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Old 03-07-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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2003 Pitch Black

I just bought a 2003 Pitch black SVT. I've always been a bit of a RWD purist; I got this to replace a '94 Miata, before than an '86 325es. I blew the head gasket on the Miata, and decided that since I finally have a decent job I would buy my first "new" car .

I passed it up on the lot 4 times when I went looking for a car. FWD wasn't even a consideration. Then, suddenly confronted with the lack of newish RWD cars that I could afford, I test drove the SVT.

Oh, hell yeah. This is a nice friggin' car.

I do need new tires, and it surges a little when cold, but I've found some fixes on the board I'll try. Also want to get to the timing belt ASAP, since its at 88k and I'm not sure if it's been changed. Here it is. Got it three days ago.







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Old 03-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #2
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love it. welcome!
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:12 PM   #3
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Nice man ! Congratulations on the svt!
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:07 AM   #4
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Thats good stuff. Gotta love the EAP too.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:14 AM   #5
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Nice find I'm jealous of your seats lol.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:54 AM   #6
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:21 AM   #7
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Nice SVT EAP! Too bad the Machs and lip are gone.
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Nice SVT EAP! Too bad the Machs and lip are gone.
What is the Machs? Not bad, but is there condensation in headlights there?
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:29 PM   #9
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Yeah, I noticed the lip missing. Gonna do a DIY one for now, and invest in a mach 1 lip later when the mechanical issues are worked out. The condensation is on the outside (it was 43 degrees that morning!) but there is a little that gets into one of the reverse lights on occasion.

Thanks for the compliments. I'm probably not going to modify it much, but I do love a clean DD. I've got my scooter and '68 Valiant for tinkering with



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What is the Machs? Not bad, but is there condensation in headlights there?
Machs are the stock hid headlights that came with the eap package


I thought at first that those might be blacked out machs but the turn signals are in the wrong place.
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