Customer Letters & Blogs & Videos
Below is a small collection of feedback that we have received - If you wish to view the letters, click on the thumbnail next to each story.
Julian & Claire's Australian adventure
Ane & Oywind from Norway
Paul & Kate from the UK
Check out their blog about their Aussie adventure in our Hi-Top Campervan
Robbie Bezembinder from the Netherlands
Check out Robbie's blog (in Dutch) about his Aussie adventure in his Falcon stationwagon
Kathy and Benthe from the Netherlands also have a blog about their trip in the Slap n Tickle van they bought from us.
For more videos visit our YouTube Video Page
Tamara and Gunter from Belgium
An email dated March 19th 2007 -
Just a short message to inform you that we safely made it back to Belgium.
If we look back now to our 6 month journey throughout Oz and NZ we are very happy that we had the opportunity to do this and we have been fortunate to meet a lot of very nice people including you.
Dear Mick thanks again for all your efforts and support. Our Oz experience would not have been the same without our good old Ford Falcon Stationwagon.
We hope all is fine with you and Sarah and we're looking forward to hear about the progress in the pregnancy ...
Take good care mate and we hope we can stay in touch ...
Lot's of love from Tamara and Gunter
Jayne, Gary and Ethan from the UK
An email dated March 5th 2007 -
its Jayne, Gary and our son Ethan from the UK!!!! We picked up our van from you back in November and then you also helped us re arrange our other van in Perth. We have been back from our travels a couple of weeks now and depression is definately kicking in!!! After our 10 weeks in Australia we went to Thailand for a couple of weeks then India for a couple, we have had an amazing time and didn't want it to end. Just wanted to say a big thank you for all the help you gave us, it was much appreciated. Hope all is well with you? Not sure if you have become a dad yet, think its around this time? Hope everything goes well, its hard work but I'm sure your gonna love it!!
Take care, and hopefully see you again some time when we can afford to do some travelling again!!! (I keep putting an extra pound on the
Linda & Seb from the UK
From their weblog dated December 2006 -
Big thanks also go out to the guys at the Traveller's Autobarn, John and Stefan, for bearing with us whilst we hunted around for a vehicle and even looking at one of the cars we were interested in. Thanks to them we didn't buy a piece of crap. If you're ever in Australia (or Cairns) and need to rent a Campervan or buy a good used car, definitely check these guys out. Unfortunately their campervans were booked out for several months by the time we enquired about them!
Their website is"Two Backpacksand A Plane Ticket"
Yvonne and Jasper from The Netherlands
From their weblog dated October 2006 -
"We decided to buy the car! So we went to the barn and had another negotiation. We finally bought it for AUS $4000. It's a Ford Falcon station-wagon GL, so we can sleep in it and save a lot of money. We are very happy with it and we can' t wait to pick it up. First the car gets another mechanical check so we have to wait till thursday. We already made some pictures, go check it out!"
Their website is http://yvenja.blogspot.com/2006/10/sept-25-oct-02.html
Recently Received via Email March 9 2006:
I was wondering wondering if you could please pass this on to Mick in Darwin.
Nils & Anita from Norway
Sanders & Niels - the Dynamic Dutch Duo
Mirjam & Maaike
Laura & Rupert
".............then marched off to Travellers Auto-Barn to pick up - after three hours deciding, and innocently but slyly bargaining down - a 2001 Toyota camper van with cherries on top. "
"Enyway so we got the car back and the nice people from Travellers Auto Barn payed for half, which helped us ALOT. We came back to the campsite, packed our stuff and left straight away. We drove to Caloundra, a nice place along the coast about 2 hours north of Brisbane. We went straight down to the beach and had a swim. That evening when we were having dinner, just after it got dark we saw thousands and thousands of bats flying in a wave across the sky."
Kaz & Chard
"Rich checked the leak the next day and decided that as much as we don't want to go back to Melbourne we need to get it looked at before we attempt to drive 3000kms! So, off we go back to Melbourne, James tells us to take it straight to the garage which we do. He tells us it's something to do with the heater and he could bypass it and to come back in about 3 hours. So we loitered around and went back 5 hours later, they'd not even started work on it! When they eventually did, they realised it was more than that, that the head was cracked! James rang us and said it'd probably take about 3 days for them to sort that out, and then we'd have to stay close by again to see if everything else is OK. Bugger, we really didn't want to hang around that long. He did however, have a different car that we could have. Slightly more expensive but is already registered in Victoria so would save us loads on the registration (which is a complicated and expensive process). After looking at this other car, checking it out, doing tests, talking and discussing ideas and stuff with James, having Pizza (that James bought), we finally decided to take that instead of waiting round for the other one. We'd have to stay close for a day or so though to see if anything if wrong with it. So at around 9.30 pm, we drive off in a different car and find a campsite just on the outskirts of the city! The second car feels a lot smoother though and felt a lot sturdier."
Shona the Corona
that was the car on our trip 1999 (a Ford Falcon Panelvan '82)
greeting's from Vienna, Austria
ps: look what's the result from our trip in one of your car (original made in australia - our daugther sydney!)
I'm very pleased with my new owners and I'm enjoying the trip with them. They give me enough fuel every day! For a couple of days we travelled through the Outback of Sourh Australia and it was a great experience! Now we have finally crossed the Nullabour Plain and are enjoying the West Coast Two weeks ago something was wrong with my exhaust and I had to stay with another mate who fixed me up again. Now I'm well again. And our Adventure goes on!
Greetings from 'NMQ 390' and the two swiss guys, Ceile & Dani
Just a note to let you know that I arrived safe and sound back at my base.... Bummer. I never wanted to leave. Dude, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my stay down there. My only regret was that I didn't have more time to spend down there. You guys did a fabulous job.You took everything that I expected and added ten-fold to that. I really do appreciate your courtesy and attention to detail in everything the crew did. From all of the things I've seen, the most important is making someone feel like home in a distant land. That makes the journey even more enjoyable.
Again, give a thanks to everyone back there. They really do deserve it.
Here's a few shots from my excursion. If you could use any in your webpage... Feel free. It was because of your efforts that things turned out as well as they did. I hope everything else continues well in your own adventures. Keep it up!
From that yank in Korea,
"'Hi Peter, We Have already sold the car (Grey Mitsubishi Sigma)but it was a great car, all the way up the East Coast to Cairns and down to Townsville (thats where we sold the car)...It was a great car and we miss it! Thankyou!
- The Four Danish Girls"
"Certificate of Excellence for Travellers AutoBarn from Bridgit and Peter Stech!
"We bought our Ford Falcon Stationwagon nearly a year ago, drove 30,000kms around Australia and had no problem with it!..."
"We Just foillowed the matinence instructions given to us by Peter and John which kept our car in good shape!..."
"We are glad to have purchased our car at the AutoBarn and we suggest you do the same , it'll give you peace of mind throughout your entire holiday!!."
- Bridgit and Peter Stech
"To John and the AutoBarn staff,
"We just got back from an exciting trip of the Aussie continent, driving around with the Ford Falcon we bought from you..."
"We would like you to know that we owe this trip to you . It was a swell vehicle and no mechanical trouble whatsoever - she was a beauty!!... We also want to thankyou for being honest, advisive and helpful. Thanks-a-lot mate, and be sure that we're gonna spread the word when we get back to Israel!..."
- Sivan and Dana, ISRAEL
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