1988 Ford Probe Review

1988 Ford Probe GT 2.2 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired268000 kilometres
Most recent distance350000 kilometres

Summary:

I want another one! Love it!

Faults:

The alternator died and took the battery with it.

Rubber rings from the AC needed replacing and AC gas replaced.

Breaks, disc, rotors pads, callipers, and front wheel bearing.

Muffler rusted out.

The floor is quite rusty. Front fenders are need replacing, there was a hole in the door panel under the plastic cover.

Leaky gas tank, and filler neck.

The wiper will short out and will turn on by itself, intimately.

Fog lights do not work anymore.

General Comments:

The engine is solid! I love the turbo. The Probe handles great it has good pick up and will go REALLY FAST.

The interior has a ton of room. I've managed to fit about 8 people in my car with two 12" subs in the back. It was a short trip around town.

Not to shabby for a first car. What Can I want/need another 1st generation Probe (turbo).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2002

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review