I only paid $400 for this car. The car had 1 seized brake caliper (left rear) and the rotors were completely worn out when I bought it, just due to lack of maintainence, brake shop told me all 4 were bad and said it would cost over $800 to fix, so I did all of the work myself and replaced all 4 calipers, rotors and pads for less than $400.
Battery dies if the car sits for more than a week and I can't figure out why, I would really like some help on this if anyone knows anything about it.
Serpentine belt squeals, probably just need a new one.
Really loud tensioner bearings.
Bad Mass Air Flow sensor so it revs to about 1500 then drops back down to 800 once it's up to temp at idle, still drives good though.
Misses at idle, because of old plugs and wires, just a maintainance issue...
Keep in mind this car has over 175,000 miles on it and the previous owner took horrible care of it, I highly doubt ANYTHING on this car has been replaced other than plugs and wires.
Stay away from any Probe with an automatic, they are worthless!
This car is extremely fast, out accelerates almost everthing on the road.
This car is mechanically identical to an MX-6 LS, which also has the V6.
Great drivability other than the fact that is spins about 4500rpm to go 80mph on the highway, still gets great gas mileage, and I'm 17 so I drive like an idiot.
You can get mods for these things everywhere! The performance market for Probes is huge. I have a 3 inch racing exhaust on mine and I love it, super loud when on the gas, and added quite a bit of acceleration.
If you can find a GT in good condition, buy it. I love mine and I have a lot of minor problems, but that's just due to previous owner's ignorance. I drive around 100miles a day and have no problems with drivability or anything else. This is a great car especially if well taken care of.