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Hey what up guys and females, this is my first post here and I needs ya'lls tips, advice, and opinions.....I got a lil once upon a time thing..lol. I bought an svt brand spankin new with 8 miles on it back last year. I had it till the end of the last school year. I had nothing done to it and was rather satisfied with it. (148hp,132lbs) Well lately the new owner has been havin trouble with it...I mean quite a bit of it. He's had the stereo replaced, the clutch and pressure plate done twice and has recently had a new tranny installed....but he still has troubles. Well it comes down to this I have a chance to get it back since i'm going to start working with my dad at the end of this month. But should I? almost 30,000 miles on it and it isn't what it used to be. Either that or a 04gixxer 600, wich I'm having second thoughts about since I've heard stories....It'll be my first bike.
N*E ways, if I do get it back I'm going to mod it but I was wondering how did ppl get blown SVT's to push so much power. I thought it had too much compression to boost without killing it. I got a friend with a ZX3 and states that the SVT doesn't have as much potential cuz of that.
O and the payments are ridiculous...$482a month, the dealer literally raped my wallet. Overall amount was approx 28,000g's. My dad knew that too, ......
What would ya'll do???????And how much power are you guy's putting down, average..???
How much?? I really appreciate it ya'll, thanks.....and peace.
 

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1. bikes are fun but there just toys there not really meant for traveling specially not a gsxr (my bro rides a 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R but he says u have to have a car 2) a bike alone is not practical like say its raining yeah bikes aren't fun in the rain

2. you raped on that SVT my payments are like 280 something im paying 20g's for 482 a month you could have been driving a BMW or Mercedez

3. If you want something get a new SVT atleast thats what Id do if its giving this other guy trouble why would you want it back just gonna be giving you trouble

4. SVT puts out 170hp and 150 Torque if im not mistaken

5. SVTs have power there are a limited amount of thing u can do to it though (such as there is no chip for the SVT yet) but if u put a s/c or turbo in it you could have some real power
 

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1. bikes are fun but there just toys there not really meant for traveling specially not a gsxr (my bro rides a 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R but he says u have to have a car 2) a bike alone is not practical like say its raining yeah bikes aren't fun in the rain

2. you raped on that SVT my payments are like 280 something im paying 20g's for 482 a month you could have been driving a BMW or Mercedez

3. If you want something get a new SVT atleast thats what Id do if its giving this other guy trouble why would you want it back just gonna be giving you trouble

4. SVT puts out 170hp and 150 Torque if im not mistaken

5. SVTs have power there are a limited amount of thing u can do to it though (such as there is no chip for the SVT yet) but if u put a s/c or turbo in it you could have some real power
Yeah dude iv'e heard the bike thing that's why I'm not really too sure about it, and yea I got ****ed the worst way but I didn't know at the time. My dad signed the papers and he kept telling me if I get you this car, no help will come from me. I was like yea dad, yea. (I fell in love with it when I first saw it) He kept insisting on shopping around but I was like no. So that's on me. And I want it back cuz I miss it so much ya know, but unlike that guy's kids, I can drive.
When I had it I had the throttle body sensor replaced, that's it. I raced every chance I got and never had the car fail me. A couple of months after they got the car shit started happening. I rode with the kid once and he rode clutch like a bitch.....
O and the power figures are when I dynoed the car. This local shop had a dyno day, my friend and I went. There was nuthin but stangs and LS1's, and his lightning. Everyone there was like impressed with the numbers. They didn't expect that much out of a stock 4 banger. What do ya'll think about Vortech's option? It's expensive but it's best power around? Isn't it.?
 

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Ok, first of all, don't get the bike. I am speaking from experience. I had one, my first bike also, it was an '03 Yamaha R6, and was it ever gorgeous. I totalled it a month and a half later, and am lucky I can walk right now. It also caused much financial disaster because of medical bills. That, plus the fact that no, bikes are not practical as an only means of transportation. A street bike in the rain sucks, plus it's very dangerous.

Secondly, lemme get this straight... You want a car back that is starting to have troubles left and right? Plus the fact that the payment is almost $500 a month? I say no way, just based on those facts. That's an insane car note for a car that is only $20 grand, and sounds like it's falling apart. That's just nuts.

Oh, and Seb656, I think he was referring to WHP.
 

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I forgot to state that I was planning on getting it refinanced...plus the thing got extended warranty. I know something else is gonna happen to it...so by that. Is there a way of getting a replacement from the dealer, since it's such a hassle. Lemmon laws? And yea I did mean whp.
 

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ROFL....The last person who called me an "ambulance driver".... died

My ex gf said she could, "confuse my focus for a ****in shoe....that or an egg on wheels...."
 

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First of all, don't let anyone tell you not to get a bike, they are the funnest thing in the world. But, a racer replica 600 is way too much for a newbie rider, that's a damn fast bike. Look at something like a SV650, or even a Ninja 500. In the right hands they are quite capable little bikes. My best recommendation is get experience in the dirt first, you'll learn lessons there that you don't want to learn on the street. Maybe a dual purpose, so you'll still have a streetable ride.

I've been riding street for 17 years, been hit by 3 cars, totalling 2 of the bikes, and been down 3 other times. The only thing to put me in the hospital so far was a dritbike accident.

As far as the focus, get a new one. Sounds like that guy has had a lot of problems with it since you sold it to him. Can't beat having a new warranty. I've got 6 years bumper to bumper with 6 years no maintenance, except tires and alignment. And from everything I read hear, I might need to use that warranty.

