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Hrm... Tough one. In no particular order:

O500LE with CR228 Body
OH1830LE with the same
O405 with PMC bodywork
Leyland Tiger with PMC body
O305 with Ansair body
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you got to love the volvo's

my favorite 5 are:
volvo b7rle
volvo b12ble
volvo b10ble
volvo b10m mkIII
one difference mercedes o405nh

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1 AEC Routemaster
2 Bristol FLF
3 Bristol RE
4 London (AEC Regent) RT
5 Leyland Tiger
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My Top Five

1. Denning Phoenix.
2. Austral - Denning Highlander, powered by V8 92 Series Detroit Diesel Power.
3. Denning Landseer, powered by V6 92 Series Detroit Diesel Power.
4. Denning Mono, powered by V8 92 Series Detroit Diesel Power.
5.MCI, powered by V8 92 Series Detroit Diesel Power.

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1/ Off Set reverse pattern gearbox
2/ Pneumocyclic
3/ Allison
4/ Straight Six
5/ ZF Auto

but i have not had so much experience as some others and expect their may be better to be driven out there.

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Posted in this thread a while ago, but nonetheless, current favourites -

Volvo B58 single door
MAN SL200 diesel with ZF
Scania L94UB
Mercedes-Benz O305G
MAN NL202 Diesel

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  1. Mercedes 0305 PMCSA in O-Bahn livery
  2. Scania L94UB CR224L in Admet livery
  3. Scania K360UA CB80 in RedMet livery (AdMetv2)
  4. Volvo B59 PMCSA in silver livery
  5. Volvo B10M PMCA 'SE2' in Hills Transit livery
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1. Bedford BLP2 PMC
2. Bedford VAM70 Freighter
3. Hino RC320P PMC
4. Austral Tourmaster
5. Denning DD

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Lt. Commander Data wrote:
  1. Mercedes 0305 PMCSA in O-Bahn livery
  2. Scania L94UB CR224L in Admet livery
  3. Scania K360UA CB80 in RedMet livery (AdMetv2)
  4. Volvo B59 PMCSA in silver livery
  5. Volvo B10M PMCA 'SE2' in Hills Transit livery
Is this true? If you went to an interchange and saw a B59 and a K360UA both about to depart on a service, you'd get on the Scania? :P

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my favourite buses

1 bedford sb cac body the typical australian bus
2 AEC pre select decker
3 mer with 516 custom body
4 mer 305 mk 2 custom body bumber 1966 the first at ryde depot.........with is still at the snow in nsw and still could be saved!
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My favourite buses:

1. Mercedes-Benz O500LE/U
2. Alexander Dennis Trident Euro 3
3. Man 18.240
4. Volvo B12BLE Euro 5
5. Mercedes-Benz O305 Double Deck.

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TA3001 wrote:
Lt. Commander Data wrote:
  1. Mercedes 0305 PMCSA in O-Bahn livery
  2. Scania L94UB CR224L in Admet livery
  3. Scania K360UA CB80 in RedMet livery (AdMetv2)
  4. Volvo B59 PMCSA in silver livery
  5. Volvo B10M PMCA 'SE2' in Hills Transit livery
Is this true? If you went to an interchange and saw a B59 and a K360UA both about to depart on a service, you'd get on the Scania? :P
No, that was an accident the order would be this
  1. Merc 0305
  2. B10M SE2
  3. B59
  4. Cr224L
  5. CB80
It also depends on weather the B59 was operational!
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Thought I'd dig this up instead of starting a duplicate. Nonetheless, whilst this thread is related to bus chassis types, are there any individual vehicles that stand out to anyone here? Would be interesting to hear if there is.

Anyhow, my list out of the ones I've been on in the last a few years

Mercedes Benz O305G (R)565 - Several issues, but mainly what seemed to be it's decrepit motor
Scania L94UB 2558 - Had a diff issue in 2012 which caused it to make a strange but unique sound. The rest? Too long to explain lol
Scania L94UB 2547 - In my opinion, the Voith transmissions suit these well, whilst the ZFs make them sound a tad gutless, but this one sounds beautiful.
MAN SL202 422 - Unique engine + retarder sound, one of 5 ZF diesel ones delivered new to Adelaide in 1992
MAN NL202 262 - Most unique sounding NL series MAN in service IMHO

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Howard Porter bodied Leyland B21 obviously.
Freighter bodied Leyland Panther
Howard Porter bodied Mercedes Benz 0305
Freighter bodied Leyland Leopard
Custom Coaches CB80
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Coaches:
Domino or Austral Metroliner with Volvo B10M.
Domino/Austral Tourmasters.
Volgren Twin Deck.(not double deck).
Denning Denair.
Bova Futura.
The Austral Tourmaster at Deluxe Coachlines.

The Denning mono's and Denair's and Domino Tourmaster's were when I worked at Premier Roadlines.
All the others while at Quest Tours/Across Australia Coachlines.

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TA3001 wrote:Thought I'd dig this up instead of starting a duplicate. Nonetheless, whilst this thread is related to bus chassis types, are there any individual vehicles that stand out to anyone here? Would be interesting to hear if there is.

