Used 2004 Ford Thunderbird

2004 Ford Thunderbird
List price range
$8,500 - $17,191
2004 Ford Thunderbird


  • Silky-smooth V8, cool retro styling, relaxed yet capable handling, available hardtop.


  • Minimal trunk space, lackluster interior design, no manual transmission offered.
Ford Thunderbird years

Used 2004 Ford Thunderbird for Sale

Ford Thunderbird 2004 Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)
110,126 miles
Used 2004
Ford Thunderbird
FC Auto Sales & Service
19.3 mi away
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Ford Thunderbird 2004 Premium 2dr Convertible w/Removable Hard Top (3.9L 8cyl 5A)
52,998 miles
Used 2004
Ford Thunderbird
Jack Winegardner Chevrolet
33.5 mi away
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Fun to drive and fun to be seen driving, the Thunderbird successfully straddles a fine line between luxury and performance.

2004 Highlights

For 2004, the Thunderbird gets revised seat trim, an Audiophile stereo, Homelink and newly styled aluminum accents. Exterior changes include new V8 badging, redesigned 17-inch wheels and a Light Sand Appearance package, which includes cream-colored gauges, a sand-colored top and bronze interior accents. Merlot, Platinum Silver and Vintage Mint Green are new exterior paint choices this year.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

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2004 tbird premium. When I purchased the car I was told not to take it through the car wash as the pressure would break the seals. I have not done this and have no leaks and wind noise free. One bad thing is the coils I have had 6 replaced so far.
Perfect - well almost
After a deer motorcycle accident I bought my T'bird for the top down experience and sold the motorcycles. While not as fast as my previous sport bike, the T'bird does rip. If you let it rev it will pull like a maniac and is plenty fast. It also corners surprising well, nice and flat and very predictable. Perhaps not a track car, but definitely fun in the mountains. Very quiet ride with the top down, smooth ride on the highway. Just very nice car to drive. Not a big trunk but big enough for weekend bags or picnic stuff. The space behind the seats is a handy space for the dog, or a bag, or a cooler. What keeps it from perfect is bad ignition coils. Bought used at 24K miles, 54K now.
Could Not Help Myself
A neighbor of my announced Friday that he wanted to sell his 2004 Pacific Coast Roadster T-bird with 16,300 miles. Monday I owned a T-bird. I drove it yesterday on a 350 mile trip and am very impressed with the car. It has less wind noise than any other convertible I've owned. It cruises on the highway great and has super 60 to 80 passing power on two lane roads. The seats are comfortable and the radio/cd player sounds good. The top is a breeze to put up and down. Mine has the original tires and they ride great. This car makes a super adult roadster. It rides great and has very nice retro styling. Baby Boomers can't do better. I think buying one now is a great investment.
Still Fun, Fun, Fun
Chuck's '04 PCR,10/05/2010
This is an update of my earlier review (Fun, Fun, Fun Written by: Chuck's '04 PCR on 04/27/2007) OK, 3.5 years later & she's a daily driver. Still love the car, but sure am glad I got the 7-yr/100k warranty. I have replaced 7 of the 8 coils (actually Ford has), and I am just waiting for the last one to get bad enough to replace. Ford has extended the warranty on the COPs (Coil on Plug) to 10 yrs/100,000 miles, so any replacements should be free. I have not had any problems with the replaced coils. Just replaced the thermostat & upper radiator hose at 71k. I take it to a Lincoln dealer for service, since it is essentially a Lincoln LS and the Ford guys typically know nothing about the car.
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Features & Specs

15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed automatic
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed automatic
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Used 2004 Ford Thunderbird Overview

The Used 2004 Ford Thunderbird is offered in the following submodels: Thunderbird Convertible. Available styles include Premium 2dr Convertible w/Removable Hard Top (3.9L 8cyl 5A), and Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Ford Thunderbird?

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Ford Thunderbird trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Ford Thunderbird Premium is priced between $10,000 and$14,999 with odometer readings between 52998 and58765 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe is priced between $8,500 and$8,500 with odometer readings between 110126 and110126 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Ford Thunderbird?

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