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Old 09-20-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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What's not to like about the SVT?

I'm thinking of getting an STV. I don't believe I've ever read a bad review of the SVT, but no car is perfect, especially as they age. What don't you like about your car, either it's driving character or any issues you've had. One concern I have is parts availability for the SVT. Is that ever a problem? Thanks.


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Old 09-21-2010, 12:07 AM   #2
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I have no problems with my car, i love it, not the fastes car out there , but sure is very fun to drive. On the parts it all depends on what you want.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:14 AM   #3
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They def. are a fun car to drive. I've had a my fair share of problems from the car, but that can't keep me from loving it. The biggest issue I had was a leaking rear main seal from incorrect install. If you don't mind wrenching on a car that's your daily driver I wouldn't recommend it.

Just like any car you have to stay up the the maintenance and you'll be fine. Parts aren't too bad to find. Usually one call to Steve at Tousley and you'll be good to go. The hardest part for me is to find time to work on it. I'm a mechanic and rather make money on side jobs haha.

All in all I'm sure you'll love the car if ya decide to purchase one.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:36 AM   #4
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all i hate from my car is the rattles, but i got solid motor mounts so 90% of my rattles are because of them, if i totalled my car i would get another svt no wonder
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what's not to like about it? I don't own one.......
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lots of stuff on mine but i do love the car..
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Be sure the check this thread out so you know what to look for when you go out for some test drives.
Read First: So You Want to Buy a Used SVT focus?
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:14 PM   #8
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Car is starting to show it's age @86K with assorted clunks & rattles.
Most of this should be cured when I install new mounts, shocks and brakes this weekend.

I love this car, my wife remarks it's my mistress.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:24 PM   #9
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I love everything about my car But i have put a ton of money into it so its wicked fun to drive. The one thing i dont like is the seats, they get dirty very easy. :(
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:14 AM   #10
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The one thing i would have paid a few extra bucks for is if FoMoCo's SVT guys would have put in an LSD. Other than that..."It is a blast to drive"
Throw a throttle body on it, a cold air intake (if your climate permits), and a short throw shifter and you won't know how you have lived without it.
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