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Old 08-26-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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looking at a svtf with 32,000 on it

I am meeting up with a guy this afternoon to look at his SVTF. it is silver with every option except EAP, and it has 32,000. he says it is in "like new condition". he had it listed at 8500, i asked if he would consider 7000 for it. he said he would. so if it is in good shape and drives nice, do you think it is worth 7k? also how are these cars in the snow. it has traction control, and i would probably find some rims to put snow tires on for the winter. i live in St.Louis so our winters are not too bad, but we get some snow. thanks for the help.


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I live near StL and I run SVT contour rims with Blizzaks......real bummer that I can't call into work anymore due to snowed in. Sounds like a good deal. If you want me to look it over with you,I know what to look for.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:06 PM   #3
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Hopefully i like it when i check it out in a few hours. the seller has a loan on it, so it might be a little complicated to buy it, but if he takes 7,000 for it, then i will have a car that should hopefully be reliable for a long time. i may take you up on checking it out once i get clsoer to buying it. i was just in arnold on monday taking some ASE tests. should of stoppped by and said hi. is there a decent SVTF scene in STL?
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If its in good conditon, I doubt you are gonna find many more opportunites to get a low mileage SVTf for that cash. Double check KBB and NADA just to make sure the numbers are fair.
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Nice find!
32,000 miles is awesome...
If everything checks out, and he'll take 7,000 for it, you'll have yourself a great ride.
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I'm debating about selling mine with 33k for $8500 so anything less than that would be fair. Of course mine also has about $4k in extra goodies on it.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:18 PM   #7
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I'd make sure to ask him about the clutch or anything that could of been replaced...also Check that carfax. I almost bought a svt, guy said it had a clean carfax and no accidents, but then I noticed the rear window wasn't sitting right, and where the trunk and taillights meet there was a little gap. Looked underneath and found a bunch of overspray. Also remember it takes about 2 months for an accident to appear on a carfax
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:22 PM   #8
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well i checked out the car and while the actual car was filthy, i dont know who shows up to sell a car with it being covered in dirt and brake dust but that will wash off, it was pretty much in perfect shape. only defect that i saw was the bumper thing on the driver side door was chipped up on the very edge, so it was doing its job. the car had the original tires and brakes on it, and they were toast. tires were beyond gone, and brakes were almost metal to metal. i think i am going to ask him if he would take 6,000 since tires are going to be really expensive, and im betting brakes wont be cheap, even though ill be doing them my self. the interior was like new. the carpets were still covered with the factory plastic! the only major thing that is wrong with it, is that the HID headlights are really cloudy and yellow. i am pretty sure they will clean up just fine. is this common for these cars? I took off in second and it was super smooth, i was really surprised how easily and quickly the car got to 7k, i felt kinda bad taking it to that high of rpm on a test drive. the last thing that i was concerned about was the shifter, it felt kinda sloppy and sounded really "clunky" is this a normal condition for the svtf? it shifted smooth, just felt loose, and sounded different. thanks for any info, i hope i can get into this one. im tired of deals falling though.
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:23 AM   #9
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well my dads had his focus for 70k miles and gave it to me last month, so ive been driving it for the last 3 years now altogether. never have the HID's ever got yellow/dingy like your saying. can you send the link of an ad for this car? and dont feel bad about gettin the rpms that high, you need to make sure that the car runs ok at high rpms
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:06 AM   #10
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http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/1889982788.html

the headlights look worse in person, but i saw a clean spot, and it does not look like there is anything on the inside, so i should be able to spend a few hours buffing them out and get them looking as good as new.
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