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1989 Ford Probe Review
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Would Buy It Again — Love the looks. It has almost no blind spots. Have had issues with the wiper motor a couple of times. Gas mileage has always been low 30's to mid 30's for all types of driving. Handles like a dream and it fun to drive. Never felt unsafe in it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Love everything about it except not being able to locate parts sometimes.

Cons: Nothing

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Too Old To Enjoy Now — Easily Upgradable. Enthusiasts car Very comfortable interior Low cost of parts, but needs constant fixing Handled very well around the corners and stopped equally as fast High Tech for the age Has a tendency to rust Appearance not relevant on today's standards

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to Drive

Cons: Maintenance

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Fun Car For An Affordable Price — This was a very fast car to drive and not for the tame of heart. It was as fast as most V8 sports cars and handled well on roads due to multiple settings for the suspension adjustable by rocker switch. It took wear and tear pretty well without major repairs if you drove average to spirited speeds occasionally. It was a low profile 2 door with a moon roof and a rear seat to boot. Without rust proofing the car will rust out from under you, but still it is a blast to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast and controllable

Cons: Low to the ground access

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I Liked It Alot Like I Said The Thing Had Power And It Was Pretty Fast For Not Being A Gt — The car had power. It was fast and the acceleration was good. It had good handling and good brakes in it. Gas mileage was really good i drove like 400 miles and still was a little bit above E. It was really fun to drive cuz it was a stick. Also sounded very nice piped!

Pros: It was quick and had some power!!!

Cons: Tranny's are known to go out in them

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Ford Probe — i like my sports car and wish to do more with it it goes wehn it wants to and it has the balls it needs to go werever it needs to go i would like to performance it in the future

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: it sporty

Cons: not as fast as you want it

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Terrible Ford Probe — I bought my 1989 Ford Probe GL with only 92k on it. It was a grandmas car, it had only been driven back and fourth to the grocery store and it was garage kept. It was a nice first car for me. It had a 2.2L In line four Mazda motor and it ran well(for the first 6 months). I'm sure back in its day it was a very popular coupe. But now, it is very rare to find a first gen Probe on the road. My probe had a cold air intake system and a fart cannon exhaust with not cat or resonator. It was a fun car to mess arround with but the first thing to go was the alternator. After replacing that, then came the starter. Then the rocker arm started to make a terrible knocking noise. The front right wheel bearing was going and caused my brakes to be unresponsive. The car was even louder with a blown exhaust manifold gasket and everything rattled inside the interior when my tourque converter started to go. Overall the car was nice at first but then it turned to a major headache. I bought the car for 1000 but then I got a quote to repair most of the problems. When i saw the Quote from five different mechanics saying 3300 was the best they could do, I was finished. I traded it in for 500 dollars at a really dumb dealer and now i have a 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Rare and Unique

Cons: EVERYTHING ELSE

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89 Probe Gl — The Ford Probe was a joint-venture between Ford and Mazda and was originally meant to be the replacement to the Ford Mustang. Well when Mustang enthusiasts found out about the FWD 4-Cylinder platform, they protested. So the new mustang became the Ford Probe. Based off the Mazda MX-6, the GL and LX models originally were equipped with the 120hp 150lbft of torque F2 Engine. While the GT models were equipped with the 145hp 190lbft of torque F2T, turbo-charged engine. The Probe I have is a 1989 GL equipped with the Ford 4EAT 4-Speed Automatic. I bought the car with 88,000 miles. It has respectable performance and will easily hold a gear to it's relatively low 6,000 Redline with the Transmission in Power Mode. It now has 106,000 miles and it is still running strong. The Build quality is solid. The only problem I have with the car is vibration at idle, but that's my own fault for losing a vacuum hose. Once it is replaced it will again be a very solid daily driver that will get me around town with pep. It makes a very sexy sound that stock sounds way better then any honda. I average about 26mpg, with a 20 year old automatic with respectable performance I can't complain. It has a 15 gallon tank so I average about 370 miles before I have go back to the pump. As it is one of the most reliable cars I know, coupled with it's respectable mileage, it's cost of ownership is low. I won't say it has been free of issues, but the Mazda F2 is one of the easiest engines I know of to service with costs of parts relatively low. If this car wasn't fun, I wouldn't talk about it. I think thats all I need to say lol.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Cheap, quick, reliable

