1991 Ford Probe GT turbo from North America
I'm sure in its day it was a good car, but I would not recommend buying one to anyone.
Transmission blew out first week we had it. Cost $3100.00 to repair.
Car is now waiting on the following things to be replaced: Steering Rack Assembly, Exhaust Manifold & Front Flex Pipe, Valve Cover Gaskets, Coolant Line to Turbo, Upper & Lower Radiator Hoses, Timing Belt & Front Seals, and Front Struts. Lowest estimate we have is $2535.42!
This was my teenage daughter's 16th birthday present from her grandparents.
It has turned out to be a nightmare!
It has been in the shop more than it has been on the road.
As cute as it is, it has been a major disappointment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th February, 2003
3rd Mar 2003, 08:33
Possibly, the reason you have had so many problems with your car, is the previous owner, and not the car itself. Perhaps the previous owner did not take care of the car, and thus you are paying the reparations of their mistakes. If you stick with the car, and choose to fix it, take care of it, and problems will be far and few between.
1st Oct 2005, 14:25
To whoever reads this. I have a 1989 Ford probe turbo. Given the age of the car it is not unusual to have so many things go wrong with it. With your repair bill totaling so far over $2000 it would have been cheaper to replace entire items such as the transmission (used from junk yard). Most cars are reliable to within 10 years, once you pass that mark be prepared to pay for part replacement. Or... learn to do the work yourself and avoid the labor fees.