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Bring on the Haters but I Love Me Some Ford Probe

I just bought a cobalt a few months ago.

I love cars and spend half my working hours fixing them. I got the cobalt cause I needed something a little newer and it's the first car I've ever financed. What really got me into loving cars was my first car.

a 1994 Ford Probe SE, it was a 5 spd and slow, but it needed a lot of work when I got it so I learned a lot from it. Then I got a 1994 Probe GT, with a 2.5 v6 it was just quick enough to satisfy my need for an adrenaline rush.

so here are my two probes.

the blue one is a 1994 Probe GT. I did all the work on it start to finish.

the green one is a 1997 GTS, I did everything except the motor swap boosting it up from 167 chp to 203 chp.

Everything means, maintenance, k-sports, and repainted it, the wheels and stripes are factory options.








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My best friend's first car was a '94 Probe. That's the first vehicle I drove with a stick - very fun car.

Unfortunately he had a little too much confidence in it's handling abilities - and ran it into a wall on an offramp at about 70.




He bought the car for $500, hardly ever had problems, and ran like a champ.

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I always thought the basic Probe and even the ZX2 designs were ahead of their time.

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Those were good little cars, as long as they had the manual transmission, a Probe is one of the options for my daughters first car. I had a neighbor who had a few of them and they liked all of theirs, except for the one that was an auto, always at the transmission shop. But good little cars.



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I always loved the car...just hated the name!


Yea, tho I cruise through the valley of the shadow of rice, I will fear no Turbo,
for Torque art with me. Thy rods and crankshaft, they comfort me.


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A friend of mine hit a cow with his, and wrote a very humorous article about the incident.

It was titled "How to Probe a cow"

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Saw a plate on one in Manhattan, KS. said: ANLPRBE



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nothing wrong with a ford probe. My brother in law had a 1995 ford probe GT with the manual tranny. quick little car.
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The thing people hate on is mainly the name.

I actually raced a Cobalt SS/TC with my green one a few months ago, he had me by about two cars from 50 to 130 ish and then again going up hill we were dead even.

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