An eventual classic
I have always loved the looks of this model. Right now, they are in the sweet spot - old enough to have gotten affordable, but not in great demand (yet).
My experience with my 2003 T-Bird has been excellent, This is a high-quality car, and they were all fully equipped. Taking off the removable hardtop is cumbersome, but it only happens twice a year (removal in the spring, replacement in the fall.)
We have taken a couple of pretty long trip[s on this car, and is very comfortable on a trip.
Really, my only complaint is getting in and out, but that's because I'm too old and fat ... not really the car's fault. Once I'm in (I'm 6'0" tall), the car is quite roomy and comfortable.
It's got plenty of power, but it's no muscle car. I think of this as more of a boulevard/highway cruiser. A lot of fun to drive, great looking, and reliable so far (2+ years). I'd definitely recommend this car to others, but like any used car that's over 15 years old and been through previous owners (10 in my case!), you gotta look around a lot and be careful what you buy.