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Old 02-22-2009, 10:16 PM   #1
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New SVT Owner

Hey all, I just picked up an '03 ZX5 SVT this weekend. Been checking out the website...it's been a while. Quite a few years ago we owned an '02 Focus SE sedan.

Anyways, I love the new car. It's only got 33K miles on it, and the only things I've noticed wrong with it are the rear hatch struts need replaced, and the tires are the stock Continentals.

I've checked out the stickies, and did a few searches for some of the common issues. I've also PM'd Mike to get a VIN check done to see what, if any, work has been done to the car.

In the meantime, just thought I'd say "Hey" and ask if there were any common issues/DIY that needed to be addressed.

Thanks for any information!

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Old 02-23-2009, 11:54 AM   #2
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Welcome back to the site. Good find too
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums! Where abouts in central OH are you? I'm right on OSU campus. Hope your car checks out ok and maybe I'll see you around sometime.
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nice find, and welcome back to the site
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:09 AM   #5
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Thanks. I live near Johnstown, but work up near Polaris. I definitely like this SVT better than our old SE...but who wouldn't? :)

To SVT_BMXer - do you go to OSU, or just live in that area? My wife graduated from there a few years ago, but we had some good times down there for some OSU games.
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Sweet find I want an SVT 5dr. All you need to do now is post some pics please and welcome back to forum
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:08 AM   #7
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I hear ya on the pics. Let me see if I can find the internet sale posting and copy some from there. :)
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Quit all the Buckeye love, GO GREEN, MSU FTW!!! Just playing, welcome to the fourm, with that low of miles your car shouldn't need to much, I'd give it a thorough once over, make sure the thermostat housing isn't leaking, (You never know on that one.) and go from there.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:38 PM   #9
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Wow, I was just looking at some of the stickies and found some interesting info on the history of the Focus.

I didn't realize, but I now own one of the rarest SVT Foci around. Sweet!

(2003: 5-Door Black with Blue Inserts 53 of 2,173 total 5-Door models produced that year)
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