While it's no school bus, I was pretty excited when our search for a road trip vehicle lead us to this 1990 Vandura. The price was right and the dealership said that it was in great working order and they would even guarantee it for 3 years.
We traveled to Toronto to Karmann Fine Cars (on the corner of sweet Jane & St. Clair) where the very friendly salesman showed us the vehicle. The van sounded good and we weren't bothered by the fact that the rear view mirror was in the cup holder and the bright green bondo wasn't even finished setting. We keep imaging how great it would be to add a spoiler and red racing stripe.
The dream didn't last long... much like the test drive.
Before we even hit the highway, the power steering and air conditioning blew out. We crawled back to the dealership with the 4 ways flashing and a belt dragging on the ground. Cooling fluid and steam spewing from under the hood, we decided it was just not meant to be.