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Old 02-14-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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2004 5D SVT or 2007 4D ST

What do you all think? I'm looking at a Focus and have the following options:

2004 5-door, red, hatchback SVT with 39K miles for $12,500

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New 2007 ST for $14,500

I'm leaning toward the SVT. The 5-door is rare, plus the six speed trans and other SVT goodies.

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Old 02-14-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
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The 5dr by that year isn't really that rare. on the other hand, by 04 ford had pretty much all the bugs worked out of the SVT and it's a really reliable car, from what I hear. Also, it's one of the heaviest SVT's made, depending on options.

The ST cdans are pretty nice though. I've actually pondered trading my 02 SVT for one. Plus, the 07 is going to have factory warranty. If your were to put the SAP trim on the 07 and some nice wheels, you'd have a really sweet looking car too.

Some would say this situation is too close to call....
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Old 02-14-2007, 08:01 PM   #3
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Exactly. Too close to call. The factory warranty is definitely a plus. I haven't driven either yet. My guess is that you would have to give the SVT the nod - but, just a guess.
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SVT all the way...you will have no regrets.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:19 AM   #5
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OK, I just took the SVT for a test drive. SVT all the way! It has leather Recaro seats, HIDs, Moonroof, Audiofile sound system. It's the shiznit.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:39 AM   #6
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I used to have an '05 ST and it was a great driving car. But gee was it boring looking. And it will never handle like an SVT. If you don't get the Sony sound system, it will sound terible as well. The cheapness in the car is very evident. (ST)
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:52 AM   #7
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another svt vs. st thread..... its all good......if you can just test drive them....you will like the svts style and features....and you will like the STs torque......svt is a little better as is..... ST has better upgrade potential....handling is great with the svt...unless you have the 05 ST, the suspension is very similar i think there a difference with the front strut and spring rate.....throw some springs on that bitch....both great cars
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I figured that the torque would be better on the ST, but after sitting in the SVT I'm sold on the better interior. The seats are awesome, and I dig the 6-speed transmission.
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Quick update. Getting the SVT for 12,250 with a second set of wheels and brand new Blizzak snow tires.
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for some reason, I would go with the SVT ,, go figure
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