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Old 03-11-2005, 11:21 PM   #1
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should i keep or trade for another

Hey guys i have had a 2003 focus lx for about 7 months now and im wondering if i should keep it or trade it in for something else(Zx3 or svt)...First off its a rental sale car...its my first car and i needed something to build Credit with...its striped down...it has about 42k on it and an auto im so bored driving it .. any find back would help

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Old 03-11-2005, 11:23 PM   #2
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You will owe way more than the car is worth. You take it in the shorts for the first year of car ownership, most of the payments go toward the interest. Youll probably wind up tossing 3 - 5k of inequity on a new purchase, dpeending on the intitial purchase price.
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i only bought the car for 8k from enterprise car sale and trade in vale from kbb is 5k so 2k is not bad if i get 5k on trade in
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actually the trade difference would be 3k, but if you want a more performance oriented car then trade away. Howevfer i say just keep it. It's a great little car and you can make some decent hp from it. If you plan on dragging it then find something else though.
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Old 03-12-2005, 02:19 PM   #5
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it would be 2k because i have paid off 1k of it...any way im new to this stuff and im not very car smart but what are some things that you guys would do to start off?
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Your not really losin the 1k u paid into it because u kinda still owe for the money or what not. My mindset is i want to trade mine in too. But you gotta wait to look and find the right deal. I have ha dmy rfocus 7 months myself and now find it boring too.
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Wish you guys were closer, I'd let you drive mine. Sure you'd change your minds after a few runs.

Yes, it's an SPI. Yes, it's an automatic. No, it's not stock. Yes, it's all motor. Yes, there are quite a few suprised ZX owners out there.
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Wish you guys were closer, I'd let you drive mine. Sure you'd change your minds after a few runs.

Yes, it's an SPI. Yes, it's an automatic. No, it's not stock. Yes, it's all motor. Yes, there are quite a few suprised ZX owners out there.
how far are u from sandusky? illl get bored and come drive.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:30 PM   #9
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I like my Atx, After I started modding it out I can honestly say that I am happy with what I have done so far. But, to mod an Atx is difficult some people are not up to the task.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:33 PM   #10
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I want to make my atx a formiddable challenge to the "Stick-Heads". I am to the point now that I am considering ways on improving my tranny before I do more mods. I want to improve my focus's performance while also making sure that the car's tranny can handle more power.
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