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Old 04-10-2014, 02:55 PM   #1
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What to do with my 2003 SVT

I have a 3 door SVT that is in need of some TLC and Im not sure what I should do with it: Fix it and keep driving, fix and sell, part it out or just sell for less. Im worried that even if i dump the money into fixing it it will still be a crappy car with some newer parts.

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2003 SVT, 103k miles with repaired title
Needs some body work, its not terrible, but its got some different colors going on.
New timing belt
New pads and rotors
EAP wheels

Needs:
Tires
Rear LCA Bushings and some front bushing is making some noise
Leaking hydraulic fluid onto clutch pedal (clutch slave cylinder?)

I figure Ill put 1000 into it to get it back to decent shape and still have a turd when I could part it out and make a couple grand and be happy.

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Old 04-10-2014, 02:56 PM   #2
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Or anybody want a sweet donor car for SVT conversion? I hate to part it out since its been so reliable the last few years.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:21 PM   #3
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With only needing the few things it does need I would do the mechanical stuff and worry about bodywork later that way you can put more into making it mechanically good
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:28 PM   #4
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Lets say the car is worth 3500 in mechanically great condition.

Is it worth it to put 1000 into it (plus the PITA of doing suspension work), to sell it for 3500?
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:05 PM   #5
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The repaired title will make the car worth less then book value. And if its a car your not in love with and don't want to deal with part it out figure just engine and tranny u could get 1800 figure 1000 for good running complete motor and 800 for good trans. Then if ur gonna part out the interior and body u would get another 600 and say 400 at the metal yard for scrap. So on the safe side parting it out say 2500 vs the 3500 if the car was good mechanically
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:21 PM   #6
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repaired title not going to get what its worth so decision whether to fix is up to you if you spend money on it depends how long you going to keep it as to spend the money
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