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1996 Thunderbird LX
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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Exterior Design
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Reliability
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.


Best Features

The engine, overall design, curb appeal.


Worst Features

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


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First Car...
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
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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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
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.


Best Features

Highway ride, acceleration, engine and interior layout.


Worst Features

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


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My First Car!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
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.


Best Features

V-8 power, highway ride, spacious interior


Worst Features

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


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