Used 2004 Ford Thunderbird for Sale

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2004 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe

16,033 mi.
  • Ext. Color: Black
  • Int. Color: Black
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: RWD
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Alfa Romeo of Tysons and Maserati of Tysons
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(571) 446-3736
4.6 (48 reviews)
15 mi. from 20147
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Alfa Romeo of Tysons and Maserati of Tysons Review
Painless car shopping
by Greg W from New Hope, PA
December 3, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.6 (48 reviews)
I live an hour north of Philly and bought the car in Tysons Corner! I was reviewing car ads on a Friday night when I saw the car I had been shopping for. It had just been posted to the website and only had stock photos published. I reached out to check availability of the car, and Ben Hailstrom the Sales Manager was online! We went back and forth a few times to get all info on a deal, and I ended up putting a $1000 deposit on the car— sight unseen! On my 3 hour drive on Monday morning, I was dreading going to the dealership because I was sure they would find a reason to charge me an additional $1000 for something — my trade, some other add on, etc. (they had my $1000 and I had driven 3 hours — you think I’m going home without a car?) So, I was preparing all the reasons why I shouldn’t pay more. When I got there— no surprises, no “I have to ask the manager” delays. It was delightful! I’ve probably bought 15 cars in my lifetime and this is the best experience I’ve had. Ben was honest, straightforward and they delivered exactly what they promised! When was the last time you heard that about a car dealer? I would highly recommend Safford!
2004 Ford Thunderbird Deluxe Review
Opitmal choice for a fun convertible
by Jeffrey M. from Easton, MD
September 25, 2018
I was seeking an convertible for summer fun, and I wanted to find something unique, not a dime-a-dozen Mustang, Camaro, or foreign convertible. This car DEFINITELY fits the bill...rarely see one of these on the road, and even more rarely one of these limited-edition Pacific Coast Roadsters. Also, being that I am 6' tall, I wanted a car that I could be comfortable in and not feel like Dino in the "Flintstone-mobile at the drive-in"...this is one of the few cars of it's 2-seater size that allows for a full-size American to be comfortable in. Being only a 2-seater, it's definitely limited to fun driving, as it's small trunk and 2-passenger capacity make it impractical for anything else. An added-plus is that this Thunderbird has a detachable hardtop for the off-weather seasons to allow for fun driving in the late Fall through early Spring. Having owned a convertible with a black interior decades ago, I knew better than to own another black interior convertible, and learned that 95% of the 'retrobirds' had a standard black interior, albeit for the limited-editions (2003 007, 2004 Pacific Coast Roadster, or 2005 Cashmere). The light gray interior of this car will reflect more sunshine heat than the black interiors, and give a longer life to the leather seats and vinyl interior trim. The car overall rides smooth. The car was not designed to be a sports car, but a roadster - something with driver comfort in mind. That said, it hits the mark. The ride is smooth and comfortable. The 3.9L V-8 provides ample power and acceleration. The handling is decent and traction is on the mark with wide footprint 17" tires...I opted to put new Pirelli Cinturato A/S Plus (grand-touring) tires on to replace the aging Continentals. These tires completely smoothed-out the ride and the whisper-quiet tires enhances the top-down experience. I made a point to have the coil-on-plugs and spark plugs inspected and found the inherent oil ingress issue (a known issue with the 3.9L in the Thunderbird, Lincoln LS and Jaguary S-type ) in the spark plug wells, and had the valve cover grommets replaced along with new spark plugs and coils. Good preventative maintenance. I did note that this car's stereo does suffer from the typical Ford CD-changer failure prone to ALL Ford's of the mid-2000's. Fortunately, this car has the satellite radio option so I am not so bummed about this problem. All-in-all, a hella-fun car to spend a weekend drive in. I find I'm liking this car more and more every trip.

Review Score

4.8 22 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
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  • Interior Design
  • Reliability
  • Performance
  • Exterior Styling
  • Seats: 2
  • Door Count: 2
  • Engine: 280-hp, 3.9-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • MPG: 20
Trim MPG Engine Starting Price
Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible 17.0 - 24.0
280-hp, 3.9-liter V-8 (premium)
From $37,435
Thunderbird Premium 2dr Convertible 17.0 - 24.0
280-hp, 3.9-liter V-8 (premium)
From $38,480
Thunderbird Deluxe 2dr Convertible
17.0 - 24.0
280-hp, 3.9-liter V-8 (premium)
Starting Price
From $37,435
Thunderbird Premium 2dr Convertible
17.0 - 24.0
280-hp, 3.9-liter V-8 (premium)
Starting Price
From $38,480
* Title, other fees, and incentives are not included in this calculation, which is an estimate only. Monthly payment estimates are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent a financing offer from the seller. Other taxes may apply.
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