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View Poll Results: '03 or '04 SVT... Not that easy is it?
'03 Silver Sunroof 5 door SVT Red int Audiophile 15K miles $12K 4 14.29%
'04 Silver Sunroof 5 door SVT BLUE interior Audiophile HID Cold weather pkg 21K miles $13K 24 85.71%
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:47 PM   #1
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ok, new dillemma which SVT? Not as easy as you may think...

Here are the specs...

'04 Silver 5 door SVT , Sunroof, BLUE interior with black leather, cold weather package heated block, seats and HID headlamps Audiophile system

21K miles.

$13000.00


OR

2003 Silver 5 door SVT Sunroof. RED interior with black leather Audiophile

no other options

15,500 miles

12,000 dollars.


Your choice AND WHY??

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Old 02-13-2007, 06:20 PM   #2
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The 04 has a few updated parts, and a little better factory tune, possibly some of the remaining factory warranty, also has HID's and heated seats, but on the downside it has Traction COntrol that you cannot turn completly off without an aftermarket tune. The 03 has less miles, is silver (my fav car color), But nothing else. I would say spend the extra thousand and get the 04, but that's just me.
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I'd try to find out what "kind of miles each has. Hwy, or stop and go city traffic. Also, the red insert interior fades quickly and is very hard to keep clean. I don't know about the blue though. I'm about to unstitch my seats this winter and replace all the red trim with lt grey leather, since my SVT is silver.
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:32 PM   #4
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03 is much much rarer. The red interior is very hard to find compared to the blue. Plus the 04 is going to be heavier with all that extra hardware.
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also, do you really need the winter package in CA? I use mine in IN all the time, but I've had to replace almost everyone of it's heating elements, the block heater twice. Not worth it IMO.
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:39 PM   #6
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Yeah, thats the hard part, I love the red interior.. ( Psss.. Wanna sell me the inserts if you un seam them?)

Blue was produced much more on the '04's but red was produced much more for the '03's

I'm leaning towards the '04 because I ha ve heard that it was more refined and better put together.

Also the '04 is much rarer with only 1097 5 doors being made.


how good ARE those HID lamps anyways... Are they the real deal??
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:42 PM   #7
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Oh, I could care less about the heating stuff... Its the HID headlights that have me wondering..

I had a ZTW with the heated seats.. Baaah big whooopee here in San Jose.. They were actually uncomfortable,,
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Well HIDs alone cost a grand, so right there the price difference is justified. Both are the same color and with sunroofs, and right, you're in San Jose, heated package probably doesn't matter.

So for headlights, newer year and blue inserts (because *I* prefer them to red) - I say the 2004. For the difference of a $1000 and 6k miles (both are super low miles anyway) it's an easy choice to me, but anyway that's just my 2 cents.
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I would say 04 hands down.

1000 for HIDs alone is worth it and plus if you don't drive a lot you will be fine mileage wise. I believe the 04 had the updated cat bracket, dsi clips, YRFO tune, and other little misc things that I have had to fix on my 02.

Yes it is a few more thousand miles but I would definitely want the extra bells and whistles just to help with resale value.
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:11 PM   #10
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Hmmm... some interesting comments..

Thanks a bunch !

Could you expand a bit more on the updates that were done for the 2004 model?
what is the YRFO tune?


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