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    Ontario, Canada
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  • Present cars
    '99 996, '13 Golf R, '15 Audi A3
  • Future cars
    Boxster Spyder or 996 GT3
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    Too many to list...nothing special.
  1. Thank you for your input, I did in fact use your buyers guide to help me better evaluate this car and your approximation of $4k is probably more realistic for what may be required. I am certainly sleeping on this decision and will likely not get back to the seller until mid week. If it is gone by then, well I get the pleasure of searching for another Boxster. On a slight tangent, if it is a bad syncro, is it bad to drive the car in this state...i.e. would there be "bits" of metal/debris in the tranny that could cause further damage? Thanks again
  2. The ding is really not a concern for me, this car if purchased will become more of a track toy then show car. As for the R&I and RMS for approx. $2k then that is not bad news due to the cheap purchase price of the car. So I do feel better about this car. I have since done the carfax and it comes back very clean, showing regular dealer maintenance up to 2009. So once my wife is onboard and accepts the speed yellow colour (not our favourite) I think i might just have my first boxster in the driveway. If anyone else has anything to add it would be much appreciated. Thank you
  3. Hello, newbie here to this forum. I recently started looking to purchase a Boxster, and found one that is priced way to good to walk away from. The good...it is a '02 Boxster S and it runs really well, no unusual noises, suspension is tight, clutch feels like it is new and everything works on the car. No leaks underneath and I did the oil cap test to test the oil seperator and it seems to be good, car idles smoothly, etc. Mileage is 110,000 miles and it is for sale for over $6k under market value. It was recently imported to Canada from Texas. The bad... one small ding on rear quarter panel, air bag light is on and the worse item, it would seem that the second gear syncro is gone. You can't shift first to second without grinding but you can downshift from third to second without issues. Seller says it is the syncro and he has a quote to fix it for $500...I didn't think there was any repairs on a Porsche for that low an amount. <_< Last item, no history on the car...I plan on doing a car fax today just to get an idea on the history. So should I just run, or could this still be a good purchse. Keeping in mind that this car is selling for considerably less then market value and I am able to almost all repairs myself. On another note, anyone know what option codes 239, 502 and 584 are? Thank you in advance for any advice
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