1993 Ford Probe Reviews - Page 17 of 23

1993 Ford Probe Base 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

OK car

Faults:

- Transmission went out at around 75,000

- Brakes replaced 2 times

- Cheap interior, plastic on door comes apart

- Sunroof broke

General Comments:

Not too bad a car, fun to drive, but the interior was really cheap.

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

Review Date: 18th December, 2002

1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired300 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

Incredible Road Handling Abilities. Really Sticks to the Road

Faults:

The O2 Sensor developed an error about 1 year in to the ownership. I heard of stories about replacing it. But I elected not to. It probably was not a good idea, but at the time I didn't know any better.

Steering wheels rattled like crazy when ever I reached the speed of 70mph and above. However, this was quickly corrected by doing a Wheel alignment. I had learned from my teacher in our physics class about road's vibration at certain speeds would create a certain wavelength that creates the vibration.

General Comments:

While the car didn't have blow away speeds on straight away. It had incredible road hugging ability. I remember reading Motor Trend's review and touting it as "sticking to the road like burnt egg to frying pan".

I have never had another car that handles any where like the probe did. I think even it's cousin Mazada mx6 was inferior.

Most of the time when I raced, I was beaten on straight aways, but I have never lost during turns. Great fun car to have. The front wheel drive allows good manuverabilty in the snow too. But watch out for "fishtailing".

The car had incredible cargo room for a car it's size. As far as for passengers go. You should not carry any more than 2. 3 is OK, but 4 is too much.

Overall, it is a great car for a young person to drive. If I can do it again, I would buy another Probe GT.

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

Review Date: 3rd November, 2002

1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

A cheap car to maintain, a costly car to fix, and a hard car to find

Faults:

So far, in the last 3,000 miles that I've had the car, there have been numerous complications with the car.

The first thing that I noticed about the car when it was first purchased was that the struts weren't the best, however, most sports cars aren't usually going to have the incredibly smooth ride you want.

The water pump just recently went bad, and this was evident due to the anti-freeze leaking. I wasn't surprised since I hear that is a problem with most 1993 GT's.

My oil pressure is low as well, which scared me since the oil pump is usually the problem after nothing is wrong with the seals (well, that's after the sensors are checked).

Also, the timing belt is started to chirp, which means time for a new one, which isn't that costly.

The ball joints are also starting to go since it always pops on quick or very slow turns.

General Comments:

Other than those problems, I have all the respect in the world for the Probe.

It handles beautifully since it's tires are pretty wide and it's low to the ground.

It is very quick, especially for the little V6 it's hauling. I've raced two Intrepid's (3.3L, 3.5L), a 95 Celica GT, a 98 Avenger, a 89 Celica GT, a 94 Mustang and have beat them all considerably.

If you take care of it, many problems shouldn't arise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2002

3rd Feb 2004, 06:50

I had all the same problems with my 93 Probe: water pump, low oil pressure, struts; along with seizing brake calipers, distributer replacement, O2 sensor replacement, fuel injection problems, fuel pump, you name it. No matter how good you take care of a Probe, it will most likely fall apart around you.

1993 Ford Probe GT V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Most recent distance98100 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

Fast and furious luxury bargain

Faults:

The owner before the guy I bought it off of put a really cheap paint job onto it and that is starting to fade. But I was going to fix it and paint it again anyways.

The leather seats are wearing a bit, but not to the point of replacement, remember the car is ten years old.

It eats gas unless I just drive a lot of miles to go where I go.

The bearings are either rusty or loose and makes a really annoying popping noise when you turn into the driveway.

The brakes are embarrissingly loud. Just need to be fixed though.

General Comments:

This car is my first "sport car" and is everything I expected it to be.

I raced my friends Mx-5 and won. Of course the Mx-5 only had a four cylinder automatic, it flies and I was pleased to see that my car could keep up to it being so old.

Interior is really holding up. Seat wear isn't that bad.

The general appearance and durability so far seems to be going strong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2002

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 90 reviews