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2000 ZX3 45 73.77%
2003 SVT 16 26.23%
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy 2 Foci and there can only be 1 :'(

So I'm at a crossroads here and I have no Idea what to do. I currently live in Tucson and I'll be moving back to SoCal in the coming months so I can attend school. I have a ton of things I need to sell and this includes one of my two Foci so I can payoff some debts. So I'm reaching out to you guys to help make a case for either of the 2 cars...and maybe a little help on the price points as well . I'll give a slight overview along with some pros and cons for each car.


2000 ZX3 (Auto) - This is my baby. I purchased her brand new and this car has been a CHAMP for the past 11 years. This car holds a ton of sentimental value and the thought of selling it hurts A lot of "first's" happened in this car

Pros: Never any major issues. The engine and tranny still running strong after 119k miles. Has near brand new tires (85-90% tread left), SVT suspension setup with less than 5k miles, Magnaflow exhaust, SVT header and downpipe, 2 7inch TV's in the head rest, and a pretty good sound system with a Clarion deck and JL Speakers/Subs/Amp. Has a nice Viper alarm system with remote start. Sitting on Ford Racing WRC Wheels (White)...my understanding is that these wheels are rare.

Cons: The depressive state I'll be in once it's gone lol jk. Probably won't get much for it, so that means I won't be able to pay all of my debts off. Check engine light is on, which means it may not pass CA SMOG testing. 119k miles. Some minor cosmetic dings. It's an Automatic. AC not working, although I've been told I just need to replace the blower motor. After-market power windows and motor on that is dying. Clear-coat on wheels is pealing


2003 SVT ZX3 - I've only had this car for about 3 years now, so it doesn't hold any sentimental value at all, but it sure is fun to drive.

Pros: Should bring in enough money to pay ALL of my debts. VERY fun to drive. I love manual tranny over auto any day. Newer Eagle F1's with about 90% tread. Nice Sony Bluetooth deck and upgraded speakers (not sure of brand as they came with the car). Magnaflow exhaust, K&N short ram intake, Ford Racing spark plug wires, and a Clutch Masters Stage 3 Clutch/Flywheel combo with less than 8k miles. Interior is near flawless...IMO. 59K miles

Cons: Needs new shocks/struts ASAP. Wheels have some "scarring". Not sure what the previous owner did to these wheels. This too has a check engine light on.


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Old 04-06-2011, 10:31 PM   #2
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I vote sell the zx3, swap suspension and wheels over to svt and then sell, granted the zx3 hold sentimental value. The svt holds real cash value and they are getting only more rare these days. And has less milage and I'm sure probaly gets better gas milage.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:36 PM   #3
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^do what he said
I accidentally voted SVT. Thought it said which one to keep. I say keep the SVT. I sold my first Focus, which was my first car and had a lot of time into it. But My SVT is so nice that it's creating it's own sentiment. and I kept my wheels and suspension from my old focus too.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:40 PM   #4
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gonna have to agree with the others. while your zx3 is very nice, the svt has less miles, is probably better on gas, and if you really want to keep your wheels just swap
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I just recently sold my 06 that I had since 9 miles instead of the EAP SVT with more miles and issues. I loved my 06 it was my first NEW car and it was great, now a baby is coming and I had to choose what to sell for the edge.

I miss my 06 but only until I get in the SVT, KEEP THE SVT just swap the parts needed. Honestly, less miles and once you swap the wheels and suspension the only con you have is a CEL.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:53 PM   #6
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OK, assuming I keep the SVT, what would be a fair price on the ZX3? I wouldn't swap anything out. The suspension and wheels will stay on there. Not worth my time to swap it out when I can get the SVT shocks/struts for $180 shipped from everyone's main man Steve @ Tousley Ford
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it really on depends on what people are willing to pay. ive seen people on CL and autotrader trying to sell their zx3's with around your miles for like 4-5 grand. but typically i see them around 3ish.
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I say about 4000-3500 but not lower than 3500
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I had to vote SVT because I have that connection with my car and Ill never sell it.. The price I get for it will not be worth the connection I have with it.

If you do sell the SVT, throw your stock zx3 wheels on and switch the brakes. :). They will never know.
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My svt hold so much value to me it is the first car I ever bought

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