2002 Ford Focus SVT User Reviews

2002 Ford Focus SVT Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Jay writes:
2002 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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4

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Performance with great looks and great gas mileage

Cons

Needs more power to it

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Great Fun To Have. — Special Vehicles Team (SVT) built the 4 cyl. car with great features into this small car, 6 speed manual transmission, lots of fun to drive, great gas mileage, has some power to it and has great looks. Sharp looking car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jordan writes:
2002 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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i personally love my car

Cons

brakes are expensive

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Sexy — faster than you think it is. nice interior. good torque and power. yes i know its a ford and i dont care. its really fun to drive, handles great. winter is fun to slide around, but has decent traction. love it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Richard writes:
2002 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

6-Speed Manual, exhuast note

Cons

could be faster, maybe turbo or supercharged.

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Svt Focus — A blast to drive. The Getrag 6-speed is probably one of the best transmissions I've every experienced. The car accelerates quickly well past 100 mph with ease. It also has one of the best sounding exhaust notes I've ever heard.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robert writes:
2002 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Fast as any car into a turn, and faster out.

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If you don't like a quality vehicle, don't buy one.  

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Car And Driver, Autoweek, And Others Still Talk About This Car And It's Potential. — This car out of the box was perfect. The best brakes of any car I have driven, and handles any corner you throw it into. SVT did a great job on this car, making it distinctly an SVT. Exterior and interior are a huge ste up for the standard focus. Now, the car has aobut 265 hp and is a completely different beast. The best sleeper for the buck.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tuukka writes:
2002 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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5

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The Color

Cons

Performance

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Striit-tuning... — Review of Ford Focus ST170 / SVT model: More power please!! Handling awesome, brakes very good but the engine is still N/A powered unit... one giant turbo please! :D Car is very fun to drive on the road and track ;)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Chris writes:
2002 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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4

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Great handling

Cons

FWD 4 cyl

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It Was A Great High School Car — Its got great handling, probably its best trait. It makes nice power for a NA 4 cyl but its still no Euro RS Focus. Its good enough to take on jap crap and V6 Mustangs and Camaros but even that doesnt say much. On the track Ive seen them keep up with WRXs... around corners at least.

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Ford_Tech23 writes:
2002 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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A car this fast and fun shouldnt get 25mpg !!!

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The wife hates the exhaust tone .............LOL

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A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing — A lucky find at my work, this SVT was previously modified for scca racing, on one of my first drives it humilated a 350z !!! And it drives like its on rails, if not for the exhaust note the disguise would be perfect, but its only fair to warn your prey !!!

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Raoul writes:
2002 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Interior

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dealer parts

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Fun To Drive — This car is an eye opener. It will keep u in the back of your seat and keep u there. If u want some thing to keep up with an evo type, throw in a turbo (and a little bit). The 6 speed Trans allows for plenty of improvement. And for the suspension it’s almost as good as it gets with a lowering kit maybe 1/2 an inch. Just keep it maintained or u will regret it. If you’re going to the dealer (recommend) the bill will look like a BMW bill.

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Alberto writes:
2002 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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4

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Everthing

Cons

It depends on how well you take care of it

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My Car — Its performance is really good right now, it can be alot better but i've been have trouble with the fan, doesnt work and the muffler system, wich make the car go a lil slow on the acceleration, but i can keep up with some v6 still. The build Quality still in good conditions nothing bad. My cars appearance i woul say is really nice all ppl i know say it looks bomb! i have the bumpers customized as the hood aswell, from the inside same i got a stereo dvd touchscreen wich makes ti look nice at night adn of course the sound system. The gas mileage is great now that gas prices are hight at this time, so you wont spend lots of money for gas with this baby. The maintenance could be a little expensive sometimes, it all depends on you bubget. I would recommend this car for ppl who like small and sporty cars but onlyt if they are willing to keep it in good condicions.

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Mitch writes:
2002 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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5

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Silver and Sexy

Cons

Performance upgrades are expensive.

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Focus Svt — Best car I've ever bought, only downside is american upgrades(turbos) are expensive. Overall, this car is a solid day to day driver and performes well at the race track!

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