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Old 12-19-2008   #1  
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Is this project worth it?

So as I've reported recently, I totaled my EM2 and just picked up a 2003 Ford Focus SVT ZX5


Well, with the money that I have left (I received 4.5k from the insurance company after the pay off- and only put 1.5 down for the car) I am on the hunt for a project car. I origionally was thinking about doing another AWD stroker 2g Eclipse Spyder, but then am still bit by the honda bug. I have a LOT of parts for a K-Swap sitting around my garage. Tranny, subframe, harness, etc. So I started looking around for either a roller or something that was mechanically gone.... but I found this BEAST on xceedspeed's for sale section.

I've kind of ballparked that it would take at least 3 grand to get the car into decent OEM condition with new front\rear bumper, headlights, seats, replaced interior, fixed wiring, and just general cosmetic TLC.

The kid only wants 3 grand for it, and I think I might be able to talk him into a deal at 2.5k...

Any opinions? Anyone got some stock interior pieces to sell? Am I insane for even considering it?
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The kid is obviously mislead. Yea 2.5K sounds very decent, then u can take off all that garbage and sell it to local ricers

Wuts the Milage? Year? And Title Status?
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2003 EX, 93,000 on body w/ a rebuilt motor 30,000 ago, clear title.
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2003 EX, 93,000 on body w/ a rebuilt motor 30,000 ago, clear title.
I wud say, b4 buying this, try hitting some junkyards in ur area and look for a totaled 01-03 Civic in which u can part out the interior from, take a test drive to see if this motor will last u good. Anything over 2.5K is overpriced.
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That civic makes me wanna cry
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Re: Is this project worth it?

lol ask him how much for those MINT seats lmaoo

he KILLED that em2 </3
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that civic makes baby jesus cry..

Go for it if you're feeling frisky..
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Re: Is this project worth it?

Seriously? Vent holes in the front bumper???
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Re: Is this project worth it?

Probably the worst EM2 I've ever seen, honestly.
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Re: Is this project worth it?

you could just ride around with a stripped interior . if your planning on the k-swap, you might as well just look for a shell on honda-tech. i've seen EG shells go for $300-400 on there. you're going to replace anything anyways, so you might as well start with something that doenst have all that crap on it and costs way less.
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are we still talking bout that SVT??? wt em2?
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click on 'BEAST' in the original post, it will take you to the pictures of the em2 that the op is looking at buying.
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wat a piece of ****
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you dont deserve to drive a car..get a bicycle
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lol @ choice in car.
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