I bought a 2004 Premium with hard top with 3500 miles for less than $27,000
last December. $26,000 is to high. A 2002, with the kind of mileage you
quoted and a hard top should sell for less than $23,000. If you are willing
to go the EBay route there are 26 late model T-Birds for sale today. There
is one 2002 with a Buy It Now price of less than $22,000 (red with a hard
top, 49K miles in Texas). See
I love my T-Bird but there are two thing you need to verify you can live
with - 1) headroom is tight - I am 6'3" and it is a tight fit; 2) trunk
space is limited (not adequate for a long trip with two passengers).
My car has been great. I took it back to the dealer once to have some magic
stuff added to the transmission fluid, but otherwise no problems. The hard
top is heavy and requires two people to attach. When you attach the hard
top, it is important to make sure you use the special Mylar strips that Ford
supplies with the newer models to prevent scratches of the body under the
hard top. The 2002 did not include the strips, but they are available from
the parts department. The car is not going to out run any Corvettes or even
2005 Mustang GTs, but the ride is good, the car is quiet and acceleration is
smooth and more than a match for most of the foreign competitors for a lot
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