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.

2003 Ford SVT Focus Specs

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Body type:Coupe
Country of origin:United States
Original price: $17995
Purchase price:$3500
0-60 time:7.5 seconds
Displacement:2000cc
Stock horsepower:170 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Torque:145 lb.-ft @ 5500 rpm
Engine configuration:Inline-4
Transmission:6-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Front-wheel drive
Brakes:disc/disc
Body width:66.9 in.
Curb weight:2800 lbs.
Wheelbase:103.0 in.

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2003 Ford SVT Focus Specs

Body type:Coupe
Country of origin:United States
Original price: $17995
Purchase price:$3500
0-60 time:7.5 seconds
Displacement:2000cc
Stock horsepower:170 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Torque:145 lb.-ft @ 5500 rpm
Engine configuration:Inline-4
Transmission:6-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Front-wheel drive
Brakes:disc/disc
Body width:66.9 in.
Curb weight:2800 lbs.
Wheelbase:103.0 in.

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