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1997 Ford Thunderbird - Consumer Reviews

1997 Ford Thunderbird

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LX 3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic - (52 reviews )

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Ten Years of Reliable Transportation
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By Cathy Bruno
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Vehicle

1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


Review

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


Best Features

Style and size.


Worst Features

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


Review

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!


Best Features

Roominess and styling.


Worst Features

Get away from the plastic manifolds and radiators.


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Marks T-Bird
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By mark lewis
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Vehicle

1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


Review

I an the only owner of this car and it has been a total gem for me. I have only had to do the expected maintenance on it in addition to replacing the radiator and exhaust manifold at about 75,000 miles. I recently replaced the serpentine belt and alternator. I use only premium fuel and have gotten from 21 to 26 mpg. I feel that my car is a classic and worth a lot more than what the book might say.


Best Features

I have really enjoyed the premium sound and CD player. Also the 12 way power drivers seat has made driving very comfortable.


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1997 Thunderbird
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By Kerry
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Vehicle

1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


Review

I drove this car for seven years without a single problem. I wish they still built this car. I would buy another one in a heartbeat. It has 154,000 miles on it and still rides, drives excellent.


Best Features

Ride quality.


Worst Features

Start building them again.


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Bluebird of Happiness
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By bobbydee
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Vehicle

1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


Review

Bought the car because I had a '87 Bird and liked it. Also liked the metallic blue paint. Have been a road warrior in it for 8 years and love everything about it. Had to put a radiator in as well as normal maintenance, but nothing really major. I really wish I could buy a new one but the model line has gone away.


Best Features

Styling, size, RWD, comfort.


Worst Features

They don't make it any more, so I don't think they will improve it much.


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