I purchased this 2003 T-Bird (torch red with white roof) new and have had it ever since.
It is not our primary car although we originally bought it for my wife to take to work. It was not long before we placed it in the garage (where it is now) with a dust cover on it.
With 21,000+ it is more of a "toy" to enjoy riding in around town when the weather is cooperative.
It is not comfortable enough for us to take on long trips, but it still attracts attention. I do all of my own service and it has had no major problems.
Purchased in January 2013 for wife who loved it.
White with hardtop and black and white interior.
Had only 73000 miles on it and looked hardly used.
came with all service records.
Car was fun until the summer when the HVAC fan controller
would only run at full blast.
Found out that part was unavailable EVERYWHERE in the world but just as important cost to replace was over $1600 in labor!
While still trying to find part 3 of the coil on plugs modules failed.
Then transmission started to make noises.
So car had to go .
Loved looks and ride but!
The Thunderbird is unique. After almost 3 years of ownership, I still get looks, questions and comments. They call the style retro, but actually it is a modern take of the early T-birds. The interior, I think is not unique but pretty good. For some reason I prefer the T-Bird to my BMW 540I. I like the car, I like the experience of owning the car. I was going to buy something else, but I can't find another $45K car I would rather have. For now it is a keeper. If I buy another car, I'm keeping the T-Bird. I think soon the value will increase, not as an investment but people will appreciate the car for what it is, a unique, RWD, V8, 4 wheel independent suspension, 2 seater, convertible.
I bought this 2003 T'Bird primarily for my wife. We started our special car life with an MGA 40 odd years ago. It was fun, but now in our older years we appreciate the amenities in our Bird. It has good power, special looks and it's fun to drive. It is really comfortable for a car this size and we appreciate that since neither of us is small. And it will accommodate 2 full sets of golf clubs. We couldn't ask for a better, and for us, practical fun car.