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zetec herman
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My first ride in an SVT
#1286311 - 07/26/06 04:39 AM

Let me start off by saying this car has ballzzz.

I've never seen so much get up and go. My auto zetec is a snoozer next to this thing (not much of a surprise to me).

It sounded like a race car, which lead me to thing something wrong with this thing. It sounded like a bad muffler or something that needed exaust work. So I look over at the dash, wondering if the CEL is on. Yep. It makes me wonder sometimes how often so people will drive for months or even years with their CEL on and not let it bother them. The minute mine went on the first time I practically freaked out. After this experience I really want to know how to drive a stick. I joked and said how I wanted to get a 5 spd. zetec for practice. He just laughed and said he didn't even know how to drive a stick before he started driving it.

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96 Contour GL 2.0, ATX "Herman" 101K
"A Clean zetec is happy zetec"

Edited by zetec herman (07/26/06 05:16 AM)

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Mystique97
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286322 (Re: zetec herman) 07/26/06 05:12 AM

Yep I want one too, but I need to learn standard first. I seen a T-Red CSVT the other day and I loved it. I pointed it out to my dad and he says that's a nice car.

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Jason G.
1997 Mercury Mystique GS ZETEC ATX
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RawBurt
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286397 (Re: zetec herman) 07/26/06 12:32 PM

Even since I started modding my car mechanically, I've had a CEL. Right now its as simples as a P0141 - o2 circuit malfuction. Most the time there are BS codes like that.

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JeSiZZle
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286435 (Re: RawBurt) 07/26/06 01:32 PM

my first car was a manual. i insisted on that fact. csvt's are such beauties and i miss mine horribly.

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05 Chevy Colorado z71 4x4 *for sale*
97 Honda Accord 4door track whore *12.9 N/A* (blown and wrecked)
97 Honda Accord 4 door
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BiggityBon
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286438 (Re: JeSiZZle) 07/26/06 01:35 PM

my first car was a manual, too! but it wasn't a csvt


it was an orange '74 VW super beetle...that thing was lucky to get to 60mph i miss it though

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*~Bonnie~*
2000 CSVT, Amazon Green, built 2/?/00
135K and counting!!!!
Originally posted by Kremithefrog:
CSVT, because like an orphan, someone has to take care of them.




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CSVT1214
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286446 (Re: BiggityBon) 07/26/06 01:43 PM

My first car was a manual, Mustang 5.0.

Learning in that car was fun but hard at the same time. The clutch is so heavy compared to most cars.

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Tony

1998 SVT Contour (B/MB) #542 3L
1998 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1266 parts car
2000 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1533 3L swap to begin!

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Tony2005
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286447 (Re: RawBurt) 07/26/06 01:43 PM

Originally posted by BatteryLight:
Even since I started modding my car mechanically, I've had a CEL. Right now its as simples as a P0141 - o2 circuit malfuction. ...



If you have a mileliminator in Bank 1 (firewall side), the connector probably came out.

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"Always do the cheap and easy ones first."

1996 V6 ATX 96K miles


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Tourige
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286464 (Re: CSVT1214) 07/26/06 02:01 PM

Contour SVT has get up and go? I guess anything is fast when you drive the slushbox I4.

You need a ride in a Whipple Cobra. Then you be screaming

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99 TRed Contour SVT # 1853 out of 2760
230.2 WHP @ 6500
237.0 WTR @ 2250

Originally posted by MxRacer:
Originally posted by RawBurt:
I'll be keeping it to myself, until the time comes. It'll be hard to find.




much like your weiner.




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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286467 (Re: Tony2005) 07/26/06 02:06 PM

Originally posted by Tony2005:
Originally posted by BatteryLight:
Even since I started modding my car mechanically, I've had a CEL. Right now its as simples as a P0141 - o2 circuit malfuction. ...



If you have a mileliminator in Bank 1 (firewall side), the connector probably came out.




Good looking out

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RFcsvt
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286548 (Re: RawBurt) 07/26/06 03:46 PM

They taught us how to drive a manual in drivers ed. After my class they stopped for some reason, probably too many burned out clutches.

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6450 of 6535
6-16-98

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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286554 (Re: Tourige) 07/26/06 03:55 PM

Originally posted by Tourige:
Contour SVT has get up and go? I guess anything is fast when you drive the slushbox I4.

You need a ride in a Whipple Cobra. Then you be screaming


fast is relative.

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Ryan
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286571 (Re: Tourige) 07/26/06 04:27 PM

Originally posted by Tourige:
Contour SVT has get up and go? I guess anything is fast when you drive the slushbox I4.

You need a ride in a Whipple Cobra. Then you be screaming



So? Whats your point?

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99 Tropic Green SVT, Tan Leather, 20K miles, "Nice Twin" (factory stock).
99 Tropic Green SVT, Tan Leather, 28K miles, "Evil Twin" (Turbo AER 3L and more in progress)
96 Red LX, Opal Grey Leather 2.5L, ATX, 22K miles

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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286583 (Re: zetec herman) 07/26/06 04:42 PM

Originally posted by zetec herman:
Let me start off by saying this car has ballzzz.

