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

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4 muaj më parë

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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00:00 Introduction
06:42 LIGHTNING ETC.
09:58 Do-RE-MIMI
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Justin Hill
Justin Hill 2 ditë më parë
More like the "Ford Probe-lem," am I right?
The Great Cornholio
The Great Cornholio 6 ditë më parë
"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.
Robert Hamilton
Robert Hamilton 7 ditë më parë
Way off subject but, could you guys put together an Up to speed video about the Ford Ranchero?
Carl Streeval
Carl Streeval 7 ditë më parë
Do kia optima plzzz
420Samurai
420Samurai 9 ditë më parë
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.
Ivan J California
Ivan J California 12 ditë më parë
Nothing is a coincidence
FALpwn
FALpwn 13 ditë më parë
How did you know I was on the toilet?
Aspie Otaku
Aspie Otaku 13 ditë më parë
Instead of a replacement to the mustang keep it side by side with the stang.
Pichudies.mp4
Pichudies.mp4 17 ditë më parë
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.
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO 5 ditë më parë
- 👍 They are forgotten future classics. Hard to find clean ones anymore.
Sara Barnes
Sara Barnes 20 ditë më parë
The front half of one is sitting in my school’s auto shop 😂
Anthony Gill
Anthony Gill 23 ditë më parë
I miss my 93 ford probe gt.. when the ford prbe gts are suped up. They can look really cool
Rene Knopp
Rene Knopp 24 ditë më parë
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. 😉🧓
AK Z
AK Z 29 ditë më parë
not talking about the mx6?
lil c's
lil c's Muaj më parë
The last probe gt's were sort of ok. They must be all crushed I never see probes ever.
Christoffer Van Dyke
Christoffer Van Dyke Muaj më parë
When are you going to MAKE the video of POP UP UP AND DOWN HEADLIGHTS!! I would love to see that
James Odom
James Odom Muaj më parë
Sp a woman designed this car then called it "the probe"??!!! Lol these days it would be called the Ford #metoo lmao
Thomas The tank engine
Thomas The tank engine Muaj më parë
My dad had a 1997 Ford probe and he loved it
Artur Matkowski
Artur Matkowski Muaj më parë
you need to work on audio man...
Tyler Kenney
Tyler Kenney Muaj më parë
This vid legit came out a week after I bought my probe gt 😂😂
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO 5 ditë më parë
@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.
Tyler Kenney
Tyler Kenney 5 ditë më parë
@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
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO 5 ditë më parë
- Share details of your purchase. They are great cars, hard to find though.
Foreign Beggar
Foreign Beggar Muaj më parë
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.”
Jimmy Vinsonhaler
Jimmy Vinsonhaler Muaj më parë
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.
bartjuhhh
bartjuhhh Muaj më parë
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
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO Muaj më parë
- 👍
Eric Thomas
Eric Thomas Muaj më parë
“They had a desire, for the fire, on the tire!” lol👍🤣
theagemon
theagemon Muaj më parë
3:26 music?!?!
Sruthy C.N.
Sruthy C.N. Muaj më parë
for pumphrey,it doesnt matter what car it is as far as it has pop up up and down headlightsssssssssssssssssssssssss
BAYAREA RAISED
BAYAREA RAISED Muaj më parë
Love u too for this 1
Willy
Willy 2 muaj më parë
Cool car but let's do the dodge nitro next
Shadowmick M
Shadowmick M 2 muaj më parë
Failed audio.._..the damn car was smoooth driving the wind did nothing cut threw perfectly...at 189km I was drink a spot of tea.
Vinz Clortho
Vinz Clortho 2 muaj më parë
I do remember seeing Probes with a Testarossa sticker on the side. FORD=F(O)aux-aiRDam.
Chris Pate
Chris Pate 2 muaj më parë
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.
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO Muaj më parë
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.
Tammy Forbes
Tammy Forbes 2 muaj më parë
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.
Johnny Mason
Johnny Mason 2 muaj më parë
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!!!!
