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Old 02-05-2006, 08:37 PM   #1
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SVT Enthusiast magazine is crap!!!!

Being the new proud owner of a 2003 SVT Focus, I couldn't wait to get on ebay and buy up a whole bunch of literature on this car. So I bought original dealer brochures, as many Focus fanatic magazines that I could find, and last but not least....SVT Enthusiast magazines. Only one problem, SVT Enthusiast magazines cover 99% Mustangs, mustangs, mustangs. Now I have no problem with Mustangs, I have owned quit a few in the past and will probably own many more in the future, but where are the articles on the SVT Focus???? Hardly any mention of the SVT Lightning and NO mention what-so-ever of the Contour....What gives??? In my opinion this magazine is crap!! Are Focus Fanatic magazines still being made?? These are great!! Oh well, just had to vent. I'll stack the SVT Enthusiast magazines next to the toilet paper, this way some day if the toilet paper ever runs out.......well you know the rest!!!


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Old 02-05-2006, 09:43 PM   #2
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Being the owner of a SVT Focus for the last 3 years I can tell you that you had better not get your feelings hurt when it comes to lack of coverage on your car. I think it is a fun car to drive. It handles great especially with a little massaging in the way of better springs and adjustable shocks and struts and it has enough power to be entertaining. I won't call it a great car because there are some problems that nearly everyone on this board can relate to to some degree. Clutch and flywheel, leaky clutch master cylinder, broken DSI cable, crappy stock tires, and a overly soft bushing in the sock motor mounts just to name a few...I have addressed most of the issues and I drive the piss out of my car and she seems to take it just fine. You will how ever get no love from the Mustang/domestic guys or the most of the import crowd. they all seem to be somewhat "focused" (bad choice of word) on their own thing and in my own opinion I think they all miss out on a much bigger picture. I have drag raced this car but mid 15's @90ish just don't seem that exciting. This car can really shine on an autocross course or on some nice canyon/mountain roads...It will eat a comparibly equipt mustang alive in the twisties...
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:38 PM   #3
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^^ yeah, what he said.

I find that owners of Cobras and Lightnings def give no love in our direction. No nod, wave, nada...most dont even know the Focus has an SVT model cause Mustangs and Pickups are the center of the universe. But dont feel bad...all the SVT stang owners that I have met are a buncha tools anyway.
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:44 PM   #4
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hahaha....you know, I NEVER even looked at a focus before I got my 1st one......they were just the egg looking cars that old people drove....

One day I wil pull up next to some mustang, race him and beat him, and when he hollers RICE....I will tell him "hey A$$HOLE.....It's F'in SVT, not RICE BIT*H"........and you just got handed your A$$ by it!!!
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Old 02-06-2006, 04:03 AM   #5
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i got several months of that magazine sent to me for free along with a bunch of other stuff. there was one that the focus was on the front cover and a little information on the focus, mainly just bringing the focus up, there weren't any full articles on it. i opened and looked through the first few, then when they kept coming to me i never even opened them up because there was nothing i was interested in.
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:41 AM   #6
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It has its good points though most of it is dedicated to covering track days put on by SVTOA, but remember, its SVT Enthusiest, not SVT Focus Enthusiest.....its because Cobras and Lightnings make up the majority of SVT vehicles out there, so thats where the "focus" is.
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Old 02-07-2006, 02:24 PM   #8
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SVT Enthsiast is now taken over by SVT themselves once again. Check out the SVTOA page. Who knows when we will see another issue.
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I just got an email this morning that they are combining SVT Enthusiast with 2 other Ford entities Team Ford Racing and something else, it will now be called Inside the blue oval, and will be distributed monthly, many on the SVT boards feel the issues will be dominated by NASCAR news....guess I won't be renewing my subscription.
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