Greetings from Portland, Oregon

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Furi
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Greetings from Portland, Oregon

Postby Furi » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:40 pm

ntmokey wrote:It has been everything I hoped for! Since the weather has been nice, I've had it out pretty much every other weekend for camping. Flawless reliability, decent gas mileage, smiles and thumbs up everywhere I go. All of my friends want one now, too! The woods of the Pacific Northwest are my oyster.

The only caveat I would warn would-be Delica owners of, that I don't think comes up enough, is the power, or lack thereof. These vans are dogs. If you're trying to get anywhere in a hurry, forget about it. That said, I've embraced the right-lane lifestyle and enjoy just getting there when I get there. I mostly take it on trips, so the lack of pep doesn't bother me much.

If you ever want to check out a van in person, let me know! I wish I had seen one before I ordered one from Japan, even if it only would have made me want one more.


I'm on a cross country(US) trip and I've learned to use my blinkers on steep inclines and wave at folks when they drive by. Most wave back and even slow down to check out the van :)

Feel free to add yourself to the map for US delica owners. I believe you have a neighbor there based on the map.

https://goo.gl/0b9fy5

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Crankshaft Culture
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Vehicle: 1989 Delica
Location: Portland, OR
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Greetings from Portland, Oregon

Postby Crankshaft Culture » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:39 am

Woo hoo -- another Portland Delica Owner!

Rusty_Tank
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Location: Portland, Oregon USA

Greetings from Portland, Oregon

Postby Rusty_Tank » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:30 am

ntmokey wrote:It has been everything I hoped for! Since the weather has been nice, I've had it out pretty much every other weekend for camping. Flawless reliability, decent gas mileage, smiles and thumbs up everywhere I go. All of my friends want one now, too! The woods of the Pacific Northwest are my oyster.

The only caveat I would warn would-be Delica owners of, that I don't think comes up enough, is the power, or lack thereof. These vans are dogs. If you're trying to get anywhere in a hurry, forget about it. That said, I've embraced the right-lane lifestyle and enjoy just getting there when I get there. I mostly take it on trips, so the lack of pep doesn't bother me much.

If you ever want to check out a van in person, let me know! I wish I had seen one before I ordered one from Japan, even if it only would have made me want one more.


Hey ntmokey! Sorry for my late response. Just saw this now. I'm so happy to hear the Delica has been a success for you! That's awesome :-)

Yea, the lack of power had been a real concern for me but I spoke to local Delica owner on the phone the other day and, maybe it was just being able to talk to someone about it, my concern went down a notch. I actually just test drove a Delica over at Oregon Diesel imports up on 82nd last weekend. It was a blast to drive. Like driving a small funky bus :-D

Thanks for the invite to see your Delica in person btw. If I decide to take you up on that I'll PM you.

Furi
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Location: Queens, NY

Greetings from Portland, Oregon

Postby Furi » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:52 am

Crankshaft Culture wrote:Woo hoo -- another Portland Delica Owner!


By my count that makes 3 portland deli's, and portland the current Deli capital of US! :)

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Crankshaft Culture
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Greetings from Portland, Oregon

Postby Crankshaft Culture » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:26 am

Furi wrote:
Crankshaft Culture wrote:Woo hoo -- another Portland Delica Owner!


By my count that makes 3 portland deli's, and portland the current Deli capital of US! :)


I believe there is an L300 in the Sellwood area, as I've seen it turn down a side street a couple of times on the way home from my work. I also saw one off of Belmont on Saturday. Don't know if the owner lives there, but saw it parked.

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Crankshaft Culture
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Greetings from Portland, Oregon

Postby Crankshaft Culture » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:33 am

Rusty_Tank wrote:
ntmokey wrote:I actually just test drove a Delica over at Oregon Diesel imports up on 82nd last weekend. It was a blast to drive. Like driving a small funky bus :-D


FYI, this is where I bought my Delica about a month ago. Had a great experience with them.

Rusty_Tank
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Greetings from Portland, Oregon

Postby Rusty_Tank » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:48 am

Crankshaft Culture wrote:
Rusty_Tank wrote:
ntmokey wrote:I actually just test drove a Delica over at Oregon Diesel imports up on 82nd last weekend. It was a blast to drive. Like driving a small funky bus :-D


FYI, this is where I bought my Delica about a month ago. Had a great experience with them.


Yea, Crankshaft. They seem like great people over there. I'm leaning toward purchasing a Delica through vanlifenorthwest.com. I've had multiple conversations with the guy who runs it and I like his process.


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