2004 Ford Thunderbird

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16 reviews
Available Price Range $8,647-$24,207 Trims2 Combined MPG 20 Seats 2

Our Take on the 2004 Ford Thunderbird

Our Take

Ford created a flurry of excitement when the revived Thunderbird appeared as a 2002 model. Though it is fully modern underneath, the redesigned model was a throwback to the original two-passenger T... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Construction quality
  • Rear visibility
  • Ride comfort
  • Two-passenger capacity

Notable Features

  • Styling blends the past and present
  • 280-hp V-8
  • Five-speed automatic
  • SelectShift transmission option
  • Available removable hardtop with porthole windows


Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 16 reviews

Attention getter

by WT Pooh from Eugene, OR on November 19, 2010

Ford offered the retro '55s for only 4 years starting with 2002. Unfortunately they were priced at $40K as opposed to the $25K price Ford estimated. At that price, they were not competitive with the B... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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