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2004 Ford Focus SVT

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Loads of Fun!
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By Nail_Biter
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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When I first told my wife I was buying
a Ford Focus, she just about died
laughing! When she actually saw it and
road in it, she changed her mind very
quickly. I traded in a 2000 Nissan
Maxima for this little rocket and I
have never looked back. For what I paid
for this car, it has to be the best
money I have ever spent! Glad I got the
last production year available. Not
that it will be a collector's item any
time soon, but I should have no problem
selling it down the road. No plans to
add any Mods to it. I am a purist at
heart.


Best Features

6 speed, HID lights, instrumentation panel is very cool, especially at night. Sporty rims and great tires! Love taking quick turns in it!


Worst Features

Since Ford has stopped production on the SVT Focus, all I can say is that I wish they would have increase the HP and Torque a bit more for their final production year. I really don't want to modify it at all.


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The Real SUV
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By Hot Tuna
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This is a real sport utility vehicle.
If you live in a large city like I do
(Chicago) you need a car that can fit
the smallest spot and can carry all of
your things when engaging in your
annual move to another apartment. The
audiophile sound system is bar none
and the exceleration for a sub 20K, 4
cylender car is exceptional. People
may smerk when you have a focus (those
that don't know what an SVT is) but
when laying the smack down on an
eclipse GTS, passengers soon realize
that this focus is on roids.


Best Features

Everything except lack of middle consol


Worst Features

Middle Consol, a bit more umph wouldnt hurt, and thats about it


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Driver's Seat Design Flaw
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By Ken Vinson
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I have a 2-door SVT and the only
problem I have experienced is with the
driver's seat. If you drive with the
seat bottom raised up in the back, you
have to remember to lower it if you
pull the seat back forward to let
someone in the back seat. Otherwise,
over time it will rub a place in the
lower seat cushion. The Ford dealership
where I bought my SVT is replacing mine
free of charge this time. The service
writer at the dealership agreed it is a
design flaw. Now all I have to do is
tie a string around my finger and
remember to lower the seat cushion when
I have passengers for the back-seat. :}


Best Features

Comfortable ride, good handling and great sound system. 6-speed transmission makes it fun to drive.


Worst Features

Fix driver's seat where it doesn't rub in any position.


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Love this liitle hatch!
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By eap
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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The SVT Focus is an amazing car,
especially for the money. It is the
best handling car I have ever driven.
The inside isn't luxurious but it's
well done and all the controls are in
just the right spot. It's the perfect
mix of fun, value and practicality.


Best Features

Transmission, brakes, hatchback


Worst Features

The seats could be more supportive.


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


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I just love this car! I have had 3
Mustangs and 2 Chevy Trucks and this
is the best car I have had to date.
The fun to drive factor is very high.
I love the handling that this car
has. Since this car has a 4 banger,
the the power is in the mid to upper
ranges of the power curve. I have the
European Appearence Package(sunroof,
Heated Recaro leather Seats,
Audiophile 6 disk indash changer,
engine block heater, HIDs, and 16
spoke argent wheels).

I need a sporty car that I could
commute to work in (90+ miles a day) I
have found it. You cant go wrong with
this car!


Best Features

6 speed trany, Euro Package, Handling, brakes, massive aftermarket for upgrading


Worst Features

Everyone wants more power, XM radio option


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