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LenMinNJ 11-01-2017 07:56 PM

Recommend Replacement for 2004 SVT ZX5?
 
My 2004 SVT ZX5 with a short throw shifter and Borla exhaust system is about ready to be retired. It's my second SVT.

I really love its 6-speed manual transmission, the 170 HP, the tight suspension, the Recaro seats, and the exhaust note. 22 MPG has been nice.

Can someone please recommend a worthy replacement? It'd be nice for it to be 3 to 5 years old, and hopefully under $15,000. Four doors would be great.

Thanks!

PhilippeL 11-01-2017 09:05 PM

Fiesta ST!

Better handling (a bit less comfort), more power, more torque, better mileage.

There is a bit less interior space, but it is a great car.

autotranny 11-01-2017 09:18 PM

ditto above

fighterbandit1200 11-01-2017 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jayber (Post 11008122)
ditto above

i replaced mine with the focus st , keep it stock and 25-28 mpgs doable but its a hard call not to mod with the high return on your invested dollar , on a steady week i can still average 23-24 on a E30 tune

felixthecat 11-01-2017 11:01 PM

Two great choice's.....Seems like a few test drives are in order. Let us know what you think, + & - of both of them.

LenMinNJ 11-02-2017 06:15 AM

I will! Thanks to all of you for the two recommendations.

Any others?

pasta 11-02-2017 06:27 AM

Would agree fiesta st or focus st.

dross93ranger 11-02-2017 06:45 AM

I own a 16 Fiesta ST and an 04 SVT Focus. Both great cars.

felixthecat 11-02-2017 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LenMinNJ (Post 11008458)
I will! Thanks to all of you for the two recommendations.

Any others?

What are you looking to get out of a car?

LenMinNJ 11-02-2017 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by felixthecat (Post 11008506)
What are you looking to get out of a car?

Pretty much what the '04 SVT ZX5 delivers: good performance, not flashy, easy to maintain, not too costly to purchase.


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