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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

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Ford's step child
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By DrtiBird
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Most enjoyable car I have ever owned. I bought an '02 Thunderbird, but when I found out that '05 would be the last year it will be offered I traded my '02 for the newer. I think this car would have been a really big seller if Ford had just promoted it half as much as the Mustang!


Favorite Features

Removable hard top. Retro styling. Peppy V8 engine.


Suggested Improvements

Maybe offer a manual transmission, but then my wife wouldn't let me get one of those! Actually the car is pretty impressive right out of the box.


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Shelley's thoughts
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By shelley Klaner
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Ii used to own a Mercedes and said I would never own a Ford after bad experiences with a Mustang in the 1970s. I absolutely love this car. It handles better than my Mercedes, is solid, comfortable and the car actually makes me feel good. The only negative I have found is that it is hard to park because it is wide and it is hard to visualize the sides and the depth when parking. But besides that it was a great choice.


Favorite Features

I love the anniversary plate on the outside and the one that says Thunderbird. I like that it is old fashioned inside. My Mercedes always had problems with its electric gadgets. The gauges are fun to read and don't break.


Suggested Improvements

It would be nice if the trunk were a little deeper but it is larger than the trunks on many of my friend's convertibles such as BMWs, Miatas, and the Honda 2000.


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Bondo
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By Bill Bond
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Great looking car, real head turner. Too bad the dealers got greedy when this car came out charging as much as $10,000 over sticker because of availability. Now they have marketing problem because people think they are more expensive than they actually are.


Favorite Features

Stereo, hard top, performance, looks.


Suggested Improvements

Trunk space, lighted vanity visor mirrors, better use of space behind the seats and electronics.


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This Car Will Get You Noticed
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By Ben
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my wife's car and she just loves it. It turns more heads than a Corvette. If you want attention and comfort and a quality built car then this is it. If you want to carry groceries or kids then this car isn't for you. The car style is not overly aggressive or cheap and I believe it will stand the test of time in style. All the ladies in her group love it. My wife has finally got the "Car Craze" bug because of this T-Bird. It's cheaper than the Corvette as well and I believe more fun in the long haul.


Favorite Features

The front design for me. Reminds me of a 50's Ferrari.


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Sweet Ride - Poor Marketing
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By Mojohio
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


Review

This car is my dream car. It has wonderful handling and great style.The acceleration is excellent; it's not neck snapping, but it is very strong. This was not designed as a dragster, but as a cruiser and it serves that purpose to perfection. Ford dealers did themselves a disservice by adding the "dealers premium" charge to the sticker price and Ford didn't help by delaying the availability as long as they did when they were introduced. The T-bird did not meet sales expectations due to those reasons plus a virtually non-existent ad campaign. I bought mine in July,'04; it's an '03 that languished on the lot for a year. I bought it new for $9500 UNDER sticker. I could not be happier with the auto.


Favorite Features

The ease of lowering and raising the top, eye appeal, acceleration, and the general quality of the auto. Also I don't expect it to depreciate in value like most autos.


Suggested Improvements

As this is the last year of the auto, no improvements can be made. A chrome strip of some sort on the sides to protect against parking lot dings would have been the only improvement I could have offered.


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