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Old 09-15-2018, 07:09 PM   #1
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I have decided on the type of bus I want. I want a pusher from the west coast but I have so many options with various engine & transmission combos I would like some help from this community what would be the best option. In an attempt to not be a drain on the community here I tried to research as much as I could on my own but the time has come for some help. It is appreciated and I hope one day I can add back to the group more then I take. I realize there are going to be a lot of different preferences so I plan on taking a census of the comments to make my decision.

2006 BB ALL-AMCN C7 CAT V8 ALLISON ? 35FT 191,000 $11,875.00

2001 AMTRAN INATNL T444E ALLSON MT643 35FT 282,000 $4,700.00

2000 BB ALL-AMCN 3126 CAT ALLISON MT643 39-40 226,000 $7,875.00

1999 TMS SF-T LNR 3126 CAT ALLISON MT643 40FT 250,000 $6,850.00

2000 BB ALL-AMCN CUMNS 5.9 MT 643 35FT 185,000 $6,500.00

2000 BB ALL-AMCN CUMNS 8.3 ALLISON MD3060 40FT 250,000 $6,500.00

1999 BB ALL-AMCN TC2000 RE CMNS 8.3 ALLISON MT643 40FT 174,000

2004 TMS SF-T-LNR RE CMNS 8.3 ALLISON MD3060 40FT 229,000 $8,900

2000 TMS HDX 3126 CAT ALLISON 2500 40FT 143,000 $7,995.00

1990 SUPER CROWN COACH Detroit Diesel 6V92T AC ALLISON MT643 (ENGINE CONVERTED FROM ETHANOL TO DIESEL BY SCHOOL DIST) $4,500.00

2004 TMS SF-T-LNR RE 3126 CAT ALSN MD3060 40FT 179,000 $10,500.00

1998 TMS SF-T-LNR RE CMNS 8.3 MT643 40FT 255,000 $9,000.00 (ENGINE & TRANS REBUILT BY SCHOOL DIST 10,000 MILES AGO.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:02 PM   #2
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I'd pick the 8.3 with 3060
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:55 PM   #3
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Thanks Nick... I found out that I wrote the mileage down wrong... It actually has 350,000 miles... Is that too many?
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:18 PM   #4
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They all sound real expensive.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:32 PM   #5
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Expensive

What they are asking and what they will be getting from me are two different things.
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They all sound real expensive.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:41 PM   #6
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Show them you are interested in the lowest price bus they have that you mentioned above. Get an idea how low they may go on that one.
Then get them to show you every bus for comparison.
Show them you have x dollars to spend but could be persuaded to do a bit more for a deal on the 8.3-3060 if you like it or any bus for that matter.

They do not want their money tied up in those for long so a good deal could be made.


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Old 09-16-2018, 08:00 PM   #7
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Thanks Nick... I found out that I wrote the mileage down wrong... It actually has 350,000 miles... Is that too many?
I really don't know. I just know it's a good combo. I will agree that the prices seem high
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What they are asking and what they will be getting from me are two different things.
All those buses can be found for half those prices. Are these from a dealer?
EastCoastCB is very knowledgeable. Yes, they might be nice buses, but not anywhere near those prices vs. what can be found at auction or elsewhere.
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:54 PM   #9
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here is something that might interest you. a west coast bus with all the bells and whistles. https://yakima.craigslist.org/cto/d/...696818317.html
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Yeah I saw that one and reached out... Thanks
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