Off to Brisbane tomorrow (the big city) to meet up with SB and collect new wheels. Weathermen are predicting a summer as bad as last year so have done a deal on a tidy Prado.
http://stevesmotorworld.com.au/ is the place to go for a good cheap 4WD
If you're tripping out from the UK, buying a cheap set of wheels can be cheaper than a hire car (especially for backpackers) Aussie rego (road tax) includes basic insurance, so a ready to go car is just that - ready to go. And Aussie cars (Falcons, Commodores) are built for the roads. Just don't buy a red one.
Three Aussies in a bar discussing their cars.
Ocker 1 says I've got a Falcon, its deep metallic blue and I call it Blue Thunder.
Ocker 2 says Well I've got a Falcon, its Diamond White and I call it White Lightening.
Ocker 3 says (sheepishly) I've got a Falcon as well. And I call it Clitoris 'cos its bright red and every cunts got one!