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I Am In Love With The New Ford Thunderbird  
User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39703 posts, RR: 75
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2703 times:

I Am In Love With The New Ford Thunderbird! !  Love

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.









What do you all think?



Bring back the Concorde
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User currently offlineYKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2649 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.

User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7167 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

I prefer the original T-Bird...

User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Resembles the british TVR

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Funny, it looks like a group of hens (women) got together and designed it. WAIT, they did. I'll take the original anyday.

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2636 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.


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineClassic707 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 548 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

I love it!! I have been looking into getting one.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineLuxair From Suriname, joined Jan 2001, 848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Hehehe Kroc that's exactly what I think  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
That's a chick's car



Marvin Lee Cooper
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

Thanks Luxair. They tried to incorporate the old style in the design, but it looks like a chick car now. Wasn't the T-bird a muscle car????? Now look at it. Ugh!

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Wow...that's a mistake! And the top only comes in white? That won't last long.

I don't see all the studio exec's wife's trading in there 500SL's for this....

But yeah...the market is definetly for women don't you think?


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39703 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2621 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!  Laugh out loud


Thanks JetService and Classic707.
I've always known you guys have good taste in cars!  Smokin cool



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

I think it's a tasteful contemporary rendition of the original 50's classic. All it needs is a bigger engine- More cubes = More low-end torque = more fun to drive.

User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

If you need a ford thunderbird to get chicks than I think you have a problem  Big thumbs up.

It doesn't look that bad, but I probably wouldn't buy one. Maybe I don't "know" cars like you  Big thumbs up, lol.


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39703 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Whistler:
I don't need a car to get chicks.
I do pretty good on my bicycle!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineHustler From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Well superfly. Besides of what everyone else said I like it. How much is it?

...Hustler.


User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

What does it cost?

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3388 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

No offence, but that car has no class.

IMO, it is ugly.


User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

If you HAVE to buy a Ford at least get a real car Big grin.







I don't really like any of these new "retro" looking cars like the T-Bird, Beetle, Prowler, etc. They are all expensive and all about looks. None of them seem to be very practical.


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39703 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

Whistler:
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.








Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3388 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

IMO, the Grand Marquis is a wannabe Luxury Car. If you want a Luxury car, get the real thing...

A 2001 Mercedes-Benz 2002 E-Class


User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2561 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 Big grin. 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 Big grin.

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 Big grin. I also like the Caprice series of cars, too bad GM replaced it with V6 FWD  Sad.


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39703 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

Whistler:
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'.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2546 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.


User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Oops, that should say "All the previes I have read"

User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

LOL! I will read it over a few times...

"all the previews I have read."


