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Old 11-09-2003, 05:53 PM   #1
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I don't have an SVT Focus yet. I have been looking around the past few weeks looking for something fun and reasonably priced. I think I found it in a SVT Focus! This car is really a blast to drive. It answers my needs for a car that a joy to drive and yet has a lot of neat upgrades. I currently drive a '95 M3 that I bought new and still really enjoy. Our everyday driver is a '02 PT.

I wanted some input on this car from other owners. I really like the seats in the euro pkg. So I will probably go this route. My problem is going to be color. I am leaning to the red or the blue. I know that when you go with the euro pkg. you get all of the options. I like that the car will have HID headlights. Any comments from anyone with these lights? How about the Recaro seats?

Any other input will be helpful. I look forward to ordering my SVT Focus soon. Thanks for the help, I look forward to keeping up with this site.

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Old 11-09-2003, 05:59 PM   #2
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the blue is sweet. i personally would get the orange one. the euro package has sweet wheels too. i liked the svt, i had one for a couple months. its not as fast as i would have liked but thats what aftermarket is for. the handling in that car is kick ass though, u will definately appreciate that. interior is the nicest ur gonna get in the price range.
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Old 11-09-2003, 06:29 PM   #3
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See my post in the SVTOA forum... Also along the "ride" for the price your adding to the car from the standard foci... You can't beat the upgrades you get for the money... 40 HP and more torque... Leather, power seat, 6 gears, body exterior upgrades, service (loaner, wash and vacuum each time in shop)... And all the other stuff you get from purchasing a SVT vehicle (meets, discounts, etc) you can't beat the price for the extra's you get.... Hell whats a decked out zx3 run? My wifes was $19600 before the 3000 in rebates....
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I don't have the HID's or the Recaro's (weren't available in '02) I do however have all the other options. I love my car and have no regrets on the purchase. I've tested the svt head to head with the civic si, sentra se-r spec v and golf gti and thought the svt was the best of the bunch. In my opinion I'll have to agree with eurozx3, the orange & euro package looks the best.
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Old 11-09-2003, 06:31 PM   #5
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What's wrong with the M3?? I'll take it off your hands if you like. Seriously though, the SVT is a great car. It's no BMW, but it's no junker, either. The Recaro seats seem to be quite popular with those who have them - I haven't heard any complaints. I'm kind of partial to Sonic Blue as a paint choice, myself.

One thing that you may want to keep in mind is that there does seem to be quite a few complaints concerning common problems with the SVT in particular. Failing clutches, rough idling/running, stalling, and a few electrical gremlins come to mind. I haven't had a problem with mine, but I do drive it only sparingly and not as rough as I suspect some of the people having issues do. And even though SVT owners are supposed to get the special treatment at the dealership, I don't expect the Ford dealer can really compare to the service you'd get at a BMW dealership. Or so I hear, I've never owned a BMW...
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The Euro is cool because it has the seats. My seats don't give me any support. The HIDs are a must. I honestly believe that I will never own another car without HIDs. I recommend the blue because my car looks like a girl's car.
If you have to service your bimmer the same way I had to service mine then you're in for a world of happiness. I had to take my old bimmer to a specialist shop & pay out the wazoo. With the SVT I can just get the oil changed & tires balanced and leave with a clean car.
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I was lookin @ the orange euro SVT. It was a little more then i wanted to spend. So i got a silver SVT w/ everything the euro has but the trac control, sunroof, seats, and wheels. Plus I only paid 13500 w/ my 2000 SE trade.

Another thing. I thought the euro package only came in yellow and orange?
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when i got my zx3 they had a silver svt on the lot with the euro package, the car was sweet but my wife can`t drive a stick but that car was calling me the silver was nice but the blue and orange are probaly better. those headlights are sooo much better than stock. just my 2 cents
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the blue is sweet. i personally would get the orange one. the euro package has sweet wheels too. i liked the svt, i had one for a couple months. its not as fast as i would have liked but thats what aftermarket is for. the handling in that car is kick ass though, u will definately appreciate that. interior is the nicest ur gonna get in the price range.
when did u have an SVT? lol was that before i joined the boards in Mach?
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had one for about a month and a half when they came out. i was going to keep two focii, just tune this one, and drive the svt. but the insurance was more than i felt like paying for on the svt so i didnt get it. it was fun to have for a lil bit though. it was cool havin 2 foci also.
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