Used Car of the Day: 2003 Ford Focus SVT
Today's UCOTD is a 20-year-old hot hatch.
This 2003 Ford Focus SVT comes to us from Wisconsin, with a reasonable price of $4,000.
The seller claims that aside from "minor rust in common areas but minimal", the car is in good shape.
The mileage is high -- at least 190K -- but the seller seems to have stayed on top of maintenance and replaced key components.
The tires have less than 10K miles on them, and there is a cat-back exhaust and cold-air intake to go along with Kenwood audio with Bluetooth.
We will let you click over to see all the things the seller has updated -- but before you do, remember that these cars can be pretty fun. Assuming it's in the shape the seller says it's in, you might be getting a fun car for very little money.
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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