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2002 Ford Thunderbird Consumer Reviews

5.0
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Fantastic in Every Way!!

by from Dallas, TX on June 24, 2007

I just love this car! In the Fall of 2006, I bought a 2002 Black Thunderbird with the hardtop. It was stunning. The chrome rims literally shine off the pavement on the way to work every morning. The c...
I just love this car! In the Fall of 2006, I bought a 2002 Black Thunderbird with the hardtop. It was stunning. The chrome rims literally shine off the pavement on the way to work every morning. The chome grill and dual exhaust are equally as beautiful. The stereo sound is amazing. The acceleration is on demand, which I love as an impatient person. I am 6'2" nd the interior of this two seater is more than adequate. Unfortunately on March 28, 2007 at 10am disaster struck - quite literally, in the form of a Minivan. I slammed head on into a minivan, who had pulled out into oncoming traffic, at 40 mph. The car was smashed back to the front wheels. The windshield was shattered and the airbags deployed. It was horrifying! Amazingly enough, the interior of the car was perfectly in tact, just as it had been at 9:59 that morning. I was perfectly fine. After the insurance company informed me it was a total loss, I didn't hesitate to go right out and re-purchase my dream car. The only bummer, the value of the car had gone up, so I had to pay more for the second one. I don't know of any 2002 car where the value increases with time. Compare this to other 2-seater convertibles and you're looking at a BMW Z4 and the Audi TT. This is truly an amazing car and I look forward to cruising with the top down for years to come.
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BLUE BIRD OF HAPPINESS - DITTO

by from Eagle, Idaho on March 15, 2011

I bought my 2002 TBird in 2010 on a whim. It was in pristine condition with very low miles. I love everything about it. I have never gotten so much attention from so many different people and it puts ...
I bought my 2002 TBird in 2010 on a whim. It was in pristine condition with very low miles. I love everything about it. I have never gotten so much attention from so many different people and it puts a smile on their face and mine. It's an amazing car and I hope to have it forever. So far, no problems with it and I am looking forward to driving it up to the mountains when the snow is all gone. I heard it takes the curves real well.
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Great values used T-birds

by from Birmingham AL on December 2, 2011

Just purchased a slightly used 2002 Thunderbird after extensive online looking. Actually, I had started out searching for a Lexus SC, or late Mustang. I found that late model Thunderbirds with fairly ...
Just purchased a slightly used 2002 Thunderbird after extensive online looking. Actually, I had started out searching for a Lexus SC, or late Mustang. I found that late model Thunderbirds with fairly low mileage and owner TLC are starting to appear. I found one with 24K, well maintained, not even a scratch, smells looks new interior. They are distinctive looking cars, and not common. Very worth checking out.
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I am the owner of the above BLACK ON BLACK T-BIRD

by from PORT HURON, MICHIGAN on July 28, 2011

jULY 27, 2011 I am the owner of the BLACK T-BIRD IT IS AN EXCEPTIONAL. THIS ONE YOU SHOULD SEE. IN HEATED GARAGE WINTER, NEVER DROVE IN RAIN, NO KIDS, NO PETS, NO SMOKING........HANDLED W/CARE AT ALL ...
jULY 27, 2011 I am the owner of the BLACK T-BIRD IT IS AN EXCEPTIONAL. THIS ONE YOU SHOULD SEE. IN HEATED GARAGE WINTER, NEVER DROVE IN RAIN, NO KIDS, NO PETS, NO SMOKING........HANDLED W/CARE AT ALL TIMES. BOUGHT FROM AGENT OF FORMER HALL OF FAME DETROIT RED WING STAR. IT'S LOCATED IN PORT HURON, MICHIGAN. HAVE COVER FOR CAR, AND RACK FOR HARDTOP STORAGE, ETC. ETC. THIS ONE IS A KEEPER (I AM SENIOR BOUGHT FOR SON AS AN INVESTMENET WHO LIVES W/US AND NOW HAS BONE DISEASE AND CANNOT GET IN CAR THIS ONE WILL GROW IN VALUE! PRIVATE OWNER
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Great Car

by from Illinois on September 2, 2012

We love our 2002 Thunderbird. It is a great car and a comfortable ride. It is a fun car with a great design. Don't hesitate to purchase this old car; thankfully we didn't!
We love our 2002 Thunderbird. It is a great car and a comfortable ride. It is a fun car with a great design. Don't hesitate to purchase this old car; thankfully we didn't!
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very reliable

by from Ft. Myers on March 7, 2012

I have owned this car since new and just turned 19,000 miles. I put new tires on it last year because I was fearful they might be rotten and blow out on me when on the highway. I keep it in an air con...
I have owned this car since new and just turned 19,000 miles. I put new tires on it last year because I was fearful they might be rotten and blow out on me when on the highway. I keep it in an air conditioned garage in South Florida. It's a keeper.
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Blue bird of Happiness

by from San Francisco on January 26, 2010

I got my T-bird as soon as they came out, my dealer said I got the 5th one in my city. From the moment I drove away I started smiling, and have ever since. Only holds two, so not a taxi, powerful and ...
I got my T-bird as soon as they came out, my dealer said I got the 5th one in my city. From the moment I drove away I started smiling, and have ever since. Only holds two, so not a taxi, powerful and well built, great sound system, extra plug for charing phone and laptop or whatever. Still turns heads. Still turns mine. When Ford first made the T-bird I was a little kid, so now sometimes, albeit rarely, I feel like a little kid when I open the door to get in.
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2002 Ford Thunderbird

by from Silver Springs, NV on September 3, 2010

The car in the ad is my Mother & Stepfathers. I would definately recommend buying this car if your looking for reliability, comfort, good investment. I've driven it & rode in it. Either way, it is she...
The car in the ad is my Mother & Stepfathers. I would definately recommend buying this car if your looking for reliability, comfort, good investment. I've driven it & rode in it. Either way, it is sheer pleasure! They have taken immaculate care of it, always garaged! Definately money well spent for the car lover!
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tbird

by from missouri on January 3, 2012

This car is roomy for a roadster, lots of features. Removable hardtop has it's own rack. Nice sounding exhaust.
This car is roomy for a roadster, lots of features. Removable hardtop has it's own rack. Nice sounding exhaust.
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A thrill to drive!

by from idaho on May 13, 2011

Ford did a great job, used the jaguar v-8 which perform's and is low maint. I put a new battery in, and that's been it. I feel the style is timeless, and attract's glance's at every stoplight. The onl...
Ford did a great job, used the jaguar v-8 which perform's and is low maint. I put a new battery in, and that's been it. I feel the style is timeless, and attract's glance's at every stoplight. The only drawback would be height, if you are over six feet tall it's a little tight.
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