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Old 02-04-2015, 07:51 PM   #1
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Here's a giant roll of the dice

Do you feel lucky, Punk?

Well? Do you?


I think I have a Porsche problem...
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:56 PM   #2
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Throw-in the trailer it's sitting on and I'll take it!

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Old 02-04-2015, 08:27 PM   #3
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I gots to know........
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:50 PM   #4
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You've got to go Deer Hunter on this one..
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:54 PM   #5
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So the guy doesn't have a key, but he is somehow able to light up the instrument panel and show the mileage?
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:35 PM   #6
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My instrument panel lights up as soon as the drivers door is opened...... but I have a ROW model so it may be different for US cars.
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Old 02-05-2015, 01:30 AM   #7
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I saw this ad a couple of days ago and was definitely curious about it.
It's a grab bag for sure since no one appears to know if it runs or not. It looks awfully clean, but I know how deceptive pictures can be. The interior seems to have very little wear. I'd be sorely tempted!

You thinking about giving it a shot?
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:08 AM   #8
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Hmm....$5500 for a 2001 S, could be the deal of the year. Supposedly a repo so you you have to assume that it was being driven. At the worst it is not a bad price even for a roller.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:54 AM   #9
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Dealer auction + dodgy seller = potential legal issues.Bin there done that. Make sure you get ALL the documents. The guy's d.license info, a signed "statement of facts" future address.
It could be stolen/liens etc.
Go to an agent for the local DMV to investigate the history. If it is a suspicious vehicle and you go to DMV ,they will nail YOU right there!
Assume the worst(roller/parts car ) and price accordingly.
It could be legit ....but then again.....
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:03 AM   #10
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C'mon... it has Litronic headlights and clear side markers. Of course it's a safe bet.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:33 AM   #11
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So the guy doesn't have a key
He probably doesn't have a title either...
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:53 AM   #12
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I inquired about this a couple days ago. Contacted seller, asked him if I could bring a locksmith and my mechanic with me. (Locksmith was certain he could get the car to at least turn over, even if no spark.) Mechanic was going to check compression. After a couple emails I never heard back. Be careful.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:11 PM   #13
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A less invasive approach would be to show up with a spare set of key-immobilizer-ECU. Swap them over and in 10 mins you'll know if it runs.

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