1990 Ford Probe GL 2.2 liter fuel injected from North America
Looks nice, but is high maintenance for parts
I had just purchased a 1990 Ford Probe GL yesterday 10/02/2001 at 3:00 PM. Later that night I had taken the car for its first real drive and that is when the transaxle cracked and blew up. It could not be moved at all, and it is still stuck in fifth gear.
I also had a problem with the fuses and the battery, that I addressed to the dealership.
The passenger seat belt, which is an automatic one, would also not run the track. It just stayed in the middle of the track.
The driver's side seat came off the track.
The seal in the hatch that leaks. Upon further inspection of the trunk, I found out that the wheel well was full of water, which had caused the jack to rust solid in the wheel well.
Many of the problems that I listed above are the fault of the dealership that sold me the car.
I felt that these problems should be shared, so others might know the problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd October, 2001
18th Dec 2001, 13:07
You bought an 11 years old car without doing your homework, don't blame the car, blame yourself. I know Probes that have their original transaxle last 200,000 miles.
10th Oct 2002, 08:20
I second that. The fact that you bought a lemon because you didn't use common sense doesn't mean that the car is at fault. I bought mine last year and that thing has been the most reliable car in my family, even better than both Mustangs, the Honda, and the F-150. Didn't you test drive the thing before you bought it?