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Ford Thunderbird Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 145 hp @ 4000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Ford Thunderbird

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  • Pros

    Lincoln Mark VIII style and performance on a Ford Contour budget. This is the perfect car for closet enthusiasts who need a car that is more mature than the Mustang.

  • Cons

    The Thunderbird seriously needs a complete redesign. After eight years, the body is looking a little long-in-tooth.

  • What's New for 1997

    The Thunderbird receives few updates this year. A revised center console, a few new colors, and standard four-wheel disc brakes are the…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (50 total reviews)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

200,000 and still going strong

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe

I bought this car brand new in 1997 and just passed the 200,000 mile mark. The car starts every time, even if it sits for a month at a time without starting. The engine is fantastic and except for usual maintenance, the engine & transmission are in perfect condition. You can't beat an American made 8 cylinder. I have never owned anything but fords - 4 mustangs, 1 Thunderbird, 1 focus, 1 escape and next on to the fusion. Just wish it was 2 door.




Great first car for the

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe

Very helpful hint here! Only use supreme with the car. I get around 20 mpg city! I think it's worth it. Bought the car with 57,000 miles on it and runs great. The person I bought it from did not take good care of the vehicle but I have. The car is fun to drive and kinda fast. The car is really heavy though. Other than that the comfort of the leather seats and the handling is great. I can take turns at 60 mph with ease. Great car overall and I am planning on improving it even more



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Nothing like it

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe

Bought it off the lot fully loaded in 1997 on a whim and still loving it 13 years later. The V8, Traction assist, 16' wheels, antilock brakes and suspension make all the difference on this model. Detailing, Regular maintenance and keeping up with service bulletins has kept it in near showroom condition. The leather Interior, Sunroof, CD Player and temperature control system makes it as comfortable as my Limited Grand Cherokee. The styling still feels contemporary and the spoiler on the rear deck adds a nice touch to the cars shape.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
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  • 24
  • highway
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Full 1997 Ford Thunderbird Review

What's New for 1997

The Thunderbird receives few updates this year. A revised center console, a few new colors, and standard four-wheel disc brakes are the big news for 1997.

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