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    looking for a 911
  1. So, the owner decided to fix the synchro. While the tranny was out and we were doing a PPI, I had the dealer pull the clutch for inspection. It needs replacement (not a big surprise, but not good news in itself). This also turned up a problem with the flywheel. At ~30K miles a problem with the flywheel is another red flag. In my mind, my search moves. There are a lot of cars out there right now..... I will be out the cost of the PPI, but it was money well spent. So - does anybody have a line on a well-maintained, well optioned cab in the $30K range. I could go up a bit for the right car, and I could go down for a bargain. Heated seats are the only required option, but PCM, power seats and a nice trim package would be nice also. I could even go for a tip if the car/price is right (and a tip would even help in the spousal approval department). Thanks for the advice bvs
  2. I am looking at buying a 2001 996 C2 cab 6speed with 32K miles on it. It is a good-looking car, with most of the options that I want. During a test drive, we noticed a balky 2nd gear, and I suspected a synchro problem. When I got a PPI, sure enough - the 2nd gear synchro is bad. I asked the dealer doing the PPI to check the over-rev counter, and hopefully they will do that. I am concerned that the synchro went at only 32K miles, and suspect that it may have been abused. Anything else I should be looking at? The current owner has agreed to repair the tranny (about a $4.5K hit). The sales price is $29.5K. Options are supple leather, 18 inch wheels, PCM, comfort package, technic package, heated seats, 3 spoke wheel, brake/shifter in carbon, colored crests, no hardtop. Advice?????? Do I buy it? DO I walk away? Do I check something else for wear? bvs
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