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Old 08-26-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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I think I found my dream SVT...but I have some issues here guys....help!!!

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/1921365193.html

This is literally the PERFECT SVT for me. I need to know some very specific questions about this car in general. It has a Jackson Racing Supercharger. Will there be any issues with this car if I DD it 20 miles a day every other week in 100 weather for the next couple months until it cools down?

What could I expect this car to run in the 1/4 mile? How about gas mileage?

When could I expect to change the timing belt and clutch if it has been babied and I continue to baby it?

I am honestly contemplating selling my Mustang for this car. It's not that easy though. I need to make sure it is a smart move. I like each car for its unique values. I love the Mustang for it's torque and sound and look, and I like the Focus for it's engineering, look, and rigidity.

I want both, I just don't know which one I want more. I love my Mustang and couldn't imagine getting rid of it, but this car is making me almost want to put her up for sale.

Please give me any piece of advice you can give me regarding this car. I really want it, but I simply cannot have 2 cars. I need to make sure it will be reliable, fast, and won't be a money pit.

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Old 08-26-2010, 11:23 PM   #2
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Go look at it first then you can make a better decision on the car.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:30 PM   #3
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Well, it was definitely raced and probably beaten on, so they lied about that. Who installs a supercharger and never pushes the car? And they tried to, but can't spell immaculate, so they don't know how spell check works. Take it all with a grain of salt.
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Haha, that's what I am thinking too. I just have to much precious time and money into my car and I love this SVT, but I also love my car. I want both, but can't have both. I think I may look at it this Saturday. I was up front with the guy when I said I can't afford it atm, but may be able to in a few months. I would honestly like to find something with a little more miles minus the Jackson Racing and for like 4k less lol.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:49 PM   #5
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damn! it only need a euro grill
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:20 AM   #6
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Well, it was definitely raced and probably beaten on, so they lied about that. Who installs a supercharger and never pushes the car? And they tried to, but can't spell immaculate, so they don't know how spell check works. Take it all with a grain of salt.
that and not only is it SC but it has the BBK on it as well.. i would realy think about this one.. they are asking way tomuch for this car as well. i wouldn't pay over 6k for it. it's a 02 with a SC nothing special about it realy.
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they are asking way tomuch for this car as well. i wouldn't pay over 6k for it. it's a 02 with a SC nothing special about it realy.
Agreed, Yes it looks nice, Yes it has low miles, But the fact is that its an 8 year old car, since it has a SC it has been beaten on a little, and with the high cost of some repairs on the SVT's you could be finding yourself in a money pit really quickly.

For 9 grand, you could find a much newer ST, or even a newer focus in general, and mod it the way you want.
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hell for 9k you could get a slightly higher milage SVT and turbo it.
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im sorry, id say no to that. i agree with skypilot. it has the SC on it so its been beaten a little bit. and if its the stock clutch, that could mean the clutch is starting to go out. you live in the good ole desert with no snow. id say keep the stang. you know for sure your mustang has been taken care by you, but you have no idea what this focus has been through. id say the more stock the better
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6k is as high as i would go
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