Hi all, I'm thinking of getting a Toyota Hiace van.
I want to use it for storage, occasionally sleep in it using air-con to keep cool when it's particularly hot and to move my stuff whenever I move house.
I'm hoping for it to last roughly 5 years, with very minimal servicing.
So it would basically be just sitting there on the street 99% of the time and not being driven or switched on.
The most I can foresee using it for is 30 minutes driving time per week on average. (Most weeks just give it a 5 min drive round the block, to keep things running, occasionally drive it for 1-2 hours, as I said, when I need to move house or run it with the air conditioning on for a while.)
For these purposes, do you think a 2nd-hand Hiace with say 300-400km on the odo would be reasonably reliable?
Again, it's very rare that I would use it, and when I do, it would only be driven for ~30 minutes.
I really don't want this to turn into a $50k+ purchase. Ideally I'm aiming for a ~$10k price point.
What do you think? Is this van at this KMs and this price point likely to be fairly reliable for a few years?
And what are some good things for me to check before purchasing, apart from the service log?