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AMA: I just bought a 2003 SVT Focus ZX5

 
Old 02-12-2019, 05:05 AM
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Default AMA: I just bought a 2003 SVT Focus ZX5

It's a 2003 SVT Focus ZX5. Non - Recaro
-No 401k funds were used.
-Try to Focus on keeping this related to THIS cool car please?

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Old 02-12-2019, 05:06 AM
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:12 AM
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Default Re: AMA: I just bought a 2003 SVT Focus ZX5

The pic is bad, but the car is neat.

Are those MSW wheels?

Non-Euro edition is kind of a bummer, but SVT Focus is probably my favorite of the early 2000s hot hatches.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:13 AM
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Are those MSW wheels?
Yes. They are. I personally really like them but also wish I had the OEM 5 Stars as well.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:15 AM
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Default Re: AMA: I just bought a 2003 SVT Focus ZX5

Always wanted one.

you still have the other cars? Whatís the tally now?
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:18 AM
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Always wanted one.

you still have the other cars? Whatís the tally now?
I haven't gotten rid of anything.

ATM I have 5. But that's always subject to change.
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Default Re: AMA: I just bought a 2003 SVT Focus ZX5

I love these. 5-dr. model too...extra swanky.
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Yes. They are. I personally really like them but also wish I had the OEM 5 Stars as well.
Word. My friend's Miata came with a set, thought they were familiar.

The OEM five spokes are great, I think they'd be a nice pickup if you can find a nice set.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by moopmoop View Post

The OEM five spokes are great, I think they'd be a nice pickup if you can find a nice set.
I'm on the lookout for a good deal, wont overpay for them though. The reality is even with a good deal not sure I'd pay all that much because I think these look so good.

@usdm420 word, I too prefer the zx5 to the zx3. Also much rarer.
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Default Re: AMA: I just bought a 2003 SVT Focus ZX5

I like it a lot!
There are a few local ones here in MD/PA, I'd like to get one but not worth it to have all these cars.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:55 AM
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I like it a lot!
There are a few local ones here in MD/PA, I'd like to get one but not worth it to have all these cars.
Thanks! I bought this for sentimental reasons. Needed a project to tinker with anyway.
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What's the mileage on it?

Any plan to get the Recaro's in it?
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Youíre aware that the stock SVT 5ís are boat anchors, right Flav? You find a replacement head yet?
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What's the mileage on it?

Any plan to get the Recaro's in it?
No desire for Recaros. 170k.
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Youíre aware that the stock SVT 5ís are boat anchors, right Flav? You find a replacement head yet?
Yes. I still like the appearance of them though. But the reality is the current wheels are the ones this car will live and die with more than likely.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:03 AM
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Get RPF1’s.
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Those looks saxy
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Outside of a few extremely hard to come by wheels I’ll never take these off, just work so well with this car/color.
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I'm happy to have her back. This is from our first go around 😎
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:28 AM
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Your car was the reason I warmed up to 5 doors, I used to loath them.
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Nice pick-up.
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Your car was the reason I warmed up to 5 doors, I used to loath them.
Your Kona popping up on my IG feed was the reason I originally bought this car 2 years ago. (pretty sure I told you that already though)
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Default Re: AMA: I just bought a 2003 SVT Focus ZX5

What are your plans with this car (doing a mini restoration)?


#stackingtitles


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Solid buy
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What are your plans with this car (doing a mini restoration)?


#stackingtitles


I plan to keep it as a 3 season driver / project / fun car.
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