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1996 Ford Probe

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By shawdy_fosho
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1996 Ford Probe SE 2dr Hatchback


Review

I have had a fun time with this car, it
drives great, they exterior designing
is awesome, and the interior is well
designed!!! I give it an A+++++++++


Best Features

Exterior


Worst Features

Engine Horsepower


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luv my fordza!!!!
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By squidly
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1996 Ford Probe SE 2dr Hatchback


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just plain love this auto! neatest car
i`ve ever had! (have owned quite a
few) not really slow, not really fast,
either.sorta half-fast,i suppose!
(couldn`t resist)


Best Features

body styling, very roomy hatch back.


Worst Features

bigger ashtray, more cupholders.


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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!


Best Features

Comfort and Styling


Worst Features

Recall the car and correct the transmission problems.


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1996 Probe SE
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ENPeterson
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1996 Ford Probe SE 2dr Hatchback


Review

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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Better than you'd expect
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By Zahmorri
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1996 Ford Probe SE 2dr Hatchback


Review

I have driven the life out of my car
(10500/6 years), and it has been
fairly good to me. It looks faster
than it is, but it will give you its
best, however loudly. Is extremely fun
to drive; is best with a manual
transmission, however. Looks great,
especially with tinted windows. Mix of
Mazda/Ford parts is a pain;
modifications also difficult due to
cramped engine space. Yet has great
fuel efficiency (in non-extreme
conditions).


Best Features

Excellent handling. Really holds a curve. Great gas mileage (except when the A/C is in use). Looks great. Pop- up headlights are rare and fun. Big trunk (lots of room for stereo improvements!) and good acoustics. Dash and controls are attractive and easy to read at a glance.


Worst Features

Radiator,timing belt,CV joints,fuel pump,alternator,catalytic converter have gone out. Paint scratches easily. Engine sounds like enraged lawnmower when ATX downshifts. No side-impact beams. Backseat not situable for two people; one (small) person is about it.


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