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Old January 14th, 2018, 04:11 PM   #176
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Old January 15th, 2018, 11:40 PM   #177
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Hello folks. Just checking in. Thanks for all the information and help!
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Old January 16th, 2018, 01:37 PM   #178
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Hello!!! This is a strange thread of old old people posting.
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Old January 16th, 2018, 10:05 PM   #179
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Hello!

Bitter sweet coming back here, as the HOA is forcing me to get rid of my probe this week.

But I had a lot of great memories here as we helped each other figure out things to make our cars run better or save some money on parts!

I remember all the responses when I posted some of the first pictures of the 1 wire O2 swap back in the day. Good times!

If anyone can use a running & driving 94 probe check out my post in the For Sale section.
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Old January 18th, 2018, 07:49 PM   #180
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Hello everyone, I haven’t posted on here for 17 years lol. Not sure why I got the notion to sign on, but was fun to see my post introducing myself as a 26 year old. I do miss my old MX6 turbo. Since then I’ve owned about 20 different cars. My current toy is a 98 Camaro Z28 6 speed. My sons are just getting old enough to appreciate fun cars.

I will soon be teaching my oldest how to drive a manual trans. He will be one of a select few of his peers who can do it I’m afraid.

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Old February 6th, 2018, 06:06 AM   #181
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Man. This used to be a happening place and now it’s about dead. Guess with all the new cars and technology people have moved on to bigger and better things. Met some cool cats on here and the memories shared will not be forgotten.
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Old February 7th, 2018, 03:44 AM   #182
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Old February 7th, 2018, 08:10 PM   #183
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I miss my probe...I miss my 91 mx6 turbo more though. I am old...finally graduated college though in 2015. Only took 20+ years
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Old February 12th, 2018, 09:33 AM   #184
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Old February 12th, 2018, 10:36 AM   #185
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Man. This used to be a happening place and now it’s about dead. Guess with all the new cars and technology people have moved on to bigger and better things. Met some cool cats on here and the memories shared will not be forgotten.
Facebook's taken quite a toll on forums as well. It doesn't do nearly as well at storing collective wisdom as a forum with a proper search engine (or even one with a half-broken search engine), but I guess it's the low barrier to entry that makes Facebook groups so popular. Kids these days...
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Old February 12th, 2018, 02:28 PM   #186
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Facebook's taken quite a toll on forums as well. It doesn't do nearly as well at storing collective wisdom as a forum with a proper search engine (or even one with a half-broken search engine), but I guess it's the low barrier to entry that makes Facebook groups so popular. Kids these days...
what you said is true but that is not what totally happen on PT

people was disappearing from hear way before FB got so popular
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Old February 13th, 2018, 07:58 AM   #187
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I know - the supply of Probes has been drying up too. But a lot of the message boards we sponsor have been hit pretty hard by Facebook competition, even for more popular cars.

Another factor that thankfully didn't hit ProbeTalk has been Autoguide / Verticalscope buying up a bunch of forums. I suspect their real business model is to suck the life out of forums they buy and sell the life to celebrities looking to prolong their acting careers.
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Old February 13th, 2018, 03:59 PM   #188
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Old timer here, so old that my old profile of ProbeGT-R has been deleted. So I just rebooted version 2.0. I may get back into probes someday if I can find a solid one. I sold my beloved 94 GT back in 2003. Stupid decision, looking back on it. I miss that car.
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Old February 15th, 2018, 09:07 PM   #189
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Pretty sure I qualify as an old timer here too. Have owned my PGT for about a quarter century now and she'll be officially 30 years old early next year. Both 1st and 2nd gens are nowhere to be seen here in the northeast these days.

Some may remember the Car Allowance Rebate System ("CARS", aka "cash for clunkers") government program back in ~2009 when the economy and car sales were tanking - I think that program ended up taking most of the remaining probes (that were on life support) off the road.
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Old February 16th, 2018, 10:42 AM   #190
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Ugh, 17 years, 2 months and only 37 posts... But does it count that I still own the car?
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Old February 16th, 2018, 01:26 PM   #191
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I know - the supply of Probes has been drying up too. But a lot of the message boards we sponsor have been hit pretty hard by Facebook competition, even for more popular cars.

