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Unread 01-08-2007, 04:11 AM   #1
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Anyone have or driven one of these? I plan on selling my Mustang for one of these. They look pretty cool for a car from that era.
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The cars are very heavy. I drove one and was not impressed. It understeered too much and I felt like i was driving a Caddy or something like that. I admit that i handled alot better than a caddy but it just felt way too heavy and would be scared to drive it to find its limits.
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They are a pretty good car. They have all the time AWD other than some models from 95-96. A 230 horsepower 24 valve DOHC 6 cylinder. It will be faster than your Mustang and have better handling.
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It may be an upgrade form your stang, though unless its a very good deal, i wouldnt drool over it. Spooked made some good points, and i have heard from a few people that they arent the most reliable cars on the road...
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Spooked I am sure that any car you drive seems insanely heavy to you. Your car weighs 2200 pounds. Though to be fair the SVX is a whale of a car weighing in at 3600 pounds. Plus they are expensive to repair and prone to transmission problems and warped rotors.
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Spooked I am sure that any car you drive seems insanely heavy to you. Your car weighs 2200 pounds. Though to be fair the SVX is a whale of a car weighing in at 3600 pounds. Plus they are expensive to repair and prone to transmission problems and warped rotors.
Yeah but I have also driven a Mitsu 3000gt VR4 spider in my days and I felt more comfortable driving it than the SVX. I think the spider was alot heavier but it just gripped better. Maybe it was the after market Rim and tire combo.
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Also the 3000GT VR-4 is a sports driving machine which has over 300hp and all wheel steering. I wasn't saying your assessment was wrong just that any car you get in must seem sluggish compared to the featherweigh you daily drive. The SVX's slalom speed is 60.9 miles per hour. Which is almost the exact same as a Toyota Camry. So not really a handling machine.
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Also the 3000GT VR-4 is a sports driving machine which has over 300hp and all wheel steering. I wasn't saying your assessment was wrong just that any car you get in must seem sluggish compared to the featherweigh you daily drive. The SVX's slalom speed is 60.9 miles per hour. Which is almost the exact same as a Toyota Camry. So not really a handling machine.
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Also the 3000GT VR-4 is a sports driving machine which has over 300hp and all wheel steering. I wasn't saying your assessment was wrong just that any car you get in must seem sluggish compared to the featherweigh you daily drive. The SVX's slalom speed is 60.9 miles per hour. Which is almost the exact same as a Toyota Camry. So not really a handling machine.

I know. Sorry if it sounded like i was racting to your post. I was just trying to revalidate my point that it could handle better. The company i work for occasionally asks me to drive a truck containing the gear I need for Conferences and such. last summer I drove around a 26 foot international 4400 that is a 5 speed. You dont really use first or second gear in it. That thing was really heavy. When I got home and got into my Lil frog. LEts just say i almost kicked a hole in the floor pushing the clutch in. It was such a huge difference. It was kinda silly though because i was so used to starting in 2nd or third that i tried to start in second and realized I want in the big truck anymore. Driving a big truck In LA sucks real bad. I have to drive that thing out to San diego on the 23rd of this month for another show. Oh well thats life I guess.
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Sounds like it may be time for our good friend mister Sabo Tage to take a visit to your company. Maybe have a look at that truck of yours.

Well as has been said here the SVX could have been a better car but as it is it happens to be and alright car. Straight line speed is pretty good. Handling isn't that great due to the weigh and suspension though it is sure footed in foul weather thanks to all wheel drive. Also it is overly complex in some places and expensive to maintain. So just know what you are getting into when you buy it. Plus if you comparison for handling capabilities is a 65 Mustang you will be amazed.
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