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Great car - expect some quirks
By ZIPYSVT on 07/27/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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

Review

I sold my '00 Mustang GT and bought a new Silver SVT Focus with the red interior, audiophile sound system, and sunroof. At the time, there were no rebates available, and the car was about $18,000. I have about 8,500 miles on the car, and it has been very reliable and fun to drive. I haven't missed the Mustang at all. It rides and handles extremely well, the stereo is impressive, the overall ergonomics are top notch. It has pretty tall gearing, but the 6-speed has great feel. It does have some performance car quirks - the cold idle is rough, and it needs RPMs to launch well.
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Ford Quality???????????????
By tifosi on 06/17/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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

Review

I purchased a black SVT Focus about one year ago. The car is a blast to drive when the road gets twisty but lacks the kind of power that I crave. The chassis is very well balanced, the handling is nuetral and the car is very easy to rotate. I would prefer a little less body roll and better high speed stability as the car is a little twitchy in high speed sweepers (100mph +). My major complaint with the car is the quality. I had to get a new power steering pump, alternator, and now the intake runner control quit working. This in addition to several different noises and rattles that emminated from the exhaust.
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Love this car !!!!!
By Blue SVT on 06/09/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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

Review

One the most fun cars to drive. I have driven Porsches(924s, 944, 911), Mustang GT's, Camaro's, BMW's(540i, 840i,330i) and for thousands less this ranks up there with them. I get looks from Mercedes, Porsche,BMW owners because how original the car looks (yes, it stands out even though there are thousands of Focus cars on the road).
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Most for the $$
By glen124 on 04/05/03 00:00 AM (PST)

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

Review

By far the best "bang for the buck". I had seen the car, and went back 2 months later to buy it. Even at MSRP, it would be great, but I got it below invoice, and then lots of rebates on top of that, so for the price, nothing else could even compete. Only had 1 warranty issue so far (the horn), but may take it in to have them investigate a squeek/rattle near the rear hatch. Great utility by being a hatchback. I thought mileage could be better, but on recent highway trip averaged 28 to 30mpg, far above 25mpg EPA highway rating.
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SVT!!!!!!!
By mrpolo on 03/21/03 00:00 AM (PST)

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

Review

This car is pretty awesome. Especially for the money. The best "bang for your buck" out there today. The handling is superb and the power is great. Overall this is the best sport hatch out!
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The best car for under $20,000
By peoples1234 on 02/10/03 00:00 AM (PST)

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

Review

This is the absolute best car car you can actually buy for under $20,000. Great breaks, handling, good acceleration, and overall comfort is great. I give it a ten.
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SVT Focus a best buy!
By SVT4ME on 02/06/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

It handles like it's on rails - yet you don't sacrifice ride comfort for handling prowess. The steering is tight and firm yet supple. The engine rocks - you won't win any stoplight drag races against a V8 Mustang or Camaro, but you'll surprise a lot of Honda owners. And it has a nice exhaust tone, too. The six-speed is fun and works well, although occasionally the first- to -second gear change seems a little clunky, and the reverse lockout can be a little hard to overcome. Interior much nicer than previous Ford compact car efforts, although even with only 10,000 miles, already a little squeaky but turning on the excellent stereo cures that problem!
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Driving is Believing
By Baby Viper on 02/03/03 00:00 AM (PST)

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

Review

My 2002 Focus SVT is by far, the best handling car I have ever owned. This car driving dynamics are unmatched in its class. Please! If you want a car with sports car handling, awesome brakes, excellent ergonomics, and powerful sound system for under $20k, then the Focus SVT is for you. I recommend you take one for an extended test drive. Driving this care will make you a believer; and it that isn't enough, you need to read all the reviews and comparisons. By the way, drive the competition to. You might want to be start in the $30k range...The SVT has no competition in its class. Hurry, don't wait to long neither, theses are built in limited numbers
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Funner n' My Ducati?
By Goldmeister on 01/18/03 00:00 AM (PST)

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

Review

Well not quite, but this is a very enjoyable little commuter. Buy decision after a 15 minute test drive. Cannot do better for the $$. I did have trouble finding one, good luck on that. BTW this is our third Focus, no prob's with any of them.
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Awesome!
By BlackSVT_4Ever on 12/11/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

I was really not a fan of the Focus when it first came out but, since the release of the SVT, I have done a 180. I absolutely love this car. It is not just a focus with Ground Effects and 17's. It is totally re-engineered vehicle. Pretty much new everything but the body.
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