1995 Ford Probe Reviews - Page 7 of 14

1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5L V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance114000 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

The most fun, and mostly practical, car I've ever owned

Faults:

Totaled once before at 75kmi, mainly body and airbag damage.

O2 sensor blew at 90kmi.

CV boot blew at 101kmi (gravel kicked up and wore down the part), again at 112kmi (faulty workmanship from previous fix).

Exhaust fell apart at 101kmi (East Coast winters' salt on road took toll), again at 112kmi (faulty workmanship from previous fix).

Starting problem at 105kmi. Eventually figured out a spark plug cover had to be removed for 3 minutes to let trapped fumes escape before engine would turn over. No fix found since problem was isolated one day before it was totaled.

General Comments:

Corners amazingly well, can take 25mph exit ramps at 45+mph with the med-high performance tyres for euphoric G-force fun.

Has high acceleration response.

The sexiest body style I have yet to compare with the simple streamlining and flip-up headlights.

Overall feel of driving was 'like a glove' to the road and in the seat. Driver seat contours with internal inflatable lumbar and sides of body supports. Very handy to keep one in their seat when making tight turns. Shifter at perfect height and distance.

Red body, gray interior, with black highlights made it very visually appealing inside and out.

Stock exhaust made people's heads turn when starting engine in parking lot. I absolutely loved the sound in a ceilinged parking deck.

OK in snow, had to drive 5mph slower than I would in a sedan.

22 mpg city/28 mpg highway on premium fuel and Techron treatments.

I found it easy to do all the typical 3kmi checkups of changing oil, fluids, rotating tyres.

Good sized trunk with flip-down seats, able to fit 1/2 of the dorm room easily.

Expensive parts when not buying used or looking in a junkyard. "A fun dance, but not a cheap date," as my mechanic said.

I cried when I had to give it up due to a side impact totaling it. Worse than losing a girlfriend. If I was not off-roading so much now I would definately own one again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2004

1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5L V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Beautiful Car. Great Handling

Faults:

2 Belts Snapped (Same Belt)

Radiator Blew at 100000 miles.

Two Oxygen sensors blew.

The Camshaft Position Sensor blew.

General Comments:

I love this car! The visual styling could not have been better!

I live in the Appalachian Mountains, and with all the windy curves, this car handles as if its part of the road.

Performance is there, definitely quick... could be quicker.

Terrible in any kind of precipitation, very wide tires make it hydroplane a lot and slide around a lot.

Its mostly reliable, when it comes to the big things, however it will tend to "nickle and dime" your wallet out of existence. it will soon needs spark plugs and spark plug wires.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2003

5th Jun 2004, 11:34

I have driven my Probe GT for 138,000 miles - the precipitation problem can be minimized (in fact I would say pretty well eliminated) by using bridgestone firestone's S 02 tires. It really makes a huge difference.

1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired151000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles
Previous carEagle Summit

Summary:

A real head turner

Faults:

I had to replace the O2 sensor. The power steering pump and belt went bad. The oil pan had to be replaced, because it rusted out and was leaking. I had to replace the exhaust system. The brake rotors are warped. The passenger side CV joint had to be replaced. The timing belt had to be replaced. The tires will need replacing soon.

General Comments:

This car is great and fun to drive, but very expensive to fix. The seats are very ugly, but comfortable.

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

Review Date: 15th November, 2003

13th Feb 2004, 08:46

What are you talking about the seats don't look that bad I actually thought that they were cool.

1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Mirage

Summary:

This car appears to be under rated

Faults:

Cv joint and rotors.

General Comments:

I bought this car and it was pretty beat up. I've replaced everything that needed to be replaced and it's been driving like new every since. This is my first ford and it is more reliable than I thought.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th June, 2003

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