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3.5 out of 5 stars

1990 T-Bird

KPtoledo, 06/02/2005
1990 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

This car has been in the family since 1991. My mother originally bought the car and racked the mileage up to 101,000 on the 3.8. Since then I have brought it up to 176,544. Reliable? Yes for the most part. I blew the head gaskets once while being a "kid", and this was at 105,000. At the time of rebuild, all items were replaced; water pump, starter, etc. The transmission has held up great and never slipped. The suspension hasn't seemed to hold up to much. This month marks the 3rd time all front end suspension parts will have been replaced. Rust? Lots of it. The rocker panels are well known for it. I had the rust removed and sheet metal welded in, but that only lasted a year.

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5 out of 5 stars

Great car!

areldthomp, 03/04/2006
1990 Ford Thunderbird 2dr Coupe
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I drove this car for over 325,000 miles. Yes, you read that right over 300,000 miles. I bought it in 1993 with 74,000 miles. It spent 4 years in Alaska without a block heater and no problems. I had the transmission rebuilt once, head gasket replaced, and radiator replaced. With regular maintenance it ran beautifully for additional 6 years. It still runs great. I would buy another one if they still made them in this body style. Have had it since 1993.

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4.88 out of 5 stars

'89 T-Bird

Nkenshalo, 01/20/2003
1990 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

GOOD CAR it has a powerful engine with good performance good style, the same frame as the '97 and overall it has everything you would want in a car today, the only car in 1989 to have rear independant suspension might i add!!

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5 out of 5 stars

T-bird

Ron15003, 12/14/2003
1990 Ford Thunderbird 2dr Coupe
1 of 2 people found this review helpful

I bought this car this past summer as a work/school car and i havent had a bit of trouble with it since. When i bought it, it had around 69,000 miles and currently has a little over 73,000. It is probably the most comfortable car ive ever driven or road in. Its nice and roomy, and i like the 3.8L engine. Its a pretty nice car for me, concidering im only 17. On occasion it does lack power though.

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3.88 out of 5 stars

Looks like a beater ... runs like a champ!

psychoticdark, 10/22/2005
1990 Ford Thunderbird 2dr Coupe
0 of 1 people found this review helpful

In 08/2005, my boyfriend bought me the T-Bird. There was a lot of rust on it, and I was skeptical about it. The first time we drove it, there were no brakes. It needed a new master cylinder, both rear wheel cylinders needed replacing, also a new alternator. The previous owners really did not keep up on the car. Once we did all that, it ran GREAT! Someone smashed the passenger side window, then we failed inspection to a broken coil spring, so we put new struts on it and gave it 4 beautiful new tires, and it drove like new. My boyfriend then drove it into a tree stump, and even after the repairs for that, it runs like new and drives great. It has 136,000 miles on it and you'd never know it!

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