1990 Ford Probe GL 2.2L Non turbo from North America
If you looking for a car that's hard as a coffin nail get a probe
CV joint is bad, has been driven for a year with out replacement or repair.
Muffler recently fell off, I replaced it with a cherry bomb glass pack.
Hatch back has a leak, I have been unable to find where it leaks from.
Power antenna motor has failed.
Totaled a 98 Toyota in a recent crash, the Probe shows very little damage.
Brake rotors are out of balance.
Head light would not come up when turned on, an arm slipped so I ductaped it back in place.
Several electrical shorts. i. e seat belt, driver side turn signal and brake light, windshield wipers stay up when turned off and the list go's on and on.
The motor has been rebuilt 2 times and the tranny was overhauled once.
Body suffers from hail damage and Kmart rash.
Blown head gaskets 3 times.
Destroyed the motor 3 months ago while racing a Honda CRX. the damage was severe, blown head gasket, detonation of one of the pistons, threw a rod. crankshaft came apart in 3 pieces and punched a hole in the block, and blew a hole in the header. I still beat that CRX.
I liked this car. this car was bought by my parents when it was new, but due to its poor lack in care it was not long for this world.
This was my first car given to me for my birthday. I found its performance surpising. The car handled like it was on rails, except when driven in the rain the rear liked to swing out when taking a turn at high speeds.
The car was a bit slow off the line, but really opened up in second gear.
The cars body was in very poor shape along with the rest of the car.
I am very surprised to see that the car has held up for this long under its neglect. the cars oil was changed maybe 3 or 4 times since it was bought new.
I was planning to spend a lot of money to turn this car into a high performance car, but due to the lack of aftermarket parts and cost of repairs the money would better be spent on another platform.
My plans for this car now is to part it out and sell the rest for scrap.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd April, 2003