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By Jimmy DeLoche
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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There were some problems when I first got it with the timing. After two computer upgrades, it's running stong. Fun=value=10


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By Supermod26
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Car is fun to drive, have not had long enough to give a good review..


Best Features

Shifting of 6 speed transmission, much nicer than my Camaro Z-28 6 Speed


Worst Features

Needs a power adder option ( Turbo, supercharger)


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Get one while you still can
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By slothbert
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This is a great car at MSRP; with current Ford rebates, it's a steal...but not for much longer, '04 is the last year for the SVT Focus. It's a terrific driver's car with superb steering, handling, and brakes, and a strong engine (though power delivery could be better). Early Focus problems seem to be worked out; build quality is great and the SVT is tight as a drum. It's a blast to drive, but works as a practical, roomy hatchback too. I'm surprised it hasn't been more popular--its price and quality make it superior to Civic Si, GTI, etc.


Best Features

Brilliant handling, steering, and braking. Great burbling exhaust note. Very racy looking, though you have to like the Focus's styling in the first place to appreciate it. Excellent ride for a car with a sporting suspension. Versatile and roomy. Well- equipped in standard form.


Worst Features

Lighter flywheel or tune engine to rev more freely at low RPMs...hard to launch cleanly on grades. Engine a little disappointing; needs to be stronger to justify higher cost of premium fuel. Shifter action could be smoother and quieter.


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Fun SVT
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By gordyd3
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This is my second Svt Focus, and my fourth Svt Vehicle(two Lightnings). SVT vehicles are the best blend of engineering you can buy in a production vehicle. They build a "balanced" package. Performance, style, handling all in one vehicle....Amazing! I was going to wait and buy another Focus Svt in a couple of years...sadly, Ford is no longer going to make this vehicle, when I found out I ordered another one.


Best Features

Handling, Brakes, Styling


Worst Features

If they were going to stay in production, more power/all wheel drive


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best hatchback for the money
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By racerjae
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This car is worth every penny, especially with the generous rebates. All the magazine reviews are correct. The car handles and brakes like a race car. Although the SVT Focus is sluggish at low rpms, it comes on forcefully (like a turbo) at mid to high rpms. It has a nice exhaust note that's not offensive like aftermarket ones, and the telescoping and tilting steering wheel allows for the perfect driving position. The performance, practicality, utility, and fun to drive aspects of this car are unmatched. If you can find one without the unnecessary options, buy it. I got mine (no options) for only $16,700 out the door! Definitely a no- brainer.


Best Features

6-speed tranny, telescoping steering wheel, cockpit/interior


Worst Features

more low end torque, not having to buy premium fuel


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