1997 Ford Probe Review from UK and Ireland

1997 Ford Probe 24V 2.5 V6

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carFord Probe


Stylish, high performance sports tourer


Water pump replaced.

Usual scuffed driver's seat.

General Comments:

Lovely growly V6 engine, giving out some serious power. Acceleration is 0-60 in about 8 seconds, which is pretty acceptable for this car, as it is rather heavy.

Looks fantastic, totally stands out in the car park from all the other boring boring BMWs, Mercs etc etc yawn! For a car that is 10 years old, it certainly still holds its own on styling and performance.

Inside is a little but plasticy, but still modern looking, with the swooping dashboard.

Only downside is that it is a high maintenance car, you will need to put the time in looking after it. Do not rely on garages to know anything about it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2005

27th Jan 2008, 20:41

I nHave just purchased a robe and I like so far it's a V6 2.5 Have you any tips to look after or is it just pop luck?

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review