I've never seen so much get up and go. My auto zetec is a snoozer next to this thing (not much of a surprise to me).

It sounded like a race car, which lead me to thing something wrong with this thing. It sounded like a bad muffler or something that needed exaust work. So I look over at the dash, wondering if the CEL is on. Yep. It makes me wonder sometimes how often so people will drive for months or even years with their CEL on and not let it bother them. The minute mine went on the first time I practically freaked out. After this experience I really want to know how to drive a stick. I joked and said how I wanted to get a 5 spd. zetec for practice. He just laughed and said he didn't even know how to drive a stick before he started driving it.




Yeah, its quite a fun experience, although my 2nd ride in an SVT was actually with me behind the wheel... In fact, I remember it like it was yesterday... Dave and Busters 2005 in february... I told rawburt he could take my car for a spin if I could drive his... So we agreed, I drove his car like a grandma... then he was like "what that all you are going to do..." Downshifted to 2nd and pushed it around a corner... thats when the grin went on my face... God that was a fun drive.... I just wish I was longer

My first car was the contour... I insisted upon getting a car with a stick, I knew I would be a better driver with one... When I went to look at the ole' GL the FIRST thing I looked for inside the car was that stick. As soon as I saw it, I wanted the car, fell in love with it. Drove it, loved it more, bought it

If I ever have children (god forbid) my kids will only drive cars with sticks.

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98 Corolla LE 1.8L DOHC 1ZZFE
TEIN H.Tech Springs
Tokico HP series Struts
Short ram air intake
Tsudo Axel Back Exhaust

... if a jelly fish stung me.. would you pee on the wound?


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Frosty
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286603 (Re: zetec herman) 07/26/06 05:06 PM

Originally posted by zetec herman:
Let me start off by saying this car has ballzzz.

I've never seen so much get up and go. My auto zetec is a snoozer next to this thing (not much of a surprise to me).

It sounded like a race car, which lead me to thing something wrong with this thing. It sounded like a bad muffler or something that needed exaust work. So I look over at the dash, wondering if the CEL is on. Yep. It makes me wonder sometimes how often so people will drive for months or even years with their CEL on and not let it bother them. The minute mine went on the first time I practically freaked out. After this experience I really want to know how to drive a stick. I joked and said how I wanted to get a 5 spd. zetec for practice. He just laughed and said he didn't even know how to drive a stick before he started driving it.




LOL!!! Thats what i love about my SVT!!! Sounds like a racecar, way more fun to drive than the SE, and more powa than the SE. Too bad it's got clutch slip and will most likely sit in storage until i can save up the money to do what I had planned this winter. Switching back to the SE was not so much fun, although i did miss driving that car...its just not the same!!

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A Contour is not just a car, it's an experience
99 T-Red SE Zetec ATX
Born April 16, 1999
98 E0 Silver Frost CSVT
#3175/3565
Born August 21st, 1997
Stored at P.R.T. for the winter
67 Mustang 289 project car

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elraido
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286646 (Re: Frosty) 07/26/06 05:38 PM

Originally posted by Frosty:
Originally posted by zetec herman:
Let me start off by saying this car has ballzzz.

I've never seen so much get up and go. My auto zetec is a snoozer next to this thing (not much of a surprise to me).

It sounded like a race car, which lead me to thing something wrong with this thing. It sounded like a bad muffler or something that needed exaust work. So I look over at the dash, wondering if the CEL is on. Yep. It makes me wonder sometimes how often so people will drive for months or even years with their CEL on and not let it bother them. The minute mine went on the first time I practically freaked out. After this experience I really want to know how to drive a stick. I joked and said how I wanted to get a 5 spd. zetec for practice. He just laughed and said he didn't even know how to drive a stick before he started driving it.




LOL!!! Thats what i love about my SVT!!! Sounds like a racecar, way more fun to drive than the SE, and more powa than the SE. Too bad it's got clutch slip and will most likely sit in storage until i can save up the money to do what I had planned this winter. Switching back to the SE was not so much fun, although i did miss driving that car...its just not the same!!



You just had the wrong year SE, that is all(and wrong transmission). With as many people on here who have said that they liked their SE more (for various reasons) then there SVT, I am in no hurry to get rid of mine.

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95 SE MTX
svt exhaust
intake
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Mystique97
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286648 (Re: Frosty) 07/26/06 05:40 PM

Haha, this thread reminds me the first time I drove a Gen3 SHO Taurus. My dad's, it was fun as hell. I was in a school zone goin the speed limit (20mph) and I exited it and thought I barely hit the gas it just took off, I had a grin on my face as soon as I felt the force behind it. The speed limit was 55 I got to 65 in a heart beat and then I slowed down of course avoiding a ticket in dad's car (would be real bad). Now I wouldn't mind having either type of SHO.

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Jason G.
1997 Mercury Mystique GS ZETEC ATX
Born: 11/96

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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1286675 (Re: Mystique97) 07/26/06 06:06 PM

first MTX that I've ever owned was my CSVT that I picked up w/a spun bearing last Septemeber.. Once we finally were done in March rebuilding it I couldn't even take the first spin around the block...

