X type slave cylinder replacement

Hi, I’m about to pull the trigger on a completely sight unseen (in person) 2002 x type - 130,000 miles.
Craigslist car, bought at an auction :frowning: .
Owners mechanic says it needs new slave cylinder.
She stated “hard to get into 1st gear”. Otherwise everything else good to go.
Is this a job a guy can do? I’m capable with a wrench, but definitely not a journeyman mechanic.
I think I can get the car for under $800.00
Trans need to be pulled?