2002 Ford Thunderbird specs, review, problems

2002 Ford Thunderbird

2002 Ford Thunderbird colors

Although the exterior retro styling was never altered, the exterior color design was constantly changing. For year 2002, the thunderbird was obtainable in bright yellow (“inspiration yellow”), bright red (“torch red”) and turquoise (“Thunderbird blue”), all suggestive of the 1950s colors, as well as in “Whisper White” and “evening black”.

2002 Ford Thunderbird specs

The 2002 ford thunderbird is a 2-door convertible style automobile with a front-mounted engine that gives power to the wheels.

The diminutive hood scoop and huge chromed egg-crate grille are the major indicators, as well as the false fender vents and nimble proportions. It’s bigger than it appears, and, fascinatingly, the Thunderbird’s body has a reverse-wedge outline, most noticeable at the front fenders and less en route to the rear. These features as well as a long rear overhang and short front, provide the new Ford Thunderbird a sporty but comfortable appearance.

2002 Thunderbird

The 2002 ford thunderbird interior features have standard comfortable bucket seats, floor mats, Tachometer, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Seats, Steering Wheel Tilt, Cruise Control, Radio, CD player and CD Changer. Some optional features include Sunroof and DVD. In standard trimming, the interior is black, with an optional package that has matching interior seats, steering wheel top, lower instrument panel and shift knob to any exterior color is obtainable.

Handling and drivability are specifically adjusted to equal the vehicle’s stylishly sporting design, and the braces underneath the car improving the chassis firmness.

2002 Ford Thunderbird convertible

The 2002 ford thunderbird convertible comes standard as a convertible, featuring a power-withdrawing cloth top with an optional hardtop having typical porthole window. The 2-place interior mirrors the exterior design by commemorating the car’s idealistic legacy and merging bold style with the luxury and comfort today’s consumer demand.

Ford Thunderbird 2002 convertible

2002 Ford Thunderbird review

While the Thunderbird was never really a sports car, it was a top of the line Ford car for many years. Although the Corvette was a real sports car, the Ford Thunderbird ended up looking like a personal sporty car.

The Ford Thunderbird tenth generation ended in 1997. In 2002, after a 5 year hiatus, Ford started the eleventh version of the Ford Thunderbird. The styling was extraordinarily retro with its design, adopting styling patterns from the early editions of the Ford Thunderbird. It was mounted on a chassis that was common with the Lincoln LS as well.

2002 Ford Thunderbird

It is a 2-door, luxury sports coupe, outfitted only as a convertible having a detachable hardtop. The 2002 Ford Thunderbird has a price tag of about $40,000, which adds it to the mid-luxury class.

Ford estimated sales in the region of 25,000 units yearly, but regardless of many sales during its primary launch, this milestone was never reached. The 2002 Ford Thunderbird sold approximately 31,368 units as sales dropped each successive year until its termination.

2002 Ford Thunderbird interior

2002 Thunderbird engine

The fully modern 32-valve, naturally aspirated petrol, dual overhead camshaft 3.9-liter aluminum alloy V8 with 4 valves per cylinder, produces 252 horsepower at 6100 RPM and 267 lb-ft of torque at 4300 RPM, and is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The torque reach is sufficiently wide that there isn’t any need to shift manually, even on curvy secondary roads. It has a Multi-point injection fuel system powered by premium unleaded fuel.

2002 Ford Thunderbird problems

The 2002 ford thunderbird is a unibody convertible, featuring a hole where the top should be, and as such isn’t as firm as a coupe. There is also an obvious cowl shake, but not above the expected.