Re: Question regarding the Ford Probe GT
Spanky <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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!