I'm from Melbourne, Australia, thought I register on here to show off my new ride.
I purchase this car a couple of weeks ago, but I had my eye on this Van for a very very long time, a couple of years to be exact. As I knew the owner of this Van through a couple of Suzuki Car Club, mainly RedlineGTi.com - Home of the Suzuki Swift GTi (ssgti)
& The Australian Mighty Boy Owners Network - Home
), and everytime it was up for sale, it was bad timing for me and couldn't buy it.
This Van is a Jap import and I have been told that this Van was imported to Australia back in 2004, the Every never came out to Australia, but we did get the local delivered Carry, which had the F10A engine, but it was very plain looking (no bodykit, no rear seats I think?, front wheel drive)
I'm a newbie when it comes to the Every/Carry's, so I'm slowly getting the hang of things, but I have no problems with my other car, '93 Suzuki Swift Convertible (click here for more info
Here are some specs of the Van (as far as I know)
Model: Suzuki Every (Vin/Chassis #: DA71Vxxxxxx)
Engine: F5A Single Cam Turbo (11psi), Rear Wheel Drive, 5 Speed Manual
Colour: Green with Gold/Yellow pearl
Others: Big Sound System
I now mainly use this car for work and it is also (soon to be) my daily driver, the Van is not quick but it's very fun to drive. As I mentioned above I only had this car for almost 2 weeks now and since I have been busy with work. I havn't had a chance to clean and tidy it up yet, it had a few owners since it was first sold and it's sad to say
as each new owner it passed through, the Van was neglected and wasn't been taking care of, but all of this is soon to change.
There is a few surface rust that has started to bubble under the paint in various parts of the car, I wont be able to match the paint and it will be very difficult to blend in the paint, so this Van will be stripped, all surface rust and any rust fixed/repaired and it's going in for a full respray in the same green, but instead of the gold/yellow pearl, it's going to be a purple pearl. The whole sound system will be taken apart and re-wired, at the moment there is wires all over the place!
The only issue I have with this Van is the front bar!, whoever installed the front mount intercooler has butchered the front bar! I'm not sure how hard or if it's possible to fix that front bar, I will be going with a much smaller cooler, as at the moment boost kicks in at about 4000rpm, way too much turbo lag. The smaller cooler will be tucked neatly away. I don't like my chances in finding another front bar like this in Australia so overseas is my next resort.
Question, how rare are these car's over there? meaning the one with the bodykit? I am on a lookout for a replacement front bar, if anyone can help me get one and organise it to get shipped to Australia, there services will be rewarded
Photos attached was borrowed from the owner of the Van when he had it, the Van looks pretty much the same as it was back then.