Your birding vehicle

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Subject: Your birding vehicle
From: "Bill Stent" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 09:05:34 +1100
Does anyone know if a Subaru Impreza RV is any good?  Yes, another
Subaru AWB, but the cheapest one with higher clearance and the dual
range gearbox.

I'm toying with the idea of buying one, and as there are only three of
us I don't want a larger one.  Besides, I can't afford anything more.
List price is a shade under 30 grand.


PS This really isn't a paid commercial for Subaru, is it?  I know
Russell drives one.  To balance it, my dad has a normally aspirated
diesel Land Cruiser, which has never been stuck anywhere, despite having
been just about everywhere, and has never missed a beat apart from the
odd flat.

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Peter Ewin
Sent: Friday, 24 February 2006 8:32 AM
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Subject: Your birding vehicle

Whole heartedly agree after just purchasing my first Subaru Outback (had
move up to the family wagon). We went 2nd hand as they are abit pricy
but there are some good deals about. You would only need a Landcruiser
Patrol (or as I used to own - a Hilux) if you intend to do serious trips
Cape York, Simpson Desert, Canning Stock Route). Most places you can get
in 2WD but a AWD gives that extra security.
I have an idea that Thomas and Thomas went to all the sites in their
book in
a 2WD Falcon Station Wagon but that may be wrong.
Toyota RAV are also good (I have owned one in the past) and the others
OK though I have heard Honda CRV can have some problems on sand. Subaru
Foresters are also nice (a bit cheaper but not quite as flash).

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