Newbie with some questions - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > Ford Focus & General Car Chat

Ford Focus & General Car Chat Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-04-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
cant_focus
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Fan#: 126634
Location: Vienna, VA
What I Drive: Foxbody

Posts: 3
FF Reputation: 1 cant_focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Newbie with some questions

hey guys and gals i was hoping i could get some knowledgeable insight from you all.
I dont have a focus yet. In fact i'm scheduled to go test drive an 04 svt focus this weekend so i'm in the middle of shopping and researching. i think i'm leaning most towards whatever generation this 04 svt is.

My question(s) is(are), what are some general things to look out for?

anything focus specific that i should be aware of that are dead give aways to let me know if the car is good or not?

what are some typical issues among these cars?

and i guess any other input you feel like throwing in there.

Thanks in advance


cant_focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-04-2013, 09:30 AM   #2
rambleon84
So mote be it
 
rambleon84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Fan#: 51521
Location: columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2007 Dark Toreador Red ZX3

Posts: 5,527
Points 7,601, Level 58
Points: 7,601, Level: 58 Points: 7,601, Level: 58 Points: 7,601, Level: 58
Level Up 26% Completed
Level up: 26% Level up: 26% Level up: 26%
Forum Activity 14%
Activity: 14% Activity: 14% Activity: 14%
FF Reputation: 23 rambleon84 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (15)
Welcome to the site, these two threads should cover most of the standard SVT buying concerns. Tons of info on this site, just need to search around for it.


http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=334417
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=234839

most of the maintenance concerns need to be done around 100k
rambleon84 is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
mainest
Focus Addict
 
mainest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Fan#: 60163
Location: DownEast, ME
What I Drive: '04 Red Euro SVT

Posts: 1,144
Points 1,840, Level 25
Points: 1,840, Level: 25 Points: 1,840, Level: 25 Points: 1,840, Level: 25
Level Up 40% Completed
Level up: 40% Level up: 40% Level up: 40%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 8 mainest Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
As rambleon said, to FF. There is a wealth of SVT specific (as well as general Focus) knowledge on these forums. Here are a couple of starting points.
http://forums.focaljet.com/ford-svt-...es-sticky.html
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=174747
Remember that SVTFs are generally 10 year old cars, and while they were very advanced for their time, regular maintenance was, and is, the most important ingredient in a happy relationship with an SVTF. Having said that, my experience is that my SVTF is one of the most competent, and rewarding cars (out of more than fifty) I have owned. Good luck!
mainest is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2013, 10:15 AM   #4
cant_focus
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Fan#: 126634
Location: Vienna, VA
What I Drive: Foxbody

Posts: 3
FF Reputation: 1 cant_focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
thanks for the input guys. some good reading in those links. i've already got a healthy list going for things i should check for now.
cant_focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat