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06/10/2018 2:56 am  
Posted by: yukiotokosama

Picked up a 2007 Mitsubishi Delica for all my Japow adventures. Got plans to convert to a car camper with a sleeping platform in the back. Pretty stoked.

いいね!

Very cool. I'll keep an eye out in the Hakkoda Ropeway parking lot for you.  😉

 

175lbs | 5’9” | US 10.5
80kg | 180cm | EU 44.5 / Mondo 28.5

Boards: 157-167 | All-mountain powder/carve/snowsurf.
Bindings: Genesis X, Mala Vita, Cartel | Medium
Boots: Burton Ion Boa 28.5, Imperial 29 AF
Style: Freeride, Backcountry, Powder, Piste Carve & Sidehits
Terrain: Hakkoda, Deep Winter & Wide Spring


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12/10/2018 6:24 pm  

sick van. i was wondering when you were gonna pop up again. you were next on my "callin out names" list. lol

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10/11/2018 10:23 pm  

Loving that Delica. I'm assuming still a 4WD turbo diesel?

Also,

Picked this up today. 2002 with 300k for $3400. The only thing I would have gotten different from the dealer is a 5spd.
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11/11/2018 9:09 am  

Ok. Educate me a bit. My opinion on cars has changed a lot recently to and I'm bringing it more in line with my actual financial situation. I no longer care about having something new.

I certainly am aware that toyotas are bomb proof and will last a super long time with a load of miles. That's a killer deal, but obviously 300k is a lot of miles. Do you get it with the intent of just replacing major parts (transmission, engine, etc) soon-ish? I would love to have a 4runner but they're just so goddamn expensive. I've had a friend say to me to just get whatever body type I like of land cruisers (which I also like) and not even worry about mileage cause you can just put a new engine in when needed. I've never bought a used car so it's sort of hard to think about buying a 16 year old car with 300k miles on it

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11/11/2018 2:46 pm  
Posted by: highme

Loving that Delica. I'm assuming still a 4WD turbo diesel?

Also,

Picked this up today. 2002 with 300k for $3400. The only thing I would have gotten different from the dealer is a 5spd.
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I wish. They didn't put diesels in the D5 until 2012 and they're still a bit pricey. Mine is 4WD, but it's the 2.4 I-4. Havent' taken it up to the hills yet, but around town it's fine.


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11/11/2018 5:01 pm  
Posted by: Mr. Irrelevant

Ok. Educate me a bit. My opinion on cars has changed a lot recently to and I'm bringing it more in line with my actual financial situation. I no longer care about having something new.

I certainly am aware that toyotas are bomb proof and will last a super long time with a load of miles. That's a killer deal, but obviously 300k is a lot of miles. Do you get it with the intent of just replacing major parts (transmission, engine, etc) soon-ish? I would love to have a 4runner but they're just so goddamn expensive. I've had a friend say to me to just get whatever body type I like of land cruisers (which I also like) and not even worry about mileage cause you can just put a new engine in when needed. I've never bought a used car so it's sort of hard to think about buying a 16 year old car with 300k miles on it

depends; that's a huge rabbit hole re: engine swaps with many dedicated forums to read up on.  You can swap a stock replacement, a newer generation, an LS crate engine and then matching the right transmission and gearing to the engine choice.  In a 4x4 you'll be looking at lockers, diffs, lift, suspension, tires depending on how you want to use it...Every marque and generation of truck will have it's "things to consider"  Some trucks crack blocks, others its a computer issue, or a bearing or a CV joint, rust at suspension points etc etc.  Being an informed buyer is your best weapon otherwise you'll end up throwing money at something with no clear direction and end up doing/paying labor multiple times over inefficiently.  If it needs work then prepare your best "while you're in there" plan to hammer out logical things at the same time.

I've always followed the rule that the most expensive old car you can buy is the cheapest.  Meaning you'll end up putting as much in to is as if you got one that a knowledgeable enthusiast previously owned and maintained/upgraded. There's a sweet spot with any "enthusiast/community car" where you can get a good deal on something mechanically sorted and reliable or that needs minimal things.  Minimal things could be any combination of clutch, heat/AC work, interior, replacing tired suspension components, electrical (wiring, ignition).  I tend to go all-in OCD on my projects but it can be a great hobby that doesn't have to be expensive with the RIGHT vehicle.  That is part of the experience if you value maintaining something instead of discarding it to a landfill and continuing to buy new things with new carbon footprints.

Hit me up anytime with what you're considering and I'll try to direct you to a specific resource

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11/11/2018 6:17 pm  
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I certainly am aware that toyotas are bomb proof and will last a super long time with a load of miles. That's a killer deal, but obviously 300k is a lot of miles. Do you get it with the intent of just replacing major parts (transmission, engine, etc) soon-ish?

I expect to change the oil every 3000 miles and do the timing belt in 50,000 miles when that service is due. Since the suspension is a bit squishy, I might replace upgrade that.


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11/11/2018 7:32 pm  

Dang @soy. This sounds like something I should stay far away from. Not that it's something I'm considering. Currently have a 3 year old subie and my wife's crv with no payment so we'll drive that thing into the ground, hopefully another few years and then replace jt

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11/11/2018 8:00 pm  

free candy in my adventurvan


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12/11/2018 1:05 am  
Posted by: Mr. Irrelevant

Ok. Educate me a bit. My opinion on cars has changed a lot recently to and I'm bringing it more in line with my actual financial situation. I no longer care about having something new.

I certainly am aware that toyotas are bomb proof and will last a super long time with a load of miles. That's a killer deal, but obviously 300k is a lot of miles. Do you get it with the intent of just replacing major parts (transmission, engine, etc) soon-ish? I would love to have a 4runner but they're just so goddamn expensive. I've had a friend say to me to just get whatever body type I like of land cruisers (which I also like) and not even worry about mileage cause you can just put a new engine in when needed. I've never bought a used car so it's sort of hard to think about buying a 16 year old car with 300k miles on it

Go with the newer you can afford. A newer car will handle better, be safer and burn less fuel. And don't get fixated over 4/All wheel drive unless you do serious off roading. With a correct set of tyres you are ok.


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12/11/2018 9:11 am  
Posted by: highme

Somebody should buy this

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/d/1997-toyota-landcruiser-40th/6724296821.html

hnnngggg

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12/11/2018 12:36 pm  
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Posted by: Mr. Irrelevant

Ok. Educate me a bit. My opinion on cars has changed a lot recently to and I'm bringing it more in line with my actual financial situation. I no longer care about having something new.

I certainly am aware that toyotas are bomb proof and will last a super long time with a load of miles. That's a killer deal, but obviously 300k is a lot of miles. Do you get it with the intent of just replacing major parts (transmission, engine, etc) soon-ish? I would love to have a 4runner but they're just so goddamn expensive. I've had a friend say to me to just get whatever body type I like of land cruisers (which I also like) and not even worry about mileage cause you can just put a new engine in when needed. I've never bought a used car so it's sort of hard to think about buying a 16 year old car with 300k miles on it

Go with the newer you can afford. A newer car will handle better, be safer and burn less fuel. And don't get fixated over 4/All wheel drive unless you do serious off roading. With a correct set of tyres you are ok.

I would agree with this to a point. With the amount of snow that we can get in the mountains in the Western US and Western Canada, 4WD and AWD have their uses getting into and out of un-plowed and/or heavily rutted ski area parking lots. It's also REALLY nice to not have to put tire chains on when the rules are "4WD/AWD or Chains Required" to drive up into the mountain passes.

For most of us who live and play in places like Denver, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, or Salt Lake City, something like a Subaru Outback, Subaru Forrester, Subaru Crosstrek, Toyota 4x4, or similar really is the best choice. That's why so many of us drive cars and trucks from that list.


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12/11/2018 1:16 pm  

agree; I'd also laud the merits of an older car that is much more straight-forward for maintenance and service when you aren't a slave to computers, TPMS, dealer diagnostics and components that will be obsolete as soon as a software update is no longer compatible with your hardware.  A diesel 5 spd Series 60 Toyota with steelies and 32" All-Terrains for example will be much more straight-forward in the long run than a new car where everything is embedded in plastic and computer monitoring systems; and it'll be a badass rig in the snow

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12/11/2018 1:59 pm  

exactly...all merits i've heard of having an older car where i think most unaware people would just assume newer is better. so i think i'd be fine losing some of the modern features. going as deep as a rig w/ 300k miles is just something that feels like it would be too much for me and the lack of knowledge i have about cars. a 2010 4runner with 150k?...i'd feel comfortable with that

just curious as to what the expectations would be upfront in getting something with that much life in it

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