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Old 02-11-2019, 08:48 PM
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Default Anyone in the North Phoenix area that can help take a look at a 981 Spyder please

I have found a beautiful 2016 Boxster Spyder in the North Phoenix area. Since I live in Texas, it is quite difficult to make this trip. Is there a Rennlist enthusiast in the North Phoenix area that would help me take a look at this Spyder please. If so please PM me and I will contact the seller to make arrangements for the same.

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Old 02-13-2019, 06:44 PM
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My independent Porsche mechanic is Scott McILvain, owns McILvain Motors in Tempe AZ. Great guy, very savy, long time PCA instructor.
[email protected] or call him (480)968-2558
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Thanks a lot guys for offering to help. In fact Dave drove 30 miles last night to take a good look at the car and he even took photos for me. It was reassuring to say the least to have a fellow Rennlister help me out. Thanks Dave. Unfortunately, the owner backed out today after accepting the offer last night as I was requesting a PPI. So the search continues for SBM PCCB, LWBS/18ways. Even silver with classic red interior may work. I will ask again if the owner will let Scott come out and examine the car for me. Perhaps he will agree. I shall give Scott a call if the owner agrees.

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Old 02-14-2019, 10:30 AM
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Thanks a lot guys for offering to help. In fact Dave drove 30 miles last night to take a good look at the car and he even took photos for me. It was reassuring to say the least to have a fellow Rennlister help me out. Thanks Dave. Unfortunately, the owner backed out today after accepting the offer last night as I was requesting a PPI. So the search continues for SBM PCCB, LWBS/18ways. Even silver with classic red interior may work. I will ask again if the owner will let Scott come out and examine the car for me. Perhaps he will agree. I shall give Scott a call if the owner agrees.

Thanks guys.
Anyone who is unwilling to do a PPI at a reputable shop is shady (or way too busy to be selling a car). My $0.02. I have never had any one say no to do a PPI at my expense at a local shop. I also prefer the indy shops as the dealers tend to miss things, but not always. Our local Porsche dealer here is actually pretty solid from a service standpoint.

Good luck with your search... they're awesome cars. You will find one!
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That's a bummer. Fingers crossed the seller comes around, but as gaub says there are more fish in the sea so if it doesn't happen it is perhaps for the best.

Sounds like Dave went above and beyond.
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Good on you for sticking to the need for a PPI. I agree, anyone who won't allow the car to get checked out at the buyer's expense is questionable.
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Old 02-15-2019, 06:03 PM
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Local dealer by me wouldn't do a PPI on a 08 Boxster a friend bought. They did agree to look the car over (for free I think), but not dig into the car. It was being sold by a non Porsche non factory marque dealer. They don't want to be liable for broken pieces of plastic. The selling dealer is 1/4 mile from the Porsche dealer.
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None of the local dealers here in the Bay Area would do one for me either, but there are indy shops that can do them. And the dealer will usually be willing to at least run an overrev report.
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Originally Posted by Raghu View Post
Thanks a lot guys for offering to help. In fact Dave drove 30 miles last night to take a good look at the car and he even took photos for me. It was reassuring to say the least to have a fellow Rennlister help me out. Thanks Dave. Unfortunately, the owner backed out today after accepting the offer last night as I was requesting a PPI. So the search continues for SBM PCCB, LWBS/18ways. Even silver with classic red interior may work. I will ask again if the owner will let Scott come out and examine the car for me. Perhaps he will agree. I shall give Scott a call if the owner agrees.

Thanks guys.
What ever came of this? I'm also in the PHX area looking for a spyder! Did you ever grab the car or seller just backed out of entire deal?
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