AAZCD (Forum Supporter)
AAZCD (Forum Supporter) Dork
11/14/20 9:45 a.m.

I'd buy this if I wasn't already overcrowded on cars. Very high mile, but runs and drives. Doesn't look terrible. "Smoking" could be an issue, or might not be that bad. 270,000 miles is a lot, but hey; It made it to 270,000 miles so it must have been taken care of.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/d/yukon-1999-porsche-boxster/7230095156.html

dps214
dps214 HalfDork
11/14/20 10:13 a.m.

Ugh...why are they always 1000 miles away from me?

P3PPY
P3PPY HalfDork
11/14/20 9:42 p.m.

POOOOOP I would LOVE this as a winter beater but my bill is now $2k into my free Saabaru so kinda committed there

 

how is smoking not an issue - serious question

dps214
dps214 HalfDork
11/15/20 12:14 a.m.

Smoking tend to just be a bad air oil separator especially if it's rapid onset...but with that many miles it could be any number of more serious things.

DrBoost
DrBoost MegaDork
11/15/20 4:57 a.m.
dps214 said:

Ugh...why are they always 1000 miles away from me?

Don't let it be an issue. I've done 4 fly and dives, and only one was more than the asking price for this car, and that one had more miles. 
just do it. 

P3PPY
P3PPY HalfDork
11/15/20 6:46 a.m.

frenchyd
frenchyd PowerDork
11/15/20 7:33 a.m.
dps214 said:

Ugh...why are they always 1000 miles away from me?

What is the big deal? 1000 miles or 2000?  It's just driving.  Get on the freeway, set the cruise control, put on books on tape and go.   ( Use your local library rather than buying them) I use Mountain Dew and sunflower seeds as a supplemental  keep awake and alert method. Drive about  400 miles then start looking for a gas station.
     Yes I tow an unknown car home rather than risk driving them.  OK time to be honest. I buy junk and they probably don't run which makes them way cheaper. But I can do a thousand mile trip in a weekend.  16 hours there, buy,  load. 2-3 hours 16 hours back  that leaves you several hours to pull off on a roadside rest spot and nap 

AAZCD (Forum Supporter)
AAZCD (Forum Supporter) Dork
11/15/20 10:02 a.m.
dps214 said:

Smoking tend to just be a bad air oil separator especially if it's rapid onset...but with that many miles it could be any number of more serious things.

Exactly. Also it is common for these flat 6s to smoke for a moment on start up if they were just run momentarily before being parked or if they have sat for a long time.

For AOS testing check this:

 

P3PPY
P3PPY HalfDork
11/15/20 4:10 p.m.

In reply to AAZCD (Forum Supporter) :

Nice!

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