1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5 from North America
A mechanical nightmare
Timing chain and tensioner were faulty as well as the water pump around 100000 miles.
If I had known this was going to be a money pit car I would have never bought it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th April, 2005
28th Apr 2005, 13:33
Timing chain and tensioner at 100,000 miles? This is normal maintenance you have to do to any car. Just to give you an example, my Toyota Corolla needs a timing belt replaced about every 80,000 miles. Timing chain, water pump and tensioner is not bad for a vehicle with 100,000 mile son it. Just wear and tear maintenance. You can't expect to drive a car and never out a single cent into it for repairs-period.
1st May 2005, 12:42
I think he'd really struggle to have problems with the timing chain.
The Probe uses a cambelt...
22nd Jul 2006, 08:39
I agree that those problems are nothing to really qualify as money pit issues.