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A little buying advice please?

Post by biketuna on Fri May 31, 2013 10:40 pm

Well, im still looking. .. I think minimouses romahome is going to end up being too expensive for me, it will rightly end on ebay higher than my budget for sure

so if anyone hears of a good little hijet for around the 300 mark, id appreciate a tip off...

dont mind if its a van, would prefer a bus, and would prefer a pickup over that.

cheers

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Post by biketuna on Fri May 31, 2013 10:43 pm


Ive found one on gumtree but I cant post a link for some reason.

if you search for hijet shabby youll find it.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri May 31, 2013 11:30 pm

That one really doesn't look bad at all.

I would recommend getting a 1.3 one as they perform really well.

But that ones looks pretty reasonable from the photo's for £300.

Only looking in person will tell you how rotten it is, how the coolant system is and how well its been maintained though.

Back door is a bit shabby.
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Post by Logi on Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:58 am

A good Hijet for £300? Its possible. Unlikely, but possible.
Good luck. Smile
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:05 pm

Our MPV was £300 with a leaky rad and blown head gasket.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:37 pm

As with all things, it's easy to think your getting something cheap.

Only to spend a whole load more getting it road worthy.

There are good half way houses though.

When I bought my current white one, it was about £600. Not that clean, but after I swapped the drivers door, gave it a polish, swapped the wheels and generally tinkered with the little bits I see it as a damn tidy low milage Hijet.

Rust is your worst enemy! That and coolant systems.

But even just having to replace all the little bits can add up to more than you expect.

The coolant system, if it is causing problems will normally cost you a radiator, pump, thermostat, maybe a housing, head gasket and skim, replacement pipework, caps, coolant, fan switch maybe, and a whole load of labour.
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Post by Logi on Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:58 pm

Yep. My old one cost £450, short MOT, leaking petrol. Repaired the pipe, ran it. But it needed welding, brake pipes, master cylinder & discs/pads for the MOT. Tho tbh a good runner is worth fixing Smile
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Post by biketuna on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:22 pm

Well, I missed out on that one on gumtree, and minimouses romahone went for more than I c9uld afford, so back to the drawing board.

if anyone sees a cheap bargain let me know

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Post by Logi on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:25 pm

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:40 pm

Think that used to be blue?!
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Post by kentgpz11 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:08 am

Drivers door used to be white! Rolling Eyes
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:18 am

Your right, used to be white that van. Boot floor says it all.

Why are there no side pictures.

Red over spray on the drivers side rear light cluster.

Plus the boot shut gap is erm - grey?! Hmmm?

Bumpers have been back to blacked but the back on only while closed.

Replacement aerial without the upper support.

Mirrors are very black to blacked.
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Post by minimouse on Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:25 am

Sorry bike tuna , if you'd found me before it went on ebAy you could of had it
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