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Old 10-09-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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Im planning on buying a bus this weekend and it has 214,000 miles on it. I was wondering if that is a lot for a bus?
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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Re: High Mileage

depends is it a gas motor or diesel
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #3
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It is a diesel. The bus is a 2001 Thomas on a freightliner chassis.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:40 PM   #4
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I'd be more interested in the hours.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:35 AM   #5
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If i should be worried about the hours. How many hours is too many?
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:19 AM   #6
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What engine and what was maintenance like? Miles are a poor representation of a school bus seeing most of them just sit and idle.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:46 PM   #7
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It has a caterpillar engine. I am not sure of the size of it. I wont know the engine hours until I go look at it on saturday, since it is at an auction. It was owned by a school district, so i assume that it was well taken care of.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:04 PM   #8
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I got the bus. It is in great shape. I received all of the maitenance records. The tires and brakes are in perfect condition, and it shifts smoothly. This was a great buy and only for $1600
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:03 PM   #9
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That was a great buy.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:02 PM   #10
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