Hey everyone, the post is pretty tl;dr but bear with me guys
This is my first post but I've been lurking for a few months now. I've been looking into Spyders now for a while and have actually had at least 3 slip through my hands, due to mulltiple reasons.
I've found another Spyder, well to be exact this is the first Spyder I had actually gotten a chance to take a look at some while back. It's a 2002 Spyder with 110, 090 miles. The following is the link to the ad with the car.
The dealer is asking $8K for this "excellent conditioned "car. Wel like I mentioned before, I got a chance to actually go check out the car and it's far from excellent. After speaking to the dealer and addressing the issues I found (I'll describe these issues a bit later on) I can probably get the Spyder down to $5500-$6000, which seems decent but, hey, I'm not an expert on the value of these cars, not even close as they really do seem to fluctuate a lot between sellers so I'm just looking for some advice from some of you more knowledgeable folks out there.
The issues with the car are as follows.
1: According to the Carfax the car has been in one previous accident. There is some front end damage but it's more along the lines of a few hairline cracks along the right side of the front bumper and similar damage to the right headlight casing. I checked the frunk compartment and there doesn't seem to be any damage there so it only looks like I'd only have to replace the front bumper and the headlight casing.
2: The top needs replacing. There are 2 tears on the inside of the top. One each on the left and right sides, closer to what looks like the tops "support beam" (don't know what else I would call it) and the top is starting to separate from rear window with another 2 small tears around the top part of the window.
3: Sun damage + Cracked seats.
The dash and headlight casings are fairly discolored. They're fairly cosmetic issues so I don't seem them being that big of an issues to get replaced but the price of what it might cost bother me, mostly because I haven't really figured out how much it would cost to replace these parts yet, and the seats have quite a few cracks in them from wear and tear as well as sun damage.
I wasn't able to drive it yet due to the weather conditions at the time so I wasn't able to check it on that front but the engine sounded pretty good. Obviously just the "sound" of the engine isn't going to determine if it's good or not but at the very least it isn't making any weird noises lol.
Assuming it drives fine and the precats are still intact does this look like a good purchase for $5500-$6000 for me to then make the repairs? I plan on dropping a 2zz into it hopefully before October so the engine shouldn't be a huge problem, but I wouldn't want to run into any trouble before hand.
Sorry this is so tl;dr but I just want to get as much good insight as possible before I make any decision. I can also post pictures of everything if that will help.