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Ford Focus SVT



  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    bmazz, you can research what fool4thecity has to say starting at this link: Maintenance Schedules, Recalls, and Technical Service Bulletins and continuing in the discussion at this link if you have questions: Technical Service Bulletins.

    Hope this helps.
  • Hello all, and thanks for such a wonderful site and forums.

    I am not really a Ford fan but, having lived outside the US all my life, I must say I find the International model of the 2006 Ford Focus Hatchback to be far more masculine, more sexy and a better buy than what I seem to be encountering all over the US.

    Is Ford implying that Americans are not descerning buyers or not interested in better Ford models than are being churned locally?
    This is very disappointing indeed.

    Just when I was beginning to fall in love with Ford, and looking around for a better model to buy, we're still being bombarded buy the sharp nosed and eyed models currently on our roads.
    Point in mind, care to visit the UK site of for (ends in, or the Ozzie site, ends in and see for yourselves what I am talking about?

    This is a sad state of affairs indeed.
  • Well, well well, Ford Focus US, what a dead beat of a model.
    The rest of the World is enjoying the best of breed, check it out here, even though it's a 2 door model, but hey, sure beats any ford focus I have ever seen: - 3.jpg&y=2005&m=Ford&o=Focus%20ST
  • fastzx3fastzx3 Posts: 6
    Sure thats a wonderful focus, but do you know its a 5 cyl turbo. Its also projected to sell for 30,000 + US dollars.
    And insurance out the roof. thats why ford sells it overseas. Americans would rather pay 30,000 For a Mustang with a gas guzling V8 or a Chevy,dodge POS with a oversized engine (hemi) and Body for no reason but show eh um the 300c Were not "sensible" consumers umm how many hummers do you see the road. My ZX3 has more room driver/pass than my buddys H2 and I would not phathom the 8mpg he mostly gets!! But hey thats america. And Ford knows this all to well.
  • fred5570fred5570 Posts: 1
    I have begun to have problems with my SVT's cruise control not wanting to engage. Sometimes 2, 3, 4th attempt will get it to come on, sometimes not at all. Usually once it's on everything functions fine.
    Anyone else experiencing the same problems???
  • 04svt04svt Posts: 2
    I've had a real prob w/my 04 focus svt rubbing real hard when i corner hard to the right or hit even the slightest uneven spot on the road. This is especially frustrating in a car that begs to whip aroung corners and hair pins.
    anyone else have this or know how to stop it
  • creakid1creakid1 Posts: 2,032
    What's so good about the super-fat (over 6-ft wide!) Focus II ST?

    A heavy-nose 5-cyl FWD car is a faulty design. That's why the Mazdaspeed 3 rather stick w/ 4-cyl. Either way, turbo-charging sucks.

    That's why when I told people overseas that I drive a 2005 Focus I ST w/ normally aspirated 2.3 4-cyl, they can only envy. I plan to get rid of my excessively light pwr steering & replace it w/ Euro-spec... Stay tuned.
  • okay, my pitch black 2003 Ford Focus SVT, thinking that well, man im gettin ahold of something that is a good buy and probably valuable, well was i ever wrong, that i have now noticed by trying to trade for a truck..which is a whole differnt story. (and if anyone is interested in buyin a SVT focus just give me a hollor, love to put YOU into one today!!!!) but back to my question, since im gonna hafta keep the car for a lil I have had this car aligned three times, put new tires on it and for some reason, my back tires get really wavey...and it makes my car ride like..well crap. I dont understand what is causing it, ive took it to my dealer and they just give me the run around and blamed it on tires, blamed it on rims, just everything. Does anyone know what it could be wrong? give me some advice. thanks guys
  • what can i do to satisfy my power/speed hungar with my focus? What can you actually do to these lil unmodifyable cars to get more out of them?
  • rossmolhorossmolho Posts: 1

    I have had the same problem. In March 2006 I had the Speed Control Servoc replaced which was an expensive repair $363 but that still hasn't solved the problem. My Focus SVT is 2004 with 45,000 miles on it. I'm waiting around for it to stop working altogether before I take it back.

  • muffin_manmuffin_man Posts: 865
    The Focus has one of the biggest aftermarket's out there! Search google for their aftermarket forum.
  • I am hoping someone can help with this question. My son has a 2002 SVT Focus. A problem with the engine cooling fan not working recently started. The cooling fan will not kick in unless the air conditioner is on. If the air is not on the fan will not come on and the car overheats. The vehicle is still covered by the extended warranty but we are wondering if anyone else has experienced this type of problem.

    Thank you,
  • emulousemulous Posts: 9

    try asking over at they have a specific SVT Focus forum and the folks over there are very friendly and helpful.
  • I have a 03 svt, and so far i havent had any overheating problems, good thing its still under warranty. i would do the thing, they really seem to know alot about these cars. Whatever you find out, post it on here so we konw what to look for. GOOD LUCK
  • hey just wondering how much it is to insure a 3 door svt focus. theres one up for sale and its a great deal. i hear its really expensive to insure it, i wouldnt want to get a good deal on a car and pay double to insure it... any input as how it compares to a regular 4 door sedan??
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,614
    call your insurance agent.
  • vtbobvtbob Posts: 3
    The problem might be in the rear wheel bearings. This was a problem on standard Focus',from on-line sources. I think there was a recall on this. This was on the early 01,02 Focus, but I'm not absolutly sure. The rear wheel bearings in the SVT are probably the same as the regular Focus. You may want to check this out with your Dealer. I can't see why the bearings would be different.
  • vtbobvtbob Posts: 3
    From reading other inquiries about this problem, I may offer this: From other sites & forums, I have found that Ford had a problem with in the non SVT Focus'. The problem seems to be the rear wheel bearing. There was a recall on this! This was suppose to be on early Focus, 2000-02, 03(?}. This is a non-serviceable bearing. And it is pressed into the rear spindal. The torque on the secut=ring nut is very high. The advantage to a sealed bearing is that it has less rolling resistance than that old manually "packed" bearing, which has somewhat a drag due to the heavy grease. All i can say is this is worth looking in to.
  • nmcod2nmcod2 Posts: 1
    Alright I'm new here and haven't read all these posts, so if this is a redundant post I'm sorry. My 2002 SVTF has about 70000 miles on it and in the 7 or so months I've had it has been nothing but trouble. My current problem is this: When I try to accelerate, especially in high gear or from a stop or up a hill there is no power or acceleration to be had also my check engine light is on. I had this same problem a couple of months ago and after hours of searching the shop decided that it was a throttle body sensor and replaced that. This fix didn't ever seem to get the car back to where it had been before, but it helped, but now I'm back to where I started. If anyone has any advice, it would be much appreciated.
  • Hi, I've been having problems with my SVT. I'll go out in the mornings and it won't start. It cranks and cranks but won't fire. Then later in the day, or the next day, it'll start and run fine. I've had it at 2 different dealerships and they can't find anything wrong. It starts everytime for them. One dealership replaced the fuel pump just as a guess. Still had the same problem 3 days later. They've given up and I'm frustrated. Read a post about a possible solenoid problem?? Can anyone advise me? Thanks!
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