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MAN NL232s

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MAN NL232s

Postby TA3001 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:24 pm

Just curious, what do users here think of this particular bus chassis?

I haven't seen many videos of them on the internet, and they don't seem to be as prolific as the O405 chassis. The CNG ones have unusually slow acceleration compared to chassis types such as L94UBs. They are very slow up hills, but on a positive note, they're mediocre regarding reliability. It would be interesting to see how they would've performed on the Adelaide O'bahn compared to the O305s that operated on it until 2009-2010.

I think their ABM bodies are a joke personally, and they seem to have their own characteristics visually. They seem to be rather unsturdy, and their internal mirror frames are so ridiculously high that it's not funny. They have this weird panel in the centre of the bus that protrudes inwards and reduces legroom, which saw them have a single seat installed adjacent to this instead of two. Regarding the sound they make, I'm almost stuck for words here... all I can say is that they remind of a typical CNG MAN low floor, and absolutely nothing else!

BTW, does anyone know if there are any videos of these buses around the place getting to 100kph? It would probably take at least 60 seconds for them to reach this speed assuming their engines don't seize...

Don't get my wrong, I don't hate these buses by any means, but if I was looking for a high performance vehicle, this wouldn't be my pick! I sort of wish Adelaide had gotten more than just 50 of them.

Despite every other 1980s-2000s Adelaide metro MAN bus having a Facebook page in recognition of them, there isn't one for this particular bus type. Not really surprising.
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Re: MAN NL232s

Postby 1whoknows » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:25 am

Adelaide's about the only place in Oz to have them - in any numbers at any rate.
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Re: MAN NL232s

Postby 2MSJ » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:42 am

I enjoy driving them
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