Westridge Buick 2003 Ford Focus SVT
Westridge is excited to present this 2003 Ford Focus SVT
APPEARANCE: The SVT Focus takes an understated European
approach to contemporary sport compact styling, with no lurid
graphics or giant wings. Stealth is good. At a glance, it appears to
be just another Focus hatchback. Look closer to see the flat ``air
dam'' front fascia, with inset foglamps, and smoked headlight
coverings at the front. Flared rocker panels are found at the sides of
the three-door model, but not the five-door. Both have a ``diffuser-
look'' rear fascia, an oversize Exhaust tip, and a small ducktail
spoiler at the rear edge of the roof.
COMFORT: Like the regular ZX3 or ZX5, the SVT Focus has a
remarkable amount of interior for its small size. Four normal people
will fit, more easily in the five-door, with its better rear-seat access.
The SVT interior is of the same basic design as that of a ZX3 or
ZX5, but upgraded. It's made for driving, with the correct position
easily attainable by drivers of any size. The supportive front sports
seats have a grippy cloth center section and leather-trimmed side
bolsters, the steering wheel has a thick, contoured, comfortably
graspable rim and is adjustable for both tilt and reach. The pedals
have contemporary aluminum and rubber trim; more importantly,
they are correctly placed for easy heel-and-toe shifting. Shift action
is slick and smooth. The instrument panel features black-on-silver
instruments with SVT badging. The rear seat has the same cloth as
the front, but vinyl replaces leather. It is split 60/40 for extra cargo
ability, but the trunk area, protected from view by an integrated
cover, is larger than that of some other popular hatchbacks.
SAFETY: The SVT Focus has Ford's ``Personal Safety
System''(tm), which includes an electronic crash severity sensor,
dual-stage front air bags, and front safety belt sensors and energy
ROADABILITY: SVT has increased the spring rates 10 percent at
the front and 20 percent at the rear compared to the standard
Focus, retuned the shocks for better roll damping, and increased the
diameter of the front stabilizer bar. The result is agile handling with
good turn-in and grip, and good ride comfort even with 215/45
WR17 tires. Only the most hard-core enthusiast or serious
autocrosser would want to stiffen it further.
PERFORMANCE: Tuning 1A: The 2.0-liter Zetec block gets
improved gas flow, stiffer valve springs, variable valve timing on
the intake camshaft, and a dual-stage intake manifold. Lightweight,
high-compression pistons further increase power, while forged steel
connecting rods help ensure engine integrity. The result is peak 170
hp at 7,000 rpm and 145 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm, but raw specs
don't even begin to tell the story. This little gem has major torque,
unlike many of its competitors. It's good right off idle and very,
very strong in the midrange, right where it is most useful in any sort
of driving from city traffic to competition. That, and the smooth
six-speed gearbox, mean that the SVT Focus is easy and fun to
drive just about anywhere. As a bonus, fuel economy is good and
emissions are low.
CONCLUSIONS: Ford's SVT tuning wizards have taken the
already enjoyable Focus hatchback and made into a true pocket
rocket, with no loss of civilized comfort or everyday usability.
2003 Ford SVT Focus
Base Price $ 17,995 (2002, includes
destination, 2003 not available)
Price As Tested $ 18,670
Engine Type dual overhead cam 16-valve
inline 4-cylinder Engine Size 2.0
liters / 121 cu. in.
horsepower 170 @
Torque (lb-ft) 145 @ 5,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed manual
Wheelbase / Length 103.0 in. / 168.1 in.
Curb Weight 2,750 lbs.
Pounds Per horsepower 16.2
Fuel Capacity 13.2 gal.
Fuel Requirement 91 octane unleaded premium gasoline
Tires P 215/45 WR17
Continental Conti Sport Contact
Brakes, front/rear vented disc / solid disc,
Suspension, front/rear independent MacPherson strut /
Drivetrain front engine, front-wheel drive
0 to 60 mph est 7.3 sec
OPTIONS AND CHARGES
Audiophile stereo - includes 290-watt amp, 6 cd in-dash
changer, 8-inch subwoofer $ 675
2003 Ford SVT focus 0-60
my new 2003 ford SVT focus. i have only been driving a manual for 2 weeks
so time might be a little slow.
Ford Focus ST review - Top Gear - BBC
The future's bright, the future's very orange as Jeremy Clarkson puts the
Ford Focus ST through its paces out on a rather wet Top Gear track.
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Crash test Ford Focus a 190 km/h, Fifth Gear
http://www.sicurauto.it - Cosa succede ad una Ford Focus che va a
scontrarsi contro un muro a 190km/h?
Scopriamolo insieme nel crash test di Fifth Gear...
(Fonte video: Five TV UK)
04/17/10: Civic Sedan vs. Focus SVT
4/17/2010 Track day.
1988 Civic Sedan vs. Ford Focus SVT
Both on R compounds
Running advance group with Speedventures during MFEST at LVMS
At around 2:15, a CEL popped on for VTEC solenoid and my car went into
ford focus svt timing belt
PLEASE NOTE! I filmed this with my ipod nano and i had it upside down so it
mirrored everything for some reason. It's really weird...so everything is
opposite of where it should be in the video. For example, in the video it
appears that my coil pack and spark plug wires are on the left but they are
on the right in real life, so just try and picture your motor. Never gonna
film upside down again lol...
Also, after putting it all back together and driving, It lacked power and I
quickly got a CEL/code for cam timing over retarded or over advanced. I
thought I had done something wrong but I decided to try one more thing
before tearing into it again. I replaced the VCT solenoid which is the
little cylinder/tower on the side near the cam gears. It controls when the
cam timing advances in high rpms with oil pressure. Anyways, I replaced it
and bam, no more check engine light and power was back. The intake runners
(IMRC) were switching over at high rpm's every time again. Sounds awesome.
So I did do everything right and it turns out it was the vct solenoid the
whole time. A friend and I were curious as to why the old one was not
working and after removing it we connected it to a 12v battery with wire
leads going to the 2 metal tabs on the vct solenoid's connector to give it
power and it was not moving very much. Something inside it moves but it was
sticking/seizing. It lasted over 100,000 miles though so I wasn't mad at it
lol. I might have been able to save it by leaving it in brake/carb/parts
cleaner overnight to free it up but I just bought a new one for about $80.
Ford Focus ST vs Mazdaspeed3! - Head 2 Head Episode 28
The 2013 Ford Focus ST is undefeated in Head 2 Head match-ups and the 2013
Mazdaspeed3 has high hopes of being the first to dethrone Ford's hot hatch.
After some road loops & a torque steer battle, pro racer & Motor Trend hot
shoe Randy Pobst hitches a ride with Carlos Lago at Streets of Willow. Does
the Mazda have the chops to take down the Focus? Join Carlos and Randy as
they find out!
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