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Trademark
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Reged: 05/31/03
Posts: 24
Loc: EASTERN Washington, USA
To trade or not to trade..
#1248376 - 05/30/06 08:07 AM

do you guys think I should consider trading my 98 SE t-red tour with 47k for a CSVT with 100+k? I don't know the feeling of driving a SVT.. but I know my car would last for atleast another 50k before anything major would need to be done.. it might be easier to mod some of my stuff than worry about an older car.. what do you guys think?

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T. Red 98 SE "TM"()
CTA intake
Foglight Mod
Audio Upgrades
55k:)
4 month owner and counting

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GrooveNerd
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Reged: 10/17/02
Posts: 609
Loc: Near The People's Republic of Portland, OR
Re: To trade or not to trade.. new
#1248377 (Re: Trademark) 05/30/06 08:18 AM

Do you know the history of the SVT? Has it been cared for well, regular oil changes, not thrashed on, etc.? Is it way over 100k miles or just over?

Marty

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98 SVT, Black, No. 786, May 7, 1997.
K&N, MSDS, Xcal2, Tint, Antennas, Big Gulp(R)-Sized Cupholder, Rear Dome Lt., Koni/Eibach, DMD, Pre-98 Sails, Brake Cooling Deflectors, Sidemarkers, Etc.
147K+ Miles
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Trademark
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Reged: 05/31/03
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Loc: EASTERN Washington, USA
Re: To trade or not to trade.. new
#1248562 (Re: GrooveNerd) 05/30/06 03:35 PM

no I do not I think it has about 139k possibly 149K, it has had multiple owners.. so I can imagine atleast one thrasher in there..

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Foglight Mod
Audio Upgrades
55k:)
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tropictour
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Reged: 08/09/04
Posts: 1238
Loc: Renton, WA
Re: To trade or not to trade.. new
#1248688 (Re: Trademark) 05/30/06 05:39 PM

I wouldnt unless its not going to be your main mode of transportation. i.e. project car
-tropictour

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2000 Contour SVT
Tropic Green
SHO Shop CAI
Bassani
1999 Contour SE
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PDXSVT
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Reged: 12/29/02
Posts: 1506
Loc: Portland OR 'burbs
Re: To trade or not to trade.. new
#1248902 (Re: Trademark) 05/30/06 10:29 PM

Or you could run your 98 SE until it dies, then drop in a limited slip diff and a 3L and you'll have better than what SVT produced.

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MSDS, SHO-shop Y, custom 2.5" catback; xcal2; 63mm TB, K&N 3530; Koni struts, Aussie bar; THaines forks, Quaife, SpecII, UR fly; DMD; Nima UD pullies; Stazi brakes; f&r Pole120 mounts. Just a daily commuter car. Silver '98 SVT E0 #3159


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Woogieman
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Reged: 01/19/03
Posts: 228
Loc: Beaverton, OR
Re: To trade or not to trade.. new
#1249061 (Re: PDXSVT) 05/31/06 02:00 AM

Originally posted by PDXSVT:
Or you could run your 98 SE until it dies, then drop in a limited slip diff and a 3L and you'll have better than what SVT produced.




I agree ^

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Black 99 CSVT #1820 of 2760
-Current Mods-
DMD, KKM, Koni-Kit, HPP rear strut tower bar, metal water pump, tinted windows, Pioneer DEHP4600MP, 6x8 Pioneer 4ways


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Trademark
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Loc: EASTERN Washington, USA
Re: To trade or not to trade.. new
#1249796 (Re: Woogieman) 06/01/06 01:23 AM

yeah I could do that, I might endup putting some money into this thing anyway so I will stay with my FCSE. I just need to start saving instead of spending my money on paitball... thanks guys

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Foglight Mod
Audio Upgrades
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Kremithefrog
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Reged: 05/14/02
Posts: 21653
Loc: Albany, Georgia
Re: To trade or not to trade.. new
#1249908 (Re: tropictour) 06/01/06 03:25 AM

Originally posted by tropictour:
I wouldnt unless its not going to be your main mode of transportation. i.e. project car
-tropictour



I concur.
I bought my svt with ~125k miles on it and it would suck if it was my only car. Tranny trouble (knew about it when buying), o2 sensor, iac valve (somehow made the car not start), and more. That's just within a couple months of owning it and maybe 1500 miles.
If you want to mod a contour, just do a 3L in your's. If you want a svt, wait till you find a deal on one that needs some work and don't use it as a daily driver; of course do a 3L swap in it as well.
And I too need to quit spending money on paintball.

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98.5 SVT
91 Escort GT (almost sold)
96 ATX Zetec (i brake to watch you swerve)

FS: SVT rear sway bar
WTB: Very cheap beater

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