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Old 06-19-2015, 09:11 PM   #1
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your input please?

Hello everyone!

I am about to start a conversion....and I think I have found the bus to use.

It is a 1991 Thomas MVP 78 PAX
It has the 8.3 Cummins Turbo
Allison 643 5 speed with locking torque converter
160,000 miles

BUT they want over $9000.
I am thinking that is a little overpriced?
But if I can talk him down some....

Is this a horrible bus or not bad to start with?

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Old 06-19-2015, 11:18 PM   #2
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Allison 643 will be a 4 speed the six denotes the series the 4 is the speeds 3 is the number of major update it's had but you picked a good one as far as the specs go 8.3 is the best engine they built
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:19 PM   #3
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Nine grand is too much for a 1991
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:36 PM   #4
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dang, I need to buy a bus for $2500 and sell it to you for $7500... I'd even drive it to you for that kind of profit! Greyhound ride home is cheap!
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:06 AM   #5
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I agree with Milkmania... Entirely.

That bus is worth like 4k on a really good day. A REALLY good day.
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:21 AM   #6
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Thank you!

I appreciate your input!

I will see if I can talk him down a bit. I thought he was asking a bit much.

Thanks for letting me know.

Hey Milkmania, let me know when you find the same bus for 2500...I'd buy your bus ticket home!



@rvingoffgrid : the specs said 4 speed, the description said 5...I was not sure which was the typo. Thanks for letting me know which it really is. I am slowly learning.

So, good bus, bad price. THANKS!
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little bit higher@ $3500
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2001-INTERNA...m=301662477459


http://www.ebay.com/itm/2000-Interna...m=181771258476
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You can't compare a dog nose with a 444E with an AT545 and a flat front with a Cummins 8.3 with a MT643 but 9 grand is still a ripoff.
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