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Old 10-15-2003, 12:10 PM   #1
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Is the svt worth it?

hey guys wats poppin! I love my focus but lately i ve been thinking about getting a svt im lookin at the numbers compared to other cars and they seem not to match especially like neon srt it definelty seems better then an civic si but around my way there selling the svt for $19,000 and i think thats just too much i m considering selling my focus for 6500 and its in great condition and then use that as a down payment does this price sound a little fishy please help?


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Old 10-15-2003, 12:15 PM   #2
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what kind of focus you have? .... it's never worth selling a perfectly good car...you'll always take a big loss in $$$.. if you have a 2.0 zetec, tune it and let the SVT drivers admire your car for a change when you smoke them.
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Old 10-15-2003, 03:31 PM   #3
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I paid $16,100 for a 2003 ZX5 SVT. There was a $2500 rebate. Invoice was $18,512.
Didn't need cold weather package, sun roofs leak, and my wife can change the CD. LOL
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Old 10-15-2003, 03:34 PM   #4
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yes...
the svt is worthy only if you are not plannig to do any or just some minor modding...
the svt IMO is a buy and drive...thats it...
if you want to mod...keep the zx3....

if you have an spi i would say go for it...

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Old 10-19-2003, 12:26 PM   #5
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I paid $16,700 for my '03 SVT 5-door, all options except HID lights, $22K sticker. Look around--$19K is too much for an '03 nowadays. One guy wrote me and said he just got his for less than $16K.

And you're right, for about $19K, you can get a Dodge SRT-4, which is much more powerful than an SVT Focus. Won't handle as well, though. Neither will ANY stock Civic in existence.

Remember, you can shore up the SVT's power with a supercharger for $3K--about the cost difference between the SVT and SRT-4. But that supercharger won't be under warranty, which is a bummer indeed.

SRT-4 vs SVT Focus? Tough choice for you. But I'm a Ford guy, so it's not a tough choice for ME. Good luck!

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The SVT Focus is better than all sport compacts out there EXCEPT the SRT-4.

If you like great handling and appearance get the SVTF.

If you wanna go fast in a straight line get the SRT-4.
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"If you wanna go fast in a straight line get the SRT-4."

You forgot Butt Ugly.
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i dont think they look that bad.
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SRT-4 = the shizzle i don't care if it's a neon
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SRT4 still wins my vote, nothing beats good stock boost covered by warranty, i also havent had such a great experience with owning my focus
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