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Happy 'Bout My Bird
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By tbirdman
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2003 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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After drooling over her for a month at the dealership, I couldn't help but take her home. This is by far the best car I've ever owned. The hardtop / softtop feature allows for variety according to the seasons. It has wonderful power and handling. It is definitely a head-turner.


Best Features

Heated seats, telescoping steering wheel, quickly retracting softtop, stereo system, engine.


Worst Features

A better method of installing the hardtop, so as to not scratch the car.


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Love this car !!
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By Blackbirds
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2003 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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Everyday I drive this car somebody compliments me. Looks great, rides great. No mechanical problems. Go drive one and you'll buy one. If you want more power add the K&N typhoon intake kit and Borla exhaust and you're over 300HP


Best Features

Love it all


Worst Features

Better selection of wheels, like to see 18" and some trim upgrades for the dash


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2003 whisper white conv.
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By ipsilver
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2003 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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the car has guts...and hurls itself around curves..like all fords..has fogging problems in humid or wet weather..no much discernible road noise...could be appointed less austerely..although the retro baby blue gauges and the opera roof with portholes are neat...the car has a problem when removing the hard top...the web sites warn that the paint will come up...and it did on the trunk deck..close to the back window..had to be repainted..has had a brake seal leak inside of 4,000 miles and fixed with new part ..at dealership..


Best Features

top goes up and down beautifully..have never used the tiptronic trans ...features but i am sure they work


Worst Features

brake seals need to be fixed at factory...paint coming off deck in rear when removing the top next spring...is going to be a problem..unless we lay


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Great car!
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By Titman
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2003 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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Unbelievable a car this small could ride like a Linclon and the JAG engine is awesome, fast, fast, fast, 25MPG overall. Transmission like silk and option to manual shift or auto shift nice. 6K miles and not the first defect of any sort. Trunk small and cockpit only made for two. Had a few nice sports cars in my time and TBird the most fun and get a lot of thumbs up from other motorists. Yup, it's definitely a head turner and we get a lot of compliments.


Best Features

Fast Jag engine, smooth Jag tranny, big car ride on the road. Cornering and handling characteristics superb, former Porsche owner. Build quality A-1. Convertible top up very quiet. Looks, what can I tell you, magnificent.


Worst Features

Like to see a bigger trunk but not possible and maintain the astethics.


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THIS IS A TRUE CLASSIC
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By CAROLINA DOC
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2003 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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THIS AUTOMOBILE IS SURE TO GO DOWN IN ICON HISTORY ALONG WITH THE ORIGINAL 1955 MODEL. THE STYLING TURNS HEADS AROUND EVERY BEND, BUT MOST OF ALL, IT'S JUST FUN TO DRIVE. AND JUST AS THE BEACH BOYS SAID, 'WE'LL HAVE FUN, FUN, FUN TILL DADDY TAKES THE T-BIRD AWAY!!" THE RIDE IS SMOOTH, THE ENGINE PURRS, AND THE HANDLING IS AS GOOD AS ON ANY BMW I HAVE EVER OWNED.


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