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Old 02-23-2013, 02:36 PM   #11
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Without discussing a sale, or even pricing, I'll use this thread to let everyone know (in agonizing detail) the various strengths and weaknesses of the car. I'll start with the strengths:

*Engine runs strong (new plugs and wires), but needs the IMRC fix done. Synthetic oil
*Transmission shifts well and clutch doesn't slip at all
*Originally a Georgia car until last year, so there is really no rust to speak of.
*Back seat is in good shape
*Sunroof works
*A/C works
*Installed a full set of stock SVT shocks/struts almost exactly one year ago
*recently installed cam bolts in back to correct common camber issue
*poly dogbone engine mount 1 yr ago
*stock replacement engine mounts 1 yr ago
*Brakes are good
*aftermarket speakers
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:16 PM   #12
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Alright, let's see if I can remember it all:

*Miles are high (177,xxx), but it's nearly entirely highway.
*There is noticeable front end damage. The car is driveable, and the hood shuts, but the top radiator support bar (the thick one) is pushed in probably .5" toward the header. The front bumper cover is cracked from the accident. I didn't own the car when this happened, but I was told it was from a truck hitch backing into it. I've put over 10,000 miles on the car in it's current state.

*The interior is a 4 on a scale from 1-10. The SVT seats look and feel ok, but those stupid cheap plastic adjustment knobs have all fallen off (with the exception of 1, I think).
*The original audio system was stolen (also before I bought the car), so no subwoofer and the steering wheel audio controls do nothing
*The windows are fixed PERMANENTLY in the UP position. Why? Because they were smashed out by the thief and the previous owner somehow mangled the regulators and motors on both sides before giving up and stuffing RAGS between the windows and doors to keep them up. I did some rough fabricating and used brackets to hold the windows up...possibly forever, depending on how industrious the next owner is.
*Airbag light is on, as well as check engine. I replaced an O2 sensor that was causing an issue, but it also needs the IMRC fix. Engine still runs well though.
*One of the wheels has a bend in the outer lip, which doesn't alter ride, but it looks like crap.
*The tires are shot. They aren't dangerous unless it's RAINING OR SNOWING, lol.
*The windshield washers don't work, for some maddening reason. I can hear the pump running, but no spraying occurs. Nothing seems to be visibly leaking, but...whatever.
*Missing the Ford emblem in the front
* Paint on top side of rear bumper seems to be sunbaked from time in the Georgia sun
*Rearview mirror on inside of windshield broke off and needs a new bracket

I have to run out the door now, but I'm sure I got the major stuff out of the way. You may be laughing to yourself at this point, but as Samuel L. Jackson would say, "Hold on to your butts."
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:57 PM   #13
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Hopefully an aspiring SVT owner can show this car some love and put her back into shape. GLWS
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