2003 Ford SVT Focus
Started on June 26, 2014, 3:11 p.m.
We picked up this SVT Focus for a paltry sum of $3500. The catch? It has 250,000 miles on the clock. It's been well-maintained all its life, and came with lots of service records. This begs the question: Is condition or mileage more important when shopping for a used car? Follow along as we find out how this little Focus stands up to aggressive use.
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Latest Project Updates
Project Focus Goes to an Autocross
Switching from dirt to asphalt. What could go wrong?
What Did We Break?
We get to the bottom of our rallycross Focus's ruined geometry.
Yump! It's Rallycross Time.
We take our lifted Focus Rallycrossing.
Higher Focus: Our Rallycross Project Finally Gets a Proper Suspension
We lift our low-buck rallycrosser.
Focus Wins the Championship
We win the SCCA rallycross season championship.
Choosing a Lightweight Battery for our SVT Focus
With our project SVT Focus' battery destroyed, we shop around for a lighter, more durable solution.
Focus on Sebring
Our SVT Focus visits a Hooked on Driving track day.
Another Round of Rallycross
We visit a Central Florida Region SCCA Rallycross with our SVT Focus.
Our SVT Focus hits the shop.
Rallycross With Rally Tires
We attend another "RallyX at the FIRM" event with our SVT Focus.
We renovate our Focus's home.
Rally Tires for our Rallycross Car
We get some fresh rubber from Maxxis.
Focusing on Wheels
We get some heavy-duty wheels for our Focus.
Fresh Dirt for Our Fresh Clutch
We subject our Focus to another rallycross.
Clutch: It's Necessary.
We replace our SVT's clutch.
Our Focus Gets Dirty
We rallycross our SVT Focus.
We Focus on the Track
Our econobox rounds the test track.
Dyno Time for the Focus
We see how much power our Focus puts down.
Fearing the Focus
Our new (used) Focus breaks.
Focusing on a Focus
Our project car fleet gains a hot hatch.