John Oehrlein
John Oehrlein 2 muaj më parë
Yup, sure did, even remember the 'great' unveiling lol
Marcus Infinity
Marcus Infinity 2 muaj më parë
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
Hugues Chamberland
Hugues Chamberland 2 muaj më parë
what's wrong with your audio editing man!?
billy heaton
billy heaton 2 muaj më parë
Pop pop pop up and down headlights 8:58 🤣🤣🤣🤣: edit if you don't watch retro MotorWeek you're a moron
phantommaggotxxx
phantommaggotxxx 2 muaj më parë
The first gen turbo probe would have been a total badass RWD.. Fight me!
Linda Easley
Linda Easley 2 muaj më parë
Stand up comedians used to make jokes about the Ford Probe " I was at a stop light and got rear ended by a Probe .. ."
Deney Hung
Deney Hung 2 muaj më parë
Would anyone drive a ford probe gt turbo ? I would
Shadows5815
Shadows5815 2 muaj më parë
My mom had a ford probe
Pnoid News
Pnoid News 2 muaj më parë
i loved the probe it was a cool car.
Ryan
Ryan 2 muaj më parë
Your audio is absolutely terrible. Good info, though.
Trigger xX
Trigger xX 2 muaj më parë
Lol this was my very first car when I was 18 Good times 😁
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO Muaj më parë
- My very first brand new car also. I still have it 26 years later. Can’t get ride of it now.........
DIVERGENT _
DIVERGENT _ 2 muaj më parë
*BRING BACK THE PROBE*
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO Muaj më parë
You get my vote!!!!
Black Rifles matter
Black Rifles matter 2 muaj më parë
Say what you want about a probe. The Gt's were fun to beat to hell as a kid!
Trevon Adams
Trevon Adams 2 muaj më parë
Had a gt in high school
The Real Luigi
The Real Luigi 2 muaj më parë
The Probe was a nice looking car but the transmission in it was a piece of junk! The car was also expensive to maintain.
The Real Luigi
The Real Luigi Muaj më parë
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO mine was an automatic.
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO Muaj më parë
Automatic trans or manual? I am in process of replacing my manual trans, as the diff is shot.
Andy Hamilton
Andy Hamilton 2 muaj më parë
New Coke was not a nightmare. It was a marketing trick which worked phenomally.
Austin Garrison
Austin Garrison 2 muaj më parë
My first car was a Probe, I miss it so much
MrPlownds26
MrPlownds26 2 muaj më parë
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.
melloyellogsxr
melloyellogsxr 2 muaj më parë
Please wake up the sound guy
Joaquin Gonzalez
Joaquin Gonzalez 2 muaj më parë
so why did the probe failed to replace the mustang? its simple, you cant replace the mustang
Terminator Msc
Terminator Msc 2 muaj më parë
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...
BalticShipChannel
BalticShipChannel 2 muaj më parë
american ae86 no cap
John Mark Gray
John Mark Gray 2 muaj më parë
I watched this video for “Pop Up Up and Down Headlights.” Disappointed
Zack Schilling
Zack Schilling 2 muaj më parë
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
Banjo
Banjo 2 muaj më parë
My right ear loved this
Bryan James
Bryan James 2 muaj më parë
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.
J H
J H 2 muaj më parë
I miss my 1st gen pop up headlight probe
Daniel Sterling
Daniel Sterling 2 muaj më parë
Second gen Probe is one of the best looking 90s cars bar none
Ragged Lion
Ragged Lion 2 muaj më parë
Wasn’t mercury made for an older audience
Marcus Menge
Marcus Menge 2 muaj më parë
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
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO Muaj më parë
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.......
Kevin H
Kevin H 2 muaj më parë
I had a 92 GT turbo running 16 psi,Thunderbird turbo,zombie chip tune. Beat all most all the hondas that raced me
Dr Strange
Dr Strange 2 muaj më parë
My mom used to own a Probe... then the transmission said no.
MrEv445
MrEv445 2 muaj më parë
I Love this show if y’all ever in or really just passing through Southern Colorado holla at ( Blaq Dymond Kustoms ) we got you.
