1995 Ford Probe

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$14,180

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1995 Ford Probe

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

2 trims

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  • Base

    $14,180

  • GT

    $16,545

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1995 Ford Probe review: Our expert's take

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The verdict:

Versus the competiton:

Thank goodness that reason and sanity won out and Ford didn’t give in to those who had planned to replace the venerable Mustang with the Mazda-designed Probe sport coupe.

The Probe has grown old since it was unveiled in the 1989 model year. It may have raised a few eyebrows in 1989, but the lids have grown weary. It didn’t help that early design exercises and concepts of what was to become the Probe were stunning and expectations were sky high for a mind-boggling hunk of sheet metal. The production model was a conservative compromise.

Rumors are strong that Probe will put a few more years under its belt before it disappears from the Ford lineup.

The speculation is that 1997 will be Probe’s last year. In the 1998 model year, Mercury gets a small sports coupe built off the next generation Mazda 626 and Ford gets a sports coupe built off the front-wheel-drive Taurus platform. The new cars will carry familiar names-Cougar at Mercury, Thunderbird at Ford.

But that is then and this is now so on to the Probe.

Probe somewhat reminds us of the Pontiac Fiero, an economy car wrapped in a sporty exterior. Base engine is a 2-liter, 118-h.p., 16-valve, 4 and the GT carries a 2.5-liter, 164-h.p., 24-valve, V-6. Despite the 24 valves, the 2.5-liter seemed to lack ambition. We expected to get slapped into the seat when the pedal was pushed to the floor. Not so. The V-6 seemed tame.

Fuel efficiency-20 m.p.g. city/26 highway with the V-6-further attests to Probe’s economy.

Pluses include dual air bags, but ABS is an option. Rear seat leg or arm room is sadly lacking, as is headroom from the pronounced roof/rear glass slant.

The list of standard equipment on the car’s window sticker pales in comparison to the optional bells and whistles.

Standard equipment includes power steering, fully independent suspension, 16-inch tires, cast aluminum wheels, fog lamps, split rear folding seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, AM/FM stereo with digital clock, console with cupholder and sun visors with vanity mirrors-hardly a wealth of technology and innovation.

You have to spring for lots of options to dress Probe to go out. Check out the accompanying box listing Probe specs and the items in the optional preferred equipment package. You’d think Ford could have thrown in a few of those-such as ABS, power mirrors and rear-window defroster-as standard.

>> 1995 Ford Probe GT Wheelbase: 102.8 inches Length:178.7 inches Engine: 2.5-liter, 164-h.p., 24-valve, V-6 Transmission: 4-speed automatic EPA mileage: 20 m.p.g. city/26 m.p.g. highway Base price: $16,545 Price as tested: $22,470.Add $4,365 for preferred equipment group that includes manual air conditioning, dual electric remote mirrors, intermittent wipers, tilt steering, cr uise control, power windows, power locks, remote keyless entry, convenience lights, color-keyed front floor mats, rear window wiper/washer, power driver’s seat, ABS brakes, bodyside moldings; $790 for automatic transmission with overdrive; $270 for AM/FM stereo with compact disc player and clock; and $500 for leather bucket seats. Add $360 for freight. Pluses: Dual air bags standard. Very good mileage. Ford decided not to make this the Mustang replacement. Minuses: ABS an extra-cost option, like just about everything. Though 24-valves, the V-6 seemed focused more on mileage than performance. Rear seat room a premium. Styling won’t knock your socks off-or even make them roll down to your ankles. >>

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.7
  • Interior design 3.5
  • Performance 3.8
  • Value for the money 3.6
  • Exterior styling 4.2
  • Reliability 3.2

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

My 1995 was faster than my 89 gt. And my 96 Mustan

I recommend the 5 speed only automatics are not good. Other than that i had no problem with my 1995 gt. It was faster than my 1996 Mustang gt. Good car and quick. Yes i would have one in 2020.

4.0

Awesome car but should've been made in Japan

Got a 95 Probe gt RHD when I got it in 2014 it was a bucket of bolts at only 60,000 miles been messed up by a xxxxxxxx mechanic plus lots of American manufacturing problems you don't get on a Telstar or mx6/626 from Japan. Stuff like overtorqued steering racks , flimsy swaybar mounts, seized brake calipers, terrible coil springs slipping clutch too name a few. This probe now has an Australian/Asian market 2002 Mazda GF 626 set of rear calipers ,front subframe,steering rack , swaybar and Mazda 6 front brake calipers. Also has Australian KING heavy duty springs removed from a Telstar and a GF japspec rear 17 mm swaybar. Drives unbelievable. I have If they had of left the factory the way I have set mine up with mostly OEM mazda parts they wouldn't have had all the problems they did. In Australia it's cheap and easy to restore the mechanical side of the probe but I can forget the cosmetic side their very rare here probably only 100 left .

2.4

xxx personified

It was a total xxx. It spent more time in the shop than on the street. One month after buying it the steering went out. A month after getting it out of the shop the engine blew. Month after that radio went out. Month later engine blee again. Month later radio blee, month after that the radio blew. Mo th agre tha engine blew again. 3 mo tha later accelerator got stuck and caused and accident. Took four months to get fixed sold it for a jeep thank god.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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