Someone took the best-selling car in the world and dressed it up like a 1970’s Ferrari.
As you might know, we have a 2004 ZX5 in our garage, and have owned it for 10 years. It’s been a most excellent car, doing exactly what we need it to do, and then some. It’s given us all the expected maintenance & repair headaches – water pump, alternator, starter, coil packs, electrical gremlins typical for 1st-generation Foci – but in return has given us good mileage, good handling, plenty of legroom, and a practical trunk (Remind me to tell you the story about hauling 500 pounds of mulch in the trunk).
Why do I mention all this? Well, even though it’s not rare or fast or red, it would still get a decent price on the used car market. Why, then, is an SVT going for only four bills?
These cars are getting fairly rare. Only 536 of this model made.
All power everything with sun roof.
137xxx miles. Absolutely no mechanical issues. This car is in GREAT shape. Interior is 9/10 and exterior is 8/10
6 speed manual transmission.
Header, exhaust (doesn’t sound rice at all. Has nice tone)
K&N drop in filter
Msd coil pack
Ngk 8mm wires and new plugs
Adjustable kyb suspension
According to good guys at Focus Fanatics, there were 582 of these red ZX5’s made in 2003, which makes this car somewhat uncommon. As the seller correctly lists, this SVT has all kinds of go-fast goodies and add-ons to make it faster and sportier than the base model. This was the Si killers of its day, and 170hp helped to that end.
The backspacing on the wheels is a little much, but it works on this car. They are aftermarket, but they fill the space nicely.
The combination of gold wheels with a red body is really cool. Classic. I have to wonder why it’s only $4,200, and I also have to wonder why I don’t trade my ZX5 for an SVT. Wouldn’t you?
[Source: Springfield Craigslist]