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Congrats on the sale Luca! Buying and selling cars are rarely a money making proposition, at least not in the short run. You definately have a lot of choices with used s2000s, but when an S2000 ad says "never abused or raced", do not believe that. I have yet to see an S2000 driver that doesn't driver it as any enthusiast would.
 

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^ Luca, I'm pretty sure HID's were standard on S2k's... did you ask how he got the dent? Was it from racing? :lol:
 

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I checked out the first one, the guy has no idea what he has, corbeau racing seats, alpine mp3 player with ipod hookup, amplifier, the craziest air intake ive ever seen its 3-4feet long from engine into the front grill or fender, tein coilovers, some sticky bridgestone tires maybe potenza s-02? apexi timer, full exhaust, gears,some aftermarket alarm, hid's and some other stuff. the dent is huge, and front bumper has scratches. i would rather buy a car with all these mods that needs 300 dollars of body work, over a stock car that i would need to put 3000 dollars of mods into.

being that the 1st one is mechanically sound.
The intakes on those are often very long. The racing gears might just mean the car revs high on the highway, it has a 6th gear though so maybe it's not too bad.
 

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The guy doesnt even know, he is an illiterate asian guy he doesnt even live in california his brother showed it to me and it seems like they both hate eachother. The brother is a pothead/crack head he reaked like weed. All i know/saw, were tein coilovers, aem intake welded to a custom pipe that went 2ft down into the fender area, corbeau brownish suede racing seats, apexi tuner/timer, an amp, alpine mp3 player with ipod input, a custom alarm system bootleg wires hanging under the dash, s-02 tires, some wierd racing front calipers and rotors, and a full exhaust. I am going with my mechanics son to go inspect it tomorrow morning if it all looks good i will buy it on the spot.
 

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The guy doesnt even know, he is an illiterate asian guy he doesnt even live in california his brother showed it to me and it seems like they both hate eachother. The brother is a pothead/crack head he reaked like weed. All i know/saw, were tein coilovers, aem intake welded to a custom pipe that went 2ft down into the fender area, corbeau brownish suede racing seats, apexi tuner/timer, an amp, alpine mp3 player with ipod input, a custom alarm system bootleg wires hanging under the dash, s-02 tires, some wierd racing front calipers and rotors, and a full exhaust. I am going with my mechanics son to go inspect it tomorrow morning if it all looks good i will buy it on the spot.
youve definitely given me enough evidence that you should not buy that car.
 

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Unless your name is Rafal.

edit. to the post above: stay away.

edit 2. got my email?
You may be a master at flipping cars, but you have much to learn on sending emails since I didn't get one.
 

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The car has been sitting for months it has a non operational title, it had spider webs all over. If my mechanics son says its all good, i will buy it take that dent out, repaint front bumper and get some wheels and im done.
 

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The guy doesnt even know, he is an illiterate asian guy he doesnt even live in california his brother showed it to me and it seems like they both hate eachother. The brother is a pothead/crack head he reaked like weed. All i know/saw, were tein coilovers, aem intake welded to a custom pipe that went 2ft down into the fender area, corbeau brownish suede racing seats, apexi tuner/timer, an amp, alpine mp3 player with ipod input, a custom alarm system bootleg wires hanging under the dash, s-02 tires, some wierd racing front calipers and rotors, and a full exhaust. I am going with my mechanics son to go inspect it tomorrow morning if it all looks good i will buy it on the spot.
Yeah, I'd run, not walk. Sounds like when the guy comes back to Cali you'll be off to jail for possession of stolen property.
 

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so im screwed, i have no one to inspect it my mechanic and his son are stacked with customers they dont have time to come see the car.

I have a check list from s2000 websites, should i go alone and spend 30mins looking at it top to bottom?

