: Kelly Blue Book finally has SVT option for Focus
05-18-2005, 07:48 PM
2004 Ford Focus SVT Hatchback 4D
Engine: 4-Cyl. 2.0 Liter 16V
Trans: 6 Speed Manual
Drive: Front Wheel Drive
Air Conditioning, Power Steering, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, AM/FM Stereo, Multi Compact Disc, Premium Sound, Dual Front Air Bags, F&R Side Air Bags, ABS (4-Wheel), Traction Control, Leather, Power Seat, Moon Roof, Rear Spoiler, Premium Wheels
Retail Value: $17,115
Private Party Value: $15,345
Trade-In Value: $13,700
Maybe these cars will finally be priced a little better. Funny to see my retail being $17,115 when I paid 16,500 for it 14000 miles ago :) MMMMM A PLAN
05-18-2005, 07:53 PM
i'm selling mine in mi my trade in is only 12
05-18-2005, 08:01 PM
Uhhhhh, kbb has had svtf's on their site for at least a year now. Anyways, I think our cars have gone UP in value cuz when I checked mine three months ago and 18k miles, it said it was worth 10.5k on trade-in. I looked at it yesterday with 20k miles, and it said its now worth 11.4k on trade in...Hmmmmm strange!
05-18-2005, 08:02 PM
BTW, interesting to see an american compact car keep value like a Honda. Check out value of comparable year si civic. Worth about the same as svtf!
05-18-2005, 08:06 PM
maybe word finally got out that these cars are good.
05-18-2005, 08:23 PM
I don't know how to explain anyone seeing the value of their car going UP... I check KBB on a semi-regular basis and the value of mine has consistently gone down, even with my relatively low mileage. Mine is $9,300 trade-in and $10,800 private party right now.
well kbb determines the values on locations too... i live up here in MN and it's a couple thousand less in value, than if i were to live in CA....
05-19-2005, 08:34 AM
I'm in Minnesota and my 02 has a tradein value of a little less than $8000. Less than a year ago I payed $13000 which was a little below retail.
05-19-2005, 10:34 AM
I payed $13.5 and now it's only going for $10.8. Bummer. Guess I only really have to worry about this in a few years when I get it paid off. No negative equity for me!
keep in mind that your location can also impact the price
05-19-2005, 06:23 PM
location, location, location is the key to the value of a car.
05-21-2005, 09:34 AM
my trade in value has went up alittle bit from 7800 to 8000
05-21-2005, 02:29 PM
Man, mine goes like this:
Retail Value: $13,530
Private Party: $11,875
Mine has only ~ 7,100 miles. And in perfect condition. I thought it would be higher.....bastards [mad]
05-23-2005, 01:32 PM
My car 02 SVT with 33k miles
Private Party $10,720
05-24-2005, 01:40 PM
The rare factor has kicked in somewhat because they are no longer being produced, and also people are holding onto them which also drives up the value.
I'm not worried at all about the resale value --- I knew people were panicking too soon.
The retail value in my zip code is 15,065, and I paid 17,700 before taxes. Only losing 2700 in value after a full year is pretty damn decent.
05-24-2005, 02:42 PM
Not to be rude or rub anyone the wrong way, but worrying about the resale value of a Focus is like worrying about how hard you're going to hit the ground after falling off a cliff - it doesn't matter because in the end you're going to die.
Yes, I posted earlier in this thread that I check the value of mine, and I do, but only because I'm interested in seeing how well I would fare should I want to buy a new car. Not because I think this is some great car whose value will go up over time. If rarity was really a factor then other SVT vehicles that are no longer produced would be holding their value better - the other SVT vehicle that is comparable to our car is the SVT Contour, and anyone who's checked prices on those knows that they aren't exactly making anyone rich.