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Nice car for its time; good first car
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By Bonka
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1993 Ford Probe GT 2dr Hatchback


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Bought as a winter car with ~132,500 miles. Black on black, loaded and auto. Cousin of the Mazda MX-6, prefer styling on Probe, notably the GT version. Wide 16x7 5-spoke wheels and body accents (spoiler, side skirts, door caps, front bumper) make this a nice looking car. Reasonable power from V6 but weak in the low end. Nice interior layout. Great handling characteristics (weakened by the cheap tires). Stiff suspension. Steering response a little light. Common problems oil leaks which I have (vc gaskets, oil pressure sensor). Automatic is terrible. Hunts for shifts. Requires cooler for longevity. Back seat for looks only. Deep trunk but high lift gate.


Best Features

Handling, styling, 4-wheel disc brakes, bucket seats.


Worst Features

Automatic transmission performance/reliability, V6 mediocre fuel economy, cheap construction on interior door panels ('93), thin paint.


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Owned for 11 years
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By Verbal
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1993 Ford Probe GT 2dr Hatchback


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I bought the car with 12,000 miles on the odometer, and have been driving it for the last 11 years. The handling is tremendous; every freeway on ramp is a blast. The V6 winds out nicely, and the car still looks contemporary today. The seats are very comfortable. At 147,000 miles, it still has the original clutch, and the engine feels tight. Problem areas: the distributor quit at 50k miles; the rear brake calipers have been replaced a couple of times due to locking; the paint is fading despite regular wax jobs; the hatch has rattled since day 1; the valve cover gaskets leak; and the wind whistles around the passenger door seal.


Best Features

Performance, looks, value.


Worst Features

What's the point? It's out of production, and Ford will probably never make something similar to the Probe again. They're too busy making pick-ups and SUV's.


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Probe SE
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By SilverBullit
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1993 Ford Probe 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Best Features

Enough power to have fun with and great gas mileage. Looks very sporty. Easy to access controls.


Worst Features

Cup holder is in horrible position. Could use 30 more HP in the 2.0L engine.


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Excellent Value
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By NJRoadster
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1993 Ford Probe GT 2dr Hatchback


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Great Car! Very reliable, never had any major issues with the car. The thing handles like it is on rails. It is very fun to drive and turns a lot of heads with its good looks and the Flowmasters purring. Exceptional handling in the rain with z rated Aquatread tires. Ample storage for going out and about. The car is capable of getting great gas mileage when needed. I would say this is the best car I have ever owned; the car is very reliable, looks good, is very fun to drive, has a lot of pep and is easy to maintain.


Best Features

The size of the car is a big plus,easy to maneuver. I would say it handles a lot better than a Camaro/Mustang. It is easy to maintain and very reliable car. It is very low to the ground, bucket seats are comfortable and the stick shift is positioned very well. Easy to shift and navigate controls.


Worst Features

Would have been a real monster with more horsepower. Lacks all the bells and whistles. Door panels are flimsy, but can be replaced. No major problems with car, just regular maintenance and new parts here and there. Great Car!


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The Probe
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By chris
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1993 Ford Probe GT 2dr Hatchback


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This is a great first car. Never had a car that handled the track better that was 100% stock. GOOD car to race, FUN car to drive. Seems to last forever.


Best Features

Fast, powerful ,and wont break down.


Worst Features

Not good on gas and what's up with burgundy stripe inside?


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