On 1 Jan 2006 08:23:04 -0800, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
:>I am about to buy a 2004 Svt Hatchback with all the options for about
All SVT models are hatchbacks. Is this a 3 door or a 5 door? Euro
Package? Color? My '04 is a Sonic Blue 5 door with the European
Appearance Package. There were only 48 built in that exact
:>$13,000. 30,000 miles but seems well cared for. Any advice on the
The mileage seems a bit high but I'm a low mileage driver myself so
that probably isn't bad for a car that could have been on the road for
over 2 years now. I've got around 18,000 on mine bought in February
:>1. Any known issues or things I should watch for?
Not really. The '04 models seem to have pretty much got all the bugs
out. I've had mine for almost 2 years now and other than routine
service it's never had any repairs done on it.
:>2. Does this seem like a decent deal?
Hard to tell since I bought mine new and am in no hurry to get rid of
it, I really don't have a feel for resale value. Is this through a
dealer or private party?
:>3. I will need all season tires that can handle snow--any suggestions?
Can't help you there. I live in the Phoenix, AZ area so I rarely see
:>4. Other advice?
YES! Go to www.focaljet.com and sign up for the free forums there.
You will find information there on just about anything you want to
know about the Focus including a very active SVT section.
:>thanks in advance
Your welcome and welcome to the club
oskarSVtee on FocalJet