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Old Tuesday 21st June 2016, 06:14   #101
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Forgot about this one taken at Portree. One of these would definitely have a place in my lottery garage.
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Old Wednesday 13th July 2016, 07:17   #102
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Forgot about this one taken at Portree. One of these would definitely have a place in my lottery garage.
One for me too, please!
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Had a nice morning birding at Sker Point today. The boring short drive back along the M4 was made less so by a Lotus 340R heading in the opposite direction.

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Here is birders dream car: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/c...e-buy-one.html
With this you don't have to avoid smaller roads and also roof is not ruining views over flying birds.
OK - there is other "Convertible-Jeeps" too, but nothing like this performance. Although I would have quite satisfied this too: http://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hcc...r/1281651.html
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Here is birders dream car: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/c...e-buy-one.html
With this you don't have to avoid smaller roads and also roof is not ruining views over flying birds.
OK - there is other "Convertible-Jeeps" too, but nothing like this performance. Although I would have quite satisfied this too: http://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hcc...r/1281651.html
Think I'd prefer a series1 Land Rover

I remember seeing one in Llandovery. Roof off and I think the windscreen folded down A cracking vehicle

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Old Monday 5th September 2016, 22:02   #106
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I uave had a couple of 'birdwatching' cars. First a mitsubishi pinin followed by a suzuki vitara convertable. The suzuki was flat as a fart but i really liked the pinin. It drove like a car on the road and was pretty awesome off road.

Now have a fourtrak which is a tank and a great mudplugger.

Seen some great birds from them three.
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Think I'd prefer a series1 Land Rover

I remember seeing one in Llandovery. Roof off and I think the windscreen folded down A cracking vehicle

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That would be nice too.

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I uave had a couple of 'birdwatching' cars. First a mitsubishi pinin followed by a suzuki vitara convertable. The suzuki was flat as a fart but i really liked the pinin. It drove like a car on the road and was pretty awesome off road.

Now have a fourtrak which is a tank and a great mudplugger.

Seen some great birds from them three.
I have actually thinkin to buy Vitara (or even SJ410/413) - and without tinroof ofcourse. Do you think I should look some other "birdingmachine"? What was the main thing that you didn't like about Suzuki?
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I have actually thinkin to buy Vitara (or even SJ410/413) - and without tinroof ofcourse. Do you think I should look some other "birdingmachine"? What was the main thing that you didn't like about Suzuki?
I had the GV1600 'sport' (trade descriptions!). It really had no oomph whatsoever. I also found that it was 'crab' a lot when I got in the mud. My parents had a Grand Vitara which also wasn't particularly great off road. My Mitsubishi would go places in two two wheel drive that the suzukis would need 4! I never had mudplugger tyres (until the Fourtrak) on either vehicle.

I remember once driving up to the ski station, at night during heavy snow, and the Mitsubishi went up on fairly bald summer tyres to the point where snow was coming over the bonnet. It finally ground to a halt but the snow was so deep couldn't open the doors!!!

I had to sell the Mitsubishi when I couldn't get it through the controle technique because of emmissions. The guy who bought it eventually fixed the problem and it is still going now (4 years down the line).

One big advantage a Suzuki would have is the availability of parts but a 1lt 410 could be pretty tedious to drive...

A diesel Jimny might be a better bet.
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Saw an F-type with all the camo wrap going the other way on M50 this morning whilst on my way to dip the Dusky Warbler. Also couldn't find the Bean Goose at Slimbridge and got soaked whilst searching. I've had better birding days

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Just re-seen this thread.

These beauties were on a tour of New Zealand when I was there in 2014 on a partly (well mostly!) birdy holiday. If you want an open top vehicle surely this would qualify?
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Old Saturday 10th December 2016, 19:10   #111
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These beauties were on a tour of New Zealand when I was there in 2014 on a partly (well mostly!) birdy holiday. If you want an open top vehicle surely this would qualify?
Please excuse my ignorance Jon as I have no idea what they are but they do look like fun

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Old Tuesday 13th December 2016, 11:14   #112
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They look like a Bugattis. But can be some replicas too.

Edit: Have to say that brakes etc. looks like very 1920 - 30 anyway.
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They were indeed Bugattis. The real deal. These things sell for millions. The roar when the engines started was something to behold. They overtook us later, although I had two of them in my rear view mirror for a good while before an overtaking space appeared. They gave a cheery wave as they went on their way!
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They were indeed Bugattis. The real deal. These things sell for millions. The roar when the engines started was something to behold. They overtook us later, although I had two of them in my rear view mirror for a good while before an overtaking space appeared. They gave a cheery wave as they went on their way!
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Saw a stunning M2 on my way to dip the Blue Rock Thrush. Then, whilst dipping the Cattle Egrets at Saul there was a cracking old Landie soft top by the church there.

Today we were briefly behind an immaculate 2CV whilst heading to Kidwelly.

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Old Monday 2nd January 2017, 17:26   #116
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I yearticked cars yesterday, several on my street
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My effort was so poor yesterday Mike I actually should have resorted to that. Still, as I mentioned on another thread, a bad days birding is still a good day

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The new birding wagon has arrived. Great boot space for all the gear and a decent amount of pick up.
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Stressful commute in Carmarthenshire this morning. Also saw my first Wheatear of the year on the Black Mountain.
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Is it RS? (For fast birding )
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Is it RS? (For fast birding )
But Skoda UK call it a vRS. Something to with Ford or Porsche getting a bit upset if anyone uses the RS moniker - I think
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But Skoda UK call it a vRS. Something to with Ford or Porsche getting a bit upset if anyone uses the RS moniker - I think
Thats intresting, because in here there is no broblem to use just RS moniker. and even in Germany it is just RS. I don't think that any company can own RS moniker. It is same thing like "GTI" or "Turbo" or "DeLuxe" etc monikers.

By the way. I love'd to see that new Skoda Kodiaq with RS version. Not I could afford it, however...
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I vaguely recall reading it somewhere although what you say makes sense. Perhaps it's an urban myth?

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Was birding on the Hants/Dorset border yesterday and as I was pulling out of the car park an Aston Martin Cygnet was pulling in. First one I've seen on the road.

Needless to say I dipped on English Partridge - again!!!!!!!

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No accounting for taste I guess but on the way back from the Gloucs Hoopoe earlier there was a bright pink Maserati Ghibli going North on the M5
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