I bought it with 163.000 kilometers, in 2001. The car is from 96, one of the first 406's. Actually, I was in a magazine called Autoweek, I think you no it. There is one part called Klokje Rond, which has cars with at least 100.000 kilometers. But sometimes cars with 800.000 kilometers are present! Maybe check autoweek.nl, I might still be on it after some searching, I haven't checked it.
But the older diesel cars are better then the new ones, with engines under more pressure (the HDI engines). Unfortunately, mine is a little slow, although there is a turbo on it.
I think its a thrilling drive all the way down to Gambia. I will make a weblog on this site. It is absolutely feasible, and if you get 500.000 on your 406...I would be available to make that trip again......
Maybe I try to sell my 605 for a 405 here in Netherland. I don't know if those cars have AC. But I should find that out. I think its much easier to sell a 405 in Gambia since you told me that that seems a popular car. Hopefully I find a diesel. Unfortunately I have to give away a lot of luxury and a V6 (that really drives lovely, as a king on the road).
By the way. What should I not miss out in Gambia? Cheers Micheal!!
Hey Micheal. Your next post will be a 406 (at 22:13Hr)....
Ok, that would certainly be nice to drive it to Gambia with someone who has done it before. I guess I won't find someone of my friends to do that anyway.
Well, I spend a week in Gambia for relaxing, but did a two day trip inland, to Georgetown in the east. To be honest, Gambia is just soso but the people really are amazing, it's just fun to talk to them even if they are trying to sell you something. When you don't want anything, that's ok for them and you just talk about other things. Much unlike other countries I travelled in.
A trip from Georgetown down the river was nice though, I even saw chimpanzees which was amazing, i really like those animals.
Don't know if you want some luxury at the end of your trip, but Ocean Bay hotel in Bakau is nice, one of the best. Some Amsterdam dakar challenge cars stayed there when I was there.