Every Journey has an end - some day. We have to say good-bye to our best travel companion Berta in July or August or September. After traveling a lot km's and hours in and around Berta we want to give you some details:
Car: HYUNDAI H1, 2007, powerful 2.5l Diesel Engine, fuel consumption moderate 9-11l per 100km, 230.000km, 3 seats, small paint and body damages and the driverseat is a bit ripped, we would say optical issues - we keep it as local camouflage. As a mechanic I checked the technique frequently and fixed minor to major parts. Revision Tecnica valid until 01/2018 (yearly technical inspection in Chile), Permisso de Circulation until 03/2018 (kinda tax). It is a 2WD and we never missed more traction, we finished relaxed the death road and all other bad parts on the way - with some driving expierence. Technical reliability is the most important rule in South America, so what we did:
Replaced all filters (oil/fuel/air) and fluids (oil -[gearbox/motor], coolant, brake fluid), timing belt, all 4 glow plugs, Motor fan, rollover bar mountings and links. We will, depending the negotiaten, do a service that you're freshly maintained on the road. If requested we could sent you a detailed list about all technical conditions on Berta.
Interior modification: Spacious double bed (3 pieces mattress) for 2 persons (possibly + a child), seating in the rear with a table for rainy days useable without changing the whole layout. Lots of compartments in several sizes (total 13), additional space for 3 Surfboards / 6 Ski / 3 Snowboards or Skateboards etc. If you want, we could do a deal with a really nice (Long)Surfboard incl. leash, fin and bag + surf spots infos and surf lock
Equipment: Duvets and pillows, gas stove (2 fields) + 5kg gas bottle, stainless steal pans and pots + basic kitchen utensils, plastic containers, mokka machine, LED lantern, camping shower, mini safe, camping table and chairs (3), 12V vacuum cleaner, 12V – 220V converter for charging phone and laptop, radio/stereo with AUX input - really important!
Technical Equipment: Spare wheel, tire pressure gauge, alarm system, steering wheel and wheel lock, spare fuel can(10l), Toolbox with basic tools, needed liquids and grease, 2 car jacks etc.
Incognito on the Road: The Hyundai H1 is a common car on South American roads. In the plain white van you are understated, it could be a car related to a painter or house cleaning company. Incognito you’re out of sight from thefts and corrupt police officers, compare to a Volkswagen Bully or shiny 4x4. There is nothing to worry about parking in underground garages or enter a campsite, you will not stuck with the roof tent or anything else. The moderate fuel consumption and cheap diesel, doesn’t hurt your moneybag too much and keeps you upright on the long distances in South America. We traveled so far through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia and Peru, it doesn’t matter if you’re going along the pacific or over 4000m above sea level, even tarmac or gravel roads – the H1 (Berta) stays a faithful companion.
Deal: Negotiation base 7.000 € or 7500 USD, approx for sale July/Aug/Sep 2017. Because we’re succesfully finished the whole selling bureaucracy in Santiago and finally got all papers to cross boarders, we offer you support to become the new owner of Berta! Technical advises included ;)
We’re looking forward to hear from you via Mail or WhatsApp, we’re answering ASAP depending on the wifi availabilty
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Cheers Christina & Torsten