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Muzza
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February 13th, 2020, 8:04 am

My old car has done 245,000 kilometres, and still runs like a new car. Well, a good old car. :lol:

It has been all over the eastern states of Australia. It is a great old car.

But, I have another shed full of pigeons which are going to need testing on the road.

I should explain.

There used to be 3 clubs in Bendigo. Then there were 2. Now there is one.

A couple of years ago I went to the monthly meeting to pick up my rings. I said that I thought that releasing the sprint pigeons on the way back from the long race was not sensible. It meant them spending an 2 extra nights in the truck.

One of the top clique in the club told me I didn't know what I was talking about. Well, what he said was not that polite, but you get the drift. I have never been back, nor do I intend to.

So I have the matter of training and testing the pigeons myself.

I have been looking at vehicles to find one which is better than the sedan I have, which is economical, and suitable for carrying the pigeons.

There are a lot to chose from!
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Murray
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Muzza
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February 13th, 2020, 9:21 am

What I quite like is the Skoda Octavia wagon.

They are basically a Volkswagen.

They read well, and since they de-value quickly, a used, top spec one is quite affordable. :D

Ideal for putting the duifs in the back, and economical too.

What is the opinion on them over there?
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Murray
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PVDMR
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February 13th, 2020, 3:59 pm

Myself I will always stick with Honda motors,had eight of them,Never had a spanner to any of them
Seen hundreds of them come and go out of our garage,as I painted them when involved in an accident etc
As my boss used to say once you have driven one...nothing else comparesπŸ˜€
My son Scott has a Beamer,it’s been nothing but trouble,same with the Audi he had before it
He will learn eventually I Hope :?

Atb
You can buy The Mans Winning pigeons
BUT not the Man that flys them!!
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February 13th, 2020, 6:21 pm

skoda have a good rep over here since vw bought them out. I agree with Honda reliability, i have a Ford at the minute but very much doubt i'll buy another. i think when the time comes i might look to see what used Honda's are around.
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February 13th, 2020, 6:56 pm

Muzza wrote: ↑
February 13th, 2020, 9:21 am
What I quite like is the Skoda Octavia wagon.

They are basically a Volkswagen.

They read well, and since they de-value quickly, a used, top spec one is quite affordable. :D

Ideal for putting the duifs in the back, and economical too.

What is the opinion on them over there?
I have a skoda octavia now loads of space and very practical, have not done any training in it yet but I'll let you know next month how it is.
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February 13th, 2020, 8:11 pm

Muzza wrote: ↑
February 13th, 2020, 8:04 am
My old car has done 245,000 kilometres, and still runs like a new car. Well, a good old car. :lol:

It has been all over the eastern states of Australia. It is a great old car.

But, I have another shed full of pigeons which are going to need testing on the road.

I should explain.

There used to be 3 clubs in Bendigo. Then there were 2. Now there is one.

A couple of years ago I went to the monthly meeting to pick up my rings. I said that I thought that releasing the sprint pigeons on the way back from the long race was not sensible. It meant them spending an 2 extra nights in the truck.

One of the top clique in the club told me I didn't know what I was talking about. Well, what he said was not that polite, but you get the drift. I have never been back, nor do I intend to.

So I have the matter of training and testing the pigeons myself.

I have been looking at vehicles to find one which is better than the sedan I have, which is economical, and suitable for carrying the pigeons.

There are a lot to chose from!
Sounds like that car of yours doesn't owe you much mate πŸ‘πŸ˜‰
It's a real shame you have no clubs to fly with near you, I don't understand why some fanciers have to be so rude and up themselves 😑😑
As for cars I don't really have much idea about the modern ones but Skoda's do have quite a good rep these days and are still relatively cheap in comparison. I personally have a Vauxhall vectra estate, it's 16 years old and has done over 130,000 miles but still runs beautifully. Sadly it is now only a work vehicle so doesn't get the care or respect it deserves πŸ€”πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ I do still use it to train my pigeons and with the back seats down would easily get 4 decent size baskets in it, probably more if I stacked them two high. As you say there are plenty to choose from, I take it you would want it as a family car too so a pickup wouldn't be much use !!!
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February 13th, 2020, 8:17 pm

PVDMR wrote: ↑
February 13th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Myself I will always stick with Honda motors,had eight of them,Never had a spanner to any of them
Seen hundreds of them come and go out of our garage,as I painted them when involved in an accident etc
As my boss used to say once you have driven one...nothing else comparesπŸ˜€
My son Scott has a Beamer,it’s been nothing but trouble,same with the Audi he had before it
He will learn eventually I Hope :?

Atb
Up until last year I had honda cars as you say never any problems, now have vauxhall and thinking of going back to honda
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February 13th, 2020, 8:32 pm

Children with autism are colourful - they are very beautiful and like the rainbow they stand out.
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February 13th, 2020, 8:34 pm

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February 13th, 2020, 8:52 pm

Sorry about that, it was just to show my 'next' car cos me little 2002 Fiesta wont carry all my birds this year and I'll have to make a couple of trips to the club
Children with autism are colourful - they are very beautiful and like the rainbow they stand out.
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