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1996 Ford Probe

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1996 Probe SE
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By ENPeterson
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1996 Ford Probe SE 2dr Hatchback


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I have owned My Probe SE for two years now. I have yet to need anything except two new front tires and regular routine maitainence. There is not a whole lot to complain about with this car, coming from the Mazda base, how could there be.


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Turning out to be expensive
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By Brian
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1996 Ford Probe GT 2dr Hatchback


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I bought this car for 2,500 back in may and have had to spend another 3,000 in repairs. its turning into such a hassle. when it's running good it's a great car. pretty quick, very good handling, but once again not very reliable.


Favorite Features

How aerodynamic the car is


Suggested Improvements

Cup holder


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Buy a Trans before you buy the car
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By Barneke
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1996 Ford Probe SE 2dr Hatchback


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I have not misused the car and I have performed all of the scheduled maintenance on the car. At 75,263 miles reverse disappeared. Needless to say a I need a new transmission. The cost of the work out weighs the value of the car. $900.00 for one out of a junk yard, not rebuilt and about 1000 in labor. I contacting Ford regarding the problem and informed them about the widspread transmission problems with the Probe. They are in denial about this issue and have informed me that their is currently no program in place to help me. This model car is a money pit, avoid it!


Favorite Features

Comfort and Styling


Suggested Improvements

Recall the car and correct the transmission problems.


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By edismz
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1996 Ford Probe GT 2dr Hatchback


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I love this car's roar once it passes 3000rpms; the handling is pretty good for a FWD. But if you want a sports why would you get a FWD? Fun drive, but horrible reliability. One problem after another. If you own a Probe, 90% of the money will be going to be going into the car because of the poor reliability. The Mazda engine is excellent on that car, but that is all.


Favorite Features

Engine, performance for FWD.


Suggested Improvements

Should've cut the car off earlier.


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1996 Ford Probe
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By blaster91yamaha
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1996 Ford Probe 2dr Hatchback


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This car is a very reliable and fast car. This car has one of the best fuel consumption ever. I made it to Wisconsin and bak on $60 on gas. Thats like 33 mpg!!!


Suggested Improvements

COMFORT.


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