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Old 11-25-2007, 07:44 PM   #31
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Re: 87 bluebird

Blanket party.
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:50 PM   #32
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jason,

there was one HUGE lie/exageration that he made that you need to call him on. He claimed DOUBLE the actual fuel mileage. All the other stuff about top speed is kinda fuzzy and afterall, it's a fuggin' bus! it ain't 'sposed to go fast.

beat him up some more on the ridiculous mileage claims.

good luck.

btw, you shoulda went after wanderer's no windows from the factory bus. it has the cummins 5.9 which actually can get 11 mpg. i doubt theres one of those old DD 2 strokes that can get anywhere close to it.
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:02 PM   #33
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wow, that was fast...only took him a couple mins to respond..


he wrote:

Sorry you feel that way. You are correct the eBay add is a legal contract and everything in my add and about this sale has been 100% legal in every way. I am confident that a judge in a court of law will agree. Feel free to pursue legal action. With all of this being said I am sorry that it has come to this. I sincerely hope that you enjoy the bus because it is a really nice bus. I also hope that you have good luck in your exploits.
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sounds like i'm going to arizona
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:10 PM   #34
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I looked at the listing. There is fraud protection. Why not check that out first.
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:13 PM   #35
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You need to get away from all that snow anyway
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:24 PM   #36
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Court sucks. Small claims court sucks worse. The judge can make his decision based on which way the wind blows. Pointing out the law doesn't help. Don't ask me how I know.
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:39 PM   #37
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Re: 87 bluebird

Is it possible that when he drove it west that he may have had the wind pushing him along and when you took it east you had the wind pushing against you?

I know with my little bus it can move 75 plus but I need the wind pushing me and if the wind is against me I can't go over 55. I think if I had a turbo I wouldn't have this problem. This wind thing can also affect my mpg too. And when the wind is against me I let of the pedal as it is pointless to try and go faster when it won't go so I have to baby the thottle.

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Old 11-26-2007, 09:20 AM   #38
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with all the numbers ie: tire size, gear ratio, transmission final drive, ect the engine will reach redline @ about 63 mph. Even coming down the mountains i was never able to get above 65 at full throttle. The engine really puts a lot of drag on the bus when it approaches redline.
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:35 PM   #39
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i posted a video about my bad experience.....

it's not very nice, but it makes me feel better

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