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Updated on May 03, 2012
Page 1 - Original VehiclePage 2 - Salvation!!! and modsPage 3 - Audio stuffPage 4 - My ex-99 Civic Si
I bought this Ford Contour SVT back in November of 2002. I "saved" it in a way because the previous owners (despite owning a 02' lightning and a SVT Focus) treated it like crap. I purchased the car for $7000 flat with 76,599 miles on the OD. This is the list of what was wrong when I purchased the car
- Blown internal fuse box (only lights and radio worked - all other electronics were dead)- 2 bent rear rims (E0 variant)- Cracked trim peices in the engine bay (SVT cover, Mesh grill totally seperated from car, both headlights held on by 1 screw)- Cracked Rack and Pinion steering rod causing CV boot to fill with steering liquid and finally rupturing open.- Cold air intake filter had 4 pencil size holes in it causing O2 sensors to go haywire with "Too lean" error.- Dragging passenger side exhaust (snapped hangar)- Collapsed rear spring suspension- MTX linkage was held together with BAILING WIRE - snapped on I-35 5 months later causing only 3rd and 4th gears to be useable.- A/C Condensor had minor leak causing A/C system to never work. Later replaced.- "Purple" tint all around was bubbling up and smelling really bad- Car smelled of horrendous odor because previous owner left it in the driveway for 1 year without being run (something died inside)- Drivers side seat had pretty bad wear.
These were the good things from purchasing the car:
- Ford installed SVT engine with only 45,000 miles on it (original spun a bearing)- New clutch, struts, springs, water pump when engine was replaced.- Passenger seat and rear seats had never been sat in (not even a crease)- 2 spare donuts (hey its a bonus)- Ford Racing Cold Air Intake came with it (now replaced with K/N)- Upgraded 75mm Pro MAF
So as you can see the Cons outweighed the pros but I, like other CSVT owners, could not pass up this car. I had never heard such exhausts and it was extremely fast. Not to mention that it had a new engine and was only $7,000. Had I known half the problems when I negotiated the price down from $8500, I probably could have gotten the car for $6500
Picture of the car the day I brought it home :
On to its recovery....
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Going from a Honda Civic to this was a blessing. I have owned a 1966 Mustang V8, Integra GS-R, Civic Si and the SVT and by far the best car was the SVT. Its powerful and rare. Too many Hondas and Acuras running around giving others bad names. As for the springs, the are Roush Springs in the front and SVT springs in the back. Its a good ride on the Koni's
Hey man that thing is lookin mean. Just curious how was it going from a Civic SI to an SVT (even w/ high miles) from a performance standpoint.
hey man, where did you get thoes springs! I need a set for my car..The SVT looks nice.. later
sweet turnaround. looks great
nice tour...my black 98 svt is soon to post check it out when it does...also where can i find those headlight covers??
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