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1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5 24v V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 24v V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance865000 miles
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

Slick, sleek, and sexy

Faults:

The air sensor goes out quite often.

The interior lasts a while, but goes out quick.

The engine needs cleaned and flushed about every 10,000 miles.

Also, the air intake system suffocates the engine horribly.

General Comments:

I love this car. I own two, and am in the process of buying a third. The sleek curves, and massive options for upgrades makes this car my favorite in the world.

It is a "I'll meet you there" car. It has very little room in the back, but loads in the front. And the hatch area holds far more than standard cars.

The engine is reliable up to about 100,000 miles, but with a little care, it will go way further.

I have gotten my car up to 70MPH in second gear, and at 4000 RPMs in third gear, I had it to 85 MPH. I have bounced the needle in fourth gear, and I have no idea how fast she really is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2005

6th Oct 2005, 14:35

The probe gt with a manuel transaxle can reach a maximum speed of around 155mph @ around 6,000rpm, but the fastest I have got mine up to was about 140mph.

1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5L V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Money Pit

Faults:

Just about everything has gone wrong with this car.

The brake calipers seized up and had to be replaced.

The O2 sensors went out, along with the computer and the distributor.

The water pump went out.

The fuel pump went out.

The fuel injectors get stuck open and floods the engine.

It is missing a lot of paint.

The engine is extremely loud and there is a hole in the muffler.

It smokes terribly.

It burns oil.

The fog lights fell out after I had it for about a month.

Right now, it has been sitting for at least a year, it won't crank and the mechanic cannot find the problem although I suspect it is the distributor again.

General Comments:

This car was nice looking until the fog lights fell out and the paint peeled off.

It is powerful and had great get up and go (when it was running).

From what I have seen, you are better off to go with the 4 cylinder model, many less problems with that model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2004

20th Apr 2005, 11:46

Before I bought mine I did my research on reliability. the v6 with a manual tranny is worth its weight in gold. granted there are some things that go wrong, but after those are fixed, its smooth sailing forever. the four cylinder with automatic is worthless, the tranny will go bad, gauranteed.

1993 Ford Probe GT V6 2.5L from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 2.5L Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance142000 miles
Previous carChrysler Concorde

Summary:

Mine is a piece of junk!!!

Faults:

Oxygen sensor went out. It was replaced by the dealer.

Distributor cap was replaced after it broke down.

Timing chain and tensioner were replaced.

Hatch won't stay up.

Now, sensors have to be replaced.

General Comments:

This car ran great and still does when it is having a good day.

It is a very fast car, when it wants to be.

I love the way it looks, but I am having so many problems mechanically.

It cuts out and sometimes shuts down completely when driving down the road.

When it does shut down, it has to sit a while before it will start again.

It also idles very high when you are both sitting still and driving.

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

Review Date: 4th October, 2004

22nd Feb 2005, 17:59

I agree completely.

My hatch also doesn't stay up anymore in cold weather. Most interior parts are coming off including vents, plastic piece around the interior locking mechanism and radio buttons. I absolutely need to lube the doors and locks 2 to 3 times per year in order to keep my key from completely breaking off inside the lock in cold weather. My check engine light is constantly on and my car overheats all the time. Mechanics from all over the place have been unable to fix the CEL and overheating problem and I`ve been putting way too much money in it recently. After 167,000 kilometers, I've had some really good times with this car, but I've had more than enough.

13th May 2005, 15:21

It's a good car you just have to stay on top of it. The CEL's are more than likely caused by 02 sensors. To keep your hatches up guys go to NAPA and buy their rear hatch struts, they're the best on the market for the money. Any hatch has this problem. What can I say about the plastic bits and pieces, they're crap, but you have e-bay, junk yards, etc. out there. Plastic bits have broken on my Camry's before as well.

16th Jun 2006, 01:33

Personally I would say you need to replace the fuel pump. I had a car that would die all the time, Id always have to wait 10 min before it would go again, It was all because of a lousy fuel pump. Hey may not be that, but that's just my comments on the subj.

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