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|2004 T-bird Information
|2004 Ford Thunderbird
Colors and new Options
Torch Red, Evening Black, Platinum Silver, Merlot, Vintage Mint Green, Ice Blue, and Monterey Mist
VIN # decoder
Recall or Customer Satisfaction Program issued
January 2005 - This is a transmission fluid problem. Read the
TBN for details. Program was extended thru December 31, 2005.
It includes ALL 2004 T-birds.
Vintage Mint Green (EI) - Built July to January 2004]
Traction control, standard on all. Select Shift automatic was an option on all (deluxe and premium)
Here's a summary of the above color information:
* these interiors are only available on the premium models
**merlot soft top color available mid-model year. dealers are able to place orders now. Also available with partial white interior on black exterior models.Merlot soft top is not available with the Sand package. (I'd rather have a merlot colored partial interior though - update: a partial white interior black car with merlot soft top never made it to production.)
***Standard color softtop is black unless light sand interior is ordered, then softtop color is sand
Interior Colors are as follows:
Light Sand color - convertible soft top; soft boot*, full color on seats with black stitching, steering wheel is full sand color (not partial color), shift knob is also sand, floor mats are edged with sand color. Bronze Metallic tinted appliques on instrument panel, center stack, shifter bezel and scuff plates.
*odd - soft boot is listed as optional for 2004 yet Ford expects 100% to be ordered with soft boot. I would definitely make sure the soft boot is ordered to cut down on road dirt getting to the inside of the convertible top when it is in the down position. Besides, it makes a clean appearance to the rear of the vehicle when you're driving down the road. Note - some dealers did not pay attention to this when they ordered their cars.NOTE - Only the black ink standard and the black accent are available with the Deluxe models. If you want one of the accent colors, you'll need to order the premium model.
The Deluxe was not available with a hardtop.
These are preproduction photos, graphically enhanced (changed backround):
News Feb 29, '04 - Last day to order a 2004 was May 28, 2004
If you're looking for top speed with this car, it's 140mph
- computer seems to govern you from aaaccelerating any faster. All
3 years are able to reach this "top speed." This has been tested by several
people on the TBN forum. Some report a "light" front end when they
reach speeds over 100 but should you be going that fast? Note - the speedometer
is not all that accurate - it usually reads 3 or 4 mph faster than you're
actually going so you may see a higher reading on your speedometer if you
try it out. Tires are not rated for much higher than
that speed anyway. Please drive safely.
MSRP prices as of July 2003 were on the standard models: These msrp prices may have changed since.
$36,925 = DeluxeOptions:
Select shift Trans - $130.
Hard Top (Premium only) $2,500.
Soft boot $125.
Black accent $295.
Partial interior $595.
Full interior pkg. $800 and Sand package at $1,000.
Would you like to view the order sheets? I will eventually post them, or you may contact me if you want to see them
btw - I may not have mentioned this. The 2004 model
is like the 2003 model for power and transmission - nothing has changed
in that area
June 27 - 2004 Ford Thunderbird production ends this week - July
Trivia News: February 2004 - The 2004 Thunderbird has now been
moved off of it's separate line at Wixom (think the Ford GT is taking
it's place there?) and will be produced in line with the Lincoln
LS. Word has it that it will be produced at the rate of 6/hour or
1 of every 8 cars. That raises some other questions so will get back
to you on that as I check them out..
Universal three-button garage door openerInfo from updated dealer's order sheets from October 15, 2003. Painted 16 spoke wheels may also be available on the premium models. Of interest is the strong rumor that the dedicated Thunderbird production line will cease to exist by the end of January and the Thunderbirds will then be built on the same line as the Lincoln LS.
The Vintage Mint Green(VMG) may only be produced into December. There is word out that the Thunderbird line will be shut down in December for the holiday so that correlates with another rumor that it may be very difficult to place a VMG order now if at all as it takes about 6 weeks for an order to go from start to finish. After that, the special edition color will take it's place thru March. It may not come back online again after March but may be replaced with a light blue metallic according to a Ford dealer memo sent out this past week (Oct 28, 03). If you're interested in the VMG, press your dealer for one or search the net for a dealer with one.
Interesting to find on the order sheets. A suede insert for the
seats is listed but not available on either the Deluxe or the Premium.
I wonder if the special edition for 2004 will have suede inserts in the
seats? Think there would be a wear issue with suede?
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