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11. Posted by Allen (Inactive 7 posts) 11y

Sorry: calculations above are wrong: total fuel price/person would be $500.00, not $124.50 (666.66 gals*$.75 or 166.66 gals*$3).

12. Posted by tfafara (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

-snip- “…eat well, sleep well and be happy…” – yeah, that’s my motto :-) I guess you’re right, US car would be easier and cheaper to repair then toyota but I’ve got mixed feelings about american cars. I drove Dodge Neon a little bit and… well, that’s not a car I would call ‘reliable’. On the other hand I’ve found that Ford Windstar is quite cheap and quite big as well. I’ll have to think about that one. However, thanks for all your (and RonRaley’s) help. I surely use your advices. For the time being I’ve got to look into books a bit because I have several exams to pass yet. I’m sure I’ll have some more questions about west so I’ll reach you thru message center if it’s not a problem. Thanks.

Tom, 21 years old, Poland

[ Edit: your wish is my command! :) ]

13. Posted by tfafara (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

I didn't refresh the site, just ignore the first line of my prev. post.

Tom, 21 years old, Poland

14. Posted by RonRaley (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

The 4.3 V6 that is found in the GMC vans are one of the most reliable engines on the market, this motor has been around for years and is pretty common as far as parts are concerned, the fuel rating on this engine is generally 16 city 20 highway and the back of this van is spacious for being a small van, A friend of mine owns the chevy version and he puts LOTS of miles on it every year, roughly 3000 to 4000 miles a month or roughly 42,000 a year. Parts are cheap and you can find many Junk yards, and part stores stocking parts for this vehicle, not to mention that GM/chevy dealers are abundant in the rural west. BTW, many of these Vans were made in Canada and arn't really "american Cars" just like Toyota manufactures many cars here in the US. My sister-In-Law has a BMW plant not to far from her home in South Carolina.

I guess I consider a 4.3 small.... after all, my One ton silverado has a, 8.1 litre engine

15. Posted by meekychunky (Full Member 80 posts) 11y

Hi Allen

Sounds really interesting, when are you thinking of leaving?

Monkee

16. Posted by Allen (Inactive 7 posts) 11y

Date of departure depends on the weather: Too cold for me in west after middle of October. Doesn't look as if I'll be able to leave by then, so probably not until middle of April '06. But possible will leave in November and go directly to Mexico for winter. I will be able to say with a lot more certainty after 10/27/05.

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