Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso SuperDork
3/6/22 10:58 a.m.

Mine. Affiliated. Car is located in Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. About 20 minutes south of Pittsburgh. I buy these to part out and likely still will but it's a decent car someone could have fun with. Buy this car and I'll write the receipt for $1600 tor car and $200 in parts I'll include.  You could easily be challenge ready with a few parts and some time invested. 

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Up for sale is a 2002 Ford Focus SVT. 143k miles. Runs and drives but needs tlc to get back in the road. It will need trailered home. The previous owner spend over $2,500 on this car in front end suspension work. I have the receipt. 

I’ll start with the bad:

-the exhaust is separated at the flex pipe. It will need some weld work to fix. It’s loud and makes race car noises now.

-the people who worked on the car put the wrong ball joint pinch bolts and the lower ball joint separated and split the CV axle. I put it back tougher but it needs the proper bolts. I have them in order now and will include.

-the brakes need bled despite four new calipers and rotors/pads.

-Will need PA inspection if that matters to you. 

The good!:

-Clean car overall. From WV so less rusty but not rust free. Bottoms of doors and some area on the hatch is rusting.

-Runs great!  Fires up. High due to exhaust but settles down and runs well.

Any questions let me know. Unfortunately the price is what it is. I need that to get some investment back and make it worth my effort. 
 

rdcyclist
rdcyclist Reader
3/6/22 2:44 p.m.

I am SOOOO glad you're in PA and not CA. Whew! I get to stay married longer!

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
3/7/22 10:21 p.m.

Can you really spend $2500 on Focus front suspension work and it not be complete?

Justjim75
Justjim75 SuperDork
3/8/22 12:37 a.m.

Is there anyway to accomplish a fly and drive?   Do these get better than 20mpg?   It would pay for itself by mid summer

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso SuperDork
3/8/22 8:13 a.m.

In reply to Datsun310Guy :

So much to say about that but I won't bash. But yes, it seems possible. 

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso SuperDork
3/8/22 8:14 a.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

I'm not going to promise anything but I'll say maybe. Be ready to bring a few parts and some tools.

These use premium only so your cheap gas car is out. 

pinchvalve (Forum Supporter)
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/8/22 9:19 a.m.

I want to come see it, I am next door. I have been shopping for this exact thing, please check your PM. 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/8/22 10:49 a.m.

I really loved driving the one I had, great cars these.

Puddy46
Puddy46 New Reader
3/8/22 10:58 a.m.

Also next door and very interested.  If pinchvalve passes, I'll love to come take a look at it.

trigun7469
trigun7469 UltraDork
3/8/22 11:08 a.m.

If anybody decides to track it, there have been good reviews on the Ford Fiesta hubs not exploding on you, if you can't afford or locate super hubs.

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso SuperDork
5/17/22 9:49 a.m.

Going to bump this one more time before it gets parted. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
5/17/22 9:55 a.m.

What exactly is preventing it from being drivable? Other than exhaust and CV axle?

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