1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L 24 valve V6 from North America
A pricey investment for those with no mechanical skills, but overall a very fun car to drive
To start, I had to replace the ball joints and the tires on the car. This really hurt me financially. It was over 800 dollars for just the parts.
The passenger side ground effects broke off. Its not the cars fault I guess.
Two of the spark plugs became drowned in oil, which caused my car to frequently stall out at low RPM or idle and feel a bit sluggish at high RPM. It was corrected after I replaced all six spark plugs and spark plug wires.
The clutch and transmission replacement will be expensive if the problem is really as bad as I think it is. If its better than I expect, I will be able to get away with replacing my clutch.
I love this car. It was the very first car I actually purchased on my own without outside help. Its insurance rates are not sky high like the Mustang, the Camaro, and the Firebird. The engine may be a small six cylinder, but it has a lot of pep. Its handling is stiff and sharp turns are no problem. This car may have a fairly rough ride, but that is because of how low it is to the ground for handling purposes. I'm looking into a way to smooth the ride out a bit without decreasing the performance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th May, 2002
21st Jul 2003, 05:23
I have a Probe GT that I just bought used for a good price, but I'm worried about a problem that just began. You said yours stalled out while idling or at low RPM, right? Mine almost stalled out at high speed, on the highway, and the check engine light flashed on and off periodically. As I attempted to accelerate, the car hesistated and I thought it was going to die out, but it never did. Anyone know what this problem might be? That said, I love the performance of this car. It has great acceleration, especially since it has an aftermarket air intake system, and it corners like it's on rails. Just worried about the engine...