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Pocket Rocket
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By fsovctu0s2
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2002 Ford Focus SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Bought as a leftover & paid $15,000. Needed snow tires for N.E. winters. Had 3 alternators, numerous horns, loose heat shields, and car felt like it had lost its snap. Brought to dealer who discovered a broken intake manifold control valve. Part was on backorder so had to wait about 3 weeks. Had rental with extended warranty. When I got the car back it was like new again with the power. Battery light came on day after I came home with it due to a bad connector at alternator. Dealer fixed immediately when I returned. Idle was high but I think the new control valve fixed that. Brakes are awful in the wet. Front brakes replaced @ 40,000 miles & same results. I do love the car but engine light has been on. Great on long trips.


Best Features

Handling, power, radio, 6 speed, service treatment at dealers (under warranty), comfort of seats, controls, economy. People don't think it's a Ford. Get lots of compliments.


Worst Features

Electrical, alternator etc., wish it wasn't made in Mexico. Leaks on passenger footwell, brakes stink in the wet, ABS not that good in snow (would have opted not to get it if it were an option). Speedometer seems to read 5mph faster. This is my first new car and it has never left me stranded or failed to start.


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Black Arrow
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By Sunny
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2002 Ford Focus SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Fun to drive. I never imagined that i would get this kind of performance from a 4 cylinder engine. Just bought it; so far I love this car.


Best Features

Acceleration.


Worst Features

Optional traction control switch would help to burn some rubber. Turbo or supercharger would be an excellent option to smoke others.


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My red rocket
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By svtracer
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2002 Ford Focus SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I love this car, it handles and drives like a true rally car. The seat heaters are awesome and great sound system - not too much bass but enough.


Best Features

Where to start? 17 inch rims, weather package (if you were smart enough to get it). great power, sound system with radio control on the steering wheel. I could go on for days - aftermarket exhaust.


Worst Features

Stock intake no airbox, fix low end torque, no plastic throttle body. But not much too - all around good car


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SVT Focus
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By Russell
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2002 Ford Focus SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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LOVE the car! My first Ford, and it surely wont be my last either!!


Best Features

Styling, and no top speed limiter!! 6th gear really pulls on the highway. Get 'er above 5,000 rpm, and she screams!!


Worst Features

MORE POWER! Needs a supercharger like its big brothers of SVT!


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Incomparable in Class
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By cyberfossil
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2002 Ford Focus SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Besides a 911, haven't driven a better handling car (magazines compare it to a Boxster's handling). The power off the line is not where it's at unless you drop the clutch at high RPM (bad for your clutch, obviously). It's when you get rolling that you notice the difference. It eats up corners and is quite forgiving. Side air bags are a nice touch. The front seats are pretty good but wished I waited for the Recaros. Excellent ride.


Best Features

Wolf in sheep's clothing, cornering ability, and very smooth ride compared to other cars that handle like the SVT.


Worst Features

No premium gas and more low end torque.


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