1992 Ford Probe Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1992 Ford Probe GL 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance178000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Sweet!

Faults:

Replaced the thermostat ($12).

Replaced the battery ($40).

General Comments:

Less than $55 (US) non routine maintenance on this car at time of resale.

Was very snappy and comfortable.

Car had 178K miles on it, last time I checked the now owner has over 200K miles on the car and still no major problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2001

26th Jun 2001, 20:38

Car has never given me any trouble and is a good buy for any body. I love this car. It is my first car, and I got a good deal on it. Its a chick magnet too. My girlfriend, Monica just loves it.

1992 Ford Probe GT 2.2L turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2L turbo Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance280000 kilometres
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

Expensive piece of crap!!!

Faults:

Radio.

Everything electrical.

Paint peeling.

Clutch release valve went.

Numerous radiator hoses.

Brakes always needing to be replaced or repaired.

Horn went, on every Ford I have owned the horn always seems to go.

In general this car is a piece of crap just like every other Ford I have owned! This cars only positive remarks are that it looks like a nice piece of crap.

General Comments:

I will never buy another Ford for as long as I live!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th January, 2001

1992 Ford Probe GT 2.2L turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.2L turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired132500 miles
Most recent distance146000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

A great inexpensive sports car to drive, but a costly pain for repairs

Faults:

During my one year of owning this car many things have gone wrong.

I had to replace parts of my manual transmission, a pipe for the coolant, spark plugs, spark plug wires, cylinders, bulbs and speakers. These are the things I have done, but more is needed.

However, I can't do more, but some parts that are broken are: cruise control, some lights, a cracked engine part that rattles at high RPMs, cracked window and the paint is bad.

If you want to buy a Probe, please make sure it is in very good condition or cheap. It will make you broke otherwise.

General Comments:

The car is great to drive and own if it runs good, but since it is not made anymore, and since Ford do not have any extra parts for the Probe either I have had problems with finding parts for it. Also because of that, the parts are very expensive. The Ford dealer is not helpful either.

The Probe is a car that is made up of parts that can not be found in any other car. That is what I have found out lately. For example, my fog light on the driver's side is broken and in 3 months I have not been able to replace the glass that covers the fixture. I am now faced with replacing the whole light fixture instead of one piece of glass.

Most small problems can be fixed by the owner, but it is all tricky and confusing. You have to have an even temper to handle this car during bad times. However, the Probe is great on the road with great lighting, stability and is easy to control. Good luck! You will need it.

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

Review Date: 3rd December, 2000

19th Mar 2003, 13:32

I own a 1992 Probe also. It is not a turbo charged model, but with it not being a V6, it is prone to head gasket failure. So watch out for that.

Also, you can find performance parts at nopi.com in its parts catalog.

1992 Ford Probe GT 2.2L L4 Turbo/IC EFI from North America

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 2.2L L4 Turbo/IC EFI
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10

Faults:

Turbo booster hose replaced, belts, brakes, front axle C/V joints and boots all replaced. Engine overheated resulting in replaced engine. Starter replaced, sometimes still doesn't start. Seat belt locks at random, indicator lights come on without cause.

General Comments:

I hate this car. It is really nice looking on the outside, but a total lemon. My second Ford, and I am never buying American again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th March, 1999

19th Aug 2001, 00:00

OK...for those of you who don't know... The "FORD" Probe GT (and only the GT) are made by MAZDA. It is the Same as a Mazda MX-6. I myself hate ford to begin with, but put the blame on mazda.

1992 Ford Probe GL 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 2.0
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Nothing more than the usual. Battery died without any warning. Brakes were replaced at 77K miles, as they were metal to metal.

General Comments:

I have had this car for 5 years now and it has never given me any problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 17 reviews