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97 2 door probe gts
By hilltw on
1997 Ford Probe GT 2dr Hatchback
I got a great deal with this car. I never really heard of it until I bought it. My last car got smashed into when it was parked and got paid and rode to the store with someone and I saw this car with a $2500 price tag driving by. Of course we cut the guy off and then brought it. I didn't know what I was getting when I bought it. I had a fun problem when I first bought it is was a lot more power then I was used to so I was burning my tires all time. The guy before took great care of it and my mechanic told me it could almost pass as new and it had 135000 miles on it. I did run into some engine problem like it was over heating and stuff like that because hoses were old and stuff like that.
But finishing up because I ran out of room. The stuff that went wrong is stuff you expect to go wrong with and car over time. But after all that was fixed I haven't had any problems with it for wale. But like everyone else said it is costly to fix. But you can just look at it and when you drive it you can tell its not going be cheap. It just looks too good and way too fun too drive. It sounds great but also it came with a after market exhaust with it. Another thing I love about the car is how well balanced it is. When you go into turns you have to be going stupid fast for it to slide. But even if you do slide it is easy to regain control of and save.Just don't drive after having a few drinks
because if you think it is fun when you are sober. When you are buzzing you just go nuts with it and the cops like to follow the car when you are doing the speed limit. The handling with the car is great anyways but putting some anti-swing bars can just make it even better. The only thing I don't like about the car is that it is only a 5-speed. I the speed odometer says 140 as the top speed and I have took it up to like 120 before but I can tell with the RPM's that 140 is probably about the top speed. The extra gear would make it hang with the very high top end cars. But in America more likely you won't be able to test that kind of speed unless you look like O.J. with 10 cop cars chasing you