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European Roadtrip Car
Posted February 23rd, 2013 - 10:21 am by from Bainbridge Island, United States (Permalink)
Anyone interested in traveling through Europe this spring by car?

Drive in this attractive blue Renault and save money while having fun!

are two Americans in the middle of a 3 month trip across Europe from
east to west. In Transylvania, Romania we found an amazing deal on a car
and after doing the math, realized that we could buy this car for 1,000
Euro instead of spending an approximated 1800 Euro combined on train
tickets. Even with the cost of fuel we are spending less to travel, and
also have complete freedom to go when and where we like. This car would
also be an affordable alternative to long-term rental.

Vlad, as
we have named it, is small but mighty. All the important parts, ie.
engine, safety features, interior and electronics of the car work great
but there are a few rust spots on the body that reduce the aesthetic
appeal. I have included a close-up of the rust spot on the hood and the
other significant spot, by the driver's door, in the photos for full

We have so far driven from Transylvania to
Innsbruck, Austria, crossing the Carapathian mountains, Hungary, the
Czech Republic, Bavaria and part of Austria. The car is running great
and we are happy with our decision. We are ending our trip in Spain at
the end of March and want to pass on our luck to other travelers.

hope to arrange to sell the car in person to 1-4 people who can meet us
in Spain between March 20th and 28th, 2013. Price is negotiable. We are
asking $1200 USD or 900 Euro. Please reply with serious interest only
and make an offer that includes where and when in Spain you could meet
us, payment amount and type (cash or paypal will work), and a little
about your plans. Thanks for your interest, here are some stats on the

+ 1997 Renault Timbo
+ Spunky 1.2 liter engine is light and fuel efficient (49 mph average by our calculation)
+ Manual transmission
+ Four shoulder seatbelts, 2 Doors
+ Low/high beam lights, all signals and electronics fully functional
+ Dual airbags
+ Fully retractable sunroof
+ Comfortable seats
+ Lots of head and leg room
+ Aftermarket sound system
+ Spacious interior, trunk for storage
+ Emissions certificate valid through May 2014
+ Low profile won't attract thieves

Please email ilooktothenorth@gmail.com for more info and the photos.