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Ford Focus SVT, Hatchback
#392 of 423 Re: Feast your eyes Einstein! [malindi]
Apr 02, 2006 (8:27 pm)
What's so good about the super-fat (over 6-ft wide!) Focus II ST?
A heavy-nose 5-cyl FWD car is a faulty design. That's why the Mazdaspeed 3 rather stick w/ 4-cyl. Either way, turbo-charging sucks.
That's why when I told people overseas that I drive a 2005 Focus I ST w/ normally aspirated 2.3 4-cyl, they can only envy. I plan to get rid of my excessively light pwr steering & replace it w/ Euro-spec... Stay tuned.
#393 of 423 Need some Advice Please
Apr 23, 2006 (6:50 pm)
okay, my pitch black 2003 Ford Focus SVT, thinking that well, man im gettin ahold of something that is a good buy and probably valuable, well was i ever wrong, that i have now noticed by trying to trade for a truck..which is a whole differnt story. (and if anyone is interested in buyin a SVT focus just give me a hollor, love to put YOU into one today!!!!) but back to my question, since im gonna hafta keep the car for a lil longer..lol. I have had this car aligned three times, put new tires on it and for some reason, my back tires get really wavey...and it makes my car ride like..well crap. I dont understand what is causing it, ive took it to my dealer and they just give me the run around and blamed it on tires, blamed it on rims, just everything. Does anyone know what it could be wrong? give me some advice. thanks guys
#394 of 423 some more advice..sorry haha
Apr 23, 2006 (6:51 pm)
what can i do to satisfy my power/speed hungar with my focus? What can you actually do to these lil unmodifyable cars to get more out of them?
#395 of 423 Re: Cruizing in my SVT, not so good! [fred5570]
Jun 02, 2006 (1:47 pm)
I have had the same problem. In March 2006 I had the Speed Control Servoc replaced which was an expensive repair $363 but that still hasn't solved the problem. My Focus SVT is 2004 with 45,000 miles on it. I'm waiting around for it to stop working altogether before I take it back.
#396 of 423 Focus unmodifiable?
Jun 06, 2006 (9:24 pm)
The Focus has one of the biggest aftermarket's out there! Search google for their aftermarket forum.
#397 of 423 Cooling Fan not Working - Engine Overheating
Aug 16, 2006 (4:55 pm)
I am hoping someone can help with this question. My son has a 2002 SVT Focus. A problem with the engine cooling fan not working recently started. The cooling fan will not kick in unless the air conditioner is on. If the air is not on the fan will not come on and the car overheats. The vehicle is still covered by the extended warranty but we are wondering if anyone else has experienced this type of problem.
#398 of 423 Re: Cooling Fan not Working - Engine Overheating [kxweil38]
Aug 16, 2006 (5:53 pm)
try asking over at www.focaljet.com they have a specific SVT Focus forum and the folks over there are very friendly and helpful.
#399 of 423 Re: Cooling Fan not Working - Engine Overheating [emulous]
Aug 16, 2006 (5:59 pm)
I have a 03 svt, and so far i havent had any overheating problems, good thing its still under warranty. i would do the focaljet.com thing, they really seem to know alot about these cars. Whatever you find out, post it on here so we konw what to look for. GOOD LUCK
#400 of 423 insurance???
Dec 16, 2006 (5:48 pm)
hey just wondering how much it is to insure a 3 door svt focus. theres one up for sale and its a great deal. i hear its really expensive to insure it, i wouldnt want to get a good deal on a car and pay double to insure it... any input as how it compares to a regular 4 door sedan??
#401 of 423 Re: insurance??? [svt_rs]
Dec 16, 2006 (6:40 pm)
call your insurance agent.