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1997 Ford Thunderbird

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They need to build it again
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By oscar arechiga
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


Review

Great design in and out, V8 makes good power even at todays standards, there are very few cars that have the personality of this vehicle, have had mine for 10 years 61000 miles and not thinking of getting rid of it, car has been very reliable,only complaint is a rattling noise coming from undrneat , (dealer says there is nothing wrong with the suspension, other than that this car makes heads turn, even 10 years after last year of production, ford needs to build a modern vertion,with a similar body style, but modern suspension an a 5 speed auto.


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Best Investment I Made
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By S. Funk
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


Review

I am the original owner and have had no major problems, just normal wear and tear. I love the way my T-Bird downshifts automatically...great in traffic! The dealership offered a rebate which I invested in the dash...woodgrain...really enhanced the look. Also added a dash cover. A very dependable car that I wouldn't hesitate to buy again.


Favorite Features

Great acceleration, comfort and body style. Very reliable car.


Suggested Improvements

Replace plastic parts with a more durable product.


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Crazy About Mine!
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By Crazy About Mine!
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


Review

This car is great! Handles perfectly around curves at 60mph. It has a less than sporty feel, but you don't lose a lot.


Favorite Features

The style, the drive, the gas mileage and the overall character of the vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

I would improve the side mirrors they are a little small.


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Ten Years of Reliable Transportation
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By Cathy Bruno
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


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Very comfortable, reliable transportation. Good body integrity. Any problems have been related to normal wear and tear. Spacious trunk.


Favorite Features

Style and size.


Suggested Improvements

Spacious trunk would have been made even better if back seats folded down to accommodate larger/longer cargo.


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Best car I've ever owned!
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By Jeff
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


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I bought this used with 10,000 miles on it. It now has 205,000 and still rides and performs like it did the day I bought it. Other than replacing the manifold, radiator, and torque converter, all I've done to it is change the oil and replace the plugs and wires. Great car!


Favorite Features

Roominess and styling.


Suggested Improvements

Get away from the plastic manifolds and radiators.


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