FORD PROBE - Ford’s FAILED Mustang Replacement | Up To Speed

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    Donut Media

    Trajanje: 15:07

    Did you know that the Ford Probe, was ALMOST a next generation mustang? Or that Mazda helped Ford, to mastermind the design of the Probe? Whether you answered yes or no, the Ford Probe and Probe GT, has a juicy history of pissing off Mustang fan boys, and thanks to Mimi Vanderholen, winning the hearts of 90's women and families across the US. Slated to compete with the Japanese domestic market cars of the time, and to compete in the Nascar dash series--it soon became clear, that this midsize passenger sedan, could keep up with the competition. So sit back, relax, and join James Pumphrey as he walks us through the tale of the failed Ford Mus... I mean, Ford Probe.
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Justin Hill
Justin Hill

More like the "Ford Probe-lem," am I right?

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The Great Cornholio
The Great Cornholio

"The Fox Body years had been good for the Mustang." So no one ever. 30 something years later people are like "I love the Fox body." Back in the day though - everyone hated it. It was the reason why they needed a replacement for Mustang. That design killed Mustang. No one wanted to drive that POS. Unless you were a Vanilla Ice fan.

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Robert Hamilton
Robert Hamilton

Way off subject but, could you guys put together an Up to speed video about the Ford Ranchero?

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Carl Streeval
Carl Streeval

Do kia optima plzzz

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420Samurai
420Samurai

interesting enough, I also consider my '09 Fusion "part Mazda." 2.3l Mazda designed engine although Ford build and branded as Duratec. And a Mazda designed and built transmission stock from factory. It's even got the Mazda logo. One of the car's names is the Undercover Mazda.

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Ivan J California
Ivan J California

Nothing is a coincidence

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FALpwn
FALpwn

How did you know I was on the toilet?

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Aspie Otaku
Aspie Otaku

Instead of a replacement to the mustang keep it side by side with the stang.

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Pichudies.mp4
Pichudies.mp4

I wouldn't mind having one of these cars. I see these sometimes on the road, and just the styling of the car always catches my eye.

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FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO

- 👍 They are forgotten future classics. Hard to find clean ones anymore.

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Sara Barnes
Sara Barnes

The front half of one is sitting in my school’s auto shop 😂

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Anthony Gill
Anthony Gill

I miss my 93 ford probe gt.. when the ford prbe gts are suped up. They can look really cool

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Rene Knopp
Rene Knopp

It seems you are from USA as stupid as you are. Did you drive the car on German Autobahn? It bit Porsche by original engine with 270/280km/h top speed. This is 1.6 less than your mile FYI. Are you a rassist because of those bad words about Mazda? Too add... Did you know Henry financed Hitler? Even about such stupid history things and your stupid mind, V8 is very nice, but you live in the past.... The Sound you can generate by sound system to do something good for mother nature. the car makes fun and new Mustang Models you can put in waste BTW, nice Toy Cars, only thing that is good is the sound that's it.... So stay healthy and stop voting old guys that are more stupid as you are. 😉🧓

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AK Z
AK Z

not talking about the mx6?

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lil c's
lil c's

The last probe gt's were sort of ok. They must be all crushed I never see probes ever.

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Christoffer Van Dyke
Christoffer Van Dyke

When are you going to MAKE the video of POP UP UP AND DOWN HEADLIGHTS!! I would love to see that

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James Odom
James Odom

Sp a woman designed this car then called it "the probe"??!!! Lol these days it would be called the Ford #metoo lmao

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Thomas The tank engine
Thomas The tank engine

My dad had a 1997 Ford probe and he loved it

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Artur Matkowski
Artur Matkowski

you need to work on audio man...

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Tyler Kenney
Tyler Kenney

This vid legit came out a week after I bought my probe gt 😂😂

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FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO

@Tyler Kenney very cool. I am in process of getting mine back on the road. Trying to do all the work myself including trans swap. Bought it brand new in 95. Enjoy it and keep it original and in nice shape, will only go up in value. That sucks about third gear, I rarely used third. Revved out 2nd and went right into 4th to cruise. Maybe try new synchromesh trans fluid, I plan to try royal purple all synthetic 75/90 next trans fluid change.

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Tyler Kenney
Tyler Kenney

@FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO it’s a 95 GT. got it for 1175 clean body trashed interior. exhaust leak in front of the first cat. few days after i bought it the timing belt went out so i spent 1200 to get that fixed and since then she’s been running great! love the car especially since it’s my first car. 5 speed manual but 3rd gear is gone as well

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FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO

- Share details of your purchase. They are great cars, hard to find though.

