This is a beautiful 1957 Thunderbird in the perfect color combination. However great the car looks, it runs even better. Even when cold, it only takes a little dab of throttle for it to fire right up and settle into a perfect idle. It sounds great too, not like a hot rod, but just the right amount of V8 noise to satisfy as you're cruising around. I have a few other cars that most would consider to be wonderful classics, but nothing has the wide appeal that this does. Neither my 911, nor my '69 Camaro Pace car (for sale too) receive a fraction of the compliments. Young and, ahem, experienced folks alike all appreciate this car for what it is, gorgeous and timeless. If you're looking for a car to instantly win the Concours d'Elegance, you'll have to look for another car (and in a different price range). However, if you're looking for a Thunderbird that looks incredible, drives perfectly, has been well cared for and is a joy to own, this is the one for you.
Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible 2-door on 2040-cars
Marysville, California, United States
Ford Thunderbird for Sale
Auto Services in California
Zip Auto Glass Repair ★★★★★
Willy`s Auto Repair Shop ★★★★★
Westside Body & Paint ★★★★★
Westcoast Autobahn ★★★★★
Westcoast Auto Sales ★★★★★
Auto blogThu, 02 May 2013 11:57:00 EST
No Prius Killer
As much as we enthusiasts like to rail on the lowly Toyota Prius as the harbinger of death for all we hold dear, there's no denying the machine's absolute and interminable grip on the hybrid hatchback market in the United States. Toyota has so thoroughly sunk its teeth into the segment that you can clearly hear the automaker's incisors clacking against one another with the conclusion of each financial quarter. And there's little wonder why. Buyers can plop down less than $25,000 and have a runabout that can return up to an estimated 51 miles per gallon in the city, leaving every other entry on the market with precious little gristle to gnaw on.
Enter the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid. With its claimed 47 mpg combined, the funky little hatch from Europe already falls behind the 48 mpg city offered by the Prius, but that marginal sacrifice in fuel economy could be a small price to pay for buyers who want a credible alternative to the stalwart Toyota. Unfortunately, like the Fusion Hybrid, the C-Max Hybrid had trouble even approaching its Environmental Protection Agency estimates during our time with the car.
When one speaks of sporty and fun-to-drive utility vehicles, few would put the Ford Explorer in the same category as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, BMW X5 or Porsche Cayenne. Yet, with just a few reservations, I'd toss the new-for-2013 Ford Explorer Sport close to that arena for consideration.
As a recap, the sportiest of Explorers is fitted with Ford's twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6, making 365 horsepower and 350 pound feet of torque. Acceleration is brisk (figure about 7 seconds to 60 miles per hour), as power goes to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. Contributing to its more athletic demeanor are larger front brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, chassis upgrades, quicker steering ratio and a more aggressive wheel/tire package. Cosmetically, the Sport is distinguished by its blacked-out lights, black trim and noticeable lack of chrome (with the exception of the door handles).
Ford recently handed me the keys to a Ruby Red Metallic Explorer Sport. Rather than mindlessly drive the big seven-passenger all-wheel drive hauler in soccer mom circles around Los Angeles, I loaded up my family and embarked on a long weekend road trip to Yosemite National Park.
Consumer Reports has announced its annual list of worst vehicles, a cringe-inducing contrast to its list of top vehicles. Ignominiously leading the way in 2014 is Chrysler, which has a staggering seven models listed.
Jeep nearly sweeps the small SUV segment by itself, with its Compass, Patriot and 2.4-liter version of the new Cherokee, while the only midsize sedans listed by CR were the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger. The new Dodge Dart and the Dodge Journey round out CR's condemnation of Chrysler.
Ford is taking heat as well, with the Taurus, Edge and their counterparts from Lincoln all listed as the worst vehicles in their respective segments. Toyota doesn't fare much better, with its Lexus IS, Scion iQ and tC also making the list.