Buying a combi advice & stories

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1. Posted by jordy (Full Member 54 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hello guys and gals...

Could anyone give me some tips and stuff on getting my hands on a combi van to travel up the east coast.

Also is a combi the way to go, what about other means of transport. Also is it easy to sell the combi when i am finished with it.

Any stories and advice would be greatly recieved.


2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

A combi eh, like a Volkswagen Kombi?

These can be notoriously unreliable, mostly because they are getting quite old now, and many of them have been used to travel all over Australia, or used as a carry van. Most of the "pop top" Kombis are 25 years old or more, and the younger kombis are not that common.

It you are after a means of transport rather than something to sleep in, I'd suggest you get yourself a car like a Camry or Magna from the late 80's or early 90s.

Have a look at

Also, if you buy a really cheap car, you can simply drive it to the airport on your way home and leave it there. No need to hassle around with trying to sell it.

3. Posted by hcw (First Time Poster 1 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

go the trading post mate its only $2:70 and almost garenteed to find one

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 6600 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Yeah, the trading post is probably the best way to find a second hand car in Australia. They've got a site too, which will save you the $2.70

Cheers, Peter