1989 Ford Probe Reviews - Page 4 of 10

1989 Ford Probe GT 2.2 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance64000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

A sporty car for all ages

Faults:

My starter went out once.

General Comments:

This car was meant for speed. The 2.2 Turbo pushes the car to unbelievable speeds.

The adjustable suspension is great. It is so tight taking corners at 45 mph is no problem. The adjustments are great for cruising or for when you get the need for speed.

The only problems I have really had deals with the cooling system. I live in Las Vegas, NV and the weather is not the coldest. It does not over heat, but reaches the above normal temperature. As long as you keep the cooling system in check every thing will work out fine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2004

1989 Ford Probe GL 2.2L Inline 4 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2L Inline 4 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired174000 miles
Most recent distance216000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

Power and reliability for $750

Faults:

Headlamp motors both malfunction/don't work.

A/C lacks cooling ability, blower still works though.

Replaced the whole exhaust system a couple times.

Sun-wearing on the dash and seats.

Small Oil/Tran. leaks

Replaced both CV Joints

Replaced all belts

Replaced alt.

Battery dies randomly.

General wear and tear for a 14-15 year old car.

General Comments:

I am a second hand owner, and this car has beat my previous vehicles into the ground. I have recently taken it to RI from ME, and nothing more than a loose exhaust bar from the trip. I love this car, and hope to see it run over 250,000 miles before I retire it. I got it for 750 dollars the summer after my first year of college, and haven't had anything to complain about. A must have for college students.

Recently found gas mileage to average about 25 mpg overall.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2004

1989 Ford Probe GL 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired165000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres

Summary:

A great time!

Faults:

Crank Seals blew.

Valve cover gasket blew.

Transmission melted.

Power steering leaks.

All lights stopped working.

Brake lines blew.

Alternator belt breaks repeatedly.

Other electrical issues.

General Comments:

It's called a Probe. It's slow and has loose handling. Too much body roll through cornering. It's great car to get back at those garbage cans and trees and other things you don't like. Just remember if its not trashed you're not hitting it hard enough.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th May, 2004

1989 Ford Probe GT 2.2Lturbo from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2Lturbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired235000 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres
Previous carFord 1993 mercury sable

Summary:

An extremely reliable and fun car

Faults:

So far my power windows do not work which is probably just a simple connection as well as the fog lights which are just an extra option in the first place. I raced my buddies Mx-6 turbo and I schooled him. excellent deal for the car as the is nothing mechanically wrong with it.

General Comments:

I love this car! As soon as I saw it I was immediatly in love with it. It handles magnificently and the speed and power that come out of the four banger turbo is amazing, considering its also 15 years old. This car will keep with with a mustang and a brand new grand am Gt with ram air, pretty good considering these are some of the top-of-the-line cars in these day and time. It was a steal of a deal at only 2000 Canadian dollars which I even felt a little guilty about because I already knew about its capabilities. A car I would recommend for a guy my age (18)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2003

27th Jan 2005, 09:08

Yes I have a probe gt turbo too and its fast I can get up to 68 in 2nd gear in seconds I love the car.

14th Sep 2005, 20:41

Ya I agree the Probe GT is a very compitent car and I love them too my only beef with them is the lack of after market parts available.

1989 Ford Probe GL Inline 4 12-Valve from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Inline 4 12-Valve Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.7 / 10
Distance when acquired173000 miles
Most recent distance174099 miles
Previous carSubaru GL

Summary:

Best car I've had so far, wish I can say it was my first

Faults:

Air intake hose had a crack in it when I bought it.

A/C doesn't currently work.

Right front strut makes a slight groan on occasions.

General Comments:

This car has been reliable every morning when I have to be at school on time.

I like the manual shift mode and power mode for whether you want to blow someone's doors off or cruise on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd October, 2003

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 43 reviews