I have been looking for the right 2003 007 Thunderbird for several months, mostly on E-bay. About 5 came up in the past few months and I bid on one a couple weeks before with 1686 miles. I ended up being the high bidder but it did not meet reserve. I had an amount that I wanted to spend. He called me later and said he would drop the price $4,000 but still 6 more that I wanted to pay. I told him I was going to keep looking. They seem to be about the same price as the 2005's but in the long run feel they will hold the value better.
The 007 I bought came up with a "Buy it Now" price but again more than I wanted to pay. I was again the high bidder but below the reserve. I had talked with the owner before the bid date to make sure it was a perfect car and it certainly sounded like it was. I called him after the bid that night and told him I was interested and the high bidder but it had not met reserve. He said it was close to the reserve and after talking he agreed to sell it to a good home at my price. He did not have to pay E-bay because it did not meet reserve and saved him some money too.
Saturday 3/10/07 I trailed down near Columbus OH to pick the car up. It has 5300 miles and was perfect. What more could you ask other than yesterday I went to Madison to the special plates division and got my second choice for license plates, "007TBRD" Both Dale & Tricia are extremely happy. I think she is, I'll have to ask!!