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Old 07-02-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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Another Sonic Blue SVT

So after a year and a half of searching, I finally found an SVT to my liking a few weeks ago. I've been putting some pics in the SVT Owner's thread, but I figure I can dump some here to show off as well!

A little about the car: The previous owner was a Ford mechanic of 20 years. It was his year round DD; he sold it as he's got a blue 2013 ST1 on order. Pretty much all the necessary and preventative maintenance has been kept up. He bought it at 60k, and I believe that all of the modifications were done by the owner before him, as he said he bought it almost exactly as it sits now. This car will be my DD, as I save up for an ST, at which point it will become the winter driver. At least that's the plan. I have an odd internal debate every time I put money into modding this car, as I could have taken the money and put it away for the ST! I put a rough $1000ish limit on my mod spending for now...

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Won a cool trophy at a local car show a week after owning it! No idea what the award was for hah.



And here's what I've done, cosmetically, so far:
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"Carbon fiber" third brake light sticker:


Plastidipped white wheels:


Other mods:
Tom's Tune, CFM blue plug wires (can't even see them ha!), K&N drop in filter.

Future plans:
Exhaust (likely Borla), short throw shifter (likely Steeda), HIDs (I've got a pending sale on some used Mach's, I'll probably paint the insides black, with silver/gun metal rings), blue-painted brake calipers, Euro grill. Open to suggestions as well!


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Old 07-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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You've got a fine looking svt there!
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:04 PM   #3
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very clean SVT, they are becoming hard to find in such good shape these days..
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, the cleanness was a big motivating factor for me to buy it.

Of course, being 10 years old, it is not flawless. There's a few door dings here and there, a small warp/dent in the rear bumper, plus these little issues:

Hatch rust:


Spotty and slightly cracked front bumper (rocks n' bugs n' stuff):


Seat stains:
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:21 PM   #5
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Meh, those are no big deal. Bet you could clean that seat really easily.

I love white wheels. How bad's the brake dust?
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Thanks guys, the cleanness was a big motivating factor for me to buy it.


Seat stains:
Looks like the last owner had a lady friend.
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Meh, those are no big deal. Bet you could clean that seat really easily.
Yeah, I'm really being nitpicky on those things. One of these days I'll give the seats a good cleaning.

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I love white wheels. How bad's the brake dust?
No idea, just did them last night. Hopefully it won't be too bad if I clean them up often enough. I already give the car a wipe with a California Duster every night after work, so adding a quick wheel clean to that ritual will be fine with me!
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Looks like the last owner had a lady friend.
That is what I was thinking also lol
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That is what I was thinking also lol
Lol you guys are terrible. Actually, there's a similar but smaller stain on the driver's seat...
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Yep that happens after lol sorry had to say it
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