1993 Ford Probe Reviews - Page 18 of 23

1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5L V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired119000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Very fast, road huggin demon

Faults:

My motor mounts cracked at 125,000 miles.

Door panel glue started to lose hold.

Bent drive shaft at 125,000.

General Comments:

This car is extremely quick and can out handle most sports cars. I have raced N/A Stealths and beat them in road and 1/4 mile tracks. 15.6 second BONE STOCK! Cockpit like feel. Shifts are very easy to go into. Throw also really short for stock.

Backseat needs more space. View out of rear view mirror is limited.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2002

1993 Ford Probe GT V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Sharp looking with lots of power for the money

Faults:

My distributor went on the car costing me $1100.00.

CV joints in front end went completely costing $600.00.

Hydraulics for rear hatch do not work in the cold.

Emergency brake cable sticks and needs replacement.

Struts in front end now require replacement.

General Comments:

This car has a lot of power for it's size and has no problem accelerating on the highway.

This car corners well providing your air pressure is at the correct level.

Everything on this car is expensive to replace and you will replace units unfortunately.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 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 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired134000 miles
Most recent distance136000 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

A speedy car for very cheap

Faults:

The valve covers are starting to leak.

The paint is starting to oxidize and crack.

General Comments:

These cars look great and feel great too. These are really quick if you get the GT like I did, especially if you get the 5 speed. The handle better then any other car I've driven and keep traction to the road great with some Z rated tires.

The cabin is great for 2 people, but it'd be a poor ride if you had to ride in one of the back seats. The bucket seats are very comfortable. It has power everything, even sunroof, which is always nice.

Overall these are great cars for the money, as long as they are taken care of decently they should last forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2002

1993 Ford Probe Basic basic from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission basic Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Every girl should start with a Ford Probe!

Faults:

The only complaint I could have about the car is that it was really hard on exhaust systems. I had to have it completely replaced after I bought it, and then two new mufflers after that. As long as you have someone who can fix the muffler every so often the repair for me usually turned out less then $100.

General Comments:

The car never stalled, always started and was great on gas.

The car was holding up really well. There are few cars that still start when they are nearing 200,000. I currently am driving a dodge that has a fraction of those miles on it, and it is a pain to get going every morning.

The car may not be the best looking vehicle around, but they are great first cars. I really loved mine. I had to part with it to get a car with less miles, and I really regret not opting for another probe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2002

30th Jul 2004, 01:48

You must live "up North", where they slather salt on the roads. I live in Alabama, N Carolina before that, and I've only had 1 minor repair done on my exhaust system, in almost 220,000 miles. And yes, I love the way it starts (original starter!), one small twist of the key, and that baby is purring. A little warmup, and she's flying (and holding the road like it's a part of the pavement). Unlike you, I will never give up my Probe GT. Maybe that's what you need, a GT with a 5-speed stick! You don't need less miles, you need more car. Of course, any Probe you buy these days is going to be a "project car", ongoing project actually-but worth it!

1993 Ford Probe SE 4 cylinder 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired83500 miles
Most recent distance85300 miles
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

A low performance bargain

Faults:

Distrubtor.

General Comments:

My car has an exhuast leak which is making it sound horrible, the seats are not comfortable, the back seat has no room, the transmission is horrible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th July, 2002

1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5 V6 DOHC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance95111 miles
Previous carnone none

Summary:

Nice... expensive to maintain

Faults:

I replaced the 02 Sensors.. 531.00, few scratches... You have to hit the power sun roof to get it started, but no big deal.

General Comments:

I'm 16... bought this for my first car. First few days ran great. then the trouble began, spit and sputter and blow out black smoke.. won't start right after I put gas in it... I replaced the 02 sensors.. still won't run right.. replaced the whole fuel line assembly that was on recall... still blows black smoke and hesitates.. 2 FORD dealers and no 1 can seem to find anything wrong with it... I have become stumped. however when running right I love it.. I love the hum the v6 motor makes.. great handling car great ride.. if it runs right.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2002

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