For open-air driving, few models can top the 2004 Ford
Thunderbird. The classic convertible was around as far back
as 1955, when some say the golden age of the American automobile
was just beginning to dawn.
That heritage continues to be displayed with each new year.
The roadster has perennial style, loads of power and all
sorts of interior roominess. These three things (plus a
few others, of course), define the Thunderbird today just
as much as it did back in the day.
The 2004 Thunderbird is offered in new colors, with a new
interior package also available. New wheels, seats and equipment
round out the list of improvements.
The 2004 Ford Thunderbird is offered in two models: Deluxe
The only unfortunate thing about the Thunderbird's design
is that only two people get to experience it from the inside.
The rest have to admire from afar.
The standard comfort features come in bunches with the
Thunderbird. Both models have air conditioning with dual-zone
automatic climate controls, a power tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped
steering wheel with radio controls, newly styled leather
upholstery and an AM/FM radio with in-dash 6-disc CD changer.
Premium models add heated seats.
For 2004, there's a Light Sand Appearance Package to be
had. It includes a special trim prominently displaying the
color, plus cream-colored gauges.
The two-door 2004 Ford Thunderbird is available with a power-folding
soft top with a heated glass rear window or with a removable
hardtop with trademark porthole windows.
Under the hood of the Ford Thunderbird is just the right
amount of power to get your spine tingling. The engine is
an aluminum 3.9-liter V8. It gives the rear-wheel drive
convertible 280 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 286 lb-ft of
torque at 4000 rpm.
Built for high-speed performance, the engine features a
coil-on-plug ignition with platinum-tipped spark plugs,
low-friction pistons and dual exhausts.
5-speed automatic transmission is standard. However, the
2004 Thunderbird can also be fitted with Ford's SelectShift
feature, which blends manual shifting with a traditional
automatic system. This setup features a one-piece die-cast
aluminum case for reduced weight.
Safety and Security
The 2004 Ford Thunderbird comes with driver and passenger
front and side airbags-the first Ford convertible to come
equipped with combination head-and-chest side airbags. Other
safety and security features include an anti-theft system,
Ford's Smart Locks system, the LATCH child seat system,
a perimeter alarm with an LED indicator and a glow-in-the-dark
emergency trunk release handle.