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UFO
06-28-2007, 12:04 AM
NOT a Cobra; sorry boys :p. Oh yeah, remember me? I'm the guy who crashes your events once a year in a crap car. I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I bought a car with no power (again) but I'm now the proud owner of a '03 SVT Focus. Not had a chance to play with her yet but she seems like she's going to be a fun little car. Still not ready to step up to that big power though :D.

Only pic I have right now:
http://www.hangar13.net/Focus/pretendSVT.jpg

Many thanks to Keith (EvilCartman) for doing most of the leg work, hanging out at the dealership while the paperwork was sorted out, and letting me park it at his place for a few days; he's a true friend.

Firme
06-28-2007, 07:58 AM
That is SWEET David!! :thumbsup:

Is this the daily? I assume you still have the EVO.

UFO
06-28-2007, 10:05 AM
That is SWEET David!! :thumbsup:

Is this the daily? I assume you still have the EVO.Yeah, I still have the Evo so the Focus will be a daily. Although, I am having naughty thoughts about turning the Focus into a track only car right about now. I just don't go often enough to justify it.

[edit] Another pic or two:
http://www.hangar13.net/Focus/focus1.jpg
http://www.hangar13.net/Focus/focus2.jpg
http://www.hangar13.net/Focus/focus3.jpg
http://www.hangar13.net/Focus/focus4.jpg
http://www.hangar13.net/Focus/focus5.jpg

97CasperCobra
06-28-2007, 11:00 AM
Looks pretty sweet David.....and a nice stock SVTF congrats. Let me know if you have any questions man as I have an '02 for my DD. I'm itchin to get it on track as it handles amazing on the street. :thumbsup:

UFO
06-28-2007, 11:23 AM
Looks pretty sweet David.....and a nice stock SVTF congrats. Let me know if you have any questions man as I have an '02 for my DD. I'm itchin to get it on track as it handles amazing on the street. :thumbsup:Yeah, I have one question: Why's it so damn slow???? ;). I was already researching supercharger and turbo kits for the car last night, which is NOT a good thing! ;)

97CasperCobra
06-28-2007, 12:52 PM
Yeah, I have one question: Why's it so damn slow???? ;). I was already researching supercharger and turbo kits for the car last night, which is NOT a good thing! ;)

b/c it's a N/A 4cylinder.... :p

Does it have any mods??? You definately need a CAI, I've got a K&N which was on the car when I bought it. I'm about to do struts/shocks, plugs/wires, the timing belt, and I think my front pass CV joint or wheel bearing is bad....not looking forward to that. :(

UFO
06-28-2007, 01:13 PM
b/c it's a N/A 4cylinder.... :p

Does it have any mods??? You definately need a CAI, I've got a K&N which was on the car when I bought it. I'm about to do struts/shocks, plugs/wires, the timing belt, and I think my front pass CV joint or wheel bearing is bad....not looking forward to that. :(As far as I can tell it's bone stock: I dunno, it's sat outside keith's house right now (or it's flying tound his neck of the woods on 3 wheels :D). It only has 36K on it and it was a hell of a deal so I'm kinda expecting the wheels to fall off of it, or something similar, within a week or two! I really didn't do a huge amount of research before buying it but the price they wanted for it kinda lead to the impulse buy. The front bumper, at the bottom of the sides, doesn't really seem to be attached to anything and seems a little flimsy. Is that normal????

97CasperCobra
06-28-2007, 01:16 PM
The front bumper, at the bottom of the sides, doesn't really seem to be attached to anything and seems a little flimsy. Is that normal????

I believe that's normal....I'll check when I go out to my after work. Probably good ol' Ford quality #1. 36K miles is great....I bought mine with about 32k and now have 73k. I'd recommend getting a CAI(I've got a K&N one) if anything. Did you at least do a CarFax on the car??

jimmysidecarr
06-28-2007, 01:19 PM
Yeah, I have one question: Why's it so damn slow???? ;). I was already researching supercharger and turbo kits for the car last night, which is NOT a good thing! ;)

They didn't want them to be faster than our "precious" Cobras!!!... lol

On a tight track with a good driver they will hang right there with some cars that are thought to be VERY FAST!!!

WITH A P.D. BLOWER and supporting mods... THEY ARE DOWN RIGHT SICK!!!

Nice car!!! :thumbsup: ;)

UFO
06-28-2007, 02:24 PM
I believe that's normal....I'll check when I go out to my after work. Probably good ol' Ford quality #1. 36K miles is great....I bought mine with about 32k and now have 73k. I'd recommend getting a CAI(I've got a K&N one) if anything. Did you at least do a CarFax on the car??Yeah, CarFax was clean, the panels are straight, and the paint matches. I dunno, maybe I'm delusional on how much these things cost but KBB listed it around 11ish.

93KingCobra
06-30-2007, 09:37 AM
Congrats David it looks to be a clean car... :thumbsup:

03 cobra toy
07-03-2007, 08:55 AM
Very nice ride David !! FWD cars are very fun at the track... I sure do miss my 96 Jetta VR6 :thumbsup:

97CasperCobra
07-03-2007, 09:20 AM
FWD cars are very fun at the track... I sure do miss my 96 Jetta VR6 :thumbsup:

You'll get to relive those days VERY soon.... ;)

Evilcartman
07-09-2007, 08:59 AM
Many thanks to Keith (EvilCartman) for doing most of the leg work, hanging out at the dealership while the paperwork was sorted out, and letting me park it at his place for a few days; he's a true friend.


No problem David. I enjoyed driving that car. Here are a few pictures I took when I had it.

http://picasaweb.google.com/evilcartmancobra/2003SVTFocusDavid