1995 Ford Probe 24v from UK and Ireland
Do not buy one
Interestingly enough, the same as some of the other reports but with some extra problems too:
Rear calipers replaced twice now.
Immobiliser packed up.
New spark leads (£190).
Six new tyres altogether.
Air conditioning packed up too.
This car cost me £24,000 and I have done nothing but pay out more and more money on repairs. My previous car I had for seven years and never spent a penny on it. This car has cost me a fortune and I would strongly recommend that people do not buy one. Many friends of friends have had exactly the same problems with their Probes. It has very low mileage and has been treated well but the problems keep occurring. Please also add to the list above that the alloy wheels corroded within a year, as well, and had to be replaced.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th September, 2000
3rd Dec 2000, 09:32
Can you tell me why you replaced the rear brake calipers? I am having brake trouble with my 95 Probe, sometimes the brakes just start hanging up on me then I will hit a bump in the road and it stops. I can't figure out what is causing this.
14th Dec 2000, 12:59
I am just in the process of selling my 1995 2.0 litre Probe. I have had the same problems as most other people. The ignition module packed up - Ford main dealers wanted £1000 (one thousand) pounds to fix it. I had a replacement module fitted with its own wiring loom and the original one disconnected. Total cost about £150!
Ford should have recalled all these cars as soon as they went on sale. Unless you have loads of money to waste - don't buy one!
15th Jun 2001, 15:16
Yep! my probe turned out to be very expensive too! 600 quid for a new distributor, calipers just started sticking (300 quid to fix) and it won't start when the engine is hot. very disappointed indeed - so much so that I am now getting rid of it.
5th Jul 2001, 06:46
I just bought a 1991cc Probe 16V 1995 model with 80,000 miles on the clock. Everything is working smoothly and quietly and it is a joy to drive. No oil drips and apparently very little corrosion on the underside. The car has had 3 owners to date and I have all of the service sheets and repair history. This particular unit seems to have avoided all of the unexpected horrors such as low mileage component failure. From reading the adverse comments, I am now on" tenter hooks" wondering whether everything will fail in the next 2,000 miles! Maybe, of course, I could be one of the many lucky owners and have no trouble at all.
26th Sep 2008, 08:02
Please people, you need to buy 2.5 liter 24 valve GT. Mine is a 1995 5-speed manual and she rules the highway. If you have the money to spend (all high performance cars cost a little money) you will not be disappointed. I have never had such a fun vehicle to drive or one that truly lives to rev. I have totally blown away mustangs, camaros, fire-birds, eclipses etc. If you want a stock car that makes you feel like your Dale Earnhardt jr, then for gods sake buy one.