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Old 01-08-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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Trade 07 ZX3 for 03 SVT5...?

Hmmmm...

So I used to sell cars and I know a bit about auto financing. This place wants 16K for their SVT 5 door. Infra-red, HIDs, sunroof, leather interior, good deal it seems. Of course I want it to death.

But I'm buried in my 07. The book on it is probably still decent.

...To trade, or not to trade? This SVT basically has everything I wish I'd gotten when I first got into Focus. I was uneducated then.


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It sucks because your car is new. How many miles are on the SVT? If you think you will love the SVT more then I think that you should get it.
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:34 PM   #3
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personally, if you love the SVT then there is no question. The SVTF is a great car!
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:40 PM   #4
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16 grand is really high how many miles? i'll sell you mine for 8 grand
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:29 PM   #5
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It's only got 17K miles on it. I did the KBB, the thing's worth $12.5K in excellent condition, which this, strictly speaking, is not. Smoked in, worn out interior, y'know. I'd like to have it.

I think though, that I'll sit on it. I'm going to be starting a new job soon, at Boeing, getting paid much better than I am now. If they still have it then, I'll go talk to my bank and consider it. I just don't know what a stock SVTf has on a built 07 or vice versa.
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They are stupid for pulling an SVT up for 16k.... DUMB..... You should do it only if they bring it way down..

Oh and Noone goes by KBB... Its all NADA.. 11,600 is the Business NADA... this is what banks credit unions and dealerships look at.... I would Buy for 11 so you can cover Tax tag and title and not be in alot of negative equity
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i dislike people that smoke in cars, especially SVT's....not cool dude, not cool.... but yeah 16k is waaaay to much for that car
I personally love my SVT (even through the hard times) does the 07 have the 2.0l duratec? i hear they respond better to bolt ons, but with the SVT you are already getting a damn great handler with above average power, however the only real mod for an SVT is FI (turbo, super, Nitrous)
another thing the SVT has going for it is the 6-speed; some like it, some dont, but its a great transmission, although not for the quarter mile
so you really have to look at what you want the car for, and do a pro con list of both models, basically the SVT already has an upgraded exhaust system, brakes, suspension, engine, body kit; there are bigger brakes, tighter/lower suspension kits out there but you should test drive an SVT and see how it fits you with regards to braking power, handling, speed etc. and see if they will do for you for a while or if you will need to upgrade them imidiately (in which case the duratec might be a better move)

anyways i Vote SVT, but you should test drive it and see if it fits you, ask 1turbofocus if the duratec has a higher power potential than the zetec in the svt, cause mine is basically stock still since i love it, good luck
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16K, hell no. You can pick up mint condition ones with mods on it for 12-14k
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16k for an svt is waaaaay too much for an svt. not to mention its an 03, not even the latest model.
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Hehe, the guy said 16K and I just looked at him and grinned, then told him not to waste his time with me while I looked the thing over. XD
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