I love the probe. It's extremely comfortable. Extremely reliable and so simple to work on with a haynes manual. THey body is straight, no dents, only one rust spot behind the drivers door. Paints decent, faded in some areas. It has the fuel indicator, and I have maintained a steady 31mpg combined in the 9 months I've owned the car. Yeah, I have done preventive maintenance such as new tires, new battery, radiator hoses, water pump, timing belt, trans flush, routine oil changes, k&n filter, headers, etc. All of these have been easy or cheap to pay to have done.
There's really something about this car that just makes me smile. Very light fwd car, so you don't feel the bumps in the road. Has started up everytime for me. I always get shell v-power and add a fuel cleaner every fill up. Mine has the electronic gauges, which are really nice. Everything works on the car. I have it fully detailed (did it myself) since I used to work at a detailing place and developed the skills to do it. I take care of what I have, and it takes care of me. I will be going to college this fall (18yrs. old) and plan to drive this car the 1400 miles it needs to go for me to have a car in alabama. I hope it makes it, but once I do the brakes, pretty much everything on the car will be replaced. Overall, couldn't have got a better first car. Just make sure the person you buy the car from has maintenance records. Most probe owners have more than one probe, and I can see why.