Ford Probe Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
3.8
19 Reviews
Overall
3.8
Value
4.1
Performance
3.8
Style
4.3
Comfort
4.2
Fuel Economy
3.8
Reliability
3.4

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1996 Ford Probe - This Car is Awesome

Allan
Orrum, North Carolina
Overall
4.0
Value
3.0
Performance
3.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
2.0
This car was built to last. When I had purchased the vehicle at 168,000 miles it was still running with all of the factory parts with the exception of the hatch struts. The car had lasted me to around 175,000 miles before it blew the head gasket due to poor maintenance by the previous owners. The handling is superb even with the original struts at 189,000 miles. It has been able to take any curves at speed limit and slightly above without any issues. The main problems that I have experienced with it are that the hatch tends to make noises when driving on a bumpy road and sometimes you hear odd noises from the engine bay.
Story
My most memorable story is when I had arrived in Pennsylvania (10 hour drive) with this car even though I had never driven such a long distance before while having absolutely no issues with the car.
Pros
The handling of the car at such high mileage and old struts is great. The best part about the car would have to be it's appearance as it has the smooth contours of a sports car but the fuel efficiency of a four cylinder engine.
Cons
The car can make tons of random noises with the hatch being one of the worst. It seems to bounce up and down a bit whenever I drive on bumpy roads.

1989 Ford Probe - Simple Fuel Savings

TG
Weston, Florida
Overall
3.0
Value
1.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
1.0
The 1989 Ford Probe has a Mazda 4 cylinder engine and a 5 speed manual transmission. The car got excellent gas mileage, has a moderate amount of power, and was fun to drive with the stick shift. Driving the car was incredibly forgiving to anyone just learning how to drive stick shift. The downside to the car was finding parts to keep it going as this was not a very popular car to begin with.
Story
I learned how to drive stick shift in this car and that will always be a memory that I treasure.
Pros
The manual transmission is extremely forgiving to those learning how to drive stick shift. The car has pretty good low end power and gets about 29 miles per gallon if driving somewhat conservatively.
Cons
The cons about this car is parts availability. This car was not a very popular car produced by Ford and therefore finding replacement parts can be very difficult and often times requires retrofitting parts from other cars to work on this one. After about 15 years, the interior started to degrade and the dash cracked. The interior of the car went down hill, even with proper maintenance and finding the replacement parts is impossible it seems. The wiring in the car also started to break down and melt itself together causing all sorts of features to no longer work properly.

1993 Ford Probe - Great Car

A.L.
Butte-Silver Bow, Montana
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
I like that this car is reliable, good for the pocket book with the gas mileage, and comfortable to ride in. This car would not be a car for a really tall person because of the compactness and low to the ground build of the car. Overall a good buy for singles or couples making road trips or making commutes to work.
Story
My sister and I had a great road trip of the east coast with no problems. It had a very accurate gas gauge as we found out, cutting it really close to empty.
Pros
This car gets good gas mileage. It has comfortable seats. It has a smooth ride and maneuvers well in traffic.
Cons
This car is not for tall people. It isn't a winter weather car(although I did run it in a MT winter and made it to and from work just fine) and can be prone to hydroplaning in a lot of rain.

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