What are the most/least reliable schoolbusses chassis?
What kind of differences have you heard about the chassis itself (not engine/transmission but everything else) that would make you recommend one over another? (ie - airbrakes going out on one, electrical problems in another, a third is a rapid ruster, etc.) There's a fair bit of debate over say normal busses that i've read elsewhere, but I haven't heard the same discussion specifically about schoolbusses so i'm asking.
I heard someone mentioned to avoid GMC in an offhand comment, whether thats opinion or based on fact, whether it was just older engines or everything about them i'm not sure but.. care to share your opinions on what you'd look for and what you'd steer away from (even at lower/good prices due to risks/difficulty reselling/etc)?
My normal preference is to buy what the market doesnt much want to get a good deal - I dont mind a manual for instance, but I wouldn't want an unreliable bus chassis or an unreliable engine. Rust is observable but some mechanical problems are not obvious even with a mechanics inspection.