By Rollin on
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe
I have had good experience with my 1996
T-bird. Overall very reliable car, no
unscheduled maintenance so far.
Traction control with snow tires on all
4 wheels is a must for snowy climate (I
use Blizzaks). Handling is very good
for a relatively large car and
performance is too with the 4.6 V8. 4-
wheel disc brakes are an improvement
over disc/drum on my 1995 T-bird.
Comfortable seating, attractive
styling, good acceleration and road
manners on interstate. V8 presence.
Feels almost as quick as standard V8
Mustang GT but you can take your
friends along with no complaints.
No usable cupholders. Brake rotors
warp easily (less so on this one than
my 1995). Ford needs to learn how to
make a brake rotor that lasts, this is
a problem on all Ford products I've
owned. Shocks don't hold up too well