by jerryandev on Jun 29, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Ford Thunderbird Premium 2dr Convertible w/Removable Hard Top (3.9L 8cyl 5A)
After 11 years
one Ford dealer new the answer. Our car
motored at 25MPH (as if in cruise control ) ever since new, so it was
very hard to stop . There are lots of them with the same problem . You need to change the Idle air control, about $200. Ford calls it IABP
The dealer is Sunny Side Ford in Holden Ma. Scotty service manager .
by rsellson on Sep 27, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Ford Thunderbird Premium 2dr Convertible w/Removable Hard Top (3.9L 8cyl 5A)
Bought this car because it is my wifes favorite color (yellow).
She wanted a convertible and the color was right...that was 5 years ago.
The car brings smiles to her, and when she is down-in-the-dumps, we put the top down and go for a ride.
Best inverstment I've ever made.
Happy wife...happy life!
Now for me.
Yellow is not my color but I would drive this car even if it were purple, orange and pink.
What a nice driving car.
A very good balance of power, handling, efficiency, driver fit, and looks.
I have never been in any other car that evokes such a pleasant response from the general public.
I am now considering a second T-Bird for my commute to work. Maybe silver...
by fred154 on Aug 27, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Ford Thunderbird Premium 2dr Convertible w/Removable Hard Top (3.9L 8cyl 5A)
I've owned this car for nearly nine years now, and I (and everyone else who sees it) still consider it a new car.
It looks great and drives just as smoothly after 32,500 miles as it did when new.
No problems with car whatsoever.
I replaced the battery simply because I had a Firestone rebate that had to be used.
This isn't a family car for daily use, but it is a great toy that still makes an old man feel like a kid again!
by Dot on Nov 10, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Ford Thunderbird Premium 2dr Convertible w/Removable Hard Top (3.9L 8cyl 5A)
I have owned this car since 2002. I had to replace all 8 coils. It has a design flaw. Ford recongnized this and recalled the 2003,2004 and 2005. Same problem, but decided not to do the right thing for us. I also had to replace the cooling fan 2x @ $900 @ pop A/C the condenser @ $1400 and the catalytic converter for close to $1000. The trim is chrome plated plastic, which is peeling now. It is a sharp looking car, but for a maintained car with 70,000 miles, I have put too much into repair costs. I will never by another Ford (and acronym for Fix Or Repair Daily)
by NM BIRD 02 on Feb 15, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Ford Thunderbird Premium 2dr Convertible w/Removable Hard Top (3.9L 8cyl 5A)
Happy car that provokes friendly
conversation with friends and strangers
who either have a TB story or just
admire the looks, particularly the
interior. Very enjoyable to drive.
Terrific handling and response! Puts
me in a good mood just to get in it and
is even more fun than I thought it
by LORA BARAN on Feb 4, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Ford Thunderbird Premium 2dr Convertible w/Removable Hard Top (3.9L 8cyl 5A)
My experience with this vehicle has
been surperb! In fact, I always feel
like "taking off" to unknown places
while driving it. It feels extremely
solid and safe. The interior compart-
ment could be a smiggen larger, however.
I purchased it two months ago and
don't recall ever having a car as
enjoyable as this 2002 T-Bird (in
Teal). "My Dream Car" LORA