Anyhow, my list out of the ones I've been on in the last a few years

Mercedes Benz O305G (R)565 - Several issues, but mainly what seemed to be it's decrepit motor
Scania L94UB 2558 - Had a diff issue in 2012 which caused it to make a strange but unique sound. The rest? Too long to explain lol
Scania L94UB 2547 - In my opinion, the Voith transmissions suit these well, whilst the ZFs make them sound a tad gutless, but this one sounds beautiful.
MAN SL202 422 - Unique engine + retarder sound, one of 5 ZF diesel ones delivered new to Adelaide in 1992
MAN NL202 262 - Most unique sounding NL series MAN in service IMHO
My 5 favourite buses in the Hills, minus 3401.

3269 (cool seats)
3306 (cool everything)
3303 (you'll always find a seat, because of it's huge capacity)
3270 (you always feel special because of it's livery)
3331 (another one-of-a-kind, it's the only non-CB80 inn the Hills fleet)
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CAC Bedford
Waddingtons All Steel Bedford
Ford Properts
Syd Wood Reo
Star Bros GMC GM

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TA3001 wrote: Scania L94UB 2547 - In my opinion, the Voith transmissions suit these well, whilst the ZFs make them sound a tad gutless, but this one sounds beautiful.
I'm not aware of any L94UBs anywhere in the world with Voith transmissions...

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Regarding in service vehicles only - current 5 faves,

MAN SL202 894 (unique acceleration sound, sounds like a 2007 built CC L94UB at 70-80 in 5th)
MAN SL202 1640 (very unique revs when it gets right up to 60)
MAN SL202 422 (mentioned before)
MAN SL202 859 (sounds good in fifth gear)
Scania L94UB 2558 (mentioned before)

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Yep, I'm dragging up this thread again :roll:

Current favourites vehicles are:
1. 3269
2. 3310
3. 3311
4. 3270
5. 3215

That the hills anyway. Wouldn't say no to a ride of 443 or 542 on the O-Bahn though. Would also be nice to ride on 421-427 sometime before they are removed as well.

Obviously I'm talking about in-service AdMet buses as well, otherwise 1545 and 12xx B59s would be there as well. Possibly a few single-door B58s as well.
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I'll help you with doing that hehe...

My current favourite buses from the Admet fleet are:
- Scania L94UB Volgren 'CR224L'
- Scania L94UB 14.5m Volgren 'CR224L'
- Scania K280UB Custom Coaches 'CB80'
- Scania K360UA Custom Coaches 'CB80'
- Scania L94UB Custom Coaches 'CB60A'

And if I had to choose other than in service buses, then it would have to be the 0305's and 0305G's!

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Lt. Commander Data wrote:Yep, I'm dragging up this thread again :roll:

Current favourites vehicles are:
1. 3269
2. 3310
3. 3311
4. 3270
5. 3215

That the hills anyway. Wouldn't say no to a ride of 443 or 542 on the O-Bahn though. Would also be nice to ride on 421-427 sometime before they are removed as well.

Obviously I'm talking about in-service AdMet buses as well, otherwise 1545 and 13xx B59s would be there as well. Possibly a few single-door B58s as well.
Don't bother with 423. It's like a vibrating phone. I don't even think it's fit for service,

Anyhow, my list has probably changed, so in service -

High floor (in service)
1. MAN SL202 422
2. MAN SL202 1640
3. MAN SL202 1638
3. MAN SL202 862
5. MAN SL202 894

Low floor

1. Scania L94UB 2558
2. MAN 18.280 1514
3. Scania L94UB 2547
4. MAN NL202 1740
5. Scania L94UB 3269

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My current favourite vehicles (MAN SL202s) are:
1. 426
2. 421
3. 1637
4. 1605
5. 885

897 had a weird issue when I last caught it, in case anyone is wondering why I only listed 885 instead of putting the two together.
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Lt. Commander Data wrote:Yep, I'm dragging up this thread again :roll:

Current favourites vehicles are:
1. 3269
2. 3310
3. 3311
4. 3270
5. 3215

That's in the hills anyway. Wouldn't say no to a ride of 443 or 542 on the O-Bahn though. Would also be nice to ride on 421-427 sometime before they are removed as well.

Obviously I'm talking about in-service AdMet buses as well, otherwise 1545 and 12xx B59s would be there as well. Possibly a few single-door B58s as well.
Here's my top 10...for now :wink:
1. 3269 (obvioulsy) (Scania L94UB Volgren CR224L)
2. 3270 (Scania L94UB Volgren CR224L)
3. 3311 (Scania L94UB 14.5 Volgren CR224L)
4. 3310 (Scania L94UB 14.5 Volgren CR224L)
5. 3273 (Scania L94UB Volgren CR224L)
6. 3271 (Scania L94UB Volgren CR224L)
7. 3272 (Scania L94UB Volgren CR224L)
8. 3331 (Scania L94UA Volgren CR228L)
9. 3225 (Scania K280UB Custom Coaches CB60 Evo II)
10. 3212 (Scania L94UB Volgren CR224L)
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Regarding my least favourites, this would be the following

Scania L94UA CB60
Iveco C260 CB80
Scania K280UB CB80
The rest come down to individual units. Anyhow, these would be K320UA 1148, and MAN SL202 424

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