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Old 05-06-2004, 10:12 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about trading in the SPI for the saleen n20 focus. any pro's and con's on the 2??


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Old 05-06-2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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Don't do it. The Saleen Focus is a stock Focus, which is N20 READY, and has a body kit. For more than $25,000. There is a thread going on this already, I haven't figured out how to link to a thread but I beleive its under general car chat, and the thread is titled "I feel let down by Saleen."

What it boils down to:

*N20 READY - capapble of installing nitrous, but none included.
*It has been said that actually installing nitrous will void the warranty.
*Uses the 2.3L engine if I remember correctly, mods are rare for this engine, if not nonexistent.
*25 Grand for a stock Focus with a body kit and N20 ready = paying to have it say SALEEN on the rear bumper.
*Nitrous is frowned upon by law enforcement.
*For that kind of money, you could go forced induction and make more power.

Bottom line: Saleen N20 Focus is BEYOND not worth it. A travesty in my opinion.
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Old 05-06-2004, 11:48 AM   #3
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*Uses the 2.3L engine if I remember correctly, mods are rare for this engine, if not nonexistent.
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Read:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...5&pagenumber=1

There are others who agree that mods for the 2.3L PZEV are few and far between.

Anyway, this isn'ta debate on the mods available for the PZEV, my main point is that the Saleen Focus is a ripoff at that price for what you get.
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I read that thread and happen to agree, the car isn't worth it. That's the bottom line. Buy the body kit and a new focus, you'll have almost the same car, with money in your pocket.
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Old 05-06-2004, 09:33 PM   #6
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There are others who agree that mods for the 2.3L PZEV are few and far between.
have you had a chance to look at the new focus fanatic magazine?

they did a test of bolt on parts of a 2.3 pzev engine, and got pretty impressive dyno tested HP gains. i do not remember the parts or numbers off hand, and my copy of the magazine is sitting at home. but there are plenty of bolt ons for the pzev that do quite a bit of good. if you would like, i can post up the mods and numbers at work tomorrow, or you can go buy the mag yourself.

if you want to complain about mods few and far between, look at the SPI engine.

p.s. i agree that the saleen focus is not worth the cash, but i just wanted to point out the truth.
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Old 05-07-2004, 06:49 AM   #7
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NO!

I took the saleen focus for a drive yesterday and it was no different from any other focus. It has 152hp and its mostly looks. They want 24,300 bone dry. I looked into the aftermarket accessories and they want 2200 for sparco seats, it comes with no nitrous, only nitrous ready as in just the injectors. they want 11,200 for the tropical chameleon paint job, 3000 for the dvd system and there's plenty more. you do the math, don't do it.
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Wow! Crazy money going no where, huh? Just mod your own Foci and u can make it better than that.
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im thinking of the body kit, thats it.
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Don't waste the money....the SVT is the most bang for your buck....... As far as body kits go look into Cervinis, cuz I think it is the nicest one out!!!!!!
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