[quote=“gbt203”]Today we checked out a Mitsubishi Varica Van, 130,000 miles, year 2000, didn’t get the engine size… the body was in good shape, we took it for a drive, only into 4th gear, but it ran very smoothly. I took a quick look underneath and all the leaf springs looked good, and only noticed one patch on the muffler. It was a bit dirty/cruddy underneath, apparently owned by a farmer (the interior was pretty beat up). We are dealing with a middle-man, he had two used cars for sale, it seemed to be a bit of a side business.
I took a quick look at the engine as well (to the best of my abilities) and the main engine belt looked new and i didn’t notice any cracks on hoses etc…
They had no paperwork regarding work done to the Van, and no owner history,which was dissapointing, only the story about the Farmer.
They’re asking 80,000 NTD…
Our boss’s friend who is a used car salesman is gonna check it out tomorrow to see what he can find out.
Any advice regarding the Varica would be extremely helpful, specifically if they have a tendancy to crap out around 130000 miles.
Browsing through posts searching for Varica info., I came across some regarding the little blue truck style…are little blue trucks that excellent to drive around in, and maintain?..They sound pretty ideal actually.[/quote]
Probably not. They’re dangerous (no frontal protection), cramped if you’re tall, and the engine access is awkward, (as already noted). From my (very limited) experience they are fairly unpleasant to drive, but they are very practical.
It may, however, be academic, since, according to the “little yellow truck” thread, foreigners cannot register a truck in their name. This may not be “true” (ie, it may be a local interpretation of the rules) but its the best information we have at this time.