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Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/14/13 4:55 a.m.

I should add that I don't think that the price of the blue car is too far off the mark if you're comfortable with the idea of the past body work.

He doesn't mention anything about the clutch, and when I looked at the car, it had just shy of 80k miles on it and I believe that I was told it was original. So figure on a clutch before too long.

This car is sort of at a tricky mileage point. Some of these engines go 250,000 miles without coming apart. Others seem to see a lot of work right around 100k. There are a bunch of 125k cars that have had a ton of expensive mechanical work done already and are often a better investment than an untouched car with 90k.

At 83k miles, my car got new pistons, cylinders, valves, cams and clutch, along with a receipt for about nine grand from a well respected shop. I didn't pay for it; a previous owner did. I'm not sure what got the car to that point, but when I saw the receipt, I knew that I was buying the car.

Flight Service
Flight Service UltimaDork
5/14/13 5:36 p.m.

so for $9K, that is the most expensive rebuild I have heard of in a long time.

Why?

Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/14/13 5:42 p.m.

I haven't looked at the receipt in a long time, but it's pretty simple: parts and service are both pretty expensive. Plus you have the cost of the clutch parts in there too.

Flight Service
Flight Service UltimaDork
5/14/13 6:19 p.m.

I went and looked up a rebuild kit and it came in at $1500. Clutch kit $400.

so $2K the rest was $7k in labor?

making the assumption no machining was required BTW

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim PowerDork
5/14/13 6:32 p.m.

It partially depends where you get the rebuild kit from. Plus, if you need new cylinders and pistons then 1500 bucks isn't going to cut it.

Flight Service
Flight Service UltimaDork
5/14/13 7:30 p.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim:

Yeah I noticed that just put it to $4500. ($3K for the pistons and cylinders)

M030
M030 HalfDork
5/14/13 7:46 p.m.

Clearly a high(ish) mileage Cayman S

mazdeuce
mazdeuce Dork
5/14/13 7:50 p.m.
M030 wrote: Clearly a high(ish) mileage Cayman S

If you have a couple of kids, a Cayman and a 911 are NOT interchangeable.

crxmike
crxmike New Reader
5/14/13 8:16 p.m.

I keep coming back to the navy blue 911 in Manchester...partial downpayment on house or air-cooled glorious noises...

mazdeuce
mazdeuce Dork
5/14/13 8:36 p.m.

You know what they say, you can sleep in a car, but you can't drive a house.

Flight Service
Flight Service UltimaDork
5/14/13 9:40 p.m.
mazdeuce wrote: You know what they say, you can sleep in a car, but you can't drive a house.

Never driven a Winnebago have you?

Yeah, the problem with the Boxster/Cayman is the extra seats. 2+2 is required.

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