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Old 02-10-2019, 02:01 PM
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My feeling is that the brakes are obvious "can see" parts of the car that you want to take care of and fix prior to sale - at the very least pretty up and make presentable. If seller failed to do that, who knows what crucial but unseen parts they did not take of.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:42 PM
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If you like everything about the car other than the brakes negotiate the price down based on replacing them, and then have them replaced yourself!
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by kuma1416
I'd be more curious as to why a 6yo car has only 12000 miles.
That's more common than you think. But, yea, I do 12k each summer from March till October.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:43 PM
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Perhaps they use an over abrasive cleaner on the barrels/brakes that tarnished them.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:56 PM
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I have a C2, the paint on these calipers is horrible. Seems to oxidize and absorb everything. If the rest of the car is ok I wouldn’t let it bother me.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:36 PM
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Something does not add up here. I have had two C2's that were tracked about half of their 15k miles each and my calipers did not fade as badly from heat as these appear to be. I never used any type of cleaner on them besides brake cleaner when I was doing pad changes. What is really amazing is the condition of the rotor in your image. Notice the crack than goes from the top all the way past the drilled holes down to the bottom without a break in the line. This suggest damage from extreme heat with a car of only 12k miles. In my view this could only occur from heavy braking on the track. I would be very cautious and have this car inspected by a reputable shop. Also, I would bet $1 that the caliper dust boots are melted and cooked.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 991carreradriver View Post
Something does not add up here. I have had two C2's that were tracked about half of their 15k miles each and my calipers did not fade as badly from heat as these appear to be. I never used any type of cleaner on them besides brake cleaner when I was doing pad changes. What is really amazing is the condition of the rotor in your image. Notice the crack than goes from the top all the way past the drilled holes down to the bottom without a break in the line. This suggest damage from extreme heat with a car of only 12k miles. In my view this could only occur from heavy braking on the track. I would be very cautious and have this car inspected by a reputable shop. Also, I would bet $1 that the caliper dust boots are melted and cooked.

Thanks - I passed on the car and just put a deposit on a 2012 C2S Cab with 24k miles and tons of options, including PDCC, PSE, Full Leather, heated and cooled Adaptive Sport Seats, Sport Chrono,
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