: Thinking about an SVT!!!
11-01-2005, 03:31 PM
Well i find a realyl good deal on an 03 svt 5 door in my area...12995, and only 7500miles on it. No euro pkg but its got HIDS, doesnt say but it looks like its got a sunroof as well. Any way my car has been having problems...besides the 19miles per gallon im getting, and ford didnt find anything wrong, so i really dont see it being safe driving a car that can stall out at anytime so ive been looking around for a possible replacment and i would trade my car in. Autotrader doesnt say that it has many options, but what kinda sound system do they come iwth, do all the svts come with the audiofile system and the 6 disc cd changer or was that an option. Also what can i expect from this car, like problems that could happen and such. I wanna mod my car but i keep feeling like its pointless, b/c for one i have the atx and ill have to dump a bunch of money into it to get in anywhere near as fast as an svt focus, and this svt is only going to cost me hopfully a couple of grand more ontop of my car. Basically i posted this to get more opinions from the svt guys and what kinda problems ill face and what options come standard with the svt. Thanks
Also what kinda mpg is everyone getting with their svt?
11-01-2005, 03:38 PM
This sounds like a no brainer.. Read your post again, you kinda argued FOR buying the SVT.. I'd go for it... Part out your ATX, and let me know if you want to get rid of anything... hehe
11-01-2005, 03:40 PM
hmm sounds nice... im about to sell mine in a couple of months also moving up to a mustang gt.
11-01-2005, 03:46 PM
Audiophile is (or was, I guess) an option, but it was a fairly popular option I think.
If you want to know potential problems, a search of the SVT forums here will supply you with ample reading.
Gas mileage has also been discussed, but it varies on your driving style and how much city versus highway driving. I do a lot of city driving and a fair amount of "spirited acceleration" and get in the low to mid 20's.
11-01-2005, 03:49 PM
Standard options, well there are too many to list. The standard radio is just a single disc deck. The audiophile is an option, and the other options are the EAP, HIDs, Heated Seats, Traction Control, Engine Block Heater, and Sunroof. I have had my SVT since March of 04 and have yet to have any major problems with it. I have had the ECU reflashed, and the a/c fixed because it was empty of refrigerant when I got it. Unless you like a lurching car, let it warm up when you start it. And be prepared for repeated wheel cleaning.
11-01-2005, 04:01 PM
^^03svtf+7500mi+$13,000=sounds like a good deal to me
at 7500 mi, u shouldnt have a whole list of probs, although some people on the forum would beg to differ. It really depends on the car your considering, give it a thorough look and use your discretion.
I own a 2004 zx5 svtf, bought it used but with only 1100 miles on it. At about 7000mi,
I discovered a leak on one of the power steering pump gaskets. Had Ford replace it under warranty, same day service too. No other problems so far.
I have the Audiophile 9006 (6 disc changer) coz I have the euro package, I believe its standard for the euro pack. The "stock" radio for the non-euro svt's is the Audiophile 6006 (single CD) IIRC.
MPG is not too bad, I get about 21 street and 25 hwy.
Bottom line...I love what SVT has done to the focus, its almost perfection. A lot of SVTF owners would agree with that.
Good luck on your decision!
11-01-2005, 04:02 PM
well if i get an svt....ill be having a used volant intake and snorkle for sale which are both in good condition....plus ull get a complimenty side snorkle that extends to the lower grill lol. If it was all me id do it as long as i knew i would be able to afford it. Right now im basically on a thread with money and i sometimes have to borrow money from my parents for gas, basically checks only come every other week and then i cant go to the bank till the end of the week. But ill definilty get another job or work a crap load of more hours so i can afford this....its not going to be all that much more expensive honestly id probably have to make like no more then 100bucks more a month. I have a problem though...i dont know how to drive stick so this will be my first stick car....my mom does and can teach me but i also drive to school and back 4 times a week, which is a good 100miles a week. The only time i have to learn is basically weekends until my month long winter break...but if i wait all the way to december for this, it might not be there...hell this car might not be there next week b/c this is an amazing deal. Ill definitly miss my 6disc cd changer though
11-01-2005, 04:05 PM
I think the biggest issue is the DSI Actuator (dealer calls it the Duel Stage Intake Control Runner). Make sure you don't hear any strange sounds on the right side of the engine bay (facing the car).
11-01-2005, 04:05 PM
Tom has his Turbo SVT for sale............
11-01-2005, 04:28 PM
^^really... why is that?
11-01-2005, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by 03OrangeSVT
Tom has his Turbo SVT for sale............
well as much as i would like to have that baby...i think itll be alittle much for me, bought finacially and the fact i probably wouldnt be able to handle it. lol
11-01-2005, 06:23 PM
MAke sure you check insurance. Mine went up a lot with this car, without a record. But, it is a sweet car and that is a good price. At that mileage, you have plenty of time to get all the bugs fixed.
Moved to “SVT Owners Lounge”
11-02-2005, 04:14 PM
get it man, you wont regret it
11-02-2005, 04:38 PM
uggh im so anxious, i cant wait till friday so i can go to the dealership and run some numbers with them too see if ill actualy be able to get it. If all is well then i have to propose it to my parents, and hopfully theyll say yes...basically im going to beg tell them itll really make me happy, and ill work like hell to pay for it, and ill throw in stuff like you dont need to get me anything for christmas or birthdays for the next like 5 years. Ugg its such a good deal i hope it sticks around for alittle while longer, ill be sad if someone ends up buying it before i figure out if i can get it or not.
11-02-2005, 05:32 PM
My last car was a focus too. I had a 2000 zetec 5spd sedan with a volant and a catback. The car I know own is a 2003 SVT . I love my car. There is nothing like owning a car that looks this good, rides even better, and there is not a lot of them on the road. Having an SVT is like being part of a cult!!! LOL.
If you can, go for it.
It will not dissapoint.[thumb]
11-02-2005, 07:31 PM
dont get it...forget bout svt and forget bout ford....nothing but problems...take my word for it...
11-02-2005, 08:39 PM
^^^wow you are really going ape after what happened. Id blame the shop that did the radiator work more then ford. I hope things work out for you, but i also hope that you just dont go around on this forum bashing ford and the focus. What happened to you, i know about the recent stuff, but you use to love your car, and your like one of the top svt guys on this forum...i see so many post by you about the svt, and all good stuff but now all of a sudden its like the devil. [:(]
11-02-2005, 08:44 PM
what did i miss blacknfastsvt
11-02-2005, 08:56 PM
ill save blacknfastsvt from typing and getting pissed off more....hes been through enough, just go here myblacksvt http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=64576
11-06-2005, 06:19 PM
first of all, you'll love the svt if/when you get it. its worth the extra money and thats a helluva deal. hopefully it works out for you.
blacknfast, dude... listen man, ford is not the one who poked a hole through your radiator with a damn close hanger and then drove the car 120 miles without coolant. nobody wants you tossing your head in every thread on here saying "ford sucks and the svtf is junk". that kinda stuff is unnecessary man, especially when it may deter someone from getting a good deal on a nice car.
Be sure to check what your own bank might be willing to offer you. They can possibly give you an autoloan with an equally competitive rate as the dealership, and they're more likely to approve and be lenient with you.
Also, have someone come with you that isn't emotionally attached to the car to discuss figures. If the dealer knows you want the car, they're less likely to budge because they know you're willing to pay more for it. I want you to get this car if you're financially prepped for it, and I also want you to get an awesome deal for it too!