After a few drives by others I was given the nod that was fine and it took me about 2 nights of small little drives around the neighborhood until I got completely comfortable driving it.. I'll never own an automatic again if I have the choice.. we'll be swapping trannys in my Cougar later this year when we do the engine work.

Best thing to do is just attempt to drive the car in stop and go traffic... you'll pick it up faster than you would have ever thought..

Newer MTX cars are incredibly easy to drive now and so much more fun!

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Crispy

99 Cougar - Arancio Atlas/Grey Graphite Pearl Custom Widebody
98 CSVT - Silver Frost #4014/6535 - Born 10/21/97
98 CSVT - Silver Frost #4085/6535 - Born 11/10/97
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1287452 (Re: AliasJerk™) 07/27/06 05:30 PM

Originally posted by AliasJerk™:
Originally posted by zetec herman:
Let me start off by saying this car has ballzzz.

I've never seen so much get up and go. My auto zetec is a snoozer next to this thing (not much of a surprise to me).

It sounded like a race car, which lead me to thing something wrong with this thing. It sounded like a bad muffler or something that needed exaust work. So I look over at the dash, wondering if the CEL is on. Yep. It makes me wonder sometimes how often so people will drive for months or even years with their CEL on and not let it bother them. The minute mine went on the first time I practically freaked out. After this experience I really want to know how to drive a stick. I joked and said how I wanted to get a 5 spd. zetec for practice. He just laughed and said he didn't even know how to drive a stick before he started driving it.




I just wish I was longer.







Dude, not here.

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99 Black SVT -3L Hybrid w/.5mm overbore, Spec clutch/flywheel, MSDS, BAT intake, K&N open, 17'Konig Tantrums, DMD, Opt. TB & Y, Powerslots, Bassani w/ magnaflow res.
96 SE MTX- "The War Wagon"

"I'm in love with my car..."
-Queen

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CLASSVT
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1287471 (Re: Tourige) 07/27/06 05:40 PM

Originally posted by Tourige:
Contour SVT has get up and go? I guess anything is fast when you drive the slushbox I4.






I'm gonna' have to call BS on your "too cool for school" attitude here. Of course the SVT has get up and go. It's a quick car in stock form, and was meant to be quick out of the box. I'm willing to guess that when you bought yours, one of the reasons was it's performance. You probably didn't buy it for how slow it was. Like Ryan said, speed is relative. Sure it's not quick compared to a Cobra....at least not a newer one. But it does have get up and go, so why try so hard to rain on the kid's parade?

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99 Black SVT -3L Hybrid w/.5mm overbore, Spec clutch/flywheel, MSDS, BAT intake, K&N open, 17'Konig Tantrums, DMD, Opt. TB & Y, Powerslots, Bassani w/ magnaflow res.
96 SE MTX- "The War Wagon"

"I'm in love with my car..."
-Queen

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PacificTourG
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1287520 (Re: CLASSVT) 07/27/06 06:29 PM

Originally posted by CLASSVT:
Originally posted by AliasJerk™:
Originally posted by zetec herman:
Let me start off by saying this car has ballzzz.

I've never seen so much get up and go. My auto zetec is a snoozer next to this thing (not much of a surprise to me).

It sounded like a race car, which lead me to thing something wrong with this thing. It sounded like a bad muffler or something that needed exaust work. So I look over at the dash, wondering if the CEL is on. Yep. It makes me wonder sometimes how often so people will drive for months or even years with their CEL on and not let it bother them. The minute mine went on the first time I practically freaked out. After this experience I really want to know how to drive a stick. I joked and said how I wanted to get a 5 spd. zetec for practice. He just laughed and said he didn't even know how to drive a stick before he started driving it.




I just wish I was longer.







Dude, not here.



LOL. Yeah, keep that to yourself.

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'98 Contour Pacific Green(Modded)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/676416

FS:'98-00 Contour front bumper.Brand new unused (Non-SVT)



Edited by PacificTourG (07/27/06 06:31 PM)

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jtour
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1287651 (Re: PacificTourG) 07/27/06 09:10 PM

I love driving stick. Its so much more fun!!! You really feel like you are in control. For the people who dont know how I recomend to find a buddy and ask them to teach you.

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"Do what you like, Because you have to drive it!"-Me

99 Contour LX
95 Mustang GT Convertible
97 Z24 Cavalier

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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1287662 (Re: CLASSVT) 07/27/06 09:25 PM

Originally posted by CLASSVT:
But it does have get up and go, so why try so hard to rain on the kid's parade?



Because his gets rained on almost daily he wanted to try to rain on someone else's.

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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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plance1
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Re: My first ride in an SVT new
#1287694 (Re: RawBurt) 07/27/06 10:26 PM

buy mine.


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See ad in Classifieds, Price lowered to $8,500. Buy it!
59K Miles, Original Owner, 3 liter built by Buckshot, Headers, HMS trans
Subframe Connectors, H&R's, Koni's, Rage 5.0 17's, Pole Position Tires
Removed Resonator,KKM Intake,ShoShop Y-Pipe


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