Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 38588 posts, RR: 80 Posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1917 times:
I Am In Love With The New Ford Thunderbird! !
It is a beautiful car!
I am not really into small sports cars that much but this is truley a classy car.
I finally had the chance to sit in one and check it out in real life.
It was black with the convertible hard-top.
They finally got one in at a Ford dealer here in San Francisco.
YKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1863 times:
I think its ugly. For some reason I dont like old cars, or new cars that have charcteristics of old cars like the PT Cruiser and the new Thunderbird. I like to look the the future instead of living in the past, sorry. However I still like the 1982 Ford Fairmount that my dad use to own, crude but though as hell...not once did it not take us home and we drove it everwhere.
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 13 Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1850 times:
Superfly, I'm not a big Ford fan, but I love the Thunderbird. I think this one is pretty snazzy, but it replaced what in my opinion was already their best looking car. BTW, I can tolerate Mustangs now. They are nice-looking, but being a such a Camero/Trans Am fan, its hard to get my heart into it like the T-Bird.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 38588 posts, RR: 80 Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1835 times:
The top comes in many colors.
It's interesting that only those who really 'know' about cars like the new Thunderbird and those who don't like it are those that only judge cars by price and bragging rights (bmw, daimler/Chrysler for example).
It is a chick car but this one can pass. I guy who buys this will still attract chicks and get laid by chicks.
The guys who buy the bmws and honda civics just look like little fairies on 4wheels!
Thanks JetService and Classic707.
I've always known you guys have good taste in cars!
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 38588 posts, RR: 80 Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1789 times:
I agree that the new T-bird isn't very practical.
I do like the 2003 Marauder but I like the current Grand Marquis better.
I don't think a full size sedan should have a floor shift.
I like the column shift, electronic gauges and wood grain dash on a full-size luxury car.
Whistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
I like the regular Grand Marquis but I really don't think it is the same type of car as the Marauder. Sure, they are based on the same thing, but the Marauder is almost like a modern day Muscle Car. I believe it has 300+ hp vs the 220hp/235hp of the Grand Marquis, and the marauder has an overall more agressive look than the Marquis, which has a granny mobile image . Its kind of like a Ford version of the legendary Impala SS (the 1996 ish one). I don't really think this thing will become as popular as the Mustang (for an example) but it will probably have quite a cult following .
I have always been a fan of the Crown Vic/Grand Marquis line of cars. There is just something about these full size V8 RWD cars that attracts me . I also like the Caprice series of cars, too bad GM replaced it with V6 FWD .
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 38588 posts, RR: 80 Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
I agree about the Caprice, Crown Victoria and all other RWD cars. The Marauder has only 240 HP and the Grand Marquis is 220 but because it's the same engine, you can tweek it up to 240 or even more HP. The engine that came with the Lincoln Mark VIII (1993-98) was the same as the Cobra Mustang but had a quieter exhaust that put out 280 HP. It's the same 4.6 block that they are using in these cars.
The 1994-95 Impala SS also had the column shift and electronic gauge display. The 1996 Impala SS had the floor shift and analog gauge display.
The Marauder target buyer is the Impala SS owner according to the Mercury web-site
Both are great cars and I am glad that the Ford/Mercury/Lincoln/Jaguar/Aston Martin auto division is still making 'real cars'.
Whistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1760 times:
I don't wanna sound like a smart ass or anything, I know you know your stuff, but the preview I have read all say 300+ hp for the Marauder, no exact number though.
BTW I personally prefer the analog style gauges. I don't know why, I find it easier on the eyes and less complicated to just look down at the needle and see your speed/rpms. Personal preference I guess.
As for the shifter it doesn't really matter to me. I sorta like the way the big divider looks in some cars though.