1993 Ford Thunderbird Consumer Review: Headgaskets blow

1993 Ford Thunderbird - Consumer Review

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LX Coupe (3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Headgaskets blow
By X bird lover on


1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe


Purchased the 'bird new on '93, but had to have the dealer fix the water pump, brakes (twice) and replace wheel bearings within 6 months. The ventilation system has always squeaked, and what bonehead decided not to put cupholders in the car? Rides nice and quiet, but the engine area has always had a smell of antifreeze. At 73,000 miles the headgaskets blew. My '87 Bird blew headgaskets at 30,000 miles! Why can't Ford fix this seemingly chronic problem? I guess that's why so many people are going to Japanese cars. They seem to respond to problems.

Best Features

Climate control, comfort, all around good looks, ride and performance (when it's not in the shop). A running V-6 has more than enough power.

Worst Features

HEADGASKET DESIGN, lack of cup holders, lackluster audio system, and (did I mention) HEADGASKET DESIGN!
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