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Thread: Ford Probe




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    I'm looking into buying myself a Ford Probe does anyone know much about these vehicles?

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    [B][size=18][COLOR=darkblue]It really depends. I've heard just as many good stories as I have heard bad stories about the Probe. I own one; a '96 GT, in fact. It's a reliable car, but, in my case I began having trouble with it after 70k miles. Right now I must have spent around $3000 just to keep it running; and it's very near 120k miles. The biggest problem I have had with it--and continue to have with it--is the Harmonic Sensor/Balancer going outta wack. This, in case you don't know, senses the position of the piston heads. So, right now it takes at least three tries to get the car started. Two of the three attempts the engine violently vibrates the car as it is attempting to turn over. ...And I just had this repaired about 4 months ago. Well, supposedly.

    I have driven my car [I]alot! I would always go on road trips and go places that were well off pavement. So, I suppose it would be safe to say my car has been put through a lot and what problems I am experiencing now should be expected. The point is, I may have brought on what I'm experiencing myself. Then again, I could just very well have a crappy car by happenstance.

    All in all, you're taking a risk with the Probe. If you do decide to look for one, seek out a '96 or '97. Preferrably the '97 GTS. Ok... that's my biased taste. ;)

    My next car (what I realistically can afford)... the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. What I wish I could afford at this point in time... the 2003 Honda S2000.

    Hope this helped a bit. Peace! : peace2: ...and later... :wave:
    Mofaz
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    My opinion goes without saying

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    not a ford man slamo?
    TT Original

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    Lets just say you can do better than a Probe.

    Much better.

    Where abouts in the world are you, and how much you looking at spending?

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    Isn't the Probe just a Ford rebodied Mazda 626? :?:
    Well that's what they were out here. ;)

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    :rolleyes: Looking at spending upto around $15k, live in Geelong Victoria, Australia

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    Check the Trading post regulary for the Nissan 200sx
    or even the 180sx.
    You wont be dissapointed. 15k wont get you a decent one though (read-fully worked), but if youre willing to put some effort & cash into it, you can have yourself one nice car. Better than a Probe, thats for sure.

    Have been seing quite a few 2-door '94 Lancers out and about lately. They aint a bad drive either. Also in your budget as well, and can look very smick.

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    hmmmm, not too sure about the lancers, what about a 92 TX5?

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    Not for me as FWD vehicles in my books are a :no:

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