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View Poll Results: Which concept car do you like?
Ford Probe 120 45.80%
Mazda MX-03 142 54.20%
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Old May 28th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #1
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1985 Concepts Ford vs Mazda!

Ford Probe







http://pics.imcdb.org/0is256/concept...54bm5.8707.jpg
http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/c..._probe5_02.jpg


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http://rotorzilla.cyberosity.com/d/114-1/02.jpg
http://rotorzilla.cyberosity.com/d/120-1/05.jpg
http://rotorzilla.cyberosity.com/d/118-1/03.jpg
http://rotorzilla.cyberosity.com/d/126-1/08.jpg

Looks like a rear wheel drive, rotory powered Probe...
http://rotorzilla.cyberosity.com/d/3...05c67f364a.jpg
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Old May 28th, 2012, 01:52 AM   #2
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the only thing Probe related to the concept was the name. ford need a name fast since there new 'mustang' wasnt going over so well. so they had to use a name they already owned. so they used the probe name that they had been using on concept cars since the early 80's. there was like 4 or 5 different probe concept cars also.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 02:16 AM   #3
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I wonder if the Probe or what ever it would have been called, would have lived longer if it was sold as a Mazda? That way it would be serviced as a Mazda car, and Ford would not have to deal with it. Maybe not, because there would be too many KL cars to try to sell. And maybe not if it took sales away from the RX-7 like it did the Mustang?

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Old May 28th, 2012, 11:07 AM   #4
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That MX-03 Concept is pretty damn sexy to me...
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Old May 28th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #5
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That mazda rocks
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Old May 28th, 2012, 03:19 PM   #6
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mx-03 for sure. very vaguely looks like an nsx mixed with the probes hidden pillars
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Old May 28th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #7
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^^^ Thats what I was thinking.

NSX rear end, Probe glass and some sort of Honda front (prelude or accord maybe?)
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Old May 28th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #8
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I like the mazda too mad that wasnt like an early mx6 or anything cause it looks sweet.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #9
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mazda looks sweet! kinda reminds me of the Subaru SVX a little
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Old May 28th, 2012, 10:17 PM   #10
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the probe concept series (if u google it, theres I, II, III, IV and V) were ford's leading the way in aerodynamics studies. they were never meant to become production vehicles, though the nameplate somehow made it.
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the probe concept series (if u google it, theres I, II, III, IV and V) were ford's leading the way in aerodynamics studies. they were never meant to become production vehicles, though the nameplate somehow made it.
I know, this was to show the Mazda concept. The Probe concepts have been posted many times, but I just found this MX-03 concept. Thought it would be nice to share the photos, and to compare it to the Probe. Even though the Mazda concept looks a lot more like the Probe. Too bad Ford didn't adopt the RWD setup with a KL engine...
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Old May 30th, 2012, 09:08 AM   #12
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That Mazda is "sick" point blank, I would drive it.
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I'm pretty sure the name 'Probe' is what killed the Probe, Steve. Even if it was a Mazda-badged car, the Probe would need to have been called something else in order to be as successful as the Mustang, or the 3, or the Focus, for that matter. A name is very important. Nobody wants to drive a 'Probe', lol. Not that the name 'Focus' is very cool sounding, but it's a hell of a lot better than 'Probe' to somebody who doesn't know anything about cars and has to choose. (I say this as if people actually had to choose between these cars, but I'm referring to sales numbers, then and now).

The rear end looks like a cross between an NSX and a Supra. The B and C pillars are definitely Probe-ish (until you look at it from the back), and the front end (for some reason) reminds me of an S13 (from side) slash MR2 (from front).

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ROFL @ the Mazda "space ship" steering wheel. They DID realize they were building a car, right?
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I'm pretty sure the name 'Probe' is what killed the Probe, Steve. Even if it was a Mazda-badged car, the Probe would need to have been called something else in order to be as successful
totally agree there. thats been said about our cars since before this forum even existed. the name has always been the short coming of this car.
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ROFL @ the Mazda "space ship" steering wheel. They DID realize they were building a car, right?
This lol. They definately didn't think airbags would be in EVERYTHING 1o years later.

I think that mx looks like a cross between a 80's prelude, s-13 silvia, and a fiero-like interior.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #17
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So who here signed "the" petition to try and rid the probe in the 1st gen era?
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^^^Could you please elaborate?
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I'm pretty sure the name 'Probe' is what killed the Probe, Steve. A name is very important. Nobody wants to drive a 'Probe', lol.
But the people that do, know that nobody likes to lose to a Probe, also!


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So who here signed "the" petition to try and rid the probe in the 1st gen era?
I did!

But it wasn't to get rid of the Probe... It was to stop it from replacing the Mustang with a FWD 4 banger.
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^^^Touché, my friend.

So, there was actually a petition to rid the world of our beloved Ford Probe? What was this based on? I thought the notion that it was going to replace the Mustang was just something that us Probe fanatics chose to believe.
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but the people that do, know that nobody likes to lose to a probe, also!




I did!

But it wasn't to get rid of the probe... It was to stop it from replacing the mustang with a fwd 4 banger.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 02:51 PM   #22
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I did!

But it wasn't to get rid of the Probe... It was to stop it from replacing the Mustang with a FWD 4 banger.
how dare they... you know. replace it with a FWD 4 banger that was just as fast, and got an extra 10MPG over the waste of a V8. lol
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Old June 6th, 2012, 03:47 AM   #23
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http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/c...nterior_01.jpg

I just noticed the HUD...

Three years before the first production vehicle with HUD in 1988.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 08:22 AM   #24
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Mazda concept looks NSX-ish.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 03:26 AM   #25
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probe concept for sure...i like the mazda interior but the probe concept outer was just so outta this world...the mazda exterior just looks like a car
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