Another factor that thankfully didn't hit ProbeTalk has been Autoguide / Verticalscope buying up a bunch of forums. I suspect their real business model is to suck the life out of forums they buy and sell the life to celebrities looking to prolong their acting careers.
I don't think Damon/dmark101 or Stacey/Racy-Stacey would let that happen. I'm glad the PT family is still together!

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Old timer here, so old that my old profile of ProbeGT-R has been deleted. So I just rebooted version 2.0. I may get back into probes someday if I can find a solid one. I sold my beloved 94 GT back in 2003. Stupid decision, looking back on it. I miss that car.
I feel the same way about my PGT #1. I used to give people advice about never selling theirs, and I ended up doing it. And regretting it. Probably the biggest regret of my life.
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Old February 16th, 2018, 11:43 PM   #192
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I know - the supply of Probes has been drying up too. But a lot of the message boards we sponsor have been hit pretty hard by Facebook competition, even for more popular cars.

Another factor that thankfully didn't hit ProbeTalk has been Autoguide / Verticalscope buying up a bunch of forums. I suspect their real business model is to suck the life out of forums they buy and sell the life to celebrities looking to prolong their acting careers.
i have definitely seen the downward spiral of the probe/mx-6 related facebook groups. most of those kids just want to be spoon fed information, instead of taking advantage of a great community and the resources contained within.

with that said, it's actually a shame that more people here don't participate on our facebook page.

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Old timer here, so old that my old profile of ProbeGT-R has been deleted. So I just rebooted version 2.0. I may get back into probes someday if I can find a solid one. I sold my beloved 94 GT back in 2003. Stupid decision, looking back on it. I miss that car.
that is incorrect. your original name was deactivated due to a bad email address. so many people neglect to update their email addresses on message boards whenever they change them.

you could have simply sent me an email through the board or contacted me on our facebook page. heck, today i had someone contact me through my club's website to get their user account activated.

there is always a way.

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I don't think Damon/dmark101 or Stacey/Racy-Stacey would let that happen. I'm glad the PT family is still together!
i was actually approached by this group back when they were actively snatching up forums like ours. i was very saddened when mx6.com was acquired by them.

we've had a lot of rough patches over the years. i am very grateful to those loyal to the car who have stuck with us. i really wish we could have done more, but i'm happy we're still here.
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Old February 17th, 2018, 07:06 AM   #193
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we've had a lot of rough patches over the years. i am very grateful to those loyal to the car who have stuck with us. i really wish we could have done more, but i'm happy we're still here.
Well put Damon
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Old February 19th, 2018, 10:57 AM   #194
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I found myself buying up cars just to hoard some parts. I have 3 atm. I just need to decide what to do with it all.

The car definitely gets comments at the autox, even with the clear burnt off.
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Old February 20th, 2018, 07:43 PM   #195
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Yep, and when I had my 3 PGTs people who didn't know cars that well thought they were either Vettes or Ferraris. The styling is still fresh!
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Old February 20th, 2018, 10:13 PM   #196
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Guess with all the new cars and technology people have moved on to bigger and better things.


parts. NAPA doesn't have much in the way of bushings for the 2g Probe.

if you can't fix the suspension, the car doesn't handle. so ... what's the point?

i realize it's kind of a chicken and egg thing and the unibody Probe is very difficult to recover from a major wreck or rust damage. but if you can't get parts, that's a kill shot.

NAPA does still have the front LCA assemblies. that doesn't do anything for the steering rack, though.
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Old February 21st, 2018, 07:10 AM   #197
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Just checking it. Can't believe I joined this forum 18 years ago this month.

Still miss these cars, but rarely see any on the road anymore.
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