My 1994 Probe GT has 149,246 miles and I would drive it anywhere. One of the best cars I ever had!! Very little maintenance and fun to drive.
My probe is the best car ever. I just love it. It's a 94 gt. I bought it for 4000 dollars and it had 40000 miles on it. its my second one my first one was the SE model it was too slow for me plus the gt is like way better.
It took some time to cure all the problems with my 94 SE, but it is now running like new for the last two years.
The car now is very unique, if I see one a month it is a lot.
It is worth the effort to figure the car out. Buy a service manual and read the web sites, and you can own a very rare fun car.
I am about to purchase a 1994 Probe GT that has some lifter tick, very little. Is there anything that I should be worried about?
I would have to strongly disagree with the original writer of the article. I used to own a 1993 Mazda MX6 LS, which is basically the same as the Probe. I have only had to replace a clutch, distributor, and the axle fell off (I hit something in the road going over 125 MPH) in the whole 125,000 miles I had this car. The car was driving off to the left for 10 miles and then I went to make a right turn (25 mph) and the axle came off.
I would strongly advise the person above me who is buying one with a lifter tick to not pay over $1,500 for it, I would recommend a 5 speed manual trans too, and if you buy it make sure you always have oil in the engine and don't red line. That is how much I bought my MX6 for. It was the best car I have ever owned and I have owned over 7 cars.
This car had a slight lifter tick when I bought it, and it served me well until I totaled it into a truck, this car drove me home fine too after the accident. It is still sitting in my backyard and still runs good, but I guess the frame is ruined or something, and it costs way more than what it is worth, but I will not get rid of this car because when I find another one, I am going to take the engine and trans out of my old one and put them in the new one, because the engine and trans are still pretty good.
I bought my Probe GT from a buddy for $350. I haven't been disappointed.
Some things that I do have issues with are the two piece door panels. They like to come apart. I have put screws into mine to keep it on, but, I think some gorilla glue might do the trick.
I wish I had the 5-spd, because the automatic likes to shift funny. I really have to bury my foot in the gas to get it off the line. Other than crappy low end, once you get up around 3,000 rpm, you really feel it move.
The paint needs to be replaced, because my friend left it in the sun.
For a 17 year old car, it still looks hot, and with a little TLC, will look hotter!