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Egregius

For sale in Melbourne: $1000 Daihatsu Pyzar 1998 171.5k km

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Circumstances have conspired to make me offer my well-running car for really cheap: leaving Australia soon, Roadworthy certificate requirements came up with a number of minor repairs that I don't have time for, and the rego runs out June 1st 2015.

 

Between $750 and $1000 of repairs needed:

*wiper blade rubber replacement

*front windscreen replacement ($180 because it's a common type)

*2 new tyres (other 2 have good thread left)

*reglue steeringwheel rubber

*Replace some worn out parts like lower engine mounts (easily accessible from bottom of car)

*Muffler+central exhaust part replacement

 

The latter bit is about half the repair cost, so if you can source the part cheaply (like a wrecker or have the part made - I have details for this) that decreases the cost significantly. $1000 MAX is the rough estimate from the mechanic today.

 

The engine is completely fine, which was to be expected as I had it checked and repaired 4000 km ago when I replaced the headgasket, oil pressure sensor and timing belt. So after the repairs you're sure to have a solid car which won't need any major maintenance for quite awhile at a really good price.

 

It's an immensely practical and economical car, if not the most sexy. What I love about this car is the spaciousness: a compact car that fits into small parking spots and has a tiny turning circle, yet has oodles of space inside: plenty of headroom despite me being 6 foot 3; I can transport a fridge on its side with the seats folded forward; and two people can sleep on the surface formed when the seats are folded backwards, with spare room for gear (SEE photos).

 

The 1.5 litre engine means you won't win streetraces, but it's definitely the most economical car available in this price range. I drive anywhere between 450 and 550 kilometres on a full tank, which costs about $50.

 

The exterior has some minor cosmetic issues; there's some scrapes from parking maneuvres, and a rear panel has a nick from when I backed into a trailer. Nothing I would worry about at least. The interior is in excellent condition; 3 non-smoker previous owners.

 

 

Also:

* PHILIPS high quality head unit with CD/USB/MP3/Bluetooth handsfree

* Front Pioneer 5 1/4" aftermarket speakers (great sound actually)

* 15" alloy wheels

* Tinted windows

* Radiator replaced by previous owner slightly over a year ago

* Rego is a NSW rego, which runs out June 1st, so nicely timed to re-register in VIC.

 

Phoning is preferred: 0490 499 323

 

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