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Old 10-11-2005, 10:13 PM   #1
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Ok, I just finished test driving an 02 infra red svt. Now after have a very close look at the car I noticed that there were scratches on the exhaust header cover. Almost as if the car was in an accident. Yet the car was not saftied or have a wrecked/ rebuilt title. The car sales man says that it could have been from the factory, but I have a funny feeling that there is more to it than that. Also the heat sheild underneat the car was held on by hose clamps. What kinds of things should I look for when buying a used Svt? What are some real common problems?
Are the 02's bad to get, as they were the first ones off the production line? Any help would be great.


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Old 10-11-2005, 10:18 PM   #2
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How many miles??? You would probably want to find out if the clutch/flywheel have been replaced, as they tend to be a problem. if you do a search, you will find alot of TSB's (technical service bulletins). I have an 02 and have had a few minor querks with it but nothing major, and overall love this car.
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:23 PM   #3
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my 02 is holding up good ....even with me beating it even once in an while...the heat shields always come loose and thats why they have hose clamps on it and i dont kno about the scratches on the header cove r previous owner may have done this
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:30 PM   #4
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is this the one. http://www.canadatrader.com/result/d...9&pgno=1&srt=1

you could check the vin # at sgi to see if it was in an accident.
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:38 PM   #5
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Yea thats the one! Do any of you guys have the link to one that was in B.C a few weeks ago?
It was blue, and they were asking only 15k. But its no longer on the trader site.
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:46 PM   #6
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Is 18k kind of high for an SVT? I went to Kelly Blue Book and an SVT in excellent condition with 20,000 miles would have a high blue book of 15k
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18K is kinda high for a used SVT, even a low milage one should be around 15K or lower.
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:17 AM   #8
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All the ones i have seen (here in canada) are around the $16,000 range. They seem almost more rare here. What do they go for in your home towns? Maybe I'll make a road trip.
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Old 10-12-2005, 08:17 AM   #9
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Yeah, here is the link from the one I was talking about

http://autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ca...dist=10#vdptop
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I bought my '02 SVTF with 16,000 miles on it back in February and only paid $10,500 for it. The KBB retail on it is still $12,500 and it now has 31,000 miles.
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