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2002 Ford Thunderbird

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Nostalgia plus fun
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By bud
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2002 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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A lot of people complain about the price being too high and cite the car as costing $50K. I say to those people that I've got some swamp land for them to buy. I purchased this car for around $20K and the original sticker was $27K. For $25 K the car is an excellent sports car. It's not a Porsche but is quite nimble and has ample power with the small v8 equipped. For the money, it's a bargain. The fit and finish are quite excellent for a Ford. The reliability is not bad for a sports car of which cars in that category usually require a bit more than just changing the oil and filling it up.


Favorite Features

Tight finish, good quality interior, surprisingly roomy for a small car, I'm 6'2" and have plenty of room.


Suggested Improvements

More aftermarket parts and maybe an optional turbo.


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Great car for fun driver
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By George Schwab
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2002 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought this for my wife and we both enjoy driving it, and owning it. It's not a hot rod, but has plenty of power. Smooth ride and very fun to drop the top and cruise. If you want a Corvette, buy one (I probably will) but don't sell the Thunderbird short. It's a keeper, in my opinion.


Favorite Features

Styling, convertible top with hardtop option (good for here in Texas where it gets so hot in the summer). Radio and human factors are excellent. Quality has been better than I expected, in fact, nearly perfect. Only minor glitches and fewer than expected on a first year to market car.


Suggested Improvements

To have kept it in production! Other than that, more power and some performance suspension options would have been nice. Great car, though, as is.


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A Classic
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By off n gone
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2002 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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Having driven this car over 50,000 miles, I still smile. Car still gets looks and comments every place I go. And I live in SoCal. Could use a little more power, but it more than keeps ahead of traffic.


Favorite Features

Soft top up or down in seconds. Hard top rarely gets used, but adds more class to a classic look.


Suggested Improvements

Car has been discontinued. Great for me, bad for those wanting one.


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My Third Bird/More Fun Than The Rest
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By Lars
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2002 Ford Thunderbird Neiman Marcus Edition 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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Great Road Car and fun to drive. Don't see yourself coming and going either. Been totally trouble free. It's a people magnet, too!


Favorite Features

Its looks, pleasure to drive and the good comfort level for a two seater.


Suggested Improvements

Regular gas rather than premium.


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My Childhood Dream Car Come True
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By BryanJMcLaughlin
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2002 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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Since I was a child, I wanted a 50's T- Bird, and now that I have my black on black 2002, all of my dreams have been realized. She turns heads wherever I take her. The chrome wheels together with the chrome trim around the windshield really set the car off. It is more responsive than my Mustang GT. Honestly my most favorite of all the vehicles I've ever owned.


Favorite Features

Far too many positive points to list! My description just can't do this vehicle enough justice. More looks than my Vette, my Viper, or my Prowler! Body Style, acceleration, smooth effortless auto transmission. Timeless beauty and style, gets attention wherever I go.


Suggested Improvements

MORE aftermarket performance parts.


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