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Old 05-02-2014, 08:20 PM   #11
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Gave her a bath today,,,lol. Cleaned up real nice. Didn't want to take a dirty car to the shop. Goes in Monday. Can't wait to test drive it.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:04 PM   #12
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It's become a mid life obsession actually. All I need is a Blue one. Then I'm done...lol.

True story...

Bought the Silver 2006 ZX5 for the wife in 2008. Hated that thing and refused to drive it. POS I said.

Then when my 1995 Ford Escort got mounted like a dog in heat by a lady in a 1993 Mercedes Wagon I had to start the search for a new daily driver. Escort had 205,000 miles on it with the original clutch still in it. Just had put brand new 70K tires on that sumbitch too.

Never even knew what an "SVT" was until that day she killed my Escort. Started looking for a replacement and stumbled across the Red SVT at Spradley Barr. They wanted 11K for it and it only had 74,500 miles on it. Looked cool so I checked it out.

Offered 5500 cash and drove off with it. That included all of their fee's and BS as well.

Started wondering what "SVT" meant and found out how kinda sorta rare they were and then told the wife...

"I can't use this for a daily driver...I need another Focus".

So I bought the White 2001 ZX3 for $1,800.00. It has service records from the very first 3K oil change in 2001 and everything else for the last 13 years. You can barely see the oil on the dipstick...lol and I had to use 2 folders to put the service records in. Including recalls.

So now I'm thinking?..Hmmmm......all I need is a Blue one....Red, White, and Blue...why not?

While looking for a Blue one I stumbled across the Silver SVT.

Now I have 4 Focus's and still need a Blue one...

its a major obsession for me and my wife we have three right now and i have had another svt and a wagon lol, aways on the search for another svt although iam dying to have a comp o svt lol. nice set of cars man.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:39 PM   #13
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Had some time to dust off the red one and rinsed off the motor on the Silver one.

Sucks not being able to drive the Silver one...stupid clutch.

Is it Monday yet?
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:50 PM   #14
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how the hell did you grab that for $1,000?!?!?!?!
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:04 PM   #16
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how the hell did you grab that for $1,000?!?!?!?!
Another true story...

About a month ago I answered a craigsllist ad about a Silver SVT for 1,000 bucks. Guy never returned my email. Figured he sold it so gave up. Then last week I was about to buy this red SVT...

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4426456466.html

Guy wanted 3K, but I got him down to 2,200. Didn't like the fact that it had 180K on it, but I needed the spare tire, jack, wrench, cargo net, hatch cover, drivers seat plastic, button, and seat cover (has the red inserts like my red one). Planned to flip the 2002 SVT just so I could get the stock parts I need to complete mine.

Drove 75 miles to see the red one I posted above and was going to buy it.

I get home that night after looking at the red 2002 and I got an email from the guy who had the silver one (3 weeks earlier) saying the guy backed out and the car was still available. Drove back to Denver the next day (another 80 miles) to see the Silver one and bought it. The guy used his extra AAA miles to tow it back to my house (80ish miles)...free.

BTW.. The Red 2002 SVTF ZX3 with 180K just got reposted in case anyone is interested. I've seen it and think it's worth the money.

Here's the latest ad...

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4449917283.html

ENJOY!

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Old 05-06-2014, 07:26 PM   #18
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Well The car is not at the shop yet because I've been doing some thinking. Also found a local guy who really wants to work on it for me. I can't do it because I work 55 hours a week. Also have a paint guy set up as well.

Since I'm not well educated (yet) on the SVT and before I commit...

What would be the best clutch setup to put in it? Nothing too crazy, but might as well upgrade a little since it needs the clutch anyway.

Thought I'd ask the experts a few questions and for some advice.

I have about $2,500 to spend on it. Maybe a little more for the bumper and paint touchup. The front bumper can be repaired to original, but thought maybe I'd get an aftermarket one. Probably would be cheaper.

It's already got a nice AEM cold air intake on it so now I want to add a throttle body and eventually do the exhaust too.

With paint and bumper repair this might end up at around $3,000+ but I think it's worth it. After all is said and done I got a sweet running 1 of 110 SVT for around $4,500.00 that only has 121K on it.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:38 PM   #19
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All right so it looks like I'm going with the CFM Stage II clutch setup and a 67MM throttle body for now and maybe even the cat pipe if I tell her that the muffler may need to be replaced cuzz it sounds funny. I just want to see how much of an improvement these few things have in it's performance.

I'm sure my wife will love it. She still thinks it just cost that much to get the clutch fixed so I'm going to run with it for a little bit.

I'll let you guys know if I'm still married next week.

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I thought the throttle body was kind of pricey and could be spent better elsewhere?
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