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just about to buy

please could anyone give some advice on the car i m looking to buy. 05 spider, i gave a deposit on sat on this vehicle but am having second thoughts, it has 21k on the clock but the thrust bearing is singing out loud how big a job to replace,???
should the car have an intagrated key fob for the alarm, as this car only has a meta round fob, ?????
are the soft top catchs a swine to lock, ???
sorry for so many questions in one post
worried i might have a lemon
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Re: just about to buy

thrust bearing is not the end of the world but it be daft not to replace the whole clutch as the gearbox has to come off,its most unlikely but noisey gearbox layshaft bearings can have similar side effects much more costly,keys can easily be cloned but everything is relative,soft top catches can be tight people buy cars with faults if they have enough margin on the purchase price to put things right
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Re: just about to buy

If it's a power hood, when the motion has stopped you have about 20 seconds to engage the two catches before the hood tightens up by moving backwards slightly.

If you don't get it within those 20 seconds they can be almost impossible to engage without reopening the hood slightly again!
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