i'm looking for a (camper) van for our trip starting in november this year 2012. Our plans are to drive from peru to bolivia and colombia in 4 months. Are there any travellers who are planning to sell their van around november close to peru?? I would be very happy to hear from you
or do you have any tips for buying a car in peru??
I didn't do much travelling there but cannot recall seeing any campervans. People use cars and often old ones outside of towns.
A TV travel programme showed a couple who had bought one in Peru and it broke down just a few days out, had to be paid to be towed, cost a fortune to repair while they had to stay at a local hotel while the parts were sent for and so on.
Also campervans are notoriously bad on fuel consumption.
There is also insurance. If you buy it in one SA country, it is often only valid in that country.
I have one but it is in uruguay, where you get a one year permission.