1989 Ford Probe

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Mileage187,400 Miles
Engine4-cyl. 2.2L 134cid/110hp MPFI
Transmission4 Speed Auto
Body Style2dr Hatchback
Exterior ColorRed
Interior ColorGrey
Title StatusYes, Carver Minnesota Clean

First, let's agree that PROBE is an unfortunate name for a car. I get asked- if I could only keep one car, what would it be? This would be the one. I bought this car when I was 18, and in the summer of 1988 and it was futuristic and cool. Therefore I thought I was too. I proposed to my wife in this car (that wasn't the plan- but it was raining that night). Finally in late 2003, with 2 young kids and other priorities- I sold it. In 2007 my then 9 year old son asked me about it from a picture we had, and serendipitously, it was for sale. My car- I recognized the spoiler I added to make it go faster (and matched the VIN to an old insurance statement). I bought it back and then spent a small fortune to bring it back to life. Unfortunately- I didn't buy a Mustang GT in 1988. That might have been worth the investment. As a Ford Probe, in the end I still had a used car worth $50 bucks... but priceless to me.

Upholstery and Interior

1980's "mouse fur"

Mileage

Purchased new in 1988- I sold the car with about 147k, and repurchased it with 185k.

Wheels and tires

I think they are 14"

Brakes

Rear drums!

Transmission

With a POWER switch. I was sure that was just like a Turbo button... although it really just changed the shift points slightly.

Warranty

No

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