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Old 04-17-2008, 07:44 PM   #1
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Hi my name is Curtis Im from Tulsa, Ok. I currently driving a 91' Taurus SHO and have been a SHOnut for quite sometime now, Im always on SHOforum.com. But Im looking into getting a SVT Focus. There are a couple different ones Im looking at but Im wanting to know how reliable are these car? Do they have many problems? Are they maintenance whores? Anything I should look for in purchasing one?

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Old 05-02-2008, 11:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to FF!!

Actually the best place for you to post something like this is the General Car Chat forum, or the SVT Performance Forum.

As far as I know the only general problem with the SVT's is the thermostat housing- and this is for all Focis with the Zetec engine. The housing tends to crack, leaks, and needs to be replaced. The part is not expensive, and the job is not difficult.

Your biggest difficulty is going to be finding an SVT for a decent price with low miles and low abuse.
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:52 AM   #3
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beware the old clutches :p
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:50 PM   #4
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I've owned three SHO's a 93 atx, 95 mtx, and a 97 V8. My SVT has required nowhere near the amount of maintenance any of my SHO's required. I also happen to be selling my SVT if your interested. It says 8k in my signature but the price is down to 7k. The only reason I'm selling is because I recieved a company vehicle and never drive the SVT.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:30 PM   #5
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Fa SHO. My SVT is a couple notches from 100K and have only replaced the clutch and master cylinder. Then just your regular stuff.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:01 PM   #6
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Hello Vader. Just wanted to say hey. How are things on SHOforum going. Haven't really been on their since I sold my 94. Glad to see a familiar name.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:10 PM   #7
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Welcome to FF, I have seen a few on craigslist, not many!
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Welcome to FF ... and yes all that have been said are good things to look for.

Low Miles, Low abuse, good clutch ... so Good Luck.

And like whynotthinkwhynot stated ... check out the SVT Performance and General chat area. You will get lots of answers and helpful tips for you choosing a SVT Focus.

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lol yr old thread, hope he found the svt he wanted....
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:10 AM   #10
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Funny ... I didn't even pay attention to the date.

He probably gave up.

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