8th May 2003, 22:21
I was just recently offered a 1992 ford probe gt in sick condition for 200 dollars it will replace my 1989 lx... can't wait to drive it.
23rd May 2003, 20:22
*Sigh* I sincerely wish I had gotten a GOOD 1992 Ford Probe!!!
Unfortunately, I got a lemon (a '92 that I purchased in '98) that was so sour, that the transmission had been completely replaced TWICE before I gave it away in 2001...
I loved the look, I loved the feel, I loved the way it drove - when it was working properly...
But I got it from a really unscrupulous dealer... who did not inform me that I was the SIXTH OWNER OF THAT CAR IN SIX YEARS!!! (I had to do the "special financing" thing, because of financial problems... I should have known there was a problem because it was so inexpensive...)
Reading these reviews makes me really sad that I didn't get a GOOD one... because that was the best-looking car I've ever had... just wish it had worked.
I envy you guys...
1st Jan 2005, 15:57
I have owned a 1989 Ford Probe LX since I was 16, I am now 23, and sadly I'm selling it due to running over 3 headstones and 2 fences avoiding an 18-wheeler. MINIMAL DAMAGE to the vehicle in that wreck, no broken glass, and I wasn't even scratched!
I loved that car!!! Bought it with 30,000 miles on it, selling it now with 211,000 miles on it. A word to the wise though, if you're buying one that has a digital odometer that reads over 100,000 miles, they don't tick over to 200k! They just roll back to 100k. I don't know why, but I watched mine do it.
I am now buying an almost pristine 1992 Ford Probe GT; I hope it is as good to me as my 1989 LX was.
FYI, I got (Granny driving) anywhere from 30-40 highway MPG, and 25-30 city MPG in the LX... great car if you can find one! Avoid the digital crap though, can lead to electrical problems that are a royal pain to hunt down and find. (I replaced 5 alternators + batteries before I found out it was a bad wire between the starter + alternator) Like duh right?
Anyways, just thought I'd say the 1989-1992 Probes rock. Older than that, you're looking at cheaply made fiberglass that has had recalls after recalls, and nowhere near the gas mileage! Check out http://www.recalls.gov to check your vehicle for recall information, The website is provided by the US Government, shows recalls on vehicles/home owned items.