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Old 09-11-2009, 11:44 AM   #11
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Re: Purchase descision - need advice

Thanks for your replies guys. Yes, I've been cooling off on this bus, especially when I found out the mileage is 232K. Even if the drivetrain was rebuilt, that's getting a little high in terms of overall miles on the chassis, especially considering that his best price is $3,750. I see buses go at auction all the time for $2,500 with under 150K.

I would have to drive at least 3 hours to look at the bus in person, so unless I'm 95% sure I'm going to buy it, I'm just not going to deal with it. At this point, my feeling is that I need to just let this one go. There is no rush for me to buy a bus, so I think I'd better just cool my jets and wait for the right one. I've definitely got an obsession going (I'm sure y'all can relate); so I have to control my impulse to buy one right away!
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:35 PM   #12
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Re: Purchase descision - need advice

I agree with Smitty. Rereading the posts again, it only reinforces my feelings that something is being pulled, and I'm not sure that its just a leg...

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Old 09-12-2009, 12:29 AM   #13
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Re: Purchase descision - need advice

i meant the curve as to when you get toward the top end of your highest gear. they are linear, but when you have a bus geared for transit that is running 3000 rpm's to do 55 in your highest gear, going 60 is definitely gonna jump your rpm's drastically cuz there isn't another gear to shift to. but that is true in any vehicle. if your vehicle has 4 gears that peak at 2500-3000 rpm, when you hit 3000 rpm in 4th, going faster is gonna start pushing the rpm up quick. im no mechanic so i may be completely wrong, but that is what i have experienced.
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