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Old 04-17-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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is it a good idea?

Okay, i love cars and i hav been looking for the past 8 months for a car that i can have a lot of fun with. I love muscle cars but since they are really expensive to insure and maintain, i'm looking at the svt focus. Is it a good pick? The first thing i want to do performance wise is put an exhaust on. What is a really good choice? I want a deep sound that dosent AT ALL sound like a ricer. I hate ricers, and they are a waste of my time. Please let me know what things i can do with this car when i get it.


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SVT focus is a great perfomance bargain. espeically if you do not care for the options such as HID headlamps and recaro seats, you can get one for a very nice price.

They are sometimes iffy about maintenance.. some are problem free, but some have constant bugs - seem to be artefact of them being almost custom built.

Overall, you cannot go wrong with an SVT.. they might be a little under powered on straight line if yo uare coming from muscle, but they make up for it by excellend handling. ... if you want more power going straight, I would recommend SVT Contour.

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Old 04-18-2006, 06:25 AM   #3
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I think the SVT isn't near as quick for what it has for horsepower, I saw another SVT today that I test drove and confirmed what I felt the other 2 times I've driven one. Maybe it's just the elevation that kills them here. Seemed nice otherwise suspension wise.
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Get a 3rd gen rx-7. They are twin turbo. Suppose to be 255 hp stock but you probably wont see that in a 12 year old car. Thats what I would do.
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If you are into rampant acceleration, you would probably be best suited to an SRT-4 or Mazdaspeed 3. The SVT's signature is it's fantastic handling ability. I regularly beat cars with FAR more horsepower at the Autocross, and all I have done is tires.

Also, if you would want an effective 1st mod, that should be a Tune instead of an exhaust. There really aren't many gains to be made there unless you get the high-flow Cat as well.
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:10 PM   #6
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i heard you fail emissions if you replace your cat on the focus
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yep...but the exhaust on the focus is awesome from the factory....like carrera said,.a tune would be your best first mod. and if you dont like a ricey sound..then you wont like the sound of a svt with a high flow cat **kinda ricey***
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would probably sound better if the svt was a 2.3 not a 2.0...not to mention there would be more hp if it was ...lol why dont they just use the 2.3
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