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Old 03-13-2011, 01:55 PM
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Default Possibly getting a second set of wheels...

Found an 2002 SVT Focus at one of the places up here by me. Really like it. 2.0L 4 bangor, 6 speed manual. Thats the biggest problem at this point. I dont know how to drive a stick. I'd really like to learn how, not just to get this car, but just in general.
Anyone have any thoughts on this car?
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:00 PM
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manual trans is the only way to go. Better power, better fuel economy and it keeps you connected with what you are doing (DRIVING). Its hard to text in traffic when you have work a clutch and stick. I bought my Trans Am not knowing how to drive stick shift, I learned in a weekend on it
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:09 PM
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id enjoy an svt focus if i had the money for one lol

but just buy it. if its what you want....you'll adapt to driving it quick. i bought my first truck (first one i paid for myself) with only my dad being able to test drive it....said ok and had him drive it home.

learned how to drive it within the day.
doubt the clutch on that thing is heavy anyways so i bet that cars cake to drive.
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:14 PM
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Driving a manual isn't that hard, unless you're a spastic chick. Most people as has been said pick it up within a few days.
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:18 PM
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Alright, gotta see if I fit in the thing, and how much they want for it (closed on sundays).
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:23 PM
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Well, I've spent the past few days dealing with these guys. They want to finance it for 23 months at 21%. They are asking $7200 for the car. It was nice, but a little much IMO. Took pictures of it before I found out how much it would cost me.




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Old 04-03-2011, 06:40 PM
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The first manual vehicle I drove on the road was a SVT focus. my old boss had one that was silver. interior was really cool, liked the seats. His had the 12 spoke wheels though. He later threw a Jackson racing supercharger on it.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:46 PM
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I used to have a zx3 and always wanted the SVT. I know everything about that damn car. LOL @ 21% APR. Are they smoking crack?
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:51 PM
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i learned to drive manual when my parents took my truck and i desperatley needed to meet up with someone. Asked the only girl i knew who would let me borrow her car and she said yeah sure, but do you know how to drive stick. I said yeah and did ok but i HATE when people creep up on your ass on hills. Pissssed me off lol
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:55 PM
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21%?

Holy crap that's high.lol.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:59 PM
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my last car was a manual zx3. drove it home from the lot the day i bought it and i never drove a manual before, but it wasnt too hard because ive been riding motorcycles and dirtbikes for a long time and its basically the same, but you will stall a few times and spin tires a few times
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:59 PM
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i learned to drive manual when my parents took my truck and i desperatley needed to meet up with someone. Asked the only girl i knew who would let me borrow her car and she said yeah sure, but do you know how to drive stick. I said yeah and did ok but i HATE when people creep up on your ass on hills. Pissssed me off lol
whats why when they are comming up, ill let it roll a bit, then when they get up on me, ill go a lil forward and let it roll back a lil bit...just so they know, its a stick, and i might be shitfaced. (dont really drink and drive, just prolly look drunk when im rolling back and forth)
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:00 PM
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Black Foci unite lol. Here is my old 2001.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:00 PM
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i hopped in a car not knowing how to drive a stick shift but just knowing what i knew from riding dirt bikes. did pretty decent at it for a first time stick driver about 4 years ago. lol. now i just dont even use the clutch when riding motorcycles lol. pretty good at driving a stick now. got a 3rd gear chirp in a hon-duh a couple weeks ago. lol
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:01 PM
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i just figured hey, if they hit the bumper its their fault. Then i remembered it wasnt my car and i definatly didnt want the police coming and giving me shit haha

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the roads were wet so i was getting first, second and third gear chips all over. It was so sick, made me want a stick. The girl says to this day her car doesnt feel the same LOL
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