A-Team dreams crushed

While it's no school bus, I was pretty excited when our search for a road trip vehicle lead us to this 1990 Vandura. The price was right and the dealership said that it was in great working order and they would even guarantee it for 3 years.


We traveled to Toronto to Karmann Fine Cars (on the corner of sweet Jane & St. Clair) where the very friendly salesman showed us the vehicle. The van sounded good and we weren't bothered by the fact that the rear view mirror was in the cup holder and the bright green bondo wasn't even finished setting. We keep imaging how great it would be to add a spoiler and red racing stripe.

The dream didn't last long... much like the test drive.


Before we even hit the highway, the power steering and air conditioning blew out. We crawled back to the dealership with the 4 ways flashing and a belt dragging on the ground. Cooling fluid and steam spewing from under the hood, we decided it was just not meant to be.

Comments

Very sad, but better to find it on the test drive than a few weeks later in. Your soulmate is out there for you two. %)
Chris said…
We need a van that can make it 12,000 kilometers without an epic fail, this one didn't even make it 12.
RealGrouchy said…
Hm... I know someone local who just bought a school bus. Maybe she can hook you two up with the guy who sold it to her...

- RG>
wiawa said…
Bummer! In college my friend bought a VW van. We had someone drive us six hours to pick it up. They headed back to town, and we started driving back in the new VW. Made it about 30 minutes and then spent another few hours on the side of the road waiting for help....
ginger said…
That sucks!! When I was a kid, my parents had a van just like that. Ah, the good ol' days.

Good luck in your search...

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