Questions re buying a boxer engine 145
I'm very interested in the 145 1.6 boxer that is soon to come up for sale, however I am a bit worried about a couple of things;
"It has a gearbox noise, a whur would be the best way to describe it, its not alarming at all i'm no mechanic but it sounds like a tired gearbox. Its made the noise for about three months and has not got any worse, and all the gears select perfectly and the clutch is fine too"
Having had to fork out for a replacement gearbox after my last genius idea ("Buy a GTA, they are brilliant!") I don't fancy another ear-wigging. Is it likely to be anything drastic? If so how much to get a replacement box (if I can?)
Is the Boxer engine going to be OK on 112K? My GTA is plugging towards £100K so I don't worry too much about age/battle scars, just as general rule of thumb are they fairly resilliant?
I really fancy a 145, have done for two years now, and I reckon the boxer is a little classic, so this one would not get a huge amount of use and I like to think I will start my 'tinkering' career on it by doing a little tidying & restoration. Do you reckon this is a good choice?
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