Suzuki Grand Nomade XL7 2.7 4x4
Suzuki Grand Nomade XL7 2.7
Year 2002, build in Japan
170.000 Kilometers (105.000 miles)
Car is in perfect conditions! Ready to start driving right now to the Northern desert and highlands of Chile and later to Bolivia and Perú or set course for the raging wilderness and pristine landscapes of Patagonia.
All paperwork is done and updated to June 2019 (In Chile, strict examination of the car conditions and gas emissions is done every year and is obligatory by law).
New car battery.
Brakes with 5.000 km more to go (checked it with two different mechanics one in Puerto Montt and another one in Santiago. The ABS light on the car started to turn on 600km ago but mechanics say there is nothing wrong with the brake and could be fixed with a scanner. Car went through its technical inspection less than 100km. ago and brakes were in perfect condition).
Just changed the Oil.
Tires in nearly new conditions.
Big Jetbag (Thule bag) above the car to keep all the camping gear and more.
Inside of the car you can find:
Radio with Bluetooth and auxiliary cable with great sound system.
Plenty (at least 7) compartments to keep clothes, kitchen utensils and others so you can easily access your stuff (specially useful on rainy days).
BED TRANSFORMS TO SEATS: The bed design was made in order that it can be transformed into rustic seats if you wish to carry bagpackers on the road or want to travel with more than two friends (maximum capability is 6 people, pretty tight though xD)
Car comes with: mattress and new sheets, 2ring-cooking stove, 8lt. gas tank, big pot, ropes, 6 cups, etc.), electric inversor and secondary battery to plug and charge electronics such as your computer (it still needs to be hooked up to the car battery in order to recharge while driving).
PRICE: CLP$4.700.000 (approx. USD$7000, €6145)
For your commodity! You can buy and the car transfering money to my European bank account, U.S bank account or Chilean bank account! I am a traveler too, so got a Transferwise account.
If you buy this car you will have everything you need to start your roadtrip the same day. But I would recommend to get some: Blankets and pillows, dishes & cutlery, and a tarp (I got rid of my old one because it was leaking when it rained). That’s it! you’re ready to go!
I would also recommend you to get a tent and some sleeping bags so you can also go trekking to some of the unbelievable landscapes Chile has to offer.
I have attached a .PDF file from www.autofact.cl that compiles ALL of the car’s history (previous owners, license renewals, and problems the car might have had during its years of existence). You can Double check this information in the website by paying $5.000pesos (aprox USD$9 or €8).
I’d recommend you to have a look too of my Couchsurfing profile, so you can see I’m legit and would never try to take advantage over a fellow human being, specially if he/she is a traveler. https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/galdea
I’m selling Angelito Nomad, my faithful companion through the Patagonian Landscape. Only reason to do so is because I left Chile looking for new adventures (I’m currently in Mexico). It’s the second car I’ve adapted as a traveling home (Before I had a Subaru Forester) and drove through Patagonia. I decided for the Suzuki Nomade because even though the Subaru proved to be an excellent car, the measures were just too small to be living in it and the AWD was not enough for Patagonia (roads are decent for AWD, but anyone who has driven to Patagonia knows that some of the best experiences is driving every day into one of the millions of deserted beaches and setting your camping spot in front of where the dolphins go swimming each morning. And that happens to also be the place where the mollusks hangout and you harvest for lunchtime). If you want to experience this, AWD or 2WD won’t cut it.
Besides the 4x4, the Nomad gave me, on the other hand, great comfortability and the chance to seat on the bed xD and play the guitar comfortably on rainy days. I also had room for clothes and other items inside the car and the capability of crossing every Patagonian terrain I wished to cross.
The Trunk’s door opening horizontally (instead of vertically) gave me the chance to set a kitchen table on the door so I could cook fast and comfortability whenever I wished (kitchen table, gas stove and tank included with the car). You can also use the horizontal trunk’s door to set a tarp on top for the rain or the strong sun (you’ll have both in Patagonia).
What else can I say? I really loved Angelito Nomad, the only downside I could express is that it spent more gas than I wished (you can find gas almost anywhere in Patagonia and wherever there is a village), but I guess any car that size with 4x4 would do the same.
I’ve traveled in the car alone, with my girlfriend, and even 5 friends, all seating!