1993 Ford Probe Base 2.0L 4 cylinder from North America
Tough little car for what I have put it through
When I first bought the car a top cylinder seal went out causing the car to run on three cylinders easy in and out fix ($150)
Replaced both front disk brakes and rotors (routine $150)
Tie Rods ($200)
A small switch in the trunk for fuel cutoff in case of a rollover corroded away. Only way to fix it was to find a wreak in a junkyard and yank that one out (free from junkyard pain in the butt to acquire)
Fuel pump failed ($400)
Idler Motor failed ($50 self installed)
Exhaust system fails fast. expensive to repair
Inside plastic panels break and have to be re-glued
Both side mirrors corroded off. Had to wire back on.
Besides nickle and dimin' me for a couple years this car has performed flawlessly. Mechanically it is perfectly sound and besides some expensive repairs typical of a vehicle with these miles, it has been very reliable.
I live up in Northern Northern Michigan and have to drive in the snow a lot of the time. The car handles great, but you have to get the feel for it.
The 2.0L has a lot of power and the car scampers when you mash on the pedal.
Lower profile and wider wheelbase cause the car to stick to the road like a sports car.
The Probe handles dirt roads and even relatively rough logging roads with ease.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd January, 2003