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Suggestion- spottings section

Discussion in 'News and Site Support' started by hamradio, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. hamradio

    hamradio Member

    There should be a minitruck spottings section/forum on this site. Just an idea of mine. :)
  2. Subaru

    Subaru Member

    Good idea-always nice to know,I have yet to see any other than 1 dealer in my area-maybe I should start selling;)---sounds like work
  3. hamradio

    hamradio Member

    Well, my friend told me he saw a minitruck when he was about 70 miles north of where I am. Then he called me up today and told me he saw Colin around with his sambar. ;)
  4. kmoneil

    kmoneil Administrator Staff Member

    I've added it, lets see how it works out. Happy New Years everyone!
  5. hamradio

    hamradio Member

    Cool! Thanks, I utilized it already. :)
  6. Wolfman

    Wolfman Member

    Nope, you dodn't post a pic. :D

    I posted a pic first of my own truck in flatbed "mode" full of junk. :D
  7. hamradio

    hamradio Member

    on the car forums I hang out at, pics are not required.
  8. Wolfman

    Wolfman Member

    I was only razzing ya, hense using this -> :D

    I did not mean to offend.
  9. hamradio

    hamradio Member

    Oh, no prob. :D :)
  10. bill

    bill Guest

    I am from Nothern Central Canada, I want get the best truck possible to fit my need. We have thousand of Lakes north of our City. (Prince Albert Sask.) I want to load my truck with my Inflatable Raft (Zodiak) and g into some Lakes that are only accesable by float plane or ATV. I can build and weld anything but I want to know what make of Mini truck should I start with. Honda Acty, Hyjet, Mitzabit, Keio, Sumba,? I hope I got the names close eneogh. Please advise.
  11. speedy67

    speedy67 Member

    Bill, I'm from Swift Current, Sask. I started selling these in November. I started out with 3 Suzukis and a Mitsubishi. The Mitsubishi, I camoed, lifted and installed Carlisle All-trails on. I licensed a 1992 Suzuki, and sold a 1991 to a local fellow who thinks it's great!! He also licensed his.

    The Suzuki is by far the most popular make. It seems to me that the 1992 has a slighty larger cab thanr the 90 and 91. The Mitsubishi's cab is as comfortable as the 92 Suzuki.

    I have heard comments that a Mitsubishi is slightly better at off-roading than the others, but I couldn't say that for sure myself.

    I think that parts availabilty is better for a Suzuki than the others in our particular area, given that a lot of the small GM cars are Suzukis and that there are some Samuri's around that likely have some interchangable parts as well.

    If you are over 6' tall and 260 lbs you might not be the most comfortable in them for long periods. If so, then perhaps a Diahatsu Jumbo might suit you better.

    Be well aware that not all these trucks are in the same condition, I searched out the best ones to bring in, and beleive me, some of the lower-priced ones aren't worth it. All of mine are good runners. The two that got inspected and licensed only required daytime running lights to pass.
  12. BLES

    BLES Member

    You've got a dealer in PA who's a member on this forum. I think he has several different ones in stock that you could look at for yourself. I'm going to be in PA on Wednesday myself getting my truck lettered.

  13. prdjim

    prdjim Member


    I'm the dealer in PA just outside Philly in Bensalem, PA. Let me know if I can help.

  14. BLES

    BLES Member

    Haha! Yeah, but we're talking Northern Canada! Prince Albert, SK. and ddimports is who I was referring to. Sorry for the confusion.
  15. bill

    bill Guest

    YK AUTO CO in japan wants to sell me a truck, or a container of 7. anyone heard of them? Should I go for it?
  16. ddimports

    ddimports Member

    the P.A. dealer

    every one wants to sell a truck or container of trucks. before i got into the business i had people promising every thing but only sending one or two grainy pictures. then i got an email from one exporter the sent 40 or more picture of the nicest landcruiser you ever seen! so i bought it and 142 units later i am still buying. there is alot of junk coming into canada. so be careful
  17. speedy67

    speedy67 Member

    If all you want is 1 truck, then just buy the best one you can find.

    You can get burned bad if you hook up with the wrong exporter.
    They want their money up front, and rightly so....

    Customs and shipping can be a nightmare if it's not something you are well versed at, the container can be sent back or the contents destryed (at your cost) if things aren't up to snuff.....cleanliness, paperwork, etc.... (don't want to scare you, but it's happened)

    You'll be into a container for at least $30,000 by the time it arrives.....10 or 12 weeks later.

    Check out the stock at D&D, he's right there, been in the business for a while, he will give you the support you need, when you need it, he's already done the learning curve.

    If you want a $7,000 truck, he'll find you one of that quality, on the other hand, if your budget is $4,000, he can get that too, but you may not be completely satisfied. A decent one is likely going to run $5,000 plus.

    Tires, wheels, lift kit, dump kit, bumpers, hitches, snowplow....I'm sure he can set you up that way too.

    BLES wanted a higher end one than was available in Sask at the time, and he found one, he had to go a long ways for it. But he did his homework, and got what he wanted, and I'm sure he's very satisfied with it.

    I'm kinda jealous of him, he's got some power in his unit!!!

    Just the truth as I see it!!
  18. persona non grata

    persona non grata New Member

    There's also Prince Albert in AB, a suburb of Edmonton I believe. :frustration:
  19. bill

    bill Guest

    Thats Saint Albert not Prince Albert, Saint Albert was a Prince allthogh not officially.

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