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considering 2002 Targa


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Hello,

Complete newbie here. I am shopping for a 2002 Targa and am wondering what sort of things I should be aware of about this car.

What sort of questions should I ask of the owner?

The car I am considering has ~29K miles and no RMS failure.

Thanks!

Andy

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Get a CARFAX report, see all the service receipts - oil/oil filter changes, air filter changes, check condition of tires/wheels for curb rash, check underneath for any leaks - check all fluid levels - power steering, engine oil, coolant etc.

Check all operation of locks, electrical options, rear spoiler/gear selection/clutch actuation etc.

It would pay to get a good Porsche technician to look over the car to make sure no stone is unturned.

Check the Targa roof for smooth operation/seal intergrity etc.

29K miles since 2002 is low annual mileage - so you want to make sure that all is straight before you buy -also - any residual warranty left (outside chance????)

Good luck!

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Hello,

Complete newbie here. I am shopping for a 2002 Targa and am wondering what sort of things I should be aware of about this car.

What sort of questions should I ask of the owner?

The car I am considering has ~29K miles and no RMS failure.

Thanks!

Andy

Not much, really. The only thing to look out for is the permanent grin on your face for the first two weeks of ownership!

The roof may rattle a little when fully closed. Note that there is a TSB to fix the roof rattle, if yours has that: 3/05 6006

It's a couple of seals that need to be replaced. You can order the parts and it's a DIY.

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> Complete newbie here. I am shopping for a 2002 Targa and am wondering what sort of things I should be aware of about this car.

I'd drive it....

This w/e I had a choice between a very low mileage 02 targa, gorgeous car, and a more mileage 03 coupé. I wanted the targa, I lusted after the targa, my wife too... we ended up with the coupé.

The doors on the targa closed witha fling, instead of a thunk... it felt flimsier all around. It might be just that car, I don't mean to badmouth targas, they are gorgeous cars, but drive it for a nice test drive before you decide !

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