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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-25-16, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Advice on buying a Thunderbird...

Hey everyone,
I am new to the forums and wanted some advice on buying a Ford Thunderbird. There is a 1991 3.8 with automatic transmission available in my area, it has 117,000 miles and one owner. It was in a little fender bender but still has a clean title. The second one is 1995 4.6 with an automatic transmission. I do not know much about it because I am waiting for a reply from the owner. All I know is that it was parked for "a while" but it runs. There is also a 1994 Ford Taurus SHO in the area with 145k, automatic transmission and was parked for about 3 years but runs and drives. It has a coolant leak near the radiator and power steering pump leak. If anyone has any advice regarding these vehicles and can point me in the best direction please let me know. I know every car is unique and dependent on how the previous owner cared for it, but are there any specific model years prone to problems?

I had a 2007 Ford Fusion but was recently rear-ended. I have decided to buy a mid-90s Ford instead because of the lower price and I really liked the style back then.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Re: Advice on buying a Thunderbird...

All of those were decent cars. But remember they are all 20+ years old. They will show there age with rubber bushings,seals.
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Re: Advice on buying a Thunderbird...

Either of those would be fine, but I'd prefer the Thunderbird over the Taurus.

Myself ... I'm looking for a 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis!

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Re: Advice on buying a Thunderbird...

Originally Posted by slide9595 View Post
Be prepared for a truly unique ownership will find it very hard to store it......Tell us what colour your 'Bird is.....Did you get the hardtop?.....We understand your excitement!.......Cheers!
Doubt you'll get an answer as poster has not been on since initial post 3 yrs ago .

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