What's Your Favourite Bus?

The British Gamer

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Hi guys, what are your favourite buses on Omsi 2, I know it says this on your profile, but I just wanted to know, mine is the Alexander Dennis 200.
 

The_Growl

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Gemini 2s are bright airy, and modern designs, NRMS are poorly thought out, but they look really good, and the interior is nice. My favourite engine/driveline would have to be the E40H BAE, I simply love the whoosh they make when they set off. Not sure how your favourite bus is the E200 though.
 
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The British Gamer

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Gemini 2s are bright airy, and modern designs, NRMS are poorly thought out, but they look really good, and the interior is nice. My favourite engine/driveline would have to be the E40H BAE, I simply love the whoosh they make when they set off. Not sure how your favourite bus is the E200 though.
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Road-hog123

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I don't know quite what it is that makes me like them, but I do like a Euro 2 Dart (e.g. X212ONH)... They're noisy, they jolt when the AT545 gets confused, they rattle like a mother and baby centre, the suspension bottoms out on pot-holes and the Urban 90s make your butt sore, but for some reason I like them. :P A Euro 3 Dart has a better ride with seats that have actual padding and a much smoother engine + gearbox combo, but although the ISBe purrs nicely at low rpm, it quickly becomes crap when it actually tries to generate power. The E200 took the already not exciting E3 Dart and somehow made it worse... sadly whining away and not generating much power or so much as sound that resembles power from the 4-cyl ISBe...
If you want a double-deck, has to be a Trident...
And if you want a coach... no competition
 
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I don't know quite what it is that makes me like them, but I do like a Euro 2 Dart (e.g. X212ONH)... They're noisy, they jolt when the AT545 gets confused, they rattle like a mother and baby centre, the suspension bottoms out on pot-holes and the Urban 90s make your butt sore, but for some reason I like them. :tongueout: A Euro 3 Dart has a better ride with seats that have actual padding and a much smoother engine + gearbox combo, but although the ISBe purrs nicely at low rpm, it quickly becomes crap when it actually tries to generate power. The E200 took the already not exciting E3 Dart and somehow made it worse... sadly whining away and not generating much power or so much as sound that resembles power from the 4-cyl ISBe...
If you want a double-deck, has to be a Trident...
And if you want a coach... no competition
Something you forgot from the Euro2, is that really low tone when they first accelerate :P
 
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Costar1198

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I think mine are pretty obvious, but I'm gonna state them anyways:

1. MCV Evolution bodied MAN 14.240, the sleek body design, evolved from the Marshall Capital, which has been part of the majority of my life, combined with what is an absolutely gorgeous engine tone and ZF gearbox, just makes everything perfect, not to forget the amazing kickdown on AE09 DHM

2. DAF DB250 (preferably Euro 2 ALX400), these are my childhood, and are such beasts. I recently rediscovered my love for them at SEBF being able to ride both V347 DGT and X425 FGP, made me one of the happiest people on the planet. I honestly love these buses.

3. Euro 2 Dennis Dart, as Road-Hog stated above, all of those features combined, added with the beautiful, classic bodywork of the Plaxton Pointer 2, just ticks the box for me, I remember W334 VGX, which is now in preservation, Metrobus's last of the T33/353 batch. I used to absolutely love riding her after school when she showed up.

4. Euro 6 Enviro 200 with ZF AS-Tronic gearbox, I don't know why, but I love these, they're so full of character, the Electronic Manual Gearbox helps with this. and there is a "whoosh" noise that comes from ours, which I have no clue what it is, but I love it, especially when they thrash and overrev in 1st.

5. Scania N230UD Omnidekka, I believe we have the only N230UD Omnidekkas around (they are identified as they have the fatlip to prevent the horridly low door on N270UD and N94UD), and they have an amazing ZF sound on pull-away, and... just Scania. Top Notch.
 
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ThisIsAlex

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Wow, an ex wymetro MyBus. I've probably been on that bus going to school many years ago...

For me, my favourite single decker is the B10BLE Renown. My favourite double decker is the B9TL Gemini 2. I was very happy to hear Transdev operate both in their Harrogate fleet, so I'm not missing out on traveling on my favourite buses ;)
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(Not my photos)
 
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whistlehead

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This particularly fine example here would be my pick:
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(Picture originally from: Chris)

Written off in an accident the day I left my sixth form :'( Doubt she's still in existance, probably met the cutting torch a couple of years back
 

Onionwolf

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Jan 18, 2016
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For me, it's a toss-up between the Citaro C2, because the design and the quality of the bus are outstanding. (Not my photo - flickr.com/photos/guy_arab_uf/15358916916)
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And the DAF DB250. Since I grew up with them and they are lovely to go on. (The DAF DB250 Photo belongs to me)
 

Enviro400Taco

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Oct 30, 2016
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Wow, an ex wymetro MyBus. I've probably been on that bus going to school many years ago...

For me, my favourite single decker is the B10BLE Renown. My favourite double decker is the B9TL Gemini 2. I was very happy to hear Transdev operate both in their Harrogate fleet, so I'm not missing out on traveling on my favourite buses ;)
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Is that an open day or something because humans (not staff) on out of use buses in depots getting washed seems weird.
54/05 plate Volvo B7RLE - Wright Eclipse Urban. Particularly the 667's in our fleet. Lovely and smooth, warm, quick comfortable.
Gotta agree there, they do sound marvelous.
My favourite is probably ALL THE BUSES (Except Plaxton Primo's, as stated EVERYWHERE ON ME), but (surprise) especially the BENDYBUSES.
First West Yorkshire lost all of it's from regular service but a trip to the Eden Project, Glasgow, Bath (or should I say Cotterell :tongueout:) or Manchester should produce some.
Another favourite of mine is the Volvo B7TL, especially First West Yorkshire's YJ04 F** batch, they are marvelled.
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The_Growl

Masterswitch Studios
Mar 7, 2017
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For me, it's a toss-up between the Citaro C2, because the design and the quality of the bus are outstanding. (Not my photo - flickr.com/photos/guy_arab_uf/15358916916)
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Citaros are much better quality compared to any British bus I've been on. I wish 10 & 8m versions had been made so instead of heapviros, they would be sonething I actually wouldn't mind spending time on.
 
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