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Astyan



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 22:32    Post subject: Just saying hi Reply with quote

Any advice for a prospective Delica owner ?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 19:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at the different models, and variations.

WARNING = Look at too many - And the multiple variations may damage your mental health  Shocked   Laughing  Can be very confusing.

First off, decide L 300 or L400. - I have an L400, therefore I am biased  Wink
L400 Series Two has electronic fuel injection, there is NO software in this country to diagnose problems that may occur  Sad

7 or 8 seats. Low roof or High roof, personally I would always have the High roof, tho they may not fit in some covered car parks.

The majority have an Auto gearbox, proved to be very reliable.

RUST is the biggest problem, L 300 rust around the foot steps, and general front body area. Can be be a lot of work  Sad
L400 in the front and rear chassis, (can be seen from inside of the wheels) providing it isn't too bad, relatively  Question  easy to repair.

If you want to use the car as an MPV, the L400, 7 seat has the best space inside, for, say, carrying bicycles, motorcycle,
10 foot long articles etc.

Or maybe you want a converted campervan.  Many, many variations.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

My advice would be to think of a price you are comfortable with paying, then double it.

In my experience cheap Delicaís are hobbies, I understand that paying good money doesnít guarantee you a good one, but it certainly helps.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 15:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're looking for an L300 with a Crystal Lite Roof, then check there are no nasty rust bubbles on the roof top. Unless you like welding up a step ladder. Or bonding in repair panels (up a step ladder). Or whatever else is required to fix the leaks (up a step ladder). Or if you just don't like heights.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 17:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

your personal choice= remembering it is a 20+/- year old vehicle

L300 or L400
L400 series 1 or series 2
7 or 8 seats
petrol v6 or diesel
low roof or high roof
swb or lwb
manual or automatic
colour

(essential)

check for rust
check again for rust (chassis)

(some considerations)

has the fuel pump seal been changed
state of the expansion header tank if plastic

(conclusion)

buy a good one, not a cheap one, from a reputable source

(suggestion)

if it were me, as a wish list

series 1 L400 royal exceed, white, LWB, 7 seats, crystallite roof, ABS and airbag

(note, rare as hens teeth)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:15    Post subject: Re: Just saying hi Reply with quote

Astyan wrote:
Any advice for a prospective Delica owner ?


Read this post:- †http://www.mdocuk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30196

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