I have a 93 SE and I love it. It didnt wanna go uphill on take off but if you get a new upgraded exaust or some type of small Horse Power adjustment it doesnt take away from the fuel economy and also gives you that little boost. Sound system stinks in this model. Change to a cd player and change to pioneer deck speakers. Also mine came with a stock subwoofer in the back built into the right panel. If you take that out and take the wires from the back of it then buy a subwoofer it will BUMP!!! I have 3 JL audio tens in there now and it rattles my trunk! I have tried many things and it seems to be just fine pushing at 2 and 4ohms. if its shutting off while bumpin try to hook it up other ways.
Built in stock 25watt rms w/crossover... when you add a cd player all new speakers and a subwoofer to this car it sounds AWESOME!
I've had to replace my exaust, radiator, transmition(jerked between 1-2 gear manufacture defect, eventualy went out), blah blah blah.. this car is worth fixing. rotational tires will help with the performance and less chirping from the tires.
fun car......sold it after egr valve went to hell, and plug wires were shot. axle went bad...but that was prolly my fault....i couldnt complain i bought it for $450 in perfect condition no lie.... i got a deal....ran great for about 2 months, then one day it just wouldnt go....cleaned out egr valve and changed plugg wires and sold it.
electric windows go out easy, radio wires do not match up to any wire diagram found.
...to be fair it has less than 50K on the odometer because it was garaged for years. So far it has been a mixed bag: capable handling, practical and fun to drive but reliability issues spoil the experience. First the praise: gotta love the silky smooth V6, the precise steering and confident handling - it feels like it's on rails. After adding Beck Arnley rotors and pads the brakes feel strong and well modulated. The rear seats are only suited for the kiddies, but when folded down make for a HUGE trunk. Negatives: valve head gasket needs replacement as its starting to smell like burnt oil.
V6, handling, brakes, well bolstered seats with lumbar support, COLD A/C, excellent visibility!
Cheap/flimsy interior plastics, fragile exterior paint, water leaks from hatch, airbag warning light, rattling A/C compressor, rear calipers locked once, hatch lift supports went out, windows don't seal properly resulting in wind noise, road noise, worst stock stereo EVER made, lazy auto tranny.
Very fun to drive. 30-40 more HP would be nice without having to upgrade to the V6. Very reliable, just recently spun a rod bearing @ 140,000+ miles. Otherwise no major problems. Hard to find GOOD brakes, certain brands are better. Would recommend to anyone who wants a two seater that is good on gas.
Enough power to have fun with and great gas mileage. Looks very sporty. Easy to access controls.
Cup holder is in horrible position. Could use 30 more HP in the 2.0L engine.
I brought my PROBE used with 60/k in
1997. Red of course, when cleaned it
always looked brand new. I now have
almost 170/k miles on it. Very
reliable, problem areas idle
control,faded paint,expensive parts and
high insurance. Still has the original
clutch!!! Great gas mileage and fun to
drive, could use more power. Hatch is
very useful. From day one I used only
synthetic or semi syn. oil. The engine
still sounds brand new,plenty of life
left. K&N air filter and spit fire
plugs....will change to BOSCH platinum
4 plugs. I used either 93 or 89
octane....she runs strong on 93.