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just wondering what the rest of the automotive world thinks of the probe, and if it should be brought back :p
 

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It'll never happen. The Focus is too popular. I'm anxious to see the upcoming SVT version.
 

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i know its not gonna happen......i was just wondering what people outside of the probe community thought. it was a sweet car that kinda got the backseat because it was mostly a mazda, and never got the respect it deserved....just thinking out loud again haha
 

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It'll never happen. The Focus is too popular. I'm anxious to see the upcoming SVT version.
It's only become popular because of several crucial areas in the car bussiness.
1. The Focus happen to come out when gas prices went up.
2. Price, why would you buy a Civic when you can buy a Focus at a cheaper price and basiclly get the same performance out of it.
3. After market performance parts was available for this car before it even hit the showroom floor.
4. Marketing, All I've had is Focus shoved in my face. I tune into Speedvision there it is. I go to read a car mag there it is. I watch the Simpons on Sunday night, show goes to a commercial there it is again.

It's kind of ironic, when Ford was going to do away with the Mustang people wrote letters to stop it. They redesign it for 1994,added more horse power to it. Now it's a good seller. If Ford had added more horses to the Probe and marketed the thing right, you wouldn't need the redesign Cougar. BTW how many of you knew that when the Cougar first came out what car was its main competitor ? Jaguar, so over the years Ford has really done a number to this car. Escort, isn't that what the Focus really is. Another stupid redesign and change of name. If you really think I hate the Ford Focus your right. Team Focus found out at NOPI I didn't like their car. The first thing out of their mouth was "it's better than a Honda" well thats great guys but I don't drive a $#[email protected]*%@ Honda. So that shows who their trying get to buy the Focus. Sorry I'll get off of the soap box now.
 

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AMEN to that!!! they never marketed the probe at all! can only think about what "could" have been.....
 

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Sometimes I wonder what those suits at Ford are thinking.
 
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Neh, I don't think the probe should be brought back, it was a decent car and all, but it didn't really sell when it was out, marketing or not. I think the main thing the probe was lacking was a 4 door version of itself, thats what it truly needed. I mean Ford already has the 2 door sports coupe, they call it a Mustang.
 

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Neh, I don't think the probe should be brought back, it was a decent car and all, but it didn't really sell when it was out, marketing or not.
One problem with that, the Probe out sold the Mustang in 93 and 94.
 
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Neh, I don't think the probe should be brought back, it was a decent car and all, but it didn't really sell when it was out, marketing or not. I think the main thing the probe was lacking was a 4 door version of itself, thats what it truly needed. I mean Ford already has the 2 door sports coupe, they call it a Mustang.
Moderators! Help! Hold me back Im about to flame. 1.2.3.4.5.6.7...8....9......10..........
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Ford didnt give a damn about the probe, they never really put an effort in saving it cuz they didnt have enough balls to go through with their plan to replace the Mustang with the probe.
The Mustang is pretty different though, being a rwd heavy car... the Probe on the other hand is a light compact with great handling characteristics, good looking quick little car.
And 4 door Probe, well lets just say I hope you'll have better ideas than that... :)

Jay its not gonna happen, the Probe will never be brought back. I know its a shame...
 

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Here is an outsiders view...

I never liked the Probe. I never drove one either. I know a few people that have Probes and they wont let them go, they love them. The only Probe I thought looked nice was the SVT Probe but I like all SVT Fords.

The Focus is a great car. I have driven the ZX3 and the staition wagon version (both lack power) and the are nice and cheap. The aftermarket support is helping to propel this car.

I think your loyaltiy to the Probe is great but Mazda stole that market area, but ford took the Navajo back to help Explorer sells...
 
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Here is an outsiders view...

I never liked the Probe. I never drove one either. I know a few people that have Probes and they wont let them go, they love them. The only Probe I thought looked nice was the SVT Probe but I like all SVT Fords.

The Focus is a great car. I have driven the ZX3 and the staition wagon version (both lack power) and the are nice and cheap. The aftermarket support is helping to propel this car.

I think your loyaltiy to the Probe is great but Mazda stole that market area, but ford took the Navajo back to help Explorer sells...
This person sounds like a family man, theres a reason the people who have Probes and won't let the go. It's called the Probe is more reliable and sportier than the mustang.
Believe me I sold my mustang to buy my Probe;)
 
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Here is an outsiders view...

I never liked the Probe. I never drove one either. I know a few people that have Probes and they wont let them go, they love them. The only Probe I thought looked nice was the SVT Probe but I like all SVT Fords.

The Focus is a great car. I have driven the ZX3 and the staition wagon version (both lack power) and the are nice and cheap. The aftermarket support is helping to propel this car.

I think your loyaltiy to the Probe is great but Mazda stole that market area, but ford took the Navajo back to help Explorer sells...
UHMMM SVT Probe? :)

Scamper, he does sound like a family man, but everybody is entitled to their own opinion and this forum is all about getting along. Besides I kinda respect him for having the balls to tell us probe owners his opinion. So thanx for your post RGONOT!
 

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Here is an outsiders view...

I never liked the Probe. I never drove one either. I know a few people that have Probes and they wont let them go, they love them. The only Probe I thought looked nice was the SVT Probe but I like all SVT Fords.

They're wasn't a SVT Probe, boy don't I wish there was though. You might be thinking of the 97Probe GTS. It had no engine up grades at all. But the car came with chrome wheels, stripes, and leather interior.
 

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I could have swore I saw a SVT Probe. Maybe he just spiced up the outside with fake logos or something. I only saw it for a couple of seconds as he passed me on the hiway at about 90mph. ( I tried to catch him but there was to much traffic to weave around in an F-150.

Well goes to show how much I know about Probes. The more I talk to you guys and see your pics (Skamper), I am starting to like the Probe. I wouldn't call myself a family man, I am a TRUCK man. Ever since I could drive I have owned trucks and 1 jeep.

Thanks for not beating me up for sharing my opinion, I have great respect for you guys...
 
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