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Old 03-25-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
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Newbie: Which to buy? 04' Yellow ZX5 Euro or 03' Silver ZX3 Euro???

I'm tossing around the idea of buying one of two Euro SVT Focus's I've found for sale. One is an 04' Screaming Yellow ZX5 Euro w/1200 miles and the other is an 03' CD Silver ZX3 Euro w/6800 miles. About a $2,500 - $3,000 spread in price from the 03' ZX3 to the 04' ZX5.

Give me some Pros and Cons of each car to help me decide. Or just give me your opinion of which to choose and why.

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Old 03-25-2005, 04:00 PM   #2
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find out which one is most rare and choose the rarest. there should be some production number somewhere on this forum.
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Old 03-25-2005, 04:10 PM   #3
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The Yellow 04' ZX5 is more rare. 1 of 66 built. The Silver 03' ZX3 is 1 of 160 built.

Do you think that truly has that much bearing on value?

Were there any major "issues" corrected or upgrades made from 03' to 04'?

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Old 03-25-2005, 04:15 PM   #4
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YELLOW=hawt.
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Old 03-25-2005, 04:39 PM   #5
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get the yellow..i dont think it has any bearing on value, but the rarity of it makes it worth while. i've NEVER seen a yellow svt before. maybe 1 on this forum but never in real life. seen alot of silver though. i think all 'major' issues with focus svt's are with all years especially the first couple of years...but what do i know, can a svt guy help us out here? lol
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Old 03-25-2005, 06:03 PM   #6
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Personally, I like the Yellow. I mean Screaming Yellow. But then I am somewhat biased.
If they are both Euro Pkg SVTF, that is a big $ spread for a 5,000 miles difference. Bottom line is it is your wallet and or payments. The choice is all yours. SCREAMING YELLOW, SCREAMING YELLOW, SCREAMING YELLOW. Enough said.
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did you check the insurance on each, the ZX3 might be higher because it's a 2 door.
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Old 03-25-2005, 06:42 PM   #8
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OK, here is another reason to buy the Screaming Yellow, the electric rear window defroster wires are yellow and match the Screaming Yellow paint. They also contrast very well against the dark window tint.
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OK, here is another reason to buy the Screaming Yellow, the electric rear window defroster wires are yellow and match the Screaming Yellow paint. They also contrast very well against the dark window tint.
LOL...that reminds me of my friend who didnt want an automatic soley for the reason the shift column was "ugly" I would buy what you prefer, I personally dont care for the zx3 body style, and even though 99.9% of the time its just me or a single passenger, I still like having 4 doors. My insurance was also going to be 90 bucks cheaper every 6 months because it was a 4 door as well.

What are the prices they are asking for the two? If it were me, I would choose the 04, 50% because well its a year newer, and the other 50% because I prefer the zx5 body.
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:55 PM   #10
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get the yello...it's rare, and it's a zx5, which holds it's value more.
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