• (4.7) 19 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $6,499–$27,399
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 280-hp, 3.9-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD
  • Seats: 2
2005 Ford Thunderbird

Our Take on the Latest Model 2005 Ford Thunderbird

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Styling that blends the past and present
  • 280-hp, 3.9-liter V-8
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Available removable hardtop

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 19 reviews

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Just right for Palm Desert

by L & A from Palm Desert on November 11, 2017

Bought on a whim, discovered that it is a very nice car. Performs better than expected, more comfortable than my old Porsche and gets a lot of thumbs up. Bought it for my wife, but find myself using i... Read Full Review

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2 Trims Available

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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