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The most fun car to drive
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By otoluva
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Vehicle

1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


Review

I just dont understand why on earth Ford stopped making this beauty. I have a 96 V8 and love it more every time I get behind the wheel, it's been very reliable and pleasure to drive.


Favorite Features

Highway ride, acceleration, engine and interior layout.


Suggested Improvements

Small trunk, the most awkward cupholder location( simply useless)


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My First Car!
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Fuel Economy
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By The Brain
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Vehicle

1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


Review

Bought it new, right out of college. Love the ride and acceleration of v-8. Comfy interior and nice looks, inside and out. Had intake manifold replaced under recall after failure and transmission reconditioned under warranty- no other unscheduled failures. Have 4 studded snows on factory rims- unstoppable in the snow with a judicious accelerator foot! Exepecting 1st baby and finding hard to replace with "family" car of equal price and performance.


Favorite Features

V-8 power, highway ride, spacious interior


Suggested Improvements

Small trunk, CD player skips (3rd replacement ford radio), even with premium sound system


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