Re: birding-aus birding_aus Re: Outback Travel

To: Terrance Pacey <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus birding_aus Re: Outback Travel
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 18:21:03 +1000
Terrance Pacey wrote:
> Tony
> I am surprised you asked "- why else would manufacturers have invested the
> billions they have into them."  I thought you were more sceptical than that.
> I'll answer it anyway.  "Because people buy them because they have been led
> to believe they need them."
> My computer is 4WD but as Laurie said, even 4WD is no guarantee that you
> won't be bogged.
> Enough!  I quit!
> Terry

Ian Read, author of a number of outback driving guides, did a lot of his
travel in a 1970 Kingswood.  His discussion of the relative merits of
2WD vs 4WD vehicles - a disadvantage of a 2WD is that it "cannot get you
out of a bog as readily as a 4WD (easily avoidable except for that fatal
statement "I'll just give it a go")


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