Good luck on whatever you decision is. And if you ever get the chance to ride, do it! I wouldn't give up riding until I'm dead!!![;)]
 

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tell ur girlfriend a serbian death squad is on the way 2 her house [}:)]
but in all seriousness go for a new SVT is shouldn't run you more then 300 a month if u bargain with them and shop around at different ford dealership i got it for 20 where ass they tried to tell me 24 at another dealership and yes the vortech is the biggest bang hp and torque wise the Jackson Racing Supercharger gives you a 40% boost roughly 65hp the Vortech gives you 110hp and 50 torque im not sure of the torque on the JRSC
 

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Sorry but I have to agree with SunshineCavy, bikes are not the best way for transportation all the time. Also how much are you going to buy back the SVTF for? Right now you can get a new 03 SVTF for 0% APR for 72 months plus a $3000 rebate.
 

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Wolf71, I was going to say the same thing. Get a dirt bike or used Suzuki GS500 to start. Spend the money for riding schools. Riding in the streets will teach you situational awareness that will make you a much better and safer car driver.

I have ridden for 16 years, since I was 8, and have had close calls and big wrecks. You fall off the horse and you get back on. Some people slip and fall in the shower and die. I am not going to live my life in fear! That said, I have had "the fear" after a few big medium speed spills, but it passes. I now ride mainly on the race track because the speeds were getting too high on the street. I have my SVTF to charge the mountain roads! But for me, even cheesy rental cars were fun in the twisties, its all about driving at the cars limit, right?

If you ride, you will crash. Can you accept that?

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its obviously agreed don't get a bike go for a new svt focus you can get a killer deal if you can't afford one look for a use svt focus i gurante you can find one somewhere thats in decent condition and there are plenty of mods for them just talk 2 us and we can tell you what u need (i know this from expierience i already know what im saving up for thanks to the people on this site)
 

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R&DSVTZX5 said:
Sorry but I have to agree with SunshineCavy, bikes are not the best way for transportation all the time. Also how much are you going to buy back the SVTF for? Right now you can get a new 03 SVTF for 0% APR for 72 months plus a $3000 rebate.
Damn, seriously... I won't buy the car back, it's like this. My dad's friend took over payments of the foci, and know the guy's having second thought's after all the trouble. Now that I think about it if this deal is legit might as well go for it.....thnx. And as for a bike, I will end up getting it if the focus doesn't come through. I don't wanna wait a year to get something, I kinda want and need a ride now. But I wasn't and am not planning on going crazy on a bike. My cuz is goin for a ninja10r....he's like always talking about you have to respect the capabilities of the machine, the second you forget...........it's over. And I do, bikes are no joke. They're like missles and in the wrong hands they can go the wrong way. I really appreciate the help guys, I'm leanin towards tradin in the foci a get another one for it. If not expect me to post pics of a spankin new crotch rocket....
 

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Whatever you do i hope your happy with it [:p]
 

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you cant get 0% and a $3000 rebate... it's one or the other... at least that's what it was a couple of weeks ago when i bought mine...
 

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you cant get 0% and a $3000 rebate... it's one or the other... at least that's what it was a couple of weeks ago when i bought mine...
Alot of dealers say that, but in truth that is what Ford is offering. Dealers here are offering this, I know because my husband and I went to look at a non-SVT 2003 ZX3 Focus for his brother and this is what they offered us. I'm not saying that I dont agree with you, because our local dealer that does all of our service work on our SVTF, did not offer both only one or the other. But the other 3 Ford dealerships that we all went to gave both the rebate and the 0% APR.

Who knows, more money in their pockets I guess.

Whatever you decide to get, let us know and good luck...[;)]
 

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Well I just got back from the dealer and left the foci there. My dad's friend says it still stays stuck in a gear sometimes. I drove around the neighborhood and saw nothing wrong with it.
Something is wrong with the clutch too. I was going up 75 and my friend in an eclipse was with me (to bring me back). We were messin around and I noticed that it started smellin like burnt clutch. So I shut it down. Any ways I spoke to the tech and I had a serious talk with him.
He sent me to the head guy at the dealer but secretary was like,"Do you have an appointment?", i'm like naw. Then she's like well he's not available. I'm like "bitch"......but I got the dude's number. I'm a talk the guy into givin me a cobra on the house..LOLL.
No, but seriously there has to be something I can do to rip them off the way they did me.
What ever happend to what goes around comes around?
Well does anyone have any suggestions on this matter?
How am I to go about this?
 

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I dont know if I would wants ta gank back uh `64 dat I know iz havin' uh lot o' problems. If ya iz getting financing anyway, why not just find uh new `64 or uh different used one ? Just sounds like ya iz asking fo' static. peep this shit
 

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Guerro......LOL, [hihi]
 

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i got the 0% and the 3k rebate, one of my best friends works at the dealership and he seiously hooked me up. fianl cost for my svtf 18,063!!!! (fully loaded not stripped out)
 

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holy freakin crap... $28,000 for an SVT!!! That is freakin redonkulous. That is almost twice what my gf spent on hers with no miles last year. Hell, that is 8g's more than I spent on my truck brand new. I'd say screw that focus, find another one, and shop around. And get good financing for the love of god! You should be able to get payments under $300 a month without trouble, unless your credit is crap.

As for the bike... get a car first, then get a nice used bike.First take some lessons though. Otherwise, be prepared for some road-rash. There is a bike salvage yard down the road from me. They have so many new bikes there from people who just bought them with no riding ability... brand new, low miles, but nice gashes all along them. My .02c
 
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