I didn't know you could get the 2.3 in the focus ZX3. I was considering the SVT, but it was a little too expensive for me. Is it really about as fast as the SVt? It's cheaper, gets better mileage and ins. prob. less.
MrBobcat- if you had to bring back your SVTf, if you still want a Focus and can find an 03 model, I'm sure they can get those payments pretty low for ya... they want all those "old" models off the lot now!
My friend has a plug in dyno and performance computer that he uses with his modded 2003 svt cobra
12.15 @ 117mph w only pulley & chip so far ) any way his computer is within .09 of official time at infineon raceway formerly sears pt. Anyway the pt. is I ran 7.38 0-60 on the street w/ only 1,000 miles on my car.
have 4,051 miles on car now only mod is Amsoil full synthetic 5w-20xl7500 oil. can't believe how quick this
car is and how well it handles in stock form. Currently have much modded 97 svt Cobra, also owned 87 5.0
from 87-93 also much modded. The 2.3 focus is just as quick as a stock svt focus 0-60. The quickest times
I have seen posted in any mag are 7.4 0-60. I read almost all major domestic car zines and a few euros as
well from reading and personal experience the 2.3 focus especially base zx3s are hands down the best
bang for the buck!!!! cant wait to do a cold air intake(waiting for iceman plastic,had one on my 5.0 it was
great! ) and exhaust, and perhaps a pulley set.