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Old 04-27-2017, 04:38 PM   #1
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Question 96 Thomas flat nose

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I've been looking for my 1st bus and have the opportunity to buy a 1996 9 window handicap flat nose Thomas. It has a 12v cummins and Allison 545 31 passenger with Air brakes. It has ~250,000 miles with working AC. I am wanting a short bus around 26' and prefer the flat front. Ive owned VW buses and a 60s for van so I am partial to the flat look.

They are asking $4900 negotiable. I've seen buses for less but typically they are 40' or not a flat nose.

Are they asking to much for a bus with 250,000 miles? This will be 1st bus so any recommendations are appreciated.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/6080032404.html

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It all depends on how flexible they are. If they're willing to come down under 4, I'd say that's a pretty fair deal.

The 5.9 is plenty of motor for a bus that size. And with a wheelbase that short, you'll be amazed at how maneuverable that thing is.
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Old 04-27-2017, 11:16 PM   #3
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Thanks Rameses I will be meeting with them to discuss the specifics. I love the look of the Thomas and I am a cummins fan. I currently own a Ram 2500.
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I've never owned a Dodge, but I have 4 Cummins powered vehicles.

Pretty much everything Cummins has ever made that wasn't a V configuration was a great engine.
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