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evanbb
6/02/2008
12:59:00 PM
I thought there were a couple posted on Ckocky in the last month.

nmonteith
6/02/2008
1:46:53 PM
On 5/02/2008 Rich wrote:
>Also you can get into crystal palace, etc with a 2wd if you come in from
>the south. clearance is king tho.. all those rocks and ruts that appear
>out of nowhere (not to mention driving over road islands when required
>;)

Adam would disagree with you there. He managed to loose it around a corner on that road and drove into a tree. I was ahead in the Subaru and didn't notice. Adam had to walk for an hour up the hill to find us! It was funny at the time....

Capt_mulch
6/02/2008
1:58:46 PM
> What Australian crags do you need a 4 wheel drive to get to?
Tried any of the forestry roads in the ACT lately? We've been having that unusual stuff called 'rain' - the roads don't seem to have been designed to handle anything but drought. Also, after having to put snow chains on in blizzards a few times last year, I've come to appreciate a forby for the snow. And, also, the obvious one, looking good at the next tennis party in Pymble --- derrrr!!!

BTW - new baby on the way - that's going to require me to take at least one tonne of baby gear in the car just to get to Woolies - weight then goes up exponentially with distance from the house until the distance/luggage capacity reaches a cross-over point.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
6/02/2008
2:14:31 PM
... next thing you will want an articulated all wheel drive setup.
Heh, heh, heh.

>looking good at the next tennis party in Pymble ---

That was sooo yesterday! (pun intended). With the weather they are getting at the mo I heard that pool parties were all the rage, though I dunno how you look in swimming gear compared to tennis gear!
Oops, forgot that this is a climbing forum!
(snicker!)

8-)

Rich
6/02/2008
2:30:37 PM
On 6/02/2008 nmonteith wrote:
>On 5/02/2008 Rich wrote:
>>Also you can get into crystal palace, etc with a 2wd if you come in from
>>the south. clearance is king tho.. all those rocks and ruts that appear
>>out of nowhere (not to mention driving over road islands when required
>>;)
>
>Adam would disagree with you there. He managed to loose it around a corner
>on that road and drove into a tree. I was ahead in the Subaru and didn't
>notice. Adam had to walk for an hour up the hill to find us! It was funny
>at the time....

Sounds funny altho I'm sure Adam wasn't too impressed. So how did he lose it going UP the hill? Must have been flying.

nmonteith
6/02/2008
2:42:17 PM
On 6/02/2008 Rich wrote:
>Sounds funny altho I'm sure Adam wasn't too impressed. So how did he lose
>it going UP the hill? Must have been flying.

No, apparently not. He said his car was slipping all over the place on the loose gravel and scrapping badly on the water-bars. After crashing into the tree he then kept going only to be stopped by a small creek and large waterbar. The story goes... I wanted a super early start - so me, Hied's and Hannah went up at the crack of dawn whilst the other sipped coffee at camp. I promised to stop and wait for Adam if any part of the road looked dodgy. We just pottered up the road casually, i don't remember anything that LOOKED like it needed 4WD. We just presumed it would all be ok for his Magna. Alas - it was not to be! I've driven my old Camry along that section of road, but it got seriously wrecked doing so. Lots of front bumper damage and underbody damage. I just had to gun it hard at certain rocky sections as the traction just wasn't good enough. Luckily it was a total piece of shit anyway. Shortly after someone used it as a launch pad when it was parked on the street in Melbourne. Totaled mine and their car. Thank you insurance.

Capt_mulch
13/02/2008
8:54:51 PM
Anyone got any reports on the Mitsubishi Outlander? I think I like it...

wallwombat
13/02/2008
9:02:11 PM
They had a winner with the Zero.

nmonteith
13/02/2008
11:06:10 PM
On 13/02/2008 Capt_mulch wrote:
>Anyone got any reports on the Mitsubishi Outlander? I think I like it...

Chalkischeap on this forum has a new one. He managed to hit a kangaroo and break the front...

Capt_mulch
14/02/2008
10:36:25 AM
> They had a winner with the Zero.
Yeah, but the milage was crap and no seat armour to stop people stabbing you in the back. From what Neil says, I might have to get the roo killing bar - Canberra is going to be roo city in a year with all this rain and green grass around. Don't worry, if I kill a roo, I'll invite everyone around for a BBQ.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/09/2012
10:41:17 AM
It seems to me that there has been some good innovative design happening with diesels and 4WD commute friendly vehicles in the last few years...
Here is a good example built on the VW Transporter as a baseline;
http://www.trakka.com.au/index.php

Superstu
15/09/2012
1:36:36 PM
Hmmm at $116,500 drive away.... I could run a fleet of a troopie, a hi-ace sleepervan conversion and subie, and still buy a house in Nati!


IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/09/2012
8:27:10 PM
On 15/09/2012 Superstu wrote:
>Hmmm at $116,500 drive away.... I could run a fleet of a troopie, a hi-ace
>sleepervan conversion and subie, and still buy a house in Nati!
>
Yeah I forgot, houses are cheap in Nati eh?
Heh, heh, heh.

Baseline new 4WD VW Transporter costs close to $50K ? (without on-road costs), and has heaps more space than the Touareg, but I agree that the fit-out to that standard is an option most wouldn't want to pay that kind of money for.
The price of hippydom in the 2012 era has gone up heaps compared to back in the late 60's!
~> stugang will fit right in with his latte if he wants a modern kombi! 8-)
Heh, heh, heh.

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