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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    The Ford Probe always reminds me of KITT out of Knight Rider.
    Isn't there a sister car to the probe under another badge though ..??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Isn't there a sister car to the probe under another badge though ..??
    There were two Ford Probes – the mk1 from 1989 to 1992 and the mk2 from 1993 to 1998. The mk1 was not sold in Europe. All Probes sold worldwide were manufactured in the US at Flat Rock, Michigan.

    The Probe was based on a Mazda MX-6 and used the same chassis and mechanical parts, but the bodyshell and interior were unique to the Probe as it was a hatchback whereas the MX-6 was a coupe. The MX-6 is actually the coupe version of the 626 saloon which also uses the same chassis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    There were two Ford Probes – the mk1 from 1989 to 1992 and the mk2 from 1993 to 1998. The mk1 was not sold in Europe. All Probes sold worldwide were manufactured in the US at Flat Rock, Michigan.

    The Probe was based on a Mazda MX-6 and used the same chassis and mechanical parts, but the bodyshell and interior were unique to the Probe as it was a hatchback whereas the MX-6 was a coupe. The MX-6 is actually the coupe version of the 626 saloon which also uses the same chassis.
    I remember Top Gear featuring the Probe when it was launched, mentioning it was the first American built RHD Ford for many years, as well as being Mazda based.
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    Why was the Probe such a poor seller in Britain?

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    I could have sworn that they were going in 1984, although it was probably in the United States - KITT makes me think of that.

    Reminds me of a modernised Capri.
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    Why was the Probe such a poor seller in Britain?
    The Gareth Cheeseman connection didn't help for sure, I they didn't seem to click with the hot hatch crowd or anyone nostalgic for the Capri.
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