So everyone took those new Thunderbirds, put them away, and are now asking big money for them, right? For those of you looking for one to simply drive and enjoy (you know, like you''re supposed to), this 2003 Thunderbird may be a better fit. It has just 36,000 miles, an extended factory warranty, and looks and drives just like those garage ornaments everyone else is trying to sell for a lot more money. If you''re looking for a convertible to enjoy, it''s hard to beat a bright red two-seater. When Ford reintroduced the Thunderbird, they knew that the things that made the originals so popular would still work today, so there''s definitely a familial resemblance there. And while this one is the rare Thunderbird that''s been driven and enjoyed, it has obviously not been a daily driver and has not seen inclement weather, so it still looks fantastic. Obviously the body fit is done to factory standards since it''s never been apart or wrecked, and the factory paint on the Thunderbirds was actually extremely good thanks to the special dedicated assembly line that built them-they could afford to take a little extra time on their halo car. Someone has taken exceptional care of this one, because it defies the past decade and looks quite fresh with a smooth finish that suggests a lot of Saturday afternoons spent buffing and waxing the paint. Nice! The black leather interior is classic and understated and works very well with the bright red paint job. Ford gave the seats a retro-looking horizontal pleat that was definitely a tip-of-the-hat to the original, but nothing in the 1950s was as comfortable and well-outfitted as this car. Just about everything was standard on the Thunderbird, including power windows, seats, and locks, A/C, and a powerful AM/FM/CD stereo system with CD changer. This one also carries heated seats so you can extend top-down weather into the autumn months. White-faced gauges look classic and elegant, which is the Thunderbird''s specialty, and the airbag cover sports a traditional Thunderbird logo with the same simulated turquoise inserts that the original wore. As with the exterior, everything remains in excellent shape, including the black power canvas convertible top and nicely finished trunk. The Thunderbird received the same 3.9 liter V8 as the Lincoln LS, and with smooth horsepower and plenty of effortless torque, it''s the right choice. This was never intended to be a sports car, but instead it gathers speed without working hard and makes a subdued V8 hum that sounds right. This one has fresh coil packs replaced under warranty, so there''s one issue you never have to worry about, and thanks to a comprehensive extended warranty that''s good for 65,000 miles or 3 years, you can enjoy this car without a worry. The 5-speed automatic is seamless in operation, working in harmony with the all-independent suspension to deliver that easy cruising feeling that just works. It''s also quite competent, willing to hustle in the twisties and you''ll be relieved to feel the powerful disc brakes with ABS at all four corners, there to bail you out of trouble. Shiny chrome alloys with recent Uniroyal radials are low-noise, high-comfort pieces that fit the car well. So let the other guys worry about their low-mile "investments," you''ll be having too much fun actually driving your Thunderbird to care. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.