1991 Ford Probe Reviews - Page 2 of 9

1991 Ford Probe 2 door hatchback 2.2L from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired178000 miles
Most recent distance178458 miles
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

I love this car, because it looks sporty and gets great MPG too

Faults:

I have just bought this car. The only thing wrong would be that the maroonish paint has severely dulled. I think that Ford had problems with this model and their clear coat.

There haven't been any other problems so far, because the previous owner has put a salvage engine in it. I think it was a Mazda MX-6 motor; only has something like 18000 miles on it. The previous owner also had to replace many parts as well.

General Comments:

The car has pretty good acceleration for a 2.2L motor, however it is NOT a race car, and must be treated with care.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2005

1991 Ford Probe GL 2.2L 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2L 4 cylinder Automatic
Distance when acquired148000 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles

Summary:

I love this car, it has stuck with me through thick and thin

Faults:

The transmission is going bad because the transmission coolant line first rusted then exploded.

The rack and pinion went bad, so it slips when I turn hard to the left.

General Comments:

This car has been amazing. It is one of the fastest automatics I have ever driven.

It has a very attractive look and drives well. It also handles very well.

The seats are amazingly comfortable and my car had a sunroof installed which updated the look even more.

My car is my first car and I would hate to get rid of it. It runs awesome despite all the miles the engine has on it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2005

1991 Ford Probe LX 3.0 V6 Vulcan from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Vulcan Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired113920 miles
Most recent distance119340 miles

Summary:

Amazing car that fits my personality and needs perfectly

Faults:

Both headlight motors are non-functional. The first one just started to hesitate to come up before finally not coming up at all. The second one, I think, had a massive short and decided to go up and down about 250 times before I disconnected the motor.

Heater core was leaking. This was the dealership's fault though, they were supposed to replace it, and ended up not doing so. There's probably a good reason why you shouldn't take an obscure Ford to a GM dealership for servicing.

Heater only works when I floor it for a long stretch of road.

General Comments:

The Probe caught my eye among the other cars in my price range, it looked fast and it was much higher quality on the inside.

The interior, while mostly hard plastic, is incredibly ergonomic and easy to use. The seats are the most comfortable I've ever sat in.

The engine produces a lot of power for this class of car.

Substantial stock exhaust note. DOES turn heads when I blip the throttle.

The transmission makes crisp upshifts, though the downshifts slip quite a bit. I blame this on the old age of the transmission and the poor reliability of the 4EAT anyhow.

The cargo room is massive. I fit 2 gas grills in side by side, although it took a lot of coaxing.

The rear seats do not exist. I consider the back to be a "random crap shelf" at best.

Handles pretty well, but the body roll is very noticeable.

Very heavy steering, no feedback from the front wheels.

Has a tendency to idle high when I start it, but a quick blip of the throttle fixes this. My guess is the butterfly valve is sticking open too far maybe?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2005

1991 Ford Probe GT 2.2 liter/4 cylinder from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 liter/4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

The car is fast, the turbo actually sucks you in the seat!

Faults:

The transmission went out early, I say about 100,000 miles.

The passenger seat belt that goes across the chest, locked up.

The power steering leaks pretty bad.

General Comments:

The Probe GT is pretty quick stock, but when you get after market gear, if you can make it fit, the Probe only gets better.

However, the front windshield is quite small as far as having a lot of seeing view.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2005

1991 Ford Probe GL 2.2 Liter 4-cylinder from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 Liter 4-cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Most recent distance165000 miles

Summary:

This is a perfect car for any teen because it's dependability and sporty feel

Faults:

Had motorized seatbelts recalled in 1996. Dealer fixed problem.

Power steering belt snapped at 162,000 miles.

Stripped transmission at 163,000. (Driver's fault)

Motorized headlights stick sometimes.

Air Conditioning failed at 120,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car has outlasted many of my friends' cars.

The Probe has been very dependable for the past 10 years.

Easy to obtain parts for.

Backseats have minimal room,

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2005

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 40 reviews