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Most fun car ever
Pros: Convetible top
Cons: QualityAttracts a lot of attention.
none betterThis is the best i have owned ,power ,looks,comfort ,all i need and more.
Pros: Convertible top
Cons: trunk space
Advice: Don't expect great gas mileage and don't expect high performance. It's a sporty luxury vehicle. Enjoy it.Handles well, very smooth and comfortable. I use it everyday - not just on the weekends. I love driving it.
Pros: The one hand latching device that secures the soft top to the windshield pillar.
Cons: The hard top requires two people to remove.
Advice: Stay away from the lighter colored interiors. I've seen several come in for service with only a few months usage and the seats are already soiled in the crevaces. I have a black interior and it shows no stains whatsoever.We absolutely love this automobile! I work as a financial services specialist in a Ford dealership and fell in love with the car the moment I saw it in silver (vain isn't it?). The ride comfort is great for a car of this size. I'm 6'2' and have no problem staying in the driver's seat for several hours. My wife has permanent back difficulties and she loves the comfort of the seats as well (the heated seat feature is a welcome addition that all cars should have). The performance at highway speeds is as though this car were powered by a much stronger engine. Cornering and handling are easy due to the tight suspension and excellent damping system of the shocks. The Audiophile CD changer has excellent sound due to the small quarters of the cockpit. My overall driving experience after having owned this car for over a year would be excellent.
Pros: Quick and nimble response between 70-80 mph on California hills and mountains
Cons: Blind spots when top is up and lights in rear view mirror at night from large SUV's
Advice: Maybe the best open highway touring car for two in an American carI rented the T-bird as a weekend rental, fell in love with the car, and purchased it the next week. During my 1000 mile round trip over three days, I found the car was nimble, could sustain 80 mph without a strain, had good to excellent gas mileage for V-8 engine, and was comfortable for its size for a larger person. The positive comments and lingering looks told me it would be an excellent buy. With the top down, the noise level was bearable even at 65 mph, but it does have several blind spots on the side with the top up. Night driving is very difficult because of the rear view mirror location, especially when SUVs are close up on you. Still two thumbs up on the car overall.
Pros: The car is a dream to drive.
Cons: Small luggage compartment
Advice: Buy oneThe 2004 Thunderbird drives and handles superbly. It has extremely smooth acceleration and plenty of power, smooth ride and takes curves excellently. I love to drive mine, it is just a fun car to drive and has an excellent overall feel. I have been in the automobile business for 20+ years and driven mercedes, jaguar, lexus, acura, bmw, and many more and I don't know of one that I enjoyed driving more than this car. 2004 Ford Thunderbird, great job Ford, do it again.