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03-05 EVO 2 3.08%
Speed 6 4 6.15%
Audi S4 5 7.69%
Keep SVT- No car payment while in college 1 1/2 years away 54 83.08%
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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Could it be time to move on?

So as the title says im thinking about parting with the SVT. Dont get me wrong i love the svt but im wanting more power. Im thinking about turboing it but dont think it would give me what i want. I also feel that i have out growen it and am looking for something a little bigger. Im the one in my group of friends that drives the most which i love to do but stuffing four peeps in the svt is getting old. Right now im in Iraq saving all this tax free money waiting to get home to figure out what im going to do. The cars im looking at in no particular order is and 03-05 evo, a speed 6, or maybe an audi s4. Im looking at trading in the SVT for one of these cars. In the back of my mind i keep thinking it would be a good idea to keep the SVT, pay it off when i get back and then when im out of the army going to college i dont have a car payment to make and i have a sweet ass ride. Well in my mind its a sweet ass ride.

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Old 02-04-2009, 06:07 PM   #2
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First of all, I want to thank you for fighting for our great country!!!

If I was in your shoes, I would probably just keep the svt so you can have a vehicle completely paid off while you are going through college. I'm in college right now and let me tell you, paying for my car while in college suuuuuucks!
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:17 PM   #3
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Look at it this way...if you pay off the SVT, you have a reliable, very daily driver that can still keep up with many cars in lots of categories. You have good gas mileage, great reliability, space, and you could turbo or supercharge it for a good price and still have fun. Plus, you are young and you must take full advantage of college and strapping yourself with a car payment isn't getting off on the right foot. There will always be EVOs, S4s, and a far improved Speed6, but you don't always have the money. Do it the right way the first time. I could have gotten an E46 M3 a couple years ago, but I figured being in my early 20s with a paid off Focus that the only cost of ownership anymore is maintenance, it would be dumb to take on more car payments for X amount of years. Instead, I've got the Focus, and am saving money for a more race like car for when I'm closer to 30 and have grad school done and bettter payscale. The Focus is a fun autocross car that's competitive and affordable for me now, and it will be retired in a couple years with a Focus RS, BMW 135i, or E92 M3, when it's more practical and I will be given a car for my referree travels. (I'm an ice hockey official for USA hockey and the NCAA)
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:27 PM   #4
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Hey i was in the same boat, i am couple of months from going home and i was able to pay off my car a few months back, and going home knowing that i have no more monthly payments is awsome.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:38 PM   #5
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:40 PM   #6
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Man I love me an S4 but the only thing that kept me from getting one was all of them needed their timing chain replaced. Seems like when that was due, people just sold their cars.....lol. And after some researched I realized why. Talk about a job and a half to do on them. But definitely one of my favorites.

But....if you've about got it paid off I'd wait. I can't wait till mine's paid off so I can get another focus....haha.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:46 PM   #7
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Well, the SVTF is way better looking than any of those other cars, so that should be all that matters.
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If going back to school is your plan, keep the focus. As someone who had to take a huge loss unloading my WRX during college, a paid for car is a huge asset. Money tends to get very tight while going to school. Rock the Focus for a few more years, then buy a bad ass toy as a graduation present to yourself.
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I love s4's but i think its worth keeping the SVT.
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