jap packages

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Terry, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,428
    Likes Received:
    25,085
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    But just what someone said they wanted on here in the last week - bambi owner ?
     
  3. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    there are a nice stream of jap built coach builds coming in as well . real nice built on the slightly bigger vehicles . very good conversions from what i have seen .
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    No good for us :Smile: Ann needs loo at least twice a night :BigGrin:
    Terry
     
  5. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    Like it a lot .. :thumb:
     
  6. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,140
    Likes Received:
    16,388
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    6 berth.........They would have to be very friendly Japanese size. But it does make the VW offerings look a bit silly.
     
  7. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    indeed ... but have you seen what passes for a Jap bedroom .. :Laughing:

    [​IMG]

    seriously .. it would make a great tourer for a couple who can only afford or want one vehicle .. that's me and 'er.. our future van :Smile:

    HiAce are a great van, where I used to be employed we had one used for deliveries and it was driven by every tom dick and harry , couldn't kill it.. done about 150k and still sounded sweet..
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,461
    Likes Received:
    16,895
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    got to have faith in your fellow campers not to fart......no quick way out without trampling on someone :Rofl1:
     
  9. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,219
    Likes Received:
    9,599
    Location:
    Dorset
    clever these Japanese, especially with vehicles

    Mind you I was talking to a Jap autoparts specialist a few weeks back when I needed something. He was saying how many flood damaged vehicles were being imported for parts following the tsunami. I cant see how importing such an old low value van makes sense financially, unless it was supposed to be destined to be parts. unlike this country, they dont have a register of write offs

    buyer beware, or check it thouroghly for water damage etc
     
  10. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,140
    Likes Received:
    16,388
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    Its not economic to keep an older vehicle in Japan. Thats why we were flooded with all the top of the range older Chelsea Tractors. They can only export em to us and the Ausies as the rest of the world drives on the wrong side.
     
  11. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    18,327
    Likes Received:
    21,640
    Location:
    Narrfoook
    Very cleverly laid out ( and the photography is even very clever too )..

    But I think the toilet facility leave a bit to be desired.........................


    [​IMG]
     
  12. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,461
    Likes Received:
    16,895
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    very true evidently Dave.....

    Driving is expensive

    In Japan not everyone drives a car. This is because driving can be expensive. Gasoline is more expensive here than in any country so just starting up your car will cost you more. On top of that there are very expensive toll roads that connect cities or parts of cities. Probably the most overlooked is the cost of parking. You are not even allowed to own a car unless you rent a parking spot. This can cost anywhere from 10000 (£79) – 25000 (£179.50) yen per month. Next is insurance which is not really that expensive (5000 (£39.50) yen per month). And last is the big killer shakken. This is a vehicle check to make sure your vehicle is road worthy. By law anything that is wrong with your vehicle must be replaced or fixed. This sounds realistic until you see the price. You will pay 120000 (£948) – 160000 (£1264) yen for a mid size car every two years. This price is dependant on the engine size so a bigger engine will cost more as well.


    People don’t like old things

    In Japan there is a mentality that old things are garbage. People discard anything that looks old and this has been going on for decades. A good example is houses. Here in Japan many houses are torn down when they reach 30 – 35 years old. People will tear down their house and re-build. This is common in bigger cities where the land value is much higher than the house. This mentality is the same for cars too. An old car loses it's value because people just don’t want something old. I get told all the time that people want new cars because their 5 year old car is too old. This has always been funny for me since all my cars have been older than me.
     
  13. Barclaybasher

    Barclaybasher Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    2,447
    Likes Received:
    7,090
    Location:
    Derby
    These Jap imports (HMO) seem a lot of money for an old vehicle with possible problems with spares - and yes it could sleep 6 - but why? - not my idea of a holliday - farting aside
     
  14. buttons

    buttons Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,931
    Likes Received:
    10,693
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    The only offering from VW is the California, you would have to own a Cali to understand the folly of your statement.
     
  15. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,140
    Likes Received:
    16,388
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    No folly Buttons.........have owned several of em. I still think they are over priced for what they are. A classic case of fools paying over the odds for a name.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. alfandM

    alfandM Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    990
    Location:
    sweden
    • Like Like x 1
  17. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    to be honest spares arent really a problem .i have a mazda bongo plus the mitsubishi. there are loads of places for spares . best i found for the mitzy is KS INTERNATIONAL,in ruislip.
    top quality parts at real good prices .
    for the bongo i use bongo bits in plymouth . but both have other parts for jap vehicles .
    having been part of the independant volkswagen parts outlets the jap ones are equally as good .
    the vehicles i have seen have been low milage nice quality and well built .
    there are some good buys out there.
    some expensive ones as well i agree.
     
  18. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    The bueaty of jap cars is you don't need parts much :BigGrin::Wink:
    terry
     
  19. buttons

    buttons Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,931
    Likes Received:
    10,693
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Off topic with no relevance I know but my sister lives not 500 yards from this place in Ruislip.
     
  20. buttons

    buttons Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,931
    Likes Received:
    10,693
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    You have owned several California's Snowbird?:thumb: What did you think of the electric Hydraulic roof, did it ever give you any problems. I'm thinking of getting my third Cali I would be interested in any information your experience has given you. Which engines did you have.:thumb:
     

Share This Page