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Old 09-19-2009, 05:37 PM   #1
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Is it worth it?

2004 svt.

i bought my car with a rebuilt title.
i bought it for 3700 after 600 in taxes and registration.
i paid 3100 for the avtual vehicle.

it has 69k miles on the body.
35k on trnny and 35k in the engine

i had to spend 2500 for putting a used engine in it and a souythbend stage 1 clutch and flywheel.
it is fully bolted on basically and im debating if its even worth dumping all this omney into it to supercharge it.

i have a procharger and j&s and etc but is it worth it?
i owe ike 670 dollars on the car, (i havent even owned it a year)

id like to get a factory turbo car or something but then again id like not having a hugh car payemtn every month and high insurance.
my insurance is 75 a month and car will be apyed off by xmas.

Is it worth dumping another 1500 into and having a FMIC procharger on my car or not...

if i sold the procharger and j&s id pay off the car and my credit card debt and have bunch of money left over and i could start saving for something idk what but for something.
or i can just go on the same route and by xmas get the procharger on and tuned then have the car paid off and have just my 75 incusrance payment.

idk what to do.
im applying for a night job right now at fedex from 12:30-4:30 am.
i will be making about an extra 800 a month from what i already make (1100 bring home)
so roughyl about 1900 amonth with no bills basically.
im a full time student and a full time employee already.

i need opinions on what i should do.


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Old 09-19-2009, 05:53 PM   #2
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I think you might be looking at the money issue a little backward. Never look at what you are potentially going to make, look at the position you are in now. If you wait to see if you get the job, then you'll have a better understanding of what you can afford. Save up your money, then decide if it is worth parting with it.

As far as the Focus, I would consider a few things:

1. How long are you going to keep the car for?
2. Is supercharging it going to be something you want, or it is a sacrifice for what you really want? If it's a sacrifice, then you'll never be truly happy with it.
3. Would it be worth it to do this now, or will you be more happy making the decision when it's fully paid off?
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:00 PM   #3
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I agree with the questions asked above.... Overall though it sounds like you're sinking every dollar you have into the car, and even committing future dollars you don't even have yet as well.

Imo, continue to work, save your money, and see how you feel in a few more months time. It's always good to have some money in the bank.
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:11 PM   #4
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im not counting on future money and im not factoring that in, im saying it could be a possiblity but thats not what i factor when i do my finances.

i wake up at 6 am in the morning.
start a class at 7am-8:20am
Work 8:30am-3:30pm
class at 3:50-7pm.
on Monday and wednesday.

Tues/thurs
wake up 6am
class 7-820
work 830-330
then go home,

friday work at 8:30-330.

the shift im applying for is at 12:00:430 am tuesday-saturday
i love staying busy and i love making money.

i plan on saving till about my b-day/xmas and then finishing if i still want to do it.
but idk if it is worth it.
the car isnt worth it
dollar to dollar.
if it was a non-rebuilt title. then i could see it being worth it but idk.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:13 AM   #5
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Well, it's great to work hard and make money, but don't stretch yourself too thin either....I'd say if you're even questioning whether you should do it or not, hold off and continue working/saving for awhile. Time will help you determine if you should go for it or not....It sounds like your gut is telling you no, often times it's good to listen to your initial gut feeling.
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often times it's good to listen to your initial gut feeling.
agreed. Why not sell your procharger stuff and save your money. The SVT is already a fun little car and it seems your on the fence about forced induction. I think you'd be happier putting a turbo on the car but your going to drop a good $5000 on that.

Being a full time student also; I have a complete turbo kit waiting for my car in my bedroom. (got a hell of a deal on it) I want to put it now but I can't go without a car for more than a weekend and don't really have the cash to get it tuned properly.

Id say good things come to those who wait.
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I would get the SVT to the point of a really nice, and decent fun street car. (So basically anything from stock on up) Then work on saving up for a turbo car.
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I would get the SVT to the point of a really nice, and decent fun street car. (So basically anything from stock on up) Then work on saving up for a turbo car.
Agreed, making the SVT fun and quick is pretty simple and cheap with the right mods. But unless you're willing to sacrifice as someone else pointed out it's not worth it. If you really want turbo save your money and wait, plus you'll probably be able to get a newer model year car as well. The only supercharged SVT that I rode in that I would have invested in was the powerworks car. All the others seemed to pale in comparison.
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