Hello everyone, I am new to kei trucks and vans. I have been pondering whether to buy a sambar van for a while now. I did some research and read entire sambar forum here. However I didn't find all the answers. I would like to ask quite a few questions before I commit to the endeavor of owning sambar van. First I would like to explain why do I want sambar and what I'll be using it for. Why: I love small cars! I drove smart car once and it was a blast. Kei cars are very unique here (Ontario) - I once saw one or two so far. Sambar has a nice design (at least in my opinion), especially with VW conversion. Sambar Van is practical - I can take friends and drive to a beach or go camping. Kei cars seems to be simple to work on - I would like to work on Sambar myself as a small project. Sambar has rear engine so it would be the quietest of all the available kei vans. What am I going to use it for?: Drive it around on a good day. Have trips to beach, camping and perhaps road trips (few times per year, summer time mostly). Not planning to use it as daily drive. Questions: How expensive is it to own Sambar Van? - Parts, Insurance, Headache? How difficult is it to get parts? Any issues? How reliable Sambar with manual tranny and super changer? (I already figured eCVT is not the best choice) How badly does Sambar body rusts? If I go camping and need to drive lets say 8-12 hours on Highway (100-120 km/h) is it a problem? Will engine overheat? Is it problematic to run it so long at those speeds? Can I take it for a road trip? How hard is it to come across Sambar Van (preferably later years) 660cc with Super Charger, Manual Tranny, Sun-roof and preferably VW conversion? What are good places to look for those? Does anyone has a user manual for Sambar 1990-1998? It seems Sambar has non-interference engine, am I correct? Anything you can share from personal experience that I missed? I would love to hear from you. Please remember I have no experience and not entirely understand what I'm getting into. Thank you!!!