New Here - Focus Fanatics
Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forums
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Regional Forums > South West Fanatics > Fanatics: SoCal

Fanatics: SoCal Regional discussion Forum for planning events and sharing information with all Members in the Southern California area

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-24-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
rzulu080706
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Fan#: 118147
Location: SD, CA
What I Drive: None

Posts: 6
FF Reputation: 1 rzulu080706 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
New Here

Hey guys. New here. I'm looking to get my hands on an SVT focus. Mostly for a DD. Ive got 2 mustangs and a C5 vette which unfortunately are all V8s. The vette isnt so bad on gas but want to keep the miles off of it since I do 50 miles one way to work. So if any on in here can point me in the direction of a decent svt under $3500 (either 3 dr or 5) that would be awesome. Ive searched CL already and should be getting up with a few people in the next week or so to check theres out. Hope to get together with some of you guys soon. Thanks!


rzulu080706 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-25-2013, 12:07 AM   #2
ViperThreat
Moderator OF DOOM
 
ViperThreat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Fan#: 66026
Location: Concord, CA
What I Drive: '06 WRX Wagon 285whp/292wtq

Posts: 2,796
FF Reputation: 7 ViperThreat Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Welcome to the forums!

I havent seen any killer deals around Socal lately on a SVTf, but ill post up anything I find.

You may also consider a 2.3 focus. You can find them from 2003-2007 models, and while they may not have the aggressive looks and sporty interior of the SVT model, they definitely have the better engine (more reliable, better torque, responds better to bolt-on mods, etc).

Actually, here is one that has the SVT focus Recaro seats:

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/3987283794.html

Looks like it might need a bit of TLC, but with some new suspension/exhaust/cai, that can be a fun lil car.
__________________
Moderator For: Socal Fanatics | SVT Focus | Mk1 Focus | Audio & Electronics | General Chat
ViperThreat is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 03:57 PM   #3
rzulu080706
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Fan#: 118147
Location: SD, CA
What I Drive: None

Posts: 6
FF Reputation: 1 rzulu080706 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thanks man. I do prefer an svt simply for looks and the branding. Performance isnt a big deal for me out of this car. Ive found that was in rough shape with 194k miles, got the guy down to $2200 but I was only looking to dump $1700 on it. Seems like everyone wants over kbb value for an svt. Is this a common trend?

Sent from my GT-P5113 using FF Mobile 4
rzulu080706 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 11:00 AM   #4
ViperThreat
Moderator OF DOOM
 
ViperThreat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Fan#: 66026
Location: Concord, CA
What I Drive: '06 WRX Wagon 285whp/292wtq

Posts: 2,796
FF Reputation: 7 ViperThreat Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Keep an eye out on high-milage SVTs. The SVT has an interference engine and a timing-belt, so its critical to make sure that the timing belt is done every 70k miles or so.

On the whole, the SVT engine is just a bit more demanding and finicky than a regular zetec or duratec focus, so if you plan on buying one with over 100k, just be sure to be proactive about maintenance.
__________________
Moderator For: Socal Fanatics | SVT Focus | Mk1 Focus | Audio & Electronics | General Chat
ViperThreat is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 11:41 PM   #5
rzulu080706
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Fan#: 118147
Location: SD, CA
What I Drive: None

Posts: 6
FF Reputation: 1 rzulu080706 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thanks for the heads up. Ill keep an eye out for that. Does it do something specific if the timing belt is neglected?
rzulu080706 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 12:31 PM   #6
ViperThreat
Moderator OF DOOM
 
ViperThreat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Fan#: 66026
Location: Concord, CA
What I Drive: '06 WRX Wagon 285whp/292wtq

Posts: 2,796
FF Reputation: 7 ViperThreat Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
If the timing belt snaps while the engine is running, you are almost guaranteed to need a new engine. which is why its so vital to change.
__________________
Moderator For: Socal Fanatics | SVT Focus | Mk1 Focus | Audio & Electronics | General Chat
ViperThreat is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 01:37 PM   #7
A-to-the-J
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2012
Fan#: 99555
Location: SoCal, CA
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SE Hatch

Posts: 223
FF Reputation: 1 A-to-the-J Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
If you need a carfax, lmk.
A-to-the-J is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 09:52 PM   #8
rzulu080706
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Fan#: 118147
Location: SD, CA
What I Drive: None

Posts: 6
FF Reputation: 1 rzulu080706 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ViperThreat View Post
If the timing belt snaps while the engine is running, you are almost guaranteed to need a new engine. which is why its so vital to change.
Easy enough lol Thanks


Quote:
Originally Posted by A-to-the-J View Post
If you need a carfax, lmk.
Awesome. Thanks man. I'm going to check out an EAP tomorrow. Im gonna shoot you a PM.
rzulu080706 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:18 PM   #9
rzulu080706
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Fan#: 118147
Location: SD, CA
What I Drive: None

Posts: 6
FF Reputation: 1 rzulu080706 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Maybe not. I tried sending a PM but its acting like its not sending and there is nothing in my sent box. HMM
rzulu080706 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:52 PM   #10
scott7278
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Fan#: 100021
Location: St. Louis, MO
What I Drive: 2012 Red Candy SEL Hatchback

Posts: 901
FF Reputation: 5 scott7278 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
There's an option to check at the bottom of the message about making a copy...that tripped me up, too.

Sent from my HTC One using FF Mobile 4.
scott7278 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 10:53 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

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 Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.