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Wife...."When we get a convertible again...."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Allan Yeager
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought because a friend gave my wife a ride in hers....."I want a Thunderbird like J. only I want a red one." Searched for the perfect one and found one a day's drive away. It had all the options, Select shift auto-stick trans., Premium model inc. heated seats and chrome wheels...opt. Removeable hard top with port holes, full color interior. All have leather interior and Sony Audiophile Sound with 8 spkrs. We bought in 2009 with 34k on it. Eight years later it has 60k on it. We paid $20800 and dealer retail now with 60k on it is $21500. When you buy, check if cops have been replaced. (Coil on plug) Maintenance costs are normal. This car was never meant to be a Corvette killer, but has PLENTY of power! 0-60 in 6.1 sec. The '02s have 252 hp, '03-'05 have 280. It is electronically limited to 132. (I have read) Fast enough for anyone. Rides very nice. Get used to stares and questions....and you'll have "fun, fun, fun 'till her daddy takes the T-Bird away."


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Love the T Bird
26 of 26 people found this review helpful
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By valor trooper
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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Only has 2 seats and limited space in the interior for additional items. Trunk is more than adequate to accommodate luggage or golf clubs. A really neat cruising car! Takes you back to the good old days of T-Bird but with modern updates (air conditioning, cruise control, dual climate control, power disc brakes, 12 volt system, cd player, power steering & brakes, and other nice updates). Will cruise down the roadway with the best ! My T-Bird is a 2005 50th anniversary model convertible, color is red with black leather interior, black convertible top w/ electric defrost, and a Ford T-Bird white hardtop with round portal and electric defrost.Whenever we travel the vehicle commands interest, attention, and questions from both the curious and admirers! No regrets or concerns regarding my purchase of this great road car. Uses premium fuel but delivers 22-25 mpg even traveling the interstates at 65-70 miles per hour. Get one while the price is still reasonable, and target the 2005 50th Anniversary model T-Bird for the best holding value.


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'05 T-bird
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By gfrompitt
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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Love this car. Loved it when it came out but was hoping for a standard transmission. Of course that is impossible now days. Car is not really a sports car, more of a sporty couple. It handles great but is no racer. I'd like it to be a little more stiff in the turns but for most people, they'd rather have the comfort ride. Haven't had to put a nickel into it since I've owned it. great car.


Best Features

Love the two tops and port-hole hardtop turns lots of heads. people stop me all the time and want to talk.


Worst Features

Just a standard transmission and the tighter suspension.


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Drive It Like You Stole It!
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By Fearless in Cashmere
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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I have always loved the Classic Birds. I used to help my brother Jeff restore them when we were growing up. So when the Retro Birds came out, I had to get one. I waited until the last year & got my 2005 50th Anniversary Thunderbird "Cashmere" Edition #884/1500. This is a very solid car!I trust this car impicitly, having driven it cross-country twice and drive it daily. Still have had NO problems -except a little COP issue (not police officers!), & that's why I gave "Build Quality" a 9. But beyond that, eveything works very well. I got a solid 22mpg city/hwy mix but since I put on a K&N cold air intake I'm up around 24+ even with my driving. I hope you enjoy driving one as much as I do! Peace!


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I love the fact that the sound system automatically changes its scheme depending on whether the top is down, driver only, driver/passenger. Very nice. I love the memory steering wheel too. (It freaked me out a little though when I got in the car the first time...). I also like Randy Perry in Service


Worst Features

I'd have liked to seen the "Retro Birds" to have the swing out steering wheel along with the turn out drivers seat. It would be a great option - especially after a long drive! Pluse, I think it would add so me elegance to it. You know, "Form meeting Function"? And improve inside glare on dash panel.


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LOVE MY '05 T-BIRD
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By JOELI2
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2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Deluxe 2dr Convertible (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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This is truly my dream car! It rides beautifully, looks spectacular, and is just simply a pleasure to drive. While driving it, all the tensions of the day quickly evaporate. ...This has V-8 power and scoots with the best of them. The comfortable seats ar a pleaure to sit in and the telescopic sterring wheel is helpful in seting a position to drive in control and comfort. ...Road noise is very faint, even with the well insulated rag top.I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture


Best Features

1.)Transmission manual slap stick. 2.) seats. 3.) good looks inside and out. 4.) few are on the road so I don't feel like a copycat. 5.) crisp handling. 6.) V-8 power. 7.) Quite interior with either the rag top or hard top in the up position. 8.) roomy trunk compared to most 2 door, 2 seater


Worst Features

1.) manual hoist for pulling the hard top off single handily. 2.)Tighten undercariage x shaped supports to 65 lbs. torque. 3.) Stainless steel body protector set whereever the hard top rest on when being used.


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