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    A liftback coupe based on a Mazda and assembled in the United States that was intended as the late replacement for the Capri ended up as the only Ford that you didn't commonly see even during the years it was in production. The Probe was discontinued in 1998 as a result of low sales both in Europe and the US then died rather quietly. A very rare sight on the roads nowadays. A forgotten 1990s classic?

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    I remember Steve Coogan's character Gareth Cheeseman drove one.
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    not seen one of those in ages. another car i've not seen in a long time is the ford cougar. i think that was only in production for about four years.

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    The Cougar was the successor of the Probe but it only lasted four years before production ended in 2002. It shared mechanical parts with the Mondeo. Another rare sight on the roads.

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    Is the Mondeo a modern take on the Cortina?

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    At a quiz night, the quizninja said it replaced the Escort...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocky61 View Post
    Is the Mondeo a modern take on the Cortina?
    The Sierra is a Cortina in all but name and both cars share many mechanical parts. The Mondeo is a front wheel drive car developed from the ground up in both the US and Europe with no connection with the Sierra. It was intended to be a 'world car' replacing the Sierra in Europe and the Tempo in the US.

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    Thanks Arran

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    The Ford Probe always reminds me of KITT out of Knight Rider.
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    Never thought of that George, but now you mention it...............

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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