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Ford Thunderbird Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.9 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 280 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Ford Thunderbird

  • Fun to drive and fun to be seen driving, the Thunderbird successfully straddles a fine line between luxury and performance.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Silky-smooth V8, cool retro styling, relaxed yet capable handling, available hardtop.

  • Cons

    Minimal trunk space, lackluster interior design, no manual transmission offered.

  • What's New for 2005

    New this year are 50th anniversary exterior badges, newly styled aluminum applique trim on the doors and center stack, new map pockets on the seat backs and a handful of color changes.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (10 total reviews)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Love my '05 t-bird

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)

This is truly my dream car! It rides beautifully, looks spectacular, and is just simply a pleasure to drive. While driving it, all the tensions of the day quickly evaporate. ...This has V-8 power and scoots with the best of them. The comfortable seats ar a pleaure to sit in and the telescopic sterring wheel is helpful in seting a position to drive in control and comfort. ...Road noise is very faint, even with the well insulated rag top.I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Amazing car

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)

This is a surprisingly capable vehicle. I'm 6'4" so wish it had a little more leg room but very comfortable. It will really corner well yet has a smooth ride. Performance from 3.9L V-8 is exhilarating to say the least. All in all a real sports car with none of the bad habits.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

This is the car of

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)

I am in love with this car!It drives like a dream, yet has the power of a jet planeI have never gone out without at least 2 or 3 people telling me that I have a great car. They yell over to me at traffic lights ,stop signs and parking lots. I feel like a rock star! I think so highly of this car, that I have included it in my will. I never want it to leave the family.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I love my t-bird

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)

When I was a young man in my 20's I owned a 1955 T-Bird and sold it thinking I would buy a '57 T-Bird but I married and started my family, so needless to say the T-Bird sport car went out of my price range. I always missed my small T-Bird and was thriled when Ford brought it back in 2002 and I was able to buy the 2005, 50th anniversary edition. I love its looks and the way it handles. It feels so good sitting behind the wheel as I drive down the road and notice those second glances. When another T-Birder and I meet on the road most of us flash our headlights and wave to the other wearing a big smile. Do I love my T-Bird? You bet I do!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Just the ticket

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)

I fell in love with this car when it first came out in 2002, but couldn't afford it. Things changed and once I was able to, I bought a 50th anniversary edition. I told the dealer I didn't even need to test drive it, I knew I wanted it. I find all sorts of excuses to take it out for a drive, and love the second looks and "Thumbs Ups" I get from other motorists.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Something special!

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)

I was going to buy a Z4 but saw a Bird at the Auto show. Once I drove one it was no comparison. The ride is exceptional and the styling is top of the line. Many, many comments from people who see the car. Outstanding cruiser!



Full 2005 Ford Thunderbird Review

What's New for 2005

New this year are 50th anniversary exterior badges, newly styled aluminum applique trim on the doors and center stack, new map pockets on the seat backs and a handful of color changes.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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