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Old 02-07-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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WTB: SVT Focus!!!

Hey all,
I'm signing up here in desperation. Well, that, and I want to be a contributing member eventually, once I actually acquire my next "toy". I used to work for Cosworth Technology, in the Powerworks division for about 3-4 months, so I got used to seeing Focuses... Focu...Foci? around the shop, and even got to drive the demo cars a couple of times. I also did diagnostic validation on the SVTs when they were pre-production, and I absolutely fell in love with the handling.

So...
I want one. The wife OK'd me opening up the bank account and getting a car, so long as I "get a decent car at a decent price".

I'll lay it out on the line. I have $4500 in cash, burning a hole in my pocket. I know that's the bottom end of the price range typically, but I'm just throwing it out to see if there is someone who wants to sell, and can't bear to see their beloved SVTF go to some unknowing, unloving household. I'll even send quarterly update pictures, if you so desire.

Now... if you're a rider, and have a car that's priced a bit higher, I might be convinced to part with my bike. It's a 2002 Ducati Monster M620.

So... shoot me an email or a PM, or hell... stop by my house, if you can figure out where I live. My email is fastrt6dakota@aol.com.

BTW, I'm willing to drive (read: my wife is willing to drive me) up to 8 hours from the Detroit area. Maybe more, if the car is awesome.

Please help me satisfy my dream and my craving for a bad ass Focus.
Thanks!


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Old 02-07-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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I'm not being a traitor, I swear. but if you go to www.focaljet.com there is a guy there named KingCrabb who is selling an infrared 3 door svt focus, 117k miles, 4500 OBO in maryland (9 hours away) It just seemed so close to what your looking for. the link doesnt work here, maybe FF is allergic to FJ

worth a try (copy and paste directly into your address bar)
http://forums.focaljet.com/vehicles-...nd-4500-a.html
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:28 AM   #3
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id say try to save up a few more bucks and try to get a lower-mileage SVT.

Not that a SVT is worthless past 100k, but for the extra $2000, you can find a SVT with around half the miles, which will last you quite a bit longer, while probably having less problems.

Check cars.com, and autotrader.com.. It may give you a few leads as to cars that are local to you.


Just as a heads up, SVTs REQUIRE a timing belt change every 70k. If you find a car near that mileage that hasnt had it done, figure that into your pricing. Other things that are prone to wear and tear are motor mounts, catalytic shield, and a catalytic bracket on the back of the engine above the drive-shaft. Oxygen sensors are pone to going out on the SVTs, and the thermostat housing tends to leak.

Im sure you know to check the other standard things on a car before purchasing, but keep the above in mind as its not hard to find a SVT that seems mechanically sound, but is a blown engine waiting to happen.
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:10 AM   #4
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Good to know, Viper. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:45 AM   #5
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kingCrabb's svt is long since sold

i've seen plenty of svts in that price range in metro detroit

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/2186185093.html
http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/2151123723.html
http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/2145839267.html
http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/2173731161.html
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:11 PM   #6
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i responded to your pm, but im more like 12 hours away...just so you know.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:49 PM   #7
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Just as a heads up, SVTs REQUIRE a timing belt change every 70k.
As with most other mechanical things there are lots of factors involved. My buddy just changed his belt for the first time at 140k. It still looked fine he just did it for piece of mind. My car has 81k on the original belt and it still looks good and I'll probably wait until summer to change mine. So, it really depends on how you drive it. To say it requires one at 70k is a little severe imo.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:41 PM   #8
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its actually every 100k miles, not 70
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I know that the real requirement of the timing belt is 100k, and that it does vary based on how you treat the car...

However, its generally pretty simple when the timing belt breaks on a SVT. About 99.9% of the time, the engine is toast, which is why i say require at 70k. I dont know about you all, but id rather be safe than sorry when it comes to something like that.
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