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Turbo Probe Quick Off The Line, But Falters In The End. — The turbo version of this car is very quick, even with no performance upgrades. Handles very well and was a pleasure to drive. Build quality was ok, but not great. Body stood up well to the weather, but the engine had notorious head gasket issues. Good on gas, even when driven like it was stolen.

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

Pros: Fast, sporty, handled very well

Cons: Notorious for head gasket problems.

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Good Music Was Always Playing — It was the first year the car was built. It was only a four cylinder with a 5 speed trans, but it did move. It was good on gas. Only thing that made it fun was it had a killer sound system.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: good sound system

Cons: old

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89 Ford Probe — Pros. was not fast but got up to speed quick. lots of features for an 89. comfy interior. decent on gas. Cons. Flip up headlight malfunctions speed alarm stopped at 85 mph 2.2L was not the greatest motor made by ford.

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

Pros: great first car

Cons: healights malfunction

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Way Better Than A Honda. Extremely Fun. I'm Proud To Have This As My First Car. — My 89 Probe GT has done really good. it handles like a beast and can easily smoke any wannabe racers around here. rocks everyone at stoplights. can even throw people in their seats in 5th gear, which is rare on a car. The only real problem with it is that upgrades are a bit limited for it. Due to it having the ford logo on it many asian car enthusiasts looked past this car as a sports car, front wheel drive didn't help that judgement at all. Though almost all the body panels say Mazda on the inside. If you want to ride this car hard. it can reach 120 quickly. Extremely fun to drive.

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

Pros: Fast, Good handeling, good fuel economy, nice body shape, hatchback, In general a very good car, lots of room in the back for being a sporty hatchback. i love it alot

Cons: limited amount of aftermarket parts, alternator problems common, cramped engine compartment, difficult to work on, front wheel drive.

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Fast But Not Fast Enough. — It had it problems but it would blow away stock GSX and GST out there. It was a fun ride and only cost me $900 at the time. Blew up the turbo in the end. All in all I wold but one to build it up again.

Pros: Fast

Cons: Not fast enough.

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1989 Ford Probe — It has great handling even in the snow...The only thing is that it was alittle light in the back but just add sand bags and it was fine...The altanator was a piece of crap it's a Mazda part..couldn't put ford part in it not enough room...The outside of it had to be repaired so it was two different colors of blue the inside looked pretty good though..When we first got it the windows had been broken out and some other things had to be fixed....I loved that car

Pros: It was fun to drive

Cons: Didn't have much room to work under the hood

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Memories Of Your First Car — I kept this car for 13 years, and put over 300K on the clock. The entire electrical system would shut down when you hit a bump in the road. Half the electronics were broken or failed. The plastic dry rotted. The A/C was broken. The fuel gauge liked to get stuck. It leaked oil over the block like a seive. And the hood smoked at stop lights! But it just kept running! I somewhat miss it though. After all it was my first car. And I cut my teeth (or rather my lead foot) on this car.

Pros: At least it was good on gas.  30MPG in mixed driving.

Cons: Fell apart constantly.  Plastics dry rotted, and the paint oxidized

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If Your Lookinking For A Little Car That Gos Fast This Is Your Car. — Well I really like my 4 cylinder ford probe. it used to be a normal car but now it is raced as a novice hornet at Algona raceway. the transformation only took about a week or less. The people that made it into a racecar for me took the car stripped put in a 5 point harness racing seat and also put in a roll cage the transformation was hard but they got it done for me. the car has been raced for two seasons and has held up pretty well and also held up well when it was a normal car.

Pros: It gos fast for a 4 cylinder.

Cons: Its a front wheel drive.

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The Second Of The Fords That Wouldn't Die. — I bought Penelope the Probe after Dad smashed the Escort. This car got me cheaply and reliably through college, grad school and my first year of work. Conveniently, I was just about to put it up for sale when the Escort got totalled. My dad drove it for another 100,000 mi. He finally got a real new car after that, not another one of my rejects.

Pros: the key to Guy's Probe opened my car's door, pop-up headlamps

Cons: the key to Guy's Probe opened my car's door, small backseat, especially when driving to SF with Big Breakfast in the car

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2.2l Of Torqy Madness — responds well to anything aftermarket..even in stock form itll make you scratch your head in wonderment, why did Ford drop the ball on this car... The looks for its age, the performance and handling awesomeness made this car the STi of the ol' school.

Pros: all around awesome

Cons: again no cupholders, definately needed when entering full boost

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1997 Ford Probe Reviews

Could Do With Soft Top By Kenneth

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

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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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