EXTERIOR CONDITION
___All Body Panels Match
___All Panels Meet Properly
___Wheel Camber Appears Upright
___All Keys operate locks___All Remotes operate locks
___Hood Panel___Hood Paint___No Scratches
___Hood not scratched from windshield wipers
___Front Bumper___Fr Bump Paint___No Scratches,
___No Scuffs Underneath___Fr License Plate not installed
___Plate Hole Plugs installed
___DF Fender Panel___Fender Paint___No Scratches
___Drivers Mirror Condition___Mirror Glass___Not Loose
___Drivers Door Panel___Door Paint___No Scratches
___Door Kickpanel___Bottom of Door
___Weatherstripping___Inside Door Panel
___Door Hardware Operation
___DR Fender Panels___Fender Paint___No Scratches
___PF Fender Panels___Fender Paint___No Scratches
___Passneger Mirror Condition___Mirror Glass___Not Loose
___Passenger Door Panel___Door Paint___No Scratches
___Door Kickpanel___Bottom of Door
___Weatherstripping___Inside Door Panel
___Door Hardware Operation
___PR Fender Panels___Fender Paint___No Scratches
___Trunklid Panel___Trunklid Paint___No Scratches
___Rear Bumper___Rear Bumper Paint___No Scraches,
___No Scuffs, Keyhole damage___No Dealer Insignia
___Exhaust and Tips condition___Exhaust centered
___Wheel Condition ___DF___DR___PF ___PR
___Center Cap Condition ___DF___DR___PF ___PR
___Tire/Valve Condition ___DF___DR___PF ___PR
___Wheel Well Condition ___DF___DR___PF___PR
___Drivers Door Panel___Door Paint___No Scratches
___Door Kickpanel___Bottom of Door
___Weatherstripping___Inside Door Panel
___Door Hardware Operation
___Glass Condition___Weatherstripping Condition
___Convertible top condition
___Headlight Lenses___Sidemarker Lenses___Tail Lenses
___Radio Antenna Condition

INTERIOR CONDITION
___Aero Wind Blocker Condition___Operation
___Floor Mats
___Passenger Seat Cushion___Back___Sides___Behind
___Passenger Seat Adjustments___Seat Rocking Motion
___Passenger Seatbelt Operation___Door Lock Operation
___Passenger Sun Visor Condition___ Sun Visor Operation
___Passenger Dash Condition___Dash Panels Tight
___Driver Seat Cushion___Back___Sides___Behind
___Driver Seat Adjustments___Driver Seat Rocking Motion
___Driver Seatbelt Operation___Driver Door Lock Operation
___Driver Sun Visor Condition___ Sun Visor Operation
___Drivers Power Mirror Adjustment___Passengers Mirror
___Rear View Window Operation
___Map Lights Operation
___Power Windows Operation___Convertible Top Operation
___Center Console Condition___12V Acc. Socket Condition
___Dash Condition___Dash Panels Tightly Attached
___Dash Bezel Condition___Steering Wheel Condition
___Shift Knob Condition___Storage Bin Latching
___Trunk Operation___Key___Key Fob___In Car
___Spare Tire Access___Jack and Tools
___Oil Level
___Oil Filter Cap Tight___No oil spray under hood
___Washer Tubes Attached
___Hood Latch Operation
___Fuel Filler Cover Operation___Gas Cap Tight
___Gas Level Full___Dash Brightness Adjusts
___Number of Miles on Odometer Acceptable
___Radio Reception Works___No Speaker Rattles
___CD Player Works___Satellite Controls Work
___HID Headlights___High Beams___Park Lights
___4-way Blinkers___Horn Operation
___Windshield Wipers___Windshield Washer
___All Keys Start Car
___Spring Spacers Removed

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
___All Present___All Tested___No Installation Damage
___Accessory Instruction Manuals Included

LOOSE ITEMS THAT MUST BE SUPPLIED
___Convertible Top Cover Boot___Condition
___Snaps work and are not loose in cover
___Owners Manual
___Warranty Information
___2 Master Keys___2 Remotes
___1 Valet Key
___Radio Anti-Theft Card(s)
___Key Number Card
___License Plate tightly attached___No damage around plate
___Temporary Registration �Pink Slip�
___Remove all items from car traded.

DRIVING AWAY:
___Steering On-Center and Smooth Operation at all speeds
___Transmission shifts smoothly through all gears
___No Unusual Driveline Noises
___No Unusual Interior Rattles (Top up)
___Brake Pedal doesn�t sink at stop light with constant force
___Hand Brake Fully Engaged before reaching end of travel
___Brake Operation when driving
___Watch Dash for Warning Lights
___Watch operating temperature level



I know there are transmission syncro issues, what exactly is that?
i drove it already clutch feels firm and it drives fine, there is a rattle though with the clutch which everyone says its just how after market clutches sound.
 
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