Cons: not great gas mileage, low redline

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Excellent Handling, Will Out Maneuver Any Other Vehicle On The Road. — Fun Factor - It will kick your cars ass Performance - Ahead of it's time Build Quality - Excellent, no big issues Cost of Ownership - 25-28mpg Excellent Appearance - Sporty, cuts right through the air like an arrow 1989 Ford Probe GT's kick ass

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Quick

Cons: Reliable

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All Around Excellent Car If You Treat It Right — 2-2 Litre Turbo intercooled engine pushing in nowadays HP Ratings about 200. Excellent acceleration 0-60 in about 7 if you do it right. 24-26 MPG making it decent for a turbo 4 cylinder. Easy to maintain unless you are doing a rotor and brake job. this car is one of the funnest cars i have ever owned

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Turbo and cozy seating

Cons: Rotors and brakes are a pain

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Thoughts On The Probe — Technology - Fully computerized monitoring center with diagnostics and information (unmatched by anything I've seen today). Performance - Acceleration great for a 4-cylinder, Mazda handling! Build Quality - After 20 years and nearly 200,000 miles it does have it's issues and quirks. Frame absorbs crashes without a trace so great structure. Apperance - Sports Car look, hatchback storage and functionality. Cost - 22-27 mpg, and now high-mileage maintenance (still really good all things considered) Fun Factor: Excellent! One of the most fun cars I've ever driven.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling, Appearance, Technology, Coolness

Cons: Some old-age quirks (not a big deal)

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Reviews From Other Years

1997 Ford Probe Reviews

Could Do With Soft Top By Kenneth

fast on exceleration very quick easy to handle stops on a tanner no repairs has very nice looks an nice interior inside an out this car is fun to drive an cheap to maintain 34 to the gallon cheap se... Read More

Not A Bad Car, Throw In Some Upgrades And It's An Easy Sleeper!! By Tony

This car is very under rated! I was very pleased with the performance aspect, handles like a dream. Mine had some performance upgrades so it was quick, very quick. On days where it was nice out though... Read More

1996 Ford Probe Reviews

Probe Gt : Great Car By Ender

I was looking for a Probe long time ago, and I was about to fall for a 4cyl. Fortunately for me, plans changed I went fof the GT model. So far no heavy breaks, 128k kms and running well. When the e... Read More

Looks Fast And Good By mikedeal

its a low wide easy to drive and handle car its comfy at a persons height of 5'11" and thats pushing it the back seat is not ment for some one over 4'6" pelnty of trunk room easy to mod with tons of m... Read More

1995 Ford Probe Reviews

Love My Car. By slimfireandrea

i dont like the fact that this car has so many problems atleeast once a month. the car drives goodwhen it wants to but other then that its an okay car for a beginner. i love my car but at the same tim... Read More

Fun Car By Josh

Quick little car but not a lot of overall power. It brakes well and handles very well. I havn't done any major repairs yet and there are very minor squeaks which is to be expected for a 17+ year old c... Read More

1994 Ford Probe Reviews

94 Ford Probe Gt By Stephen

This car is not to bad, 2.5L V6 KLZE,chipped , full intake, stage 2 clutch, lowered. Hoping to do alot of more work but im tied up on cash at the moment. New paint and racing break rotors for next sum... Read More

Love This Car By ANlprobe

All in all i have owned three probes i am on my third right now and i have to say that overall i love this car. the older styles from 89-94 has to be the best in my opinion. i just wish i was able to ... Read More

1993 Ford Probe Reviews

Love This Car!!! By Corey

I love this car, very sporty and fun to drive, and smokes hondas like they are standing still with the dohc v6, but it is a gas hog. but runs great for the year. my starter recently went out on me t... Read More

If You Treat It Right, It Will Treat You Right. Great First Car. By Ricky

This car was pretty darn fun to drive, it was decently quick for being naturally aspirated. It handled like it was on rails. It needed some minor fixes here and there but nothing real deeply involve... Read More

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