1994 Ford Probe 24V 2.5ltr from UK and Ireland
2.5ltr of 24V V6 Fun, Fun, Fun ;-)
Paint job is starting to crack. The front of the car gets hit by a lot of debris from the road e.g. stones, sticks, etc..
Tires wear quickly and can be costly to replace.
The Brakes are beginning to go. I have a feeling I will be buying new ones soon.
Oil in the spark plugs.
Rear struts have gone.
Makes funny noice when turning a corner in first gear.
Drivers seat broke and had to be fixed.
Quite costly to maintain, but not as much as other sports cars.
Consumes a lot of fuel, but that could be down to my "enthusiastic driving". ;-)
P.S. Oh is that the cup holder!!! I thought it was for loose change.
Brilliant car for the money.
Have not driven anything more entertaining. It handles as if were on rails and I love pushing it through corners and watch as others disappear in the rear-view mirror.
Very quick acceleration through 1st and 2nd, then sort of levels out in the mid range, until you reach 35000 revs in 5th gear and then it starts building up speed. Have had it up to max of 220mph frightened of going any faster.
Definitely "Ford'arrie" stunning car to look at and turns heads, a pleasant break from the norm.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th February, 2004
29th Jun 2007, 00:19
You can't go over 133, that's what the governor's set at!!!
29th Jun 2007, 10:52
I think it must be kph
133 mph * 1.609 is close to 220, allowing for the normal speedo exageration.
30th Jun 2007, 20:35
He must mean kph, but even then I'm not sure. The probe is really slow and seems to have a chav status starting.
14th Mar 2008, 10:50
You're all wrong, this Probe can d0 220mph because it can rev to 35000rpm!
Although, that's probably a bit slow when you compare: 140 (ish) mph@6000rpm: 220mph@35000rpm.