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Old 06-02-2006, 09:26 PM   #1
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Talking former ZX3 owner NEW SVT owner!

I had 2 cars in my yard a '97 Crown Vic Police Interceptor and a 2000 Black ZX3 auto. I love my ZX3 and its in my favorite color(black)! I live in Iowa and SVTs are VERY hard to come by in my area. Then my friend said he saw a black 2 door in a dealership! I was there the day he told me about the car! I couldnt resist the temptation and bought me a '03 Black 2dr SVT by tradeing in my other 2 cars.
It has 22,000 miles I paid 12,000.00 (they wouldnt budge on price It has red seat inserts and a moon roof. I LOVE it. My ZX3 is a great car but there so many nice little touches and refinments in the SVT interior compared to my ZX3 and even the out side features painted mouldings and nicer paint.
I coudnt hardly drive a stick and it was quite an adverture driving a stick 45minutes home!!!
I had quite a few people giving me looks, the finger, yelling or just laughing! I guess I thought my skills were a little better than they were But now with some pointers and practice Im driving it alot better!
This weekend I am going to slap on my OZ racing ultraleggera rims as my first mod!


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Old 06-02-2006, 09:37 PM   #2
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Grats on the SVTF!! You are learning to drive one of the hardest cars to launch properly so if people give you crap I say, SCREW them, you will do just fine once you learn your car! In the mean time, enjoy your baby, I know I LOVE mine!!!!
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:46 PM   #3
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i know exactly how you feel. i've never driven a manual till the day i brought mine home
you ARE going to love your new baby! congratulations did it come with traction control?
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:49 PM   #4
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yeah it has the winter package, i have never had a car with traction control before so I really know nothing about it!
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:57 PM   #5
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the only thing i love about it is the buttwarmers lol

tc is incredible, but horrible for drag racing!
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:05 PM   #6
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sweet deal you lucky basterd :)

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Old 06-02-2006, 10:15 PM   #7
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from what I hear, you may come to hate the T/C!
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:38 PM   #8
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Congrats on the SVT!!!!
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Dude I couldn't even imagine trying to learn stick on this car, lol. Anyway, welcome to the SVT fold man. Ownership is a killer experience!
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Haha, don't feel bad...you aren't the only one that learned to drive stick with the SVT ;)

Although i didn't drive it home when i got it (got my father to since he knew more at the time) I did drive it to work the next day. And what usually takes like 5-10 minutes to drive to...I managed to turn it into a 30-45 minute drive. But everyday was an experience and everyday i got better and better. I personally think i still have a lot to learn on driving it...but as long as i'm not grinding gears, burning the clutch or stalling i'm fine :)
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