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LX7

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Hey there everybody of this forum this thread doesn't exist shockingly so I decided to make it.

I am actually very interested to know everybody's favourite bus in this world.

Mine is the Enviro 400 ZF:
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Have a good day. ;)
 

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I have actually seen multiple threads that are about this topic, but still, I'm going to say mine.
I know you've only asked for one, but I like a lot of different buses! So I'm going to say my top 5.

(Do note though that none of these pictures are my own.)

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1997 B10BLE Wright Renown [ZF] (ridden these A LOT on the 10 from Weymouth to Dorchester. They really are extremely good buses!)

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2003 Scania N94UD Scania OmniDekka (These buses are amazing. They were running on the X53 and 31 (pictured)), and hey've got excellent visibility from the top deck, and they were never cold inside, unlike the Volvo B9TL Gemini 1s the X53 ones got replaced with (in 2008 I believe). I think First've actually brought these back though.

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1991 DAF DB250 Optare Spectra [ZF] (Ridden these a lot, low-floor and high-floor, mainly between Weymouth and Salisbury (which is where this picture was taken). Lovely buses!)

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Scania N230UD Optare Visionaire (These buses' engine sound is extremely iconic. When you heard that gurgle from behind you, you'd always know that either one of these or an Olympus was coming. And most of them were open top as well. Also, the visibility out of the top of these buses is the best I've ever seen.)

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1998 Volvo B10LA Wright Fusion [ZF] (never ridden it in real life, and I never will since the last ones have been scrapped in 2016, but it having been basically a Renown but articulated easily makes it onto my list.)

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LX7

Master Of The Dublin Bus
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I have actually seen multiple threads that are about this topic, but still, I'm going to say mine.
I know you've only asked for one, but I like a lot of different buses! So I'm going to say my top 5.

(Do note though that none of these pictures are my own.)

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1997 B10BLE Wright Renown [ZF] (ridden these A LOT on the 10 from Weymouth to Dorchester. They really are extremely good buses!)

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2003 Scania N94UD Scania OmniDekka (These buses are amazing. They were running on the X53 and 31 (pictured)), and hey've got excellent visibility from the top deck, and they were never cold inside, unlike the Volvo B9TL Gemini 1s the X53 ones got replaced with (in 2008 I believe). I think First've actually brought these back though.

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1991 DAF DB250 Optare Spectra [ZF] (Ridden these a lot, low-floor and high-floor, mainly between Weymouth and Salisbury (which is where this picture was taken). Lovely buses!)

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Scania N230UD Optare Visionaire (These buses' engine sound is extremely iconic. When you heard that gurgle from behind you, you'd always know that either one of these or an Olympus was coming. And most of them were open top as well. Also, the visibility out of the top of these buses is the best I've ever seen.)

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1998 Volvo B10LA Wright Fusion [ZF] (never ridden it in real life, and I never will since the last ones have been scrapped in 2016, but it having been basically a Renown but articulated easily makes it onto my list.)

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Legit none of those buses are in my country, But I do like No 2 and 3 Good choices. I've never seen the Fave buses thread before, but you've been here longer so I'll take it from you.
 

Bobby567

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My Favourite buses are ADL Enviro 300 ZF in 1st with the E400 MMC Voith in 2nd, the B7RLE ZF in 3rd & the B7TL ALX400 Voith & ZF in 4th. :)
 
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VDL

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In no particular order, here are mine:
Plaxton President
ALX400 | 300 | 200
Enviro 400 [MMC | XLB | City]
Enviro 200MMC
Optare Spectra | Olympus | Esteem
Alexander RV Volvo B10M
Palentine 1
Scania Omnicity / Omnidekka
Volvo Wright Gemini 1 | 2 | 3
Volvo Wright Eclipse 1 | 2 | 3
 
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Tom99962

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For me its has to be:

Optare Olympus (Enviro Engined)
Optare Esteem (Enviro Engined)
Mercedes Citaro
Gemini 1 (B7TL and DB250)
Plaxton President (B7TL and DB250)
ALX400 (B7TL and DB250)
Enviro 200 (2007 and 2015 generations)
Gemini 2 (B9TL and DB300)
Scania Omnicity and Dekka
 
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LazyGuy222

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For me it is:

Volvo B7TL Wright Eclipse Gemini's
Volvo B7TL Alexander ALX400
Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban
Volvo B7L Wright Eclipse Metro
VDL DB250 Wright Pulsar Gemini
VDL SB200 Wright Commander's
Enviro400's (E40D's or Tridents)
 
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HD Transport

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Me being me I can’t have a favourite. But some, in no particular order, that I rather like are:

Dennis Tridents (Mostly €3 but the €2 ones are good aswell)
Enviro 400s (Pretty much all generations but the old Trident ones are the best ones)
Enviro 400MMC (Probably my favourite bus that is currently in production)
Enviro 400XLB (More for the comfortable seats and nice interior, the bus itself is not very exciting)
Scania N230UD (Especially with a nice ZF sound)
Volvo B7RLE
Volvo Olympian (Both Voith & ZF)
Volvo B7L Nordic
Mercedes-Benz Citaro/Evobus O530/Whatevernameyouwanttogiveit
Irisbus Citelis 18 €3

This isn’t all of them but many I like.
 
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Enviro400Taco

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My all time favourite bus is the Volvo B7RLE, however overall my preferred buses (mostly ones I've grown up with) are, in no particular order:
Volvo B7RLE (Euro 3)
Volvo B7RLE (Euro 4)
Volvo B7TL
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B7L/B7LA
Volvo B10BLE
Volvo Olympian
Scania L94UB/L94UA
Dennis Trident (Euro 2/3)
ADL Enviro400 (Euro 3/4)
 

LX7

Master Of The Dublin Bus
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My all time favourite bus is the Volvo B7RLE, however overall my preferred buses (mostly ones I've grown up with) are, in no particular order:
Volvo B7RLE (Euro 3)
Volvo B7RLE (Euro 4)
Volvo B7TL
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B7L/B7LA
Volvo B10BLE
Volvo Olympian
Scania L94UB/L94UA
Dennis Trident (Euro 2/3)
ADL Enviro400 (Euro 3/4)
Nice opinions I like them myself. :D
 

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kaliwax

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DAF DB250 Optare Spectra. Arriva have one 723 left in service, one that is out of service, a very sad day for Arriva. Love them! Brilliant ride and lots of power.

Volvo B9TL Optare Olympus: These are fantastic. Really comfy as a passenger and not much rattling, a great bus for me. Love them.

VDL SB200 Wright Pulsar 2: Love the pulsars. Great to ride on. Comfortable for me no matter where I sit.

DAF SB200 Wright Commanders: I love the commanders nice buses. The predecessor to the Pulsar. Great to ride on.

Volvo B7RLE Plaxton Centro: I loved these in Blackpool. Great buses, they was comfy, nice ride. Just a great bus. Much better than the citaros Blackpool have imo.
 

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Mine are listed in order,


Dennis Dart 9.7m (iirc)
PDL113 being the bus I have a very big soft spot for.

Wright Gemini Eclipse (DAF motor)
best sounding buses ever made!

After them Londons DLA, VLA, PVL, WVL, DOE, SOE & DWS/L are superb.


For the up to date stuff, nowhere near as goo as the them to but listed in order,


Wight Streetlite (9.7m?)
Now I will get hate for this but some are very good (SLS23-30) are real good (SLS1-22) are bad but the good ones are really good IMO

E400 MMC (Standard Hybrid)
Best of today's buses, the smart Hybrid are good but the standard ones feel better IMO
 
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