Newbie from London searching for the Hijet for her.

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Newbie from London searching for the Hijet for her.

Post by mailou on Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:24 pm

Hello, I'm Maila, new on here and looking to buy a Hijet or a Piaggio Porter with the aim of transforming it in a small camper. Already finding this forum very useful... I would appreciate any tips on the best places to find one of those little vans Smile

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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:37 pm

Welcome to the forum :-)

I bought my hijet off eBay but I have no doubt you have already been scouring there Smile

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Post by scotia on Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:04 am

welcome  Smile 

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Post by Logi on Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:59 am

Hellooooo Smile

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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:33 pm

Welcome along.  Very Happy

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Post by PFM on Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:00 pm

Logi wrote:Hellooooo Smile
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Calm down, dear! - has the Sussex sun gone to your amorous head?

Welcome, Mailou - it may help to know more about what you're looking for?

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Post by mailou on Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:09 am

PFM wrote:

Welcome, Mailou - it may help to know more about what you're looking for?

Hi, thanks everybody for the welcome.
I was initially really looking for a cheap, older (1994-1999) with a budget of around £600/800 but my other half is trying to convince me to get something newer, which would provide a bit more peace of mind regarding the mechanical/rust/general state of the baby (and he hates old things with a passion, he only believes in brand new shiny and soulless objects).
I have since then been also been looking at the 2004 onwards Piaggio Porters. Thing is, insurance is much more prohibitive with those, and road tax is more to, as well as purchase price, which are all to take into consideration. Basically, I feel a bit lost  Neutral  I don't know what you guy's thoughts are about that...

I am looking at the panel vans and the 6 seater versions, with no hard to fix problems since I am not very mechanically gifted (albeit happy to learn simple things).
Also, since I would be travelling a bit around, been looking for petrol (I have heard Diesel is just too damn unreliable) and 1.3l.

Any advice?


Last edited by mailou on Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:15 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Forgot to mention things :))

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Post by mailou on Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:12 am

FrontBackSide2Side wrote:Welcome to the forum :-)

I bought my hijet off eBay but I have no doubt you have already been scouring there Smile

I've been having a look there yeah, but I do have some sort of mental blockage about buying a car off Ebay somehow. How did you go about it? Didi you go view it before putting in an offer? Are you still protected by the Ebay/Paypal buyers protection?

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Re: Newbie from London searching for the Hijet for her.

Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:39 am

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/daihatsu-hijet-for-sale/1070628029#photo-content


View before offer? Well yeah! I'm not going to actually trust somebody else's description.

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Post by Logi on Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:37 pm

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/daihatsu-hi-jet-mini-van/1072188498

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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:37 pm

Unfortunately I'm not very sensible when it comes to these things and bought it on a whim Laughing

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Post by mailou on Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:20 pm


Went to see the one in Enfield, nearly got it but did a few checks and turned out the mileage recorded in 2009 was higher than the current mileage....Suspect  that and the owner kept trying to invite me out for a drink and on a weekend away...

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Post by Logi on Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:28 pm

mailou wrote:
Went to see the one in Enfield, nearly got it but did a few checks and turned out the mileage recorded in 2009 was higher than the current mileage....Suspect  that and the owner kept trying to invite me out for a drink and on a weekend away...

I might be selling mine if yer that hot.. Twisted Evil

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Post by mailou on Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:43 pm

[quote="Logi"]
mailou wrote:

I might be selling mine if yer that hot.. Twisted Evil

I'm not that hot, he's just that creepy

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Post by Logi on Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:30 pm

To be fair, i'm pretty creepy too Laughing

Just watch for overheating or terminal rust, a good Hijet is great, a bad one a nightmare.

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Post by scotia on Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:43 am

Laughing 

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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:43 am

well we wont be hearing from her again Laughing

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:17 pm

mailou wrote:
Went to see the one in Enfield, nearly got it but did a few checks and turned out the mileage recorded in 2009 was higher than the current mileage....Suspect  that and the owner kept trying to invite me out for a drink and on a weekend away...

I wouldn't worry about it too much. It won't have been intentionally clocked.

Most likely had new clocks because either the VSS sensor had stopped working or fuel gauge or temperature gauge wasn't working.

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Post by mailou on Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:24 pm

FrontBackSide2Side wrote:well we wont be hearing from her again Laughing

Still here, just had a few hectic days.


HighlyJetted wrote:

I wouldn't worry about it too much. It won't have been intentionally clocked.

Most likely had new clocks because either the VSS sensor had stopped working or fuel gauge or temperature gauge wasn't working.

Thanks for the info. There was also something about the VIN number not being recognised with the registration number, is that something I should worry about? I have been reading and re-reading your post about the things to look out for when buying a Hi Jet but don't really feel confident in my ability to detect a lemon.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:32 pm

As long as the VIN matches the one on the v5c log book it'll most likely be the right vehicle!

Shame you don't live a bit closer as I love a bit of car shopping.

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