Originally Posted by SpecialAgentAce
I've seen these buses listed, relatively locally, but I know nothing at all about the brand. I did a little digging, but I don't know enough to come up with anything useful.
These are exactly the size I'm looking for:
- 200K Miles for $2500
170K miles for $3500
And there's a Shorty
even closer - but it has a lot of miles on it at 300K + for $2000.
If I wanted a bigger bus, I'd have my pick for this area, but I'm in the market for the mid-size and could probably be convinced to go full-on Shorty for the right price and engine/miles. I am blind in one eye, and so already have vision and depth perception issues in a smaller vehicle - I'm wary of trying my luck at something larger than the mid-size.
Unfortunately, my Google-fu isn't very good when it comes to buses/vehicles. I've tried contacting the seller for the first two buses through email but haven't had any response. The VIN listed is incorrect, though consistent with the style of bus it is. They probably just mistyped it but that gives me some cause for doubt, too.
I was reading your first post about not knowing about engines. During my research, a local diesel mechanic told me:
If you are buying an used bus, stick to this rule:
Diesel engine < 150k miles
Gas engine <100k miles
He said this to me when I was looking at a 2010 Ford gas engine bus with 210k miles on it.
Have you tried looking at govdeals.com and publicsurplus.com
I understand distance is a problem for you.
Best of luck
Nurse, not mechanic
P.S - I never found those 500$ buses that weren't junk. Maybe I didn't look long or hard enough.