DanteGTZ
DanteGTZ 2 muaj më parë
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.
Not a Troll
Not a Troll 2 muaj më parë
Do the MX6 next
Jason
Jason 2 muaj më parë
Same mechanics different body.
Professor Investor
Professor Investor 2 muaj më parë
The audio makes this unwatchable. I want my view back!!!!
Professor Investor
Professor Investor 2 muaj më parë
What up with the volume on this...it is like up and down????! Dont do this again
SilverBullet93GT
SilverBullet93GT 2 muaj më parë
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
That motorcycle guy
That motorcycle guy 2 muaj më parë
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
Wyvern
Wyvern 2 muaj më parë
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.
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO Muaj më parë
@Jason yes. All parts and repairs needed Ii go to Mazda shops and dealers.
Jason
Jason 2 muaj më parë
Well... they are mostly mazda
Ickess
Ickess 2 muaj më parë
Long line of cork soakers
Barry Allen
Barry Allen 2 muaj më parë
I've been waiting for this one
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO Muaj më parë
@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.
Shrooms
Shrooms 2 muaj më parë
I’m buying one this week 😍
Stick-It Productions.
Stick-It Productions. 2 muaj më parë
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!?!?!?!?
Brad ൠ
Brad ൠ 2 muaj më parë
Bring Back Bids Barto @BidsBarto #BidsBarto
Gauge Buseck
Gauge Buseck 2 muaj më parë
I have to ask, have you been watching up on the mache e, because it does actually look pretty cool
amosnomar
amosnomar 2 muaj më parë
Love your show! buy a better mic or fix your sound somehow it was better before this mic showed up
B c
B c 2 muaj më parë
I had a 91 turbo amazing car fast great handling ugly but amazing gas good even in the snow0
B c
B c 2 muaj më parë
Gt only 4cl only
Derrick Willie
Derrick Willie 2 muaj më parë
How did you manage to ruin the video with the horrible sound quality?
Tardis 8868
Tardis 8868 2 muaj më parë
Please keep your day job
Metalbass79
Metalbass79 2 muaj më parë
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.
Metalbass79
Metalbass79 Muaj më parë
@FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO It was an automatic. I loved that car other than that.
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO
FORD PROBE GARAGE STUDIO Muaj më parë
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
SplashyPoo9693
SplashyPoo9693 2 muaj më parë
i got the 3.0 lx five-speed and it look brand new
AnAngryManatee
AnAngryManatee 2 muaj më parë
any one know what the song is in the background at 8:00?
e val
e val 2 muaj më parë
Another clown in you tube.
e val
e val 2 muaj më parë
unfortunately he is ridiculous with his not funny comments.
E Robinson
E Robinson 2 muaj më parë
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.
TheSFFV
TheSFFV 2 muaj më parë
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.
LITERALLY A PANDA
LITERALLY A PANDA 2 muaj më parë
YES THANK YOU
Heat Filter
Heat Filter 2 muaj më parë
Every time I hear "Ford Probe" I imagine something slithering up a sphincter.
Metalbass79
Metalbass79 2 muaj më parë
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.
Tomasz Klisz
Tomasz Klisz 3 muaj më parë
So the ski saved the mustang?
Sixth Lord
Sixth Lord 3 muaj më parë
@12:48 Chip Foose cameo...
B Things
B Things 3 muaj më parë
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.
StrangerTurboRanger
StrangerTurboRanger 3 muaj më parë
@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.
Russell Winfree
Russell Winfree 3 muaj më parë
Bout’ to start using “Slick as a river otter covered in jelly” on a daily basis 😂
apex 408
apex 408 3 muaj më parë
We used to get stoned in my cousins ford probe
Joe Smoe
Joe Smoe 3 muaj më parë
I once owned a 89 gt and 94 gt probe I should have kept the 89 gt though i regret selling it
Michael Basalyga
Michael Basalyga 3 muaj më parë
easiest car to steal hands down !!!
Norfolk Steam
Norfolk Steam 3 muaj më parë
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.
Richard Call
Richard Call 3 muaj më parë
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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