1997 Ford Probe SE 2.0 from North America
Single worst car I have ever owned
Hmmm. Let's see.
Radiator blew out at 59000 miles, taking the engine with it. About 1200.00 to replace.
Transmission lost 2nd, and drive at 64000 miles
No idea on repair costs.
Have not had anything else go wrong, but then I have only had the car a little less than a year.
Give it time.
This car is not owned by someone who cannot keep a car running, my last car was an 88 Ford Festiva, which served me for 235,000 miles.
The car handles very well when you can keep it running. There is next to no room in the backseats, tho the hatch is very large. (Large enough to haul a six foot Christmas tree.)
Very economical on gas, around 30 mpg, combined city and highway driving.
Fun car to drive. Not fun to own.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th September, 2006
5th Jun 2008, 19:33
I would consider a blown engine, and a blown transmission (Not the first, by the way)to be more than a couple of problems. After I got the transmission replaced, my mechanic informed me that the tranny he took out was not original. And keep in mind this is all on a car with less than 60k miles. Oh, and for the capper, two days before Christmas 2006, the power window motor, passenger side, shorted out and set the car on fire in my driveway.
So yes, I stand by my statement, it is the worst car I've ever owned. No lie, I was making payments on that car, and the repair costs were more than the monthly payments.
As far as my driving, as stated above, I drove an 88 Ford Festiva for 235K miles in 10 years, that's on a car that already had 102K miles when I bought it. I am currently driving a 97 Chevy Malibu that I have put over 130K miles on. And I've never even had so much as a speeding ticket. So, I don't think it is my driving.
I'm glad your Probe has served you well, and I hope it continues to do so. But I found mine to be a complete pile of garbage.