25 Post contains images Superfly : Whistler: No problem, you maybe right. I saw the add 4 months ago and they may have changed it's HP rating. The car hasn't gone into production yet. T
26 Post contains images Superfly : Whistler: BTW, I am not a spelling police, so don't worry!
27 BH346 : It's alright, but for the price(30k-40k) I'd rather get something else.
28 Post contains images Whistler : LOL! Yep, thats a definite advantage to the column shifter .
29 Superfly : BH346: I agree that it is a bit expensive, but what car isn't these days? The one I saw at the dealer was $53,000! That's a $10,000 mark up from the l
30 Post contains images Superfly : Whistler: Absolutly!
31 174thfwff : Why bother with that American p.o.s. that will break down after 1 month when you can buy a nice BMW? Or even a Camry for 1/2 that? -Peace In- 174thfwf
32 BH346 : 53k??? Whoa. For that price I could get a Porsche Boxster. I agree, the 30,000's would be a better price for the t-bird.
33 Post contains images Superfly : 174thfwff: You crack me sometimes! BMWs break down too and when they break down, they really BREAK DOWN! Maintenance cost on the BMWs are stratospheri
34 174thfwff : I honesly don't think so. American cars are much more unreliable. You see a bmw running at 150k miles much more often when the person takes little car
35 BH346 : The American sports/luxury car is alright, but I don't care for family cars and small cars made by American companies. I prefer Japanese cars as famil
36 Post contains images Superfly : 174thfwff: Not to be anal but "I wouldn't be going much faster then the speed limit around the turds..... I am sure it's a pretty agile car. Going ove
37 IMissPiedmont : Superfly, I agree. It is a fair decent looking car. Useless in reality, but nice looking. My birthday is in two months. Will you buy me one?
38 Post contains images Superfly : IMissPiedmont: When is your birthday? I'll throw a party here for you and maybe one of our kind A.net members will buy it for you.
39 Post contains images Classic707 : I took one for a testdrive today! It is very agile, and great power! Needles to say, I took it home with me! I like the Marauder, but I don't want to
40 JetService : That Marauder is sweet!!!!! I'm into the big cool sedans. GM has disappointed me with what they did to the Impala and Bonneville.
41 Post contains images Superfly : WOW, you actually bought one?!?!?! Can I come over and make sure you bought the right one test drive it too?
42 Post contains images Superfly : JetService: It's time you come over to the family of fine cars (Ford). GM rather sell mini-vans to the soccer moms.
43 Post contains images RealHigh : That car is nice! Was it at S&C Ford? They must be out of there minds to charge $53K for that. It's a beauty and all but that is RealHigh! It does hav
44 Greg : Hey Super... Glad you agree on the 'chick car' thing..but I don't think it's passable. It screams pussy car. The top only comes in white according to
45 Post contains images Leftseat86 : I can't drive...
46 Fordlover : This looks like a good place to make my first post. Personally, I love the new T-bird, but I'm not exactly impartial. I grew up in a Ford family, and
47 Post contains images Superfly : For some reason, Ford has always pitched the Thunderbird to the female buyer. I can remember an ad for the re-designed T-bird in 1989-90, they had Can
48 Superfly : Fordlover: What kind of Ford do you have? The 351 only came in the LTD/Grand Marquis in 1983 I think.
49 Classic707 : Greg: I'm not kidding, I really did take it home. It wasn't factory fresh, but a demo so I got a good deal on it, plus I good a good price on the trad
50 IMissPiedmont : My birthday is December 26. A nice Britsh Racing Green with Buckskin Tan interior will be nice. metallic paint of course, leather seats. If needed I c
51 Fordlover : Superfly, Currently my daily driver is a 91 Mercury Tracer wagon. I get great gas mileage, and I can cram all kinds of stuff in it. I've had a series
52 BH346 : Are you sure that car is $50k? I heard it's $35,000
53 Post contains images Superfly : Fordlover: That's really cool. My first car was a 1974 Ford Pinto in 1990. It was green and real ugly but I liked it. Then I moved up to a 1976 Mercur
54 Superfly : BH346: Yes that car is supposed to be $35K but there is the dealer mark up which is complete B/S! Remember when the PT Cruiser first came out? It was
55 Fordlover : Superfly Actually, I'm working out the details on a twin-turbo set-up with used Turbo Coupe/SVO parts. I didn't mention it earlier for fear of soundin
56 Superfly : Fordlover: Are you sure you want to do that? Turbo is nothing but bad news! I currently own a 1987 Chrysler LeBaron convertible that has a Turbo engin
57 Post contains images Superfly : BTW, thanks! I love forward to getting your respect. I'll try to find some room on my list. I think some of those I respect are gone so i can make som
58 Fordlover : Superfly That's what the 351 is for, torque. The reason a turbo 2.2 Chrysler, or a 2.3 Ford is gutless at take-off is because it's a little motor tryi
59 Post contains images VonRichtofen : "GM rather sell mini-vans to the soccer moms." LOL!! I think it's nice, however I don't think it should be 53k. Superfly you may remember me from othe
60 Post contains images Leftseat86 : So it looks good... but what kind of gas mileage does it get?
61 BH346 : How much Hp does the engine on that car have?
62 Flight152 : Personally, I can pick out a better car for 53K than this ugly crap! -Jason
63 Lehpron : To be honest, I hate cars, can't draw'em. But this is a badass vehicle, the perfect blend of style, pride in an automobile and all the slutty curves y
64 BH346 : Yeah, for $50k, I'd rather get a Porsche Boxster, a BMW, or a Corvette.
65 Post contains images Superfly : Fordlover: That sounds like you have quite a project going on there. I am sure it will haul some serious ass! BH346: 252 HP 261@4300 Torque Leftseat86
66 IMissPiedmont : I changed my mind. The Marauder is more my style. After Chevy butchered the Impala SS with that......thing they are passing off as an Impala these day
67 BH346 : The Marauder looks just like a Crown Victoria. What's the difference?
68 Fordlover : As far as the Marauder goes, I've always thought that would be a great idea. Either that, or on the Ford side, a Crown Vic based Galaxie. I always won
69 Post contains images 777kicksass : Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet
70 LOT767-300ER : 460 Torque??????? u mean 4600 RPM i think
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