I just joined Schoolie and already I have learned a ton of great information. What a great site.
I am looking for opinions on a bus I have located which I am considering.
I don't know if it is relavant to the discussion but I live in Calgary Alberta Canada in case the Canadian models are different in some way.
The bus I am interested in is about 300 miles away so I have not seen it yet. waiting on pictures. What I do know about it is what I have been told by the current owner:
1990 GMC 66 passenger
NEEDS SLIGHT SHEET METAL WORK--1 RUST SPOT
TIRES 1/4 IN REAR 3/16IN.FRONT
366 GAS ENGINE
NEW ALLISON 545 TRANSMISSION (HAS 6000kM ON IT)
RUNS ON PROPANE
213,000KM (THATS 132,352 MILES) Was on a school route last year.
Price $1000 (and thats Canadian money lol)
This bus is priced lower than mid 80's models around here with 3-4 hundred thousand KM's
Is the engine size adequate? If you feel the engine is too small, what should I be looking for? I'd like to avoid diesel cause I have no experience with it, but I won't completely rule it out.
Does this seem like a reasonable deal?
Are those tire tread depths adequate?
What else should I ask the owner before purchase?
Thanks in advance for any help offered. I'm sure I'll be posting a million more questions once I actually get a bus.