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CAMPER Car for SALE!!!! ONLY nzd 800
Posted January 24th, 2013 - 10:48 pm by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
CAMPER Car for SALE!!!! ONLY nzd 800 as we are leaving the country in 2 weeks!!!

Car Model : Nissan Prairie M11 / Automatic
Year: 1991
WOF: 27 April 2013
REG: 08 Feb 2013
240,xxx km / 2000 ccm / 140 hp

Photo : https://picasaweb.google.com/102954780950961003202/NissanPrairieM11?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCMai2OnkoZ6SiQE&feat=directlink

Price include all camping gears -: gas cooker, cooking utilities, blanket, pillows, tent, sleeping mat, air mattress, camping mat, chair and etc.

We have been traveling with this car for almost 10 months in NZ, we are taking very good care of this car and he is very reliable. Don't miss out this good chance!! He can bring you everywhere around New Zealand!!!

We will be in Nelson around 25 Jan, Blenheim 27 Jan and Christchurch 29 Jan.

other contact number : 02102874911 / 0212967835

Posted January 25th, 2013 - 8:32 am by from Gothenburg, Sweden (Permalink)

I'm interested. I will get to Christchurch the night between the 28th and 29th. I wonder how it works with insurances etc. Do I need a car insurance? How much does the buddy drink per 10 kilometers? Has the car gone through any inspection? When and where there any remarks?


Posted January 25th, 2013 - 8:48 am by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Hi victor

in new zealand its not a must to have a insurance its some kind of a risky game if nothing happend you save money if you crash someone you pay all by yourself. we didnt buy any and nothing happend in last 10 month.

This car needs around 10-11 liter depends where you drive. its a bit designed to power not to speed, pretty usefull for all the hills here and unsealed routes. WOF (warenty of fitnes) its like a safety check is each 6 month, we did the last one in november and still valid until 27April then you need to check again, will cost you around 30-50 dollar.

we will be in Christchurch around 28 or 29 too.


Posted January 25th, 2013 - 10:26 am by from Napier, New Zealand (Permalink)
that will be aprox 10 liter per 100km just to clear that up not per 10km :), iv never had insurence in 11 years of driving. wof 50dollare every 6 moinths, reg 300ish per year.

Posted January 25th, 2013 - 12:01 pm by from Gothenburg, Sweden (Permalink)
So the car needs to be reregisteted rather soon? How and where must that be done? Do I need an international driving license? Did the car get any remarks on the last WOF?

Posted January 25th, 2013 - 12:45 pm by from Gothenburg, Sweden (Permalink)
And are there any problems with the car?

Posted January 25th, 2013 - 7:22 pm by from Napier, New Zealand (Permalink)
its not my car but u do the rego at the post office i should take less than 5min and u can do it for bettween 1-12 months. u can drive here for atleast 1 year without getting a international drivers licence, this is the way i understand it all,

Posted January 25th, 2013 - 7:23 pm by from Napier, New Zealand (Permalink)
only remarks iv ever had that could effect the nxt wof is tyres and break pads.

Posted January 26th, 2013 - 2:29 am by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Hi Victor,

The engine of the car is all okay and we had been travel with it for 10 months without any problems. Just the CV Joints of the car start making klak klak sound when we make a hard turn.

if you want to have a look of the car, please let us know.
we will be in christchurch around 28 Jan.

Posted January 26th, 2013 - 4:43 am by from Gothenburg, Sweden (Permalink)

If the CV joints are clicking it means they need to be replaced sooner than later as it otherwise can cause extensive driveline damage, costing thousands of dollars to repair. Adding the cost for replacing tyres and break pads and the total repair cost would be close to a thousand dollar.

The fact that it's been going forward during 10 months doesn't mean that it will continue to do so the next month. If you can perform that mechanical check/pre-purchase inspection then I'm interested to buy.

King regards,

Posted January 26th, 2013 - 7:18 pm by from Napier, New Zealand (Permalink)
find another buyer, or get a cheak and charge him 2k for the car, he clearly dosnt know how things work here or just hasnt seen the price tag, AA cheak is about $100 no one in there right mind is going to get a $100 cheak on a $800 car, my addvise put it on trademe,

good luck

Posted January 27th, 2013 - 9:06 am by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
thanks guys, we have sold the car today!!

Posted January 26th, 2013 - 1:19 am by from Gothenburg, Sweden (Permalink)
Sounds alright. If you can perform a mechanical check and it passes ok then I'll most likely buy the car.

The mechanical check should be carried out by a mechanical company it can also be called a pre-purchase inspection. Most reputable mechanics will perform such checks for you. It won't take much time.