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1990 Ford Probe GT TurboReview
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Quick, Rare, Fun To Drive. — Overall I love the car. Performance is great. The only problem i have with build quality is the air duct that connects to the throttle body is broken from drying out, it is a hard part to find and expensive to replace. The car looks good, better than the lx's and other models, they lack the ground effects kit, and accessories that go with it.

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

Pros: Performance, Comfortability

Cons: quality of rubber duct off of the throttle body

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1990 Ford Probe GT TurboReview
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Once You Drive One You Will Want One. — Turbo pulls great for 20 years old. Amazing speed for its year and body style can you say sleeper. Hardly needs parts. Almost 30 mpg on low grade gas. not the best looking car but it still leaves em at the light!

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

Pros: Fast and fun. Great MPG

Cons: not enough aftermarket parts

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1990 Ford Probe GLReview
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1990- Ford Probe- — The car was really good overall. It had a few minor problems but it was amazingly loud for a crappy car lol i loved it! The car had really good handling and it peeled out like a freaking hause lol

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Quick acceleration. Loud engine and exsaust

Cons: Brakes were pretty bad!

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1990 Ford Probe GLReview
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My College Car — The Transmission gave a lot of power and quick takeoff, at the expense of a top speed of MAYBE 110 with a tailwind. Thank you ingenious Ford engineering, the aerodynamics of this car could have made it much more then it was. The Clutch gave out twice, breaks were weak, the flip top light elivators didn't like the snowy climate and cost too much to fix. (often i'd only be able to drive with 1 light up.) Had automatic shoulder belts, that was a plus. I had a custom 10 disk CD changer installed, with a subwoofer system, so the car at least was great for roadtrips. Handled excellently in the snow. I often referred to it as "The SnowTank".

Pros: Stereo - Looked cool.

Cons: Crappy speed.

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1990 Ford Probe LXReview
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Fun Ass Car — Well my particular probe was in the LX trim. Very snappy vulcan 3.0 V6 with a 5 speed manual transmission. When I bought the car for $500 I wasn't expecting much, but the car blew me away. It was very very fast, shifted smooth, handled better than almost any car I've owned. All things you wouldn't expect from a compact ford. This car turned into my toy, with a cold air intake and a full cat back exhaust she bacame a road warrior of sorts. This car went through constant burnouts, with ease. usually I'd roll down a hill backwards, rev her up to about 3,500 to 4,000 rpm, and pop the clutch while simultaneously pulling the e-brake. She would sit in one spot till the tires blew if you wanted her to.

Pros: Vulcan 3.0 V6 extremely dependable, and with a 5 speed manual its an unstoppable combo

Cons: If you were unlucky enough to have an automatic you were guaranteed to be left stranded eventually

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1990 Ford Probe GT TurboReview
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90 Probe Gt Race Prepped — I used this as a race car at the 24 hours of Lemons race, which is an endurance event for cars costing 500 dollars or less, and it performed admirably. It was fast in a straight line, and not handle very well, but all components worked save for one busted and easily fixed hose during the first day of the race. By far the biggest problem was the lack of skill of one of our drivers, who managed to crash twice, and punched holes in the radiator as well as got us penalties. Luckily JB weld works well on radiators. This was a great car, and stayed in the race till the last half hour, when a hit from a BMW took out our tire and their control arm.

Pros: Speed going straight, reliability, name (we were Team Come From Behind)

Cons: Handling, visibility, name (if not racing)

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1990 Ford Probe GT TurboReview
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My 89' Probe Gt Turbo - "the Probiscus" —

This little screamer fell into my lap when my cousin blew the head, so I got a free car. All I knew at the time was that it was a manual w/ a turbo. so I was excited during the long rebuild process. So the first time I took this baby out I was blown away. She pulls like a V8 if you ask me. I mean, 145hp is nothing to brag about, but then you put in 190tq and it makes all the difference. The Probe's turbo kicks in at a low rpm because of it's small size. So by 3k rpm you'll be fully boosted and pulling hard at 9.5 psi. I must say for an 89' model this car has the features. a good stereo from the factory with subs, in dash trip computer, adjustable nitrogen shocks w/ 3 settings (soft/normal/sport), speed and brake sensing steering, as the suspension reacts to your every move. But sadly this car has a unique look that is not of my taste personally, but she's got some good lines, so for a free car I'm not complaining. She does on on gas as long as you don't drive like me. on the freeway you pull and east 25mpg, and 15-20mpg around town. Now lets see...how fun is this car........Well I never want to go home at night, I just want to drive the back roads all night and burn every ricer i can find. She even pulls double duty, as I've had her up on some forest service roads (gravel) and she was a wannabe rally car blast to drive. Overall this is an awesome car and I think I deserves a lot more respect than it gets from it's DSM competition.

Pros: 2.2L Turbocharged/Intercooled 4cyl is Bulletproof

Cons: It's a Ford/Mazda Build w/Metric and Standard Threads

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1990 Ford Probe LXReview
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Probe: Ford Product=problems — This car was a decent first car for me. I wanted something sporty, cheap, and something that had a little cargo room. The probe worked well for transporting things as the back seat folded down allowing for a lot more storage. I really liked the car, but after about a year, the problems started popping up everywhere. I bought the car for only a few thousand, and it was requiring me to replace the rear axle and more, and so i had to get rid of it. If you can find one with low mileage, it is a great car to drive- smooth ride, quick, and fun. It is a Ford, so once it gets close to 100,000 miles, dump it!

Pros: nice style, quick, lightweight, good handling, fun.

Cons: problematic, not great gas mileage

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1990 Ford Probe GT TurboReview
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Mine Was Red — 2.2 litre turbocharged FWD fairly fast for a 4 cylinder car

Pros: fuel efficient+power

Cons: hit a deer!

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1990 Ford Probe GLReview
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Most Fun For The Money — Its great for mindless beating and has a big trunk for stereo stuff too. kinda weak in the power department but excellent in durability.

Pros: fun, big trunk, easily adjustable hand brake

Cons: rusts out easily, power

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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 Patricia

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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