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I want a Sambar.


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#1 Keiji22

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:41 AM

Yet... I can not find one in my area that is for sale.

I check CL every day for the VW Kombi or Sambars... nothing has come up.

I'd rather not spend $6000+ to have a newer one shipped to the US.

Anyone in the Pacific Northwest know of anyone who has a Sambar they would like to sell or just one sitting somewhere?

Engine doesn't have to be perfect, but I would seriously like to have one. Seems like a great little putter for long trips on back highways.

Also, any issues with the vehicle that I should know about? Cool things people have done with them?

Any help would be great!

Thanks!

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:33 AM

Yet... I can not find one in my area that is for sale.

I check CL every day for the VW Kombi or Sambars... nothing has come up.

I'd rather not spend $6000+ to have a newer one shipped to the US.

Anyone in the Pacific Northwest know of anyone who has a Sambar they would like to sell or just one sitting somewhere?

Engine doesn't have to be perfect, but I would seriously like to have one. Seems like a great little putter for long trips on back highways.

Also, any issues with the vehicle that I should know about? Cool things people have done with them?

Any help would be great!

Thanks!


They're road legal in Montana and once in a while one comes up for sale. Watch the Montana CL.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:02 PM

Cape Ape Sales in Tillamook Oregon imports them regularly, and are fairly cheap.

they have all makes.
we drove a Diahatsu Hijet;)

google them, they have Mattracks, Hilift's for hunting, lift kits, plows, etc

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:36 PM

Do they ever carry the microbus version of the Sambar? I'd jump all over it if they did.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:49 PM

me too someday would like to pick one up maybe a older one and put different running gear under it

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:23 PM

last time we were there (spring break) they had one

and extra cab pickups, some with dump beds, 4spds, 5spds, 4 wheel drive, 2 wheel drive.

they import whatever they can get
from japan mostly

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here is the site
http://www.cape-ape.com/

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:02 PM

I was just at the Tillamook Cheese factory today and this was RIGHT NEXT DOOR!!! ARRRRGGGGHHH I should have stopped and taken a look but I didnt know it was there til now :banghead:

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:16 PM

The guys there are really nice, gave us lots of free stuff :rolleyes:

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 03:07 AM

canada has lots... come and get one. :D

here is a company that specializes in them.

http://www.japanoid.com/

they charge a fair amount however they do all the legwork for importing them. read the FAQ for importing the the states from canada.

also there are a bunch on craigslist. I would also look at some of the non-subaru ones. they're pretty much all the same.

we had a sambar at the vancouver auto show displaying some of the roof racks we sell... it was pretty sweet, 4wd 660cc supercharged ecvt. it also had a full VW van body kit on it so everybody was really confused as to what it was.



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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:03 PM

I saw a 1992 Mitsubishi Delica Exceed in Portland last week. It had B.C. plates on it, so I'm guessing it was the same one listed here.
Scroll down to see...
http://www.japanoid.com/forsale/

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:38 PM

that double cab diesel toyota is sweet

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4WD AND a 2.4 liter diesel :cool:

Ditto with the 4WD diesel Previa below it aways

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:51 PM

I saw a 1992 Mitsubishi Delica Exceed in Portland last week. It had B.C. plates on it, so I'm guessing it was the same one listed here.
Scroll down to see...
http://www.japanoid.com/forsale/


i see quite a few delicas around. Probably 3+ every day... all of those vehicles except some of the odd micro K cars i see on a regular basis.

i'm saving up for a 93 JDM sti. :D

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 03:00 PM

canada has lots... come and get one. :D

here are lots of sambar and and sambar dias (microbus version)

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:33 PM

Come to Carter Subaru in Shoreline (just north of seattle)

they have a MINT white 1970 Van, just parked in the shop... the owners have decided that they dont want it on the show room anymore :confused: so it is for sale now.. they have not listed it anywhere as far as I know, but if you come up here I bet you can get it for a decent price!

trust me, this one is nice!

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:10 PM

Come to Carter Subaru in Shoreline (just north of seattle)

they have a MINT white 1970 Van, just parked in the shop... the owners have decided that they dont want it on the show room anymore :confused: so it is for sale now.. they have not listed it anywhere as far as I know, but if you come up here I bet you can get it for a decent price!

trust me, this one is nice!


seriously?! that's what sets that dealership apart... that's where the cars101 guy is that has the van...

it's a sweet van, and will probably go for a lot...

I'd love to have a 4wd subaru van with all the newer creature comforts... maybe somebody I can import one or they'll make one for the US by then...


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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:45 PM

Come to Carter Subaru in Shoreline (just north of seattle)

they have a MINT white 1970 Van, just parked in the shop... the owners have decided that they dont want it on the show room anymore :confused: so it is for sale now.. they have not listed it anywhere as far as I know, but if you come up here I bet you can get it for a decent price!

trust me, this one is nice!


is that the 360 van? that tiny thing? you have any pics?

#17 Spiffy

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:00 PM

is that the 360 van? that tiny thing? you have any pics?


here it is: http://www.cars101.com/subaru/360.html


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