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Old 12-18-2017, 01:49 PM   #1
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Hi, I am.. Michael!

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm in Austin, Texas. I am in the process of seeking a short bus to replace my Nissan Altima.

I may have found one, but being new, wanted some input...in case you have opinions.

How much would you pay for a late 90's International 3800 with a 7.3 engine?

It is rust free, and it has a wheelchair lift. I've seen wildly different prices online.

I'd hate to be screwed over wit my first experience.

I can't tell you how exciting this is!

Love reading the posts here.

Michael
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:56 PM   #2
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I have a 96 International 3800 with the 7.3L and automatic. Mine is not totally rust free, but in really good shape. The 7.3L is an awesome engine and works well with the shorter bus body compared to a full sized bus. Pay anywhere from $2500-$5000 depending on overall condition and mileage.
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Old 12-18-2017, 02:02 PM   #3
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Thank you for the info!

That's good to know about the engine. A mechanic friend told me to seriously investigate this one because the engine is excellent.

*fingers crossed*

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Old 12-18-2017, 02:11 PM   #4
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Just subscribed to your YouTube page, by the way.

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Old 12-18-2017, 03:06 PM   #5
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If you can post some pics of your prospective bus it will get careful scrutiny here.
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Old 12-18-2017, 05:52 PM   #6
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Sure thing! Please don't swoop in and take my future home from me. I'm literally scraping together my life savings here.




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If you can post some pics of your prospective bus it will get careful scrutiny here.
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:00 PM   #7
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That is one pretty mid-sized luxury short bus! I love it!


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Old 12-18-2017, 06:02 PM   #8
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Those tinted windows are so very cool!
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:04 PM   #9
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I think that's just the reflection from the mighty old oak trees. Hahah.

Michael

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Those tinted windows are so very cool!
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:07 PM   #10
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I like your bus! That is what I want to do.

I'm so scared of making a terrible mistake... ugh.

I've been researching this for years, but doing it is another thing entirely. I travel all over the US and Canada, so the prospect of being stranded/up to my eyeballs in sudden expenses is a wee bit terrifying.

I can't waste my purchase.

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