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Old 07-13-2005, 05:30 PM   #1
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What do you think of the Ford Probe?

I just wanted to know what everyone thinks of the Ford Probe GT. I personally loathe these cars, but if theres soemthing im not getting i would like someone to explain it to me so maybe i can come to appreciate them. Just give me some opinions or facts on these cars what ever. Thanks
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Old 07-13-2005, 06:01 PM   #2
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Theyre definitely the best looking Ford from that era, no joke. And they pretty fast. I like the 95+ ones because they have the GT logo thing between the taillights and dont have any of the problems from the earlier ones.
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:02 PM   #3
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the name PROBE sets it off. i wouldnt drive it.
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Old 07-13-2005, 09:41 PM   #4
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Because of course, with all the different definitions of that word in the dictionary, the ONLY one you can think of is a definition that ISN'T in the dictionary, right?

try Scientific probe, medical probe, congressional probe, etc.

The Probe is based on the Mazda 626/MX6 chassis, and used primarily Mazda engines. The GT version used a bit more aggressive suspension tuning than the Mazda MX6, and was actually one of the better handling cars of it's day and one of the best handling FWD cars ever marketed. The build quality is pretty good, as well, though the cars depreciated quick enough that people beat the crap out of them. They do make excellent daily drivers/autocross cars, however.

The Mazda 2.5 liter engine is a decent engine, but getting hop up parts is a bit more expensive than the Duratech 2.5 liter V6s that ended up in the Contour. And the early Probe GT turbos were actually faster than the Mustangs of their day...
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Old 07-13-2005, 09:44 PM   #5
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I dont know about them being built good. The early second gen Probes had so many problems. My friend has a 93 Probe GT, his interior panels can be taken off by barely pulling them a little bit, his front bumper is coming off, one of his headlight motors died, etc. His sister has owned 2 or 3 Probes, all of which ended up being wrecked. Later 2nd gen Probes are better.
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Old 07-14-2005, 01:39 AM   #6
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I think theyre great cars. Sporty, reliable, good gas mileage, and pretty quick. I love them.
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Old 07-14-2005, 09:54 PM   #7
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I dont know about them being built good. The early second gen Probes had so many problems. My friend has a 93 Probe GT, his interior panels can be taken off by barely pulling them a little bit, his front bumper is coming off, one of his headlight motors died, etc. His sister has owned 2 or 3 Probes, all of which ended up being wrecked. Later 2nd gen Probes are better.

yes Shawn's (If that is hwo you spell it) car is a piece lol Plus he said his clutch is going...
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Old 07-15-2005, 03:07 AM   #8
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yes Shawn's (If that is hwo you spell it) car is a piece lol Plus he said his clutch is going...

Yeah. Itd be better if he actually would spend money on it.
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Old 07-15-2005, 03:28 AM   #9
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Yeah. Itd be better if he actually would spend money on it.

Yes I mean by no means am I trying to really bash his car but mine at least I'm getting the problems fixed, its only a matter of time... and money lol but it will all get fixed.
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Old 07-15-2005, 07:18 AM   #10
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The only main problems with my car is the suspension sucks, transmission is alittle bad, and the paint is fading, that is really about it. I could get it fixed, but I dont know if I should fix the problems or just buy a newer car.
My friend has an MX6 and he is getting a new suspension system for his car and he said he would give me his old suspension off his MX6 which isnt to bad, decent mileage, good to last a few years. And a transmission wouldnt cost to much, I know a guy that has tons of Probe parts, and he has some pretty decent transmissions around that he could sell to me.
Also my clutch isnt bad, its that my transmission is leaking fluid and the gears are grinding.
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:55 AM   #11
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the Ford Probe GT is a turbo... yeah?
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the Ford Probe GT is a turbo... yeah?


Only the first gen probe GT, using the mazda 626 turbo drivetrain.



the '93-up probe GT used the Mazda 2.5 liter DOHC V6.

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Old 07-15-2005, 02:41 PM   #13
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Probes seem nice, but they almost replaced the Mustang!!
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Only the first gen probe GT, using the mazda 626 turbo drivetrain.



the '93-up probe GT used the Mazda 2.5 liter DOHC V6.

Also, the turbo version of the second generation was the GTS. Which I have found to be somewhat difficult to locate now.
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Old 07-15-2005, 03:06 PM   #15
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Also, the turbo version of the second generation was the GTS. Which I have found to be somewhat difficult to locate now.

You're having difficulty locating one because the GTS (like all second gen Probes) wasn't turbocharged in stock form.

"The GTS was a sports appearance package available for GTs during the 1997 model year only. The GTS package included the following:

Racing Stripes
16" Chrome Alloy Wheels
GTS Decals
Spoiler
Chrome Exhaust Tip "

From here: http://www.performanceprobe.com/text/info/faq.htm
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