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I would like to have some advice from you guys on what you think about the Probe Gt 2nd gen (1993-1997).

I've had my escort gt for 1 1/2 now and im thinking of buying one this summer. I'll still keep my gt. The reason I want a Probe so much is I would like to own a larger car with a little bit more power. I also adore the unique style of the probe.

I've been looking around to buy a 2nd gen gt with a nice body and to put a gtx engine in it but im not very good with cars and it will be way too much trouble.

Anyway, I just want a reliable car that is less than 10,000$ (Canadian) so that I don't have to put insurance on both side on it. (I lost my licence 5 years ago, insurance way to hi.)

What do you guys think?
Thanks for your input...
 

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The Probe and its twin the MX6 are both great looking cars, the MX6 with an actually useable rear seat. Dunno about your age, but good thing you're looking for the 2nd generation Probe. The first gen had the 2.2 intercooled turbo four, which, if you're under 25 with insurance problems, would be stratospheric as far as your premiums would be concerned. Later models have the Mazda based 2.5 V6, a much smoother unit than the 2.5 V6 duratec in later Fords. That should translate into lower premiums. Of course, your personal situation will dictate the actual costs.

Good luck, I think you'll like it. The Probe, being a long and not very wide car, is kinda like driving a surfboard with an outboard motor.
 

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Hey thanks for the reply, Yeah i've read alot about those cars and I've informed myself the more i could. I will try to get one with already the klze engine in it, 200 hp VS 167 but that will be hard to find even tho alot ot people here have the swap already done. I also know to look for a 1996 or 1997 because ford fixed most of the problems in the later models.

Oh and im 21, never had a accident but i lost my license when I was 16. I was doing 99 in a 50 zone (The speed limit is now 70 because it didn't make any sense). Anyway, my insurance doubled until I will be 25, So until then, I will drive used cars and insure them only one side.

Anyone ever drived one? How was it? I know i should of tried one before thinking of buying one but what the hell...
 

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hey four dice, guess what...i can answer a few of your problems for you. Go to Performanceprobe.com and they have all there is to know about any probe. Well just about all they know, my bro had a 94 SE not a bad car. Very nice ride, so if i could id buy one, but i enjoy my scort.
 

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I had a 94 Probe SE for a few year's, It's quality and feel was simular to the Escort, after all there both Ford's made by Mazda. I like both Escort and the probe, I had to ditch the probe because it had a bad auto tranny, I had it rebuilt once and still had problems about 6 months later. If it was a 5 speed I'd probly still have it.

I think your gonna find the power to weight ratio is not drasticly better in the V6 probe GT vs the Escort GT, but possibly higher insureance rates.

If you can get a really good deal on a probe than go for it, but dont go out of your way to buy one, the Escort GT is just as good in my book.
 

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My two cents

Yeah, I've test driven probably three probe gt's and an mx6 with the v6 over the years. Never got one cuz of high insurance cost. The first time I ever drove one, I was pleasantly suprised by the smooth rush of power delivery with the five speed. It is much faster than the escort. I've read in several magazines that the probes are not particularly easy to modify for any real power gains. If it were me, I'd go for the mx6. It's much sleeker, and who want's to drive a car named .......Probe :wink:
 

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...or you could get a nissan 2nd gen 300ZX TT. They're actually not all that expensive, and they will handle better and have significantly more power than the probe. And the probe is front wheel drive. erg...

insurance would be fairly steep though.
 

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I will say it again, insurance doesn't matter because I will only insure it one side. This means that if I crash and my car is totalled (and it's my fault) it's my problem. It will only cost me 500$ canadian to ensure it because it doesn't matter when your insured only on one side.

Im willing to take that risk, insurance is like gambling expect the odds are better on your side.
 
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