So it turns out that buying a car a continent away, sight unseen, is kinda tough. Who’da thunk?
We’ve been feverishly searching all of the laughably small, cheap and underpowered cars we can find in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany…but so far, we’ve come up mostly empty-handed. We’ve gotten a few responses from online auction / car sales websites, and have contacted some of our friends in the EU to help us look, but so far, we have nothing concrete. No car.
We are coming up on our deadline to submit info about our car to The Adventurists, and the practical deadline to get all of our registration and insurance paperwork taken care of. (We don’t want to be dramatic, but we’re getting a tad bit stressed out.)
So now we’re reaching out to YOU, dear visitor. If you know anyone in Europe who is selling a car, or could give us any advice/leads on buying a vehicle, please send us an email!
And while we have you here, we should let you know that we have some limitations…
1.The vehicle should have an engine displacement of 1.2 litres or less. 1200 cc’s.
2.The vehicle must be registered during or after Jan! uary 2002. (The Mongolian government placed this rule recently, because they were tired of people abandoning old junkers in their country.)
3. The vehicle must be cheap. We are on a very limited budget, and we want to spend $2000 on it at the very most. (Preferably under $1500.)
Some of the types of cars that fit this description:
Perodua Kelisa, FIAT Panda, Citroen C1, Perodua Kenari, Suzuki Swift, Citroen Saxo, FIAT Seicento, Citroen C2, Volkswagen Fox, Daihatsu Matiz/ Chevrolet Matiz, Volkswagen Lupo, Hyundai Amica, Renault Twin! go, Vauxhall Agila/ Opel Agila/ Suzuki Wagon R, Daihatsu YRV, Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa/ Opel Corsa, Volkswagen Polo, FIAT 500, FIAT Punto,&! nbsp;Peugeot 106, Nissan Micra, SEAT Ibiza, T! oyota Yaris, Skoda Fabia, Suzuki Ignis/ Subaru Justy, Renault Clio, Daihatsu Sirion/ Perodua MyVi, Suzuki Alto…
Remember, at the end of the Rally, our car will be donated to help a charity in Mongolia. If you can help us in any way, please don’t hesitate to send an email!