1995 Ford Probe Reviews - Page 10 of 14

1995 Ford Probe SE 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance71000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

For the sake of your mind and your wallet, get something else

Faults:

Lots of little annoying things like interior trim breaking, squeaks and rattles, broken speakers, warped seats, etc.

Other major things such as failed engine management computers, chronic stalling no matter who tries to fix it, steering wheel always twitches at highway speeds and no one seems to be able to fix that either, and there are several buzzes that come from the engine which cause me to think that something serious is going to happen in the near future.

General Comments:

The car is pretty good for the first 50,000 miles or so, after that, get rid of it. The number of problems I've had has been significant and very irritating as well.

The handling is crisp, and the visibility is good. I just don't feel that I'm driving a solid car at all.

The seats are very uncomfortable, especially for trips over an hour, and the fuel economy isn't that great despite it being a four cylinder.

The materials inside look and feel cheap. The power windows make a crunching sound when they close too.

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

Review Date: 3rd July, 2001

1st Nov 2002, 08:49

I own a ford probe se and it has 88,000 miles and none of those things have gone wrong with it. I think it is an awesome car, just difficult to sup up. It just all depends on how well you take care of it and obviously you didn't take care of it very well.

16th Aug 2004, 11:45

Hi I own a probe SE and it has just about 74,000 miles on it and it hasn't had any major problems. you probabley don't treat it right. It is however harder to soup up then most sports cars, but it's still the best car I have ever driven. I have had a 93' firebird and a 90' Probe GT. The SE model is the best all around I think.

26th Dec 2006, 21:01

I own a 1995 Ford Probe SE, and it has hit 144,424 miles, and it is still going strong. Minor problems, but that comes with the mileage. The person who had it before me didn't even take care of it.

Just put it this way, I am a Chevy fan (all Chevys), but Ford made this car right. It handles well, is a little sluggish before 3000 RPM, but after that it sort of kicks you into your seat.

Overall this is a good buy, and parts are easy to find.

1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 kilometres
Most recent distance84000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

One of the best year round sports cars out there for the money

Faults:

It was time to change the headlight and foglight bulbs. They all went within one month of one another. Other than that, nothing. My mechanic misses me.

General Comments:

With the rising fuel costs and bad weather in the winter, this car is a better choice for most than the V-8 rear wheel drive sports cars like Mustangs and Camaros. From experience I can say that a good set of true snow tires can make this car fantastic in the snow. I have driven many cars through bad snow storms and this one came out on top. Summer tires don't work well in the winter. This car is quite quick as a standard with the V-6, and loves to rev. It is the sweetest transmission I have driven and the handling will amaze most people. And I have no end to the compliments I get on this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2001

1995 Ford Probe 24 Valve 2.5 V6 DOHC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Carlton

Summary:

It's the car to pull the babes

Faults:

Electronic gremlins - the Engine management computer forgot how to idle properly.

Battery exploded - nill fun.

General Comments:

Absolutely peachy engine, plenty of torque throughout the ranges.

Massive traction and will out-pace all of the Toyota Celica bunch when things get very heated.

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

Review Date: 15th June, 2001

1995 Ford Probe GT 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

Ready to rumble

Faults:

I had to replace the brake pads all around and the belts.

The former owner replaced the muffler, and the catalytic converter. I anticipate replacing the oxygen sensor, and repainting it.

General Comments:

I just brought the car a few weeks ago, at a great price, with 113,000 miles on it. With only a few common repairs it runs like a new car. I know, I used to sell Ford Probes at a dealership.

The interior is like new also. The former owner took very good care of the car. It's also black, the best color.

It handles great and runs very fast. With great pickup. Looks awesome, and I get plenty of attention. Also it's fully loaded, including anti-lock brakes. I love it.

When I used to sell them I wanted one bad, but couldn't afford it. Now years later I have one and I am not disappointed at all. I drive in California!

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

Review Date: 11th June, 2001

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 44 reviews