On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 10:37:38 -0400, "C. James Strutz"
:>I am a former Probe GT owner and loved that car until it gave up its ghost
:>last month after 140k+ miles. Probes had their share of problems but it was
:>quite a good driving car with its combination of power and handling. I
:>researched new cars and discovered the Focus are highly regarded for
:>reliablity and performance. So I bought an SVT Focus about 2 weeks ago and
:>am impressed so far. I like the Probe body style better but the Focus is
:>just as much fun to drive. Hopefully it will be more reliable and with lower
:>repair costs over its life.
:>I have some questions for the group. How does the Focus do in snow and ice?
:>Do you recommend getting winter tires? Also, I bought the molded mud guards
:>that Ford lists for the SVT Focus, but they don't fit the car. I think they
:>must fit the regular Focus but not the SVT. Are there molded mud guards
:>available for the SVT Focus and where can I find them?
:>Thanks for any information....
Welcome to the club. If you haven't already done it you should hit
the SVTOA (Owner's Association) web site (www.svtoa.com) and check out
the forums there. The SVT Focus section is one of the busiest there.
I bought an '04 SVT 5 Door back in February and have really enjoyed
it. It's Sonic Blue with the European Appearance Package, 1 of only
48 built in that combination.