With more and more people joining the KombiClub, looking to own a Kombi, I thought I should make a single post where we can direct new members intending to purchase. First thing. Welcome to the KombiClub. The KombiClub is not a true car club per se, It's simply a group or like minded people sharing advice, stories, thoughts and experiences. It's intention is to connect, help and inspire people with anything Kombi related (and a little bit more). So you want to buy a Kombi…? Step 1: Introduce yourself. We all want to help, but it's much nicer if we know a bit about you. Start contributing to the forum sooner than later (see step 6) Step2: Help us, help you. What type of Kombi are you after? What condition are you after (project car to showroom)? What are your plans (restore it, tidy it, travel, weekend ride, daily drive)? How far are you willing to travel? How much do you have to spend? Step 3: Research Most things you need to know are already probably answered on this site, take a good look around. Here are some basics: Buying guide & Checklist: http://forums.kombiclub.com/showthread.php?t=1292 Kombi Prices: http://forums.kombiclub.com/showthread.php?t=20629 Considering a Restoration: http://forums.kombiclub.com/showthread.php?t=11894 Buyer Beware: http://forums.kombiclub.com/showthread.php?t=29390 Don't just stop with this list either, keep looking. Step 4: Ready to buy? Stop a second, are you sure you have this printed out: http://forums.kombiclub.com/showthread.php?t=1292 Don't get carried away on eBay. No matter what make sure you always have a look at, around, in and under a car or have someone you trust / an independent evaluation. If you look at something and are unsure, take a camera, get a few snaps come back and ask. Someone might be able to eye out problems or put your mind at ease. Step 5: You own a kombi!!! Congratulations, please post a photo and tell us your story. We love pics here. Step 6: Contribute Give something back, Ask questions, share thoughts & experiences, answer things you know about big or small. Remember, you don't need to know someone to tell them how impressed you are with their resto, or to relate to their story. Without the people and without the words there is no club. As always, good luck with the hunt.