my 2002 svt is faster than any honda i
have raced so far but i have had my
audiophile cd player replaced 3 times
since i purchased the car.
performance wise, the car has exceded
my expectations but quality wise the
car is falling apart. i am yet to
lose a race but my car spends half its
time at the dealership getting fixed.
Faster than any honda i have raced and
drooled over by all of my friends.
optional turbo charger(which i will
put in very soon), higher quality of
sound system (why my svt is always in
Honestly. I'm not an over excited, 20
something year old yelling, "look at
the best thing I own". I'm older and
still enjoy a great sports car.
OK just to recieve some validation from
you out there I'm 40+ and have been a
car guy for a while. I've owned many
sports, luxury sport and sporty cars
and I must admit this is one of the
finer handling sweetest engined
vehicles I've owned.
Great Handling. Sweet Engine.
Remarkably well mannered ride. Well
thought out controls. A touch of
the comfortable leather trimmed heated
seats. Attention to detail and choice
of materials. Are you sure this is an
Cabin wind noise. Though not terrible
it's just that in view of how good this
car is it's a surprise.
This is a great performance slanted
suburban vehicle. The engine /6 speed
transmission combination is nearly
ideal. The suspension and brakes are
even better! You can drive it very
fast into corners and off ramps. It is
a great second car, but not practical
enough for a single car family, with
children. I purchased the optional 200
watt sound system, and would definetly
recommend that-has a large woofer in
the trunk, and 6 disc in dash CD
Sound System; Front Seats; Exterior
Styling; Full compliment of white
Should come with Continental
ContiExtremeContact all season tires.
Original tires are great in dry and
wet; but useless in snow. In northern
climates you must purchase winter
tires. Minor complaint: cup holders are
small and too far forward.
With all the troubles concerning Focus
quality, I was a bit hesitant to
purchase the SVT. After driving it, I
loved it and bought it! Reasonably
quick, smooth drivetrain, excellent
handling, comfortable, decent mileage,
great stereo, leather, moonroof, ABS
and exclusivity too. Nothing else this
much fun for $16K. Steering wheel audio
controls are even included, helping
keep my focus on what this car does
best; drive! 10 months, 7900 miles and
no issues. Minor tailgate creak I cured
by adjusting the screw in rubber hatch
stops. Owned a 99 Civic Si, but the SVT
simply shines on long trips whereas the
Honda would "buzz you to death" after
400 miles or so.
Integration of everything! Balance, rev-
happy powerplant, 6 speed, stereo,
great ABS brakes, one touch moonroof,
lumbar supports on both front seats,
interior room, steering wheel controls,
true variable rate wipers, looks,
exclusivity, ride and handling.
Armrest on center console! You can eat
up highway miles with this car and a
center armrest would be great. Sturdier
rims for the real world. Factory mud
flaps to prevent road rash on rocker