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Old 07-04-2009, 10:59 PM   #1
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bus chioce

Hello,

I am new to this and looking to buy a bus. I have been attempting to buy for a year now with not a lot of luck. seems they go a bit high around here. I found one but I have concerns because it is not a diesel. can any one give me an opinion on this combo?

1997 Chevrolet C60 School Bus 197,813 MILES 366 V8 AUTOMATIC TRANS

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Old 07-05-2009, 09:42 AM   #2
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I like the 366 engine