1994 Ford Probe Reviews - Page 15 of 21

1994 Ford Probe SE 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance149000 miles

Summary:

A great sports car!

Faults:

I had to rebuild the transmission.

Most of the electronic sensors in the car have been replaced.

I had some minor repair work done to the engine, but nothing major.

General Comments:

I love this car!! It handles like a dream and it moves quick for such a small engine. I love how good this car can rip into corners. The only complaint I have is that Ford should have gave both the 4 cylinder and the 6 cylinder a little more kick.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2001

1994 Ford Probe 16v 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance55100 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier

Summary:

Good looking, but still unreliable crap

Faults:

Cuts out constantly, frighteningly expensive to fix.

Now won't start at all, possible starter problem.

General Comments:

Great looking car. Not much point looking good if it won't go!

As the cutting out problem is a design fault, Ford should fix it free of charge. Don't buy this car unless you have more money than sense.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th August, 2001

12th Oct 2001, 13:27

Well OK, I agree with you to some restraints, I have a Ford Probe L reg in white 16v, it also cuts out when driving and wouldn't start for a while. I took it to a tuning specialist, and have a few suggestions that will fix your problem mate at low cost:

1) Change the distributer cap and rotor arm (£29.99 for the cap and £6.99 for the arm).

2) Change the HT leads.

3) Just above the fuses inside the driver's foot well, there is a little blue box. This is your immobiliser - unplug it and spray the connections with anti rust stuff as this corrodes very easily.

Well that's your problem fixed! But now for some real truths about the Probe (before I go on I don't work for Ford), I recently on Sat 6th Oct 2001, was travalling down the middle lane of a 3 lane motorway, when some "idiot" in a small lorry, decided to swerve over into my lane (there was no traffic in front of him, and he was on a mobile!). So to avoid a collision with him (if I had collided with him, I would have killed him as I was doing a steady 80 MPH, and my car would have gone straight through his door and had his legs off), I swerved over into the fast lane, lost control over my car, did a few circles from the fast lane over to the slow lane, hit the crash barrier closest to the slow lane, flipped in the air, hit a service sign, and landed trapped with the driver's side down to the ground. I tell you mate, the Probe has a few problems, but they can be fixed cheap. If it wasn't for my Probe - I wouldn't be here today. I walked away from an accident that should have killed me with 6 stitches in my arm and whiplash. If you wanna see pics of the car now, feel free to e-mail me on chris3.smith@btinternet.com

And to be honest I would have another one, they're one of the finest cars that I have ever bought (all the rest of the Ford range are crap!)

1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carFord Contour

Summary:

A lot of bang for my buck

Faults:

Nothing yet, but I do hear some noise from the rear brake area. Think it might be the calipers, since I have read that they do go out on the Probes.

The check engine came on right after I bought it, might be the O2 sensor.

General Comments:

I love this car. It is real quick for being a automatic. I think the person who had it before me put on a different exhaust. It feels faster that it should. I still haven't raced anyone yet or timed my 0-60 time, but it sure does feel fast and the steering on this car is so precise.

I got an excellent deal and hope this car runs for a very long time. I plan on doing a few more tweaks to it ie. supercharger and headers. It should be able to beat a few Camaros and Stangs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd August, 2001

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 79 reviews