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    vid: 1988 Ford Probe GT Road Test



    Buy American for Japanese quality.

    The Probe was officially launched in North America on May 12 1988. Originally, Ford intended to replace the venerable Mustang with the Probe. However, the Mustangs continued sales success and its numerous fans dissuaded Ford form pulling the Mustang off the market.

    1988 Ford Probe GT Test Drive

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    Re: vid: 1988 Ford Probe GT Road Test

    Welcome to FiN, 91 s-10baja!
    & Thanks for posting this

    (wonder if the Probe is old enough to move this to the Vintage section?)

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    I had a girlfriend back in the day that hated that car, she said the name made her think of the gynecologists visits! LOL

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    Welcome to FiN, 91 s-10baja!
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    thank you!

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    Re: vid: 1988 Ford Probe GT Road Test

    My older brother's wife bought a red Probe delivered June 1988. She wanted to be one of the first to get one. The Probe was listed as an early 1989 model year as I recall. Very aero for the times but I preferred the 2nd gen restyle during the early '90's. My brother let me drive the Probe. Wasn't bad but couldn't red line being a new vehicle and had to follow break-in etc. Felt like driving a barge only because I was use to driving my itty bitty '86 X 1/9 at the time.

    Could there be a need for this market again? Maybe something similar only with hybrid technology etc. so you can have youthful styling (AND a 2-door again) with good mileage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboS40 View Post
    ...I was use to driving my itty bitty '86 X 1/9 at the time.

    Could there be a need for this market again? Maybe something similar only with hybrid technology etc. so you can have youthful styling (AND a 2-door again) with good mileage?
    it may be because I've had a very trying, unpleasant morning
    but
    my current (new) feeling about 2-seaters is that they'll only sell-on-merit if they cost no more than 60% of a "real" car ... for example the Focus-ST's $24k base * 60% = ~14.5k
    but
    in every way other than the number of seats, they'd still have to offer everything the real car does.
    For something electrified,
    I guess 60% of the C-Max/C-Max-Energi should do.

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    I thought the Probe was a great chicks car at the time. My girlfriend of that moment wouldn't even consider the car because she said as a woman the name Probe gave her uncomfortable gynecologist flashbacks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
    it may be because I've had a very trying, unpleasant morning
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    my current (new) feeling about 2-seaters is that they'll only sell-on-merit if they cost no more than 60% of a "real" car ... for example the Focus-ST's $24k base * 60% = ~14.5k
    but
    in every way other than the number of seats, they'd still have to offer everything the real car does.
    For something electrified,
    I guess 60% of the C-Max/C-Max-Energi should do.
    I'm sorry, I was referring to the market that the Ford Probe had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboS40 View Post
    I'm sorry, I was referring to the market that the Ford Probe had.
    actually, I'm sorry, TurboS40 :blush:
    I just went off on a rant to vent - nothing directed at you or even really about what you posted

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    Re: vid: 1988 Ford Probe GT Road Test

    How about a Fusion Coupe? I think with that Aston-esqe front end it would make an attractive coupe
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