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2004 Ford Thunderbird
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2-Door Convertible Deluxe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 17 23 $34,336 $37,435
2-Door Convertible Premium 17 23 $35,277 $38,480
2-Door Convertible Pacific Coast Roadster 17 23 $39,696 $43,390
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 18 23 $54,699 $62,875
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,336
$54,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,435
$62,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$624 / month
$1048 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 53.8
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.6 75.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- 49.5
Second Head Room (in)
- 33.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 46.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.1 53.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.2 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
23.1 29.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
186.3 177.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.9 8.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.1 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.7 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.0 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.2 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T145/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P245/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3775 3840
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6000 300 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
286 @ 4000 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.9L/238 4.3L/262
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.18
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.36
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.42
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.75
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2-Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Thunderbird Lexus SC 430
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.22 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
SLA Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.73 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double-Wishbone

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