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1996 Ford Probe

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 28/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1996 Ford Probe Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 180 Ratings for the 1993 - 1997 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.2/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.2/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

I have had this car for 19 yrs and loved it.

By on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "I got the car at a great price, enjoyed driving it"

Cons: "It has lasted me long time, lately, needs repairs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought the car used in 1996 (it had 32,000 miles on it), so have had it for 19 years. I have driven it several times from Oregon to the Bay Area and vice versa, and also drive it daily around town. It looks a bit like a sports car. I have always taken good care of it, regular oil changes, new tires, and whatever needed to be fixed, I had done."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

One of the best I have owned in 30 years

By on Sunday, August 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "great gas mileage, fun to drive"

Cons: "Low built, hard to get in and out of with bad back"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This was our first new car. It has performed far better than one would expect for its price point. Smooth transmission, quick handling, fast..no need for a 6 cyl. We have traveled all over the east coast with this car from Maine to Florida. It handles mountains with A/C on without any lag. After 17 years and almost 170,000 miles, we are selling it. Alas, my spine no longer will let me get in and out of a low slung sports coupe. The Probe has aged better over the last 17 years than I have, LOL. The Probe was one of the best sports coupe that Ford built, except of course for the iconic Ford Mustang. It had the advantage of being a Mazda with a Ford body. Stylish, it still looks great after all these years and we never felt like we were driving an old car. Put the seats down and you have a small station wagon. Its amazing what you can fit in that car. I hate to sell it, but after buying a new Fusion, I really can't afford to keep it and our Jeep too. I just hope the next driver of this amazing vehicle appreciates it as much as I do."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

great car and fun to drive, but impossible to fix

By on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "smoked a 302 hp impala"

Cons: "repairs!!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"the car is reliable if its broken. mine has sent false codes since i've had the car. the problems get no worse, but whatever i try can't seem to fix the problem. i've had the car to several shops and no one knows how to fix them!!!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Impossible to repair without a mechanic!

By on Sunday, March 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 58,443

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Great on gas, low sitting"

Cons: "Impossible to work on, engine assembled by morons"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"I got this car used in July of 2013, and it had a boatload of issues with it. Since July, I've had it break down on me at least 3 times. Trying to change the alternator is nearly impossible, because the A/C is in the way above it and the drive shaft is in the way below it. The engine looks like my 2 year old nephew put it together and it's almost impossible to find any rhyme or reason to how it was assembled. Please, save yourself the trouble- although it's a very nice car, working on it is the downfall."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Love this car

By on Friday, October 25, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Handles great, good on gas considering the power"

Cons: "backseat cramped"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this car new in '97. Fun to drive, fits like a glove and still runs like new after 16 years. Hatchback allows hauling big loads, a plus. Backseat not comfortable for riding but who cares. I leave the seat down all the time and the dog loves it. I have replaced used parts from the internet without problem. Great A/C. Design still looks current. In fact I've had the younger crowd think it was something new, since they weren't alive when they were made. The only problem I have is that I can't part with it for a newer car. Not much to gain."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

purrs like a kitten

By on Friday, October 04, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 182,897

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "a real head turner fun to drive"

Cons: "no cup holder"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

sleek & sexy

"reliable sexy sports car is great on open highways with AC on while great sound is playing on the stereo system"

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

sleek & sexy

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