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Old 02-20-2007, 10:26 PM   #1
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Parents want to get rid of my SVT

Ok, I'm 17, parents just got me an 2003 Focus SVT for 11,800 with 47k miles. I messed up the clutch and fly wheel so its in the shop now($1100). They want to get rid of it for something simpler but I am telling them no. Any arguements I could tell them to persuade them not to try and sell it?


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Less complicated...like what a skateboard? Last time I checked all cars have problems. The clutch may very well have been worn anyways.

How did you go about "messing them up"?
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For one you can tell them there is a TSB on the clutch and fly wheel and they should fight paying the 1100. When that is upgraded you should not have this problem again. Save them money save your car.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:37 PM   #4
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dont forget to hit them with the saftey
front & side airbags, 4 wheel disc breaks, handels like a charm

show them some of the pics on this site of SVT's that have been rolled and the driver walks away with minor injury.

im sure your saftey is more important to them than the cost of upkeep
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It's not uncommon for people new to driving a manual transmission to damage a clutch. You can point out that a new clutch won't have the faults of the OEM clutch, and that you're through the steep part of your learning curve. All this adds up to quitting right before you master the important skill of being able to drive any passenger car or truck.

Maybe you can also offer to co-pay 50% of the repair cost over the next 12 months?
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All cars break. Just so happens yours did. What's to say a $500 car wouldn't need $1100 in work on it?
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im with the safety issue, has a 5 star side and front rating and airbags all around, and all disc brakes, the svt is a very safe and fun car, also its rae and it holds its vaule very well
also have you takin your mom/dad for a ride in it, not just a crusie to the grocery store, i mean a nice long twisty road? i bet your dad will love it, i knowmy dad did even tho mine was a sedan with svt kit
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For one you can tell them there is a TSB on the clutch and fly wheel and they should fight paying the 1100. When that is upgraded you should not have this problem again. Save them money save your car.

I totally agree ^^^ The car you have now is almost always cheaper to fix.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:43 AM   #9
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Here's some info for the TSB, Clutch TSB: 4-21-19
Also, if you do a search on here for the clutch and flywheel, you'll find alot of info. Whoever you have doing the work, make sure they use the newer updated parts from the TSB and you shouldn't have anymore problems with it.
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definitely get the recall!!! svt is too valuable just to give up for a not so fun car to drive! I wish i had an svt! but then again I wouldn't trade the focus for anything else in its price range anyways. Plus the clutch is a "wear and tear" problem, that's why they aren't offered in warranties! so tell your parents that it could happen in any car not just yours!
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