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2002 Ford Focus SVT

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SVT 2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual - (49 reviews )

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fast but not reliable
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By svt racer
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2002 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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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.


Best Features

Faster than any honda i have raced and drooled over by all of my friends.


Worst Features

optional turbo charger(which i will put in very soon), higher quality of sound system (why my svt is always in the "shop")


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A true pureists sports car
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By dk8
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2002 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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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.


Best Features

Great Handling. Sweet Engine. Remarkably well mannered ride. Well thought out controls. A touch of refinement in the comfortable leather trimmed heated seats. Attention to detail and choice of materials. Are you sure this is an American car? Exclustivity


Worst Features

Cabin wind noise. Though not terrible it's just that in view of how good this car is it's a surprise.


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


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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
player.


Best Features

Engine/Transmission; Suspension/Brakes; Sound System; Front Seats; Exterior Styling; Full compliment of white gauges.


Worst Features

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.


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So Far, So Good !
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By bc01cls
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2002 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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 panels.


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Bad little car
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By jered
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2002 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Had a few problems with mine but hey,
it's a performance car not a basic
daily driver!Love it and bought a
second Focus beacuse of it... GET ONE
NOW!!!


Best Features

6 gears


Worst Features

supercharger qould be nice (cost extra $3000ish aftermarket)


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