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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

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I love my T-Bird
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Wayne Shafer
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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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!


Favorite Features

Ease of handling. The 1950's look with modern two thousand enginering. Port hole in the hard top. Automatic steering wheel adjustment. Automatic radio sound control according to speed and road noise.


Suggested Improvements

Some how extend my life so I can drive my T-Bird for another hundred years.


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Just the Ticket
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By David
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Two tops, love the retro port hole opera windows on the hard top. Power and handling are appropriate for the luxury/sport vehicle. Styling is an eye-catching winner. Radio controls on the steering wheel are handy.


Suggested Improvements

Well, this is a moot topic since the car has been discontinued.


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Something Special!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Dave
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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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!


Favorite Features

Style, ride comfort, audio system, ease of convertible top.


Suggested Improvements

Interior quality could be improved. Replace plastic front grill.


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Cure for mid life crisis
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Mike Lombardo
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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Call it middle age crisis, but I love to drive it and be seen in it. As soon as I get behind the wheel I feel 10 years younger.


Favorite Features

Got to be top down on a warm summer night. Also hit the gas and she GOES.


Suggested Improvements

More head room would be nice, and a manual transmission would make this a true sports car.


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2002 Thunderbird
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By R. Bryant
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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I have enjoyed driving this vehicle. The take off from a standstill isn't quite as good as I think it should be. The passenger side isn't quite as comfortable as the driver's side is. The only real complaint I have is the top leaked and it took several trips to the shop to remedy the problem. If you aren't a real big person and you like people to notice your car, this is the car for you. It's a fun car to drive. I plan on keeping mine a long time.


Favorite Features

My favorite features are the seats, stereo system, convertible, and color.


Suggested Improvements

Make sure the top doesn't leak.


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