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Old 11-21-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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SVT buying advice

So I never expected to be into the focus; however, I was buying my wife a new car and walked past one in the lot that really caught my eye. It was a newer Focus SVT...

We wanted to buy new and I am the lone paycheck maker of the house with 2 children so we went with the more economical fiesta. Got a hell of a deal and its nice for my wife.
Well, I drive an F-150 and commute a ton, the plan was for me to take her car to work and use my truck around town... well that didn't last, she doesn't like parting with her new car and I am never thrilled about her driving my vehicle SO...

I figured now is my time to swoop in an convince her I need an SVT for commuting, HA!

I had a ton of questions and I never trust dealerships so I thought I'd make an account and get some owners input. Is it worth going SVT over ZX3? I need to go used as I am now broke.. found a sharp looking zx3, 140k for about 4k... says one owner. whats the average life of these? will I regret not going SVT? and I am worried about a used SVT being driven hard and giving me headaches. I don't drive hard but I thought it would be a fun car to drive anyway. Last, any common issues with them that I should expect? My F-150, everytime there was a problem it seemed like it was common with every F-150 of the year. Brake lines wearing out, manifold bolts rusting out, ect.

sorry this was so damn long, but if you kept reading I'd appreciate input. Or if anyone needs a 4x4 I'd be happy to trade... my truck is worth a lot but I'm letting it go cheap.

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