I'm looking into a 93 Ford Probe GT and was wondering if anybody in the
group had any experience with these cars. My previous 2 cars have been
a 91 and a 95 Pontiac Grand Prix. I was less than pleased with what I
got from them so I figure it's time for a little change. The Ford Probe
I'm considering is in really good shape with a 2.5L V6 DOHC 24V FI and
a manual transmission. What could a person expect when dealing with one
of these cars? Any info or advice on the Ford Probe would be greatly
appareciated. Thanks in advance.
Specifically, the Probe is a good little car... it's based on the Mazda
626 platform so, mechanically, you can look at and crunch 626 numbers.
But it's a helluva lot more fun to drive than a 626
EASY to break into, because the door windows arent framed... so dont be
leaving any valuables in plain sight in there. Or expensive sound
- OTOH, there arent likely to be any broken windows from break-ins
Wind noise at speed, same reason
Repair Parts costs WERE high when I first got mine... though they came
down significantly as the model matured and aftermarket geared up.
A heavy hatch. Probably will have to replace the hatch lifters.
Turn radius of a mid-size. My 93 TBird turns about 3 feet better
Cheap economy... the thing is slippery and my 4 cyl MT SE regularly got
27-30 mpg, mixed driving, with foot to the floor much, hell, MOST, of the
More hauling capacity than you'd think at first look, with rear seats
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
The earlier probes were prone to electrical problems, brake noise, and a whole
of oddball problems. By 93 I believe they were a pretty good car. In my neck of
woods (Northern Ohio) They are prone to rust badly underneath and electrical
are very common. This is, of course, due to winter salt. If you live in a more
temperate area it shouldn't be an issue.
I once drove a Probe with a 3.0L Vulcan and a 5 speed trans. That car was a
Nope, Original driveline. About a 1990-91 maybe? IIRC, the car had bigger
"looking" brakes. I think I may have seen another over the years, but no more
It wasn't a GT, but a regular Probe with all the bells and whistles.
It was indeed a Probe GL? Beautiful to drive,
nice interior. My wife the school teacher loved it and
kept her 1990 Probe for 9 years and traded for a 98 GT
It was a hoot to dive, lots of power
but a crappy plastic interior. She traded it in in 1991 for a Cougar
which she kept for 10 years!
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