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Got some money for my graduation and i need a reliable running car. I was driving home from IL after a fun night with my buddy and i saw a probe on the side of the road. being it 12 something at night i couldn't call on it so i got the number off the windshield and drove home. At this point all i knew is that it was a probe and they wanted a grand for it. But it was local and i probably knew the guy from around town so i figured i'd call on it. The next day rolls around and i call him and we eventually set up a meeting for me to see/test drive. So I show up at the car in the day light to find a very nice emblem on the doors...


yes it is a true GT probe and not just an se that some rice-boy threw a sticker on. which was what i thought. So i proceeded to open the hood to make sure that it was a GT... and...


started it up and it started and ran fine. no knocks ,no ticks,... no wookies... lol it's a straight car and the only visible rust is on the hatch lid, and a small section on the driver's side rocker panel and the right license plate bolt...



so i go over to inquire further. ends up i do know his kids and have seen him around town before. He proceeds to tell me that he replaced the shocks in the front and it would need an alignment. Boy was he right. wow. each tire was trying to turn it's own separate way. and he said the valve cover gaskets leak, and the front one does but not noticeably. and it needs rear brakes. so the list in my head goes
-alignment
-rear brakes
-valve cover gaskets
-little plastic piece on the driver's side interior panel that hold the PW/PL switch in place
the interior is about an 8/10 because the driver's interior panel needs the little piece and the actuall little plastic door handle.he then proceeded to tell me that it came with the original 16" GT spokes as well as the rims that were on it. so it's a straight bodied car that runs fine and the 5 speed shifts smooth and only has 170XXXk on the odometer and has an extra set of rims, i have to admit i'm very interested. i offered 8, he said 9 and i agreed.

so i adjusted the tie rod ends to a driveable state after i got it home. got it driving straight, pulls a very small amount to the right but it drives straight, still needs brakes and now the living room at my trailer looks like this...


the important thing for me is that it runs, drives, doesn't use or burn any fluids, and isn't rusting off around the drivetrain. 4 wheel disc is going to be nice too. the underside looks so much like the scort it's unbelievable almost. i'm not going to mod this one like i did the scort though. i need a DD that isn't rusting around me.

for sale: the honda and the scort

-nick
 

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I would run to the junk yard and get a set of window regulators. I know someone that hits all of the yards around here pulling them, as they are known to fail. Other than the tiny spoiler, it looks decent
 

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that's the same thing my friend told me. i always vowed to never own anything that sounded like something that might be used to describe a rough college night. but that v-6 is very alluring. pulls this little car pretty quickly...
 

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yeah. the spoiler is obviously not factory, and was obviously put on by a dee-dee-dee which caused water to collect and caused the rust on the hatch lid. thanks for the heads up on the yard runs. Will do.
 

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Not a bad looking Pidget. I'd definitely put the 16" wheels back on. They look way better than the swirlies. The GE platform has tons of aftermarket potential and not everything has to be ghetto-rigged like our Escorts.

I think all of the Probes I have seen around these parts have rusted through at that exact spot on the hatch, so it's probably not the fault of the ghey spoiler.

Lose the fart cannon too, lol.
 

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sell the escort so you can buy a klze for it :)
 

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nice ive always liked the probe gts. neighbor had one for a few years.. almost bought it off him at one point.. He later junked it (still a perfectly running vehicle) and some kid i went to school with worked at that junk yard and bought it dirt cheap from the yard. He let me drive it one day. fun car the v6 def scoots that thing around pretty quickly
 

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my wife had a 96 pgt when we met. great cars...loose the spoiler and do something about the muffler, and throw those fanblades back on and it's rad. If my wife's pgt was a 5spd I would have kept it. they are great handling cars with plenty of power for a daily driver. Not too bad on mpg....but not too good.
-Justin
 

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i'm glad i'm not the only one who noticed the giant Fart can. wow that thing is huge. but being honest it doesn't expel too much rice when the throttle is hit. sounds pretty good to me. i've already thought about a klze swap. no. lol this is my dd. might keep the ghey spoiler.Idk. probably not but maybe. thanks for all the comments guys. :) so far including buying price i'm in about 1300. :(
 

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Ok. i've had "das probe" for just about a month maybe a little more and you guys know me... couldn't help myself... did the basics... WASHED HER. because she NEEDED it. such and such...







and then under the passenger seat. xm-4s class d slim series. 4 channel

and then the freshly done interior. i don't think painted interior is rice when done in moderation and done correctly. tell me if you guys think this is too much though...

and then of course my shifter knob. don't ask why i like it. idk. it came out of an 80's civic.


171XXX K on the odo when i bought her... i drive a lot...

Xplod 2 way component in the front doors...

clean interior overall... especially for 900$.... and pioneer 5X7 "made for ford and mazda" from the local JY for a buck a piece

the only thing wrong with the interior is this dime pinky tip sized cig. burn in the back seat? stupid smokers.

and then the Egay special CAI

and once again, Egay special high flow cat...


what do you guys think so far?

BTW i know this is the escort forum but the probe forums are slow and i like the people and atmosphere here a lot better. so :p

-Nick

p.s. i still have the escort...
 

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yeah i found the pioqueers in the JY that day... you know. and they were definitely made for ford applications. :lol: thanks. i think the paint is just enough to not be rice but it definitely is hard to keep white with my hobbies... it's always greasy or rusty. there is a scott's shop towel in the glove box for just in cases. :lol:
 

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I have an idea.... take the motor out of that, and swap it into the Escort. :D

I picked up you car's daddy on Tuesday. I have a 1g MX6 now, too. ;)
 

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Bring it down here! I want to see how i do against the mighty KLDE!
 

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against which car?...
 
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