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Hello from Seattle

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Reese Allen, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. Reese Allen

    Reese Allen Member



    I recently imported a 1993 Subaru Sambar Dias II van. It's everything I had hoped for and more. Turns a lot of heads and puts a smile on people's faces when they see it.
    • 660 cc straight 4
    • Supercharged
    • Full-time AWD
    • 5MT with bonus extra-low gear
    • Dual sunroofs!
    Current plans are to just get it all fixed up. Do all the basic maintenance, fix anything that doesn't work. Later I may paint it.

    Already fixed:
    • New tires
    • Oil change
    • Supercharger oil top-up (was extremely low)
    • Scrape off failed rear window tint
    • Wiper blades
    Still to do/fix:
    • Rust spots
    • Dents
    • AC doesn't blow cold
    • Tachometer doesn't work
    • Transmission fluid
    • Driver's side mirror bracket is broken
    • Stereo/speaker upgrade
    • Paint steel wheels white or get matching hub caps
    • Add seat belts to rear seats
    • Clean the hell out of the interior

    punimog and DSlag like this.
  2. 6.0 in Idaho

    6.0 in Idaho New Member

    That’s a clean looking van! How does she drive around town and in the freeways. I bet it takes forever to get gas or make any stops because everyone wants to ask a million questions!
  3. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    I love it. But everytime I see a Dias I think of that guy on youtube when he says "super-chahged"
  4. Reese Allen

    Reese Allen Member

    Yeah, I'm getting better at giving people the 10-second explanation so I can be on my way. It handles fine around town and it's squirrely but manageable on the freeway. Speaking of getting gas, it only holds about 7.5 gallons, and only gets about 25 mpg, so I'm filling it up a lot.
    That video helped convince me to get the car, actually. If you search for "sambar van" on Youtube, that's the first result, and the third one is my van.
  5. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    The range is probably typical. 7.5 X 25 = 183-miles.

    My 77 Toyota Hilux , 13.2 gal X 14mpg = 184-miles
    89 Bronco, 32-gal X 6.5-mpg = 192-miles
    69 F250, 20-gal tank, 8-mpg = 160-miles
    01 Minivan, 13.7 gal tank, 17-mpg = 232-miles
  6. DSlag

    DSlag Member

    Sweet micro ride!

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