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Foreign Beggar
Foreign Beggar

I remember when my grandma bought a brand new probe. that thing was awesome... and she drove the shit out of it. it was pretty much my introduction to “going fast.”

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Jimmy Vinsonhaler
Jimmy Vinsonhaler

My dad said he had a probe and he maxed out the rev limiter at like 115 and the windows would suction out just a little. He said they would also rattle some times.

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bartjuhhh
bartjuhhh

The probe is a cool car in its own right, my friend owns one and we always have a blast after school with my other mates driving to mcdonalds

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FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO

- 👍

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Eric Thomas
Eric Thomas

“They had a desire, for the fire, on the tire!” lol👍🤣

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theagemon
theagemon

3:26 music?!?!

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Sruthy C.N.
Sruthy C.N.

for pumphrey,it doesnt matter what car it is as far as it has pop up up and down headlightsssssssssssssssssssssssss

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BAYAREA RAISED
BAYAREA RAISED

Love u too for this 1

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Willy
Willy

Cool car but let's do the dodge nitro next

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Shadowmick M
Shadowmick M

Failed audio.._..the damn car was smoooth driving the wind did nothing cut threw perfectly...at 189km I was drink a spot of tea.

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Vinz Clortho
Vinz Clortho

I do remember seeing Probes with a Testarossa sticker on the side. FORD=F(O)aux-aiRDam.

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Chris Pate
Chris Pate

I had a 1995 Ford Probe GT, one of the coolest cars I ever owned. I wish Ford would bring back the Probe GT, drop in a V8, and make it rear wheel drive.

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FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO

Agree it should have been rear wheel drive, but at the time everything was import tuners. I am in process of getting mine back on the road. Wish me luck.

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Tammy Forbes
Tammy Forbes

This is when ford tried to screw the America Consumer! They tried to make is so no one could diagnose their cars but them! So they could charge as they please! Luckily the government stepped in and stopped them and made is so all vehicles so in the USA had to be OBD2 compliant so anyone could diagnose them! But it showed how greedy they are! Build things to break often which only you can fix for an extravagant price! No thanks! Only ford I would own is a V8 mustang and even then I hate to waste my money on a slower more expensive ford when I can get a cheaper faster Chevy or dodge.

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Johnny Mason
Johnny Mason

Remember, we did get a FWD Dodge Challenger and almost got FWD Camaros and Firebirds (the GM80 project)! Thank goodness the current Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger are still RWD(with some AWD Challengers added to the list)! Need an Up To Speed on the Firebird and Trans Am!!!!

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John Oehrlein
John Oehrlein

Yup, sure did, even remember the 'great' unveiling lol

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Marcus Infinity
Marcus Infinity

Based on the comments I was only one who knew donut was gonna probe your eardrums and watched connected to a Bluetooth speaker on my tablet

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Hugues Chamberland
Hugues Chamberland

what's wrong with your audio editing man!?

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billy heaton
billy heaton

Pop pop pop up and down headlights 8:58 🤣🤣🤣🤣: edit if you don't watch retro MotorWeek you're a moron

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phantommaggotxxx
phantommaggotxxx

The first gen turbo probe would have been a total badass RWD.. Fight me!

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Linda Easley
Linda Easley

Stand up comedians used to make jokes about the Ford Probe " I was at a stop light and got rear ended by a Probe .. ."

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Deney Hung
Deney Hung

Would anyone drive a ford probe gt turbo ? I would

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Shadows5815
Shadows5815

My mom had a ford probe

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Pnoid News
Pnoid News

i loved the probe it was a cool car.

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Ryan
Ryan

Your audio is absolutely terrible. Good info, though.

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Trigger xX
Trigger xX

Lol this was my very first car when I was 18 Good times 😁

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FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO

- My very first brand new car also. I still have it 26 years later. Can’t get ride of it now.........

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DIVERGENT _
DIVERGENT _

*BRING BACK THE PROBE*

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FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO

You get my vote!!!!

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Black Rifles matter
Black Rifles matter

Say what you want about a probe. The Gt's were fun to beat to hell as a kid!

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Trevon Adams
Trevon Adams

Had a gt in high school

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The Real Luigi
The Real Luigi

The Probe was a nice looking car but the transmission in it was a piece of junk! The car was also expensive to maintain.

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The Real Luigi
The Real Luigi

FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO mine was an automatic.

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FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO

Automatic trans or manual?  I am in process of replacing my manual trans, as the diff is shot.

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Andy Hamilton
Andy Hamilton

New Coke was not a nightmare. It was a marketing trick which worked phenomally.

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Austin Garrison
Austin Garrison

My first car was a Probe, I miss it so much

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MrPlownds26
MrPlownds26

It bombed in the U.K. Because it was nothing like the Capri that it was mean't to replace and the name made people snigger .They should have just got straight to the point and called it the "Ford Penis" .That and it was ten years too late.

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melloyellogsxr
melloyellogsxr

Please wake up the sound guy

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Joaquin Gonzalez
Joaquin Gonzalez

so why did the probe failed to replace the mustang? its simple, you cant replace the mustang

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Terminator Msc
Terminator Msc

This guy is so noob and annoying ,classic rich fat nerd, who likes only publicity. I can't understand how you watch them. Awful videos even for ignorant fan boys kids... This humour is so cringe...

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BalticShipChannel
BalticShipChannel

american ae86 no cap

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John Mark Gray
John Mark Gray

I watched this video for “Pop Up Up and Down Headlights.” Disappointed

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Zack Schilling
Zack Schilling

At 4:08 is that the Mustang 596ci Vs the Camaro 572ci from either Road and Track or Car and Driver? Ive been trying to find any info on it but never did. My friend had a subscription to one of those mags, and they had a contest between the 2 previously mention cars. I remember the Mustang 596ci would do 0-60 in 1.9s...it would also occasionally blow the oil pan off, too . Ive looked around the net a few times over about 10 years and found very very little. I cant remember if it was the cover story or not (I think it was but I could be wrong). It was a really cool article, and would love to find what issue it wa s so I can buy a back issue from ebay or where ever

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Banjo
Banjo

My right ear loved this

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Bryan James
Bryan James

Who else knew to turn down their volume (if they had ear buds like me) when he asked "does it have pop up up and down head lights?" He needs to put a warning when he bout to yell so ear bud users can turn down their volume. Cause I'm a get ear damage.

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J H
J H

I miss my 1st gen pop up headlight probe

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Daniel Sterling
Daniel Sterling

Second gen Probe is one of the best looking 90s cars bar none

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Ragged Lion
Ragged Lion

Wasn’t mercury made for an older audience

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Marcus Menge
Marcus Menge

I had 3 gen G chassis cars an 89 mx6 gt and 2 89 probe GT. As well as a 95 probe GT. The car didnt need gobs of power to make it enjoyable to drive i miss having one so much they are almost impossible to come by now

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FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO

They are so rare now. I started a channel to try and preserve them. Or at least get the word out. So many have been crushed.......

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Kevin H
Kevin H

I had a 92 GT turbo running 16 psi,Thunderbird turbo,zombie chip tune. Beat all most all the hondas that raced me

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Dr Strange
Dr Strange

My mom used to own a Probe... then the transmission said no.

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MrEv445
MrEv445

I Love this show if y’all ever in or really just passing through Southern Colorado holla at ( Blaq Dymond Kustoms ) we got you.

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DanteGTZ
DanteGTZ

Chevy attempted the same with with the Beretta. It was originally intended as a potential replacement for the Fbody in the same Era as the Probe. They even build a few performance based Beretta prototypes. Check out the Feretta. It is a FWD, 5 speed but has a 32valve DOHC V8 under the hood. Built by GM back in ~1987. Also built a Twin Turbo V6 AWD prototype. Pretty cool cars. Both are privately owned after being sold at Barrett Jackson in 2009. But yeah, the concept as an Fbody replacement failed. The Beretta was alright as a cheap car, though.

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Not a Troll
Not a Troll

Do the MX6 next

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Jason
Jason

Same mechanics different body.

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Professor Investor
Professor Investor

The audio makes this unwatchable. I want my view back!!!!

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Professor Investor
Professor Investor

What up with the volume on this...it is like up and down????! Dont do this again

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SilverBullet93GT
SilverBullet93GT

Came back a month later to give a thumbs down to this video. Nothing personal, Pumphrey :) We are here to lobby for the next Money pit car to be a Probe, as soon as the Miata is complete

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That motorcycle guy
That motorcycle guy

There is no reason to shove the mic down your throat to yell every 35 seconds, the content is good enough on its own without me having to modulate my sound so you don't blow out my speakers with some pointless scream

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Wyvern
Wyvern

Always liked Ford Probes, hate ford, Love the Probe. My dad had a Gen-1 4cyl 5 speed, put 270,000 miles on it before he sold it- great car.

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FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO

@Jason yes. All parts and repairs needed Ii go to Mazda shops and dealers.

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Jason
Jason

Well... they are mostly mazda

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Ickess
Ickess

Long line of cork soakers

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Barry Allen
Barry Allen

I've been waiting for this one

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FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO

@Shrooms did you get get one? Please share the details as they are so hard to find. I posted a few videos of mine and repairs needed. Feel free to post comments about your new one. Very cool.

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Shrooms
Shrooms

I’m buying one this week 😍

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Stick-It Productions.
Stick-It Productions.

Gonna get one of these bad boys and put a mustang badge on it just to screw with people. Is that a mustang with P-P-P-POP-POP UP AND DOWN HEADLIIIIIIGHTSSSSSSSSS!?!?!?!?

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Brad ൠ
Brad ൠ

Bring Back Bids Barto @BidsBarto #BidsBarto

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Gauge Buseck
Gauge Buseck

I have to ask, have you been watching up on the mache e, because it does actually look pretty cool

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amosnomar
amosnomar

Love your show! buy a better mic or fix your sound somehow it was better before this mic showed up

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B c
B c

I had a 91 turbo amazing car fast great handling ugly but amazing gas good even in the snow0

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B c
B c

Gt only 4cl only

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Derrick Willie
Derrick Willie

How did you manage to ruin the video with the horrible sound quality?

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Tardis 8868
Tardis 8868

Please keep your day job

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Metalbass79
Metalbass79

I had a 1993 Probe when I was a teenager. It was a great car other than the multiple transmission problems that cost 3 times what they should have to repair, extremely low power and the fact that it was Wrong-Wheel Drive.

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Metalbass79
Metalbass79

@FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO It was an automatic. I loved that car other than that.

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FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO

Manual or automatic trans issues? Please let me know as I am in the process of using a 93 manual transmission to fix my 1994 GT. Thank you

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SplashyPoo9693
SplashyPoo9693

i got the 3.0 lx five-speed and it look brand new

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AnAngryManatee
AnAngryManatee

any one know what the song is in the background at 8:00?

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e val
e val

Another clown in you tube.

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e val
e val

unfortunately he is ridiculous with his not funny comments.

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E Robinson
E Robinson

I like listening to these while driving sometimes. But the audio was so bad I had to down vote and that is rare. Turned up to hear and then its so loud it hurt my ears with the car windows open.

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TheSFFV
TheSFFV

I had a 96 probe GT v6 stick all black with chrome wheels. Such a sweet sweet ride. Then in 04 I traded it for a then awesome and still have it Lincoln LS V8 sport. Also all black with the chrome wheels.

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LITERALLY A PANDA
LITERALLY A PANDA

YES THANK YOU

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Heat Filter
Heat Filter

Every time I hear "Ford Probe" I imagine something slithering up a sphincter.

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Metalbass79
Metalbass79

When I had my 1993 Probe years ago, my friends stuck a sign on the back that made it say 'Anal Probe.' I drove around all day before I realized it.

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Tomasz Klisz
Tomasz Klisz

So the ski saved the mustang?

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Sixth Lord
Sixth Lord

@12:48 Chip Foose cameo...

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B Things
B Things

1980s Car Design: Tactile controls make it easier to press buttons and switches while keeping your eyes on the road. 2020s Car Design: Let's have all the controls just be a touchscreen mounted in the center console.

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StrangerTurboRanger
StrangerTurboRanger

@3:33 The mazda 626 of the year shown is RWD. I only know this because i owned one of those obscure little sport coupes back in the day.

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Russell Winfree
Russell Winfree

Bout’ to start using “Slick as a river otter covered in jelly” on a daily basis 😂

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apex 408
apex 408

We used to get stoned in my cousins ford probe

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Joe Smoe
Joe Smoe

I once owned a 89 gt and 94 gt probe I should have kept the 89 gt though i regret selling it

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Michael Basalyga
Michael Basalyga

easiest car to steal hands down !!!

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Norfolk Steam
Norfolk Steam

The probe also was different from other Fords of its time as it was really a successful World model. Ford had and have been trying for years to have models that work in both North America and Europe, but never with much success. The Mk2 probe did quite well here in Europe, while most other North American built models were not sold here because they where to to large or to thirsty for European roads. My late farther work for Ford. Used to see a lot Probes at the distribution centre in Daventry where he worked.

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Richard Call
Richard Call

Miata, Probe, ______, Mazdaspeed, Rx-7 x 2.......... 🤔 Hmmmmmn????? There seems to be something missing? A little known car......let's see if the blank is ever filled in.....Little hint... _ _ - _

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Naprej

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