1995 Ford Probe GT 24v V6 from North America
My pretty Probe is the reason I'm broke
I've had to get an entire new timing kit, serpentine belt, fuel injectors, exhaust, brakes and rotors (which is routine maintenance really), sunroof doesn't work, 2 alternators, fuel pump... and a few other things that weren't AS pricey. I.E. overheating issues.
I have the V6 GT, and I've spent more in repairs on the car than I paid for the car itself. It doesn't even have 150k miles on it, yet it's sitting in my driveway and I'm riding a bike 12 miles to work.
In the past 3 months, I've put 2000 dollars into repairs on this car. Now the transmission is blown and it needs a valve job (even though I HAVE maintained it), and I'm so fed up that I can't stand to put another dollar into it. I'm done.
This car is the biggest money pit! I bought it because I fell in love with its appearance, and now I know that I should have done some research, and I would have seen that so many other people are in the same boat with the Probe.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th August, 2010
You bought it with 116K mile on it, so you get what you get. It is a sports car that people tend to drive hard, and these weren't the best quality cars to begin with.
I had an SE, which is the 4 cylinder version, and it was literally falling apart at 37K miles. It was just a really cheaply put together car overall.
My cousin had a GT, and he blew the engine while I was on the phone with him, so he wasn't even driving it hard. He always had some issue with that car though, and I can't remember a long stretch of time he'd go without needing to fix something.