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Old 09-24-2015, 09:49 AM   #1
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Looking at a 2007 Freightliner

Anything I should look at specifically or any reason I should just run away? It has a MBE 900 and a 2500 trans. Under 100K on the clock and looks pretty solid.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:53 AM   #2
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Sounds like an expensive rig.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:05 AM   #3
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Maybe, small town school is now going with lease buses, so they are moving the currently owned ones. These will be auctioned off in the next month or so. They have 4 of these and a bunch of Internationals with 7.3/545.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:13 AM   #4
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I'd be surprised if that sold for less than 8-10 grand.
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Old 09-24-2015, 03:30 PM   #5
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I've seen a few listing with that MBE engine but I've heard zero feedback on them. It is Mercedes Benz but I don't know their track record in this class of vehicle in the U.S. market.
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:40 PM   #6
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Anything Mercedes Benz is big $$$ to fix or maintain.

Not worth owning.

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Old 09-24-2015, 06:00 PM   #7
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Was always told by a school district head mechanic to avoid the Freightliner chassis.
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:47 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input. Nice ride but likely to nice for a poor sap like me.
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:56 PM   #9
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FWIW I bid on lots of stuff that I can't afford. I bid what I can afford to spend, though. Once in a while I get a great deal doing this.
I only paid 2150 for my bus and while it isn't perfect I think I got a GREAT deal. Thing got me 800 miles home and is still running great.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:10 AM   #10
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FWIW I bid on lots of stuff that I can't afford. I bid what I can afford to spend, though. Once in a while I get a great deal doing this.
I only paid 2150 for my bus and while it isn't perfect I think I got a GREAT deal. Thing got me 800 miles home and is still running great.
Great point. This is how those folks who always seem to come out ahead do it. Know what it's worth, but also know what you can afford to spend and don't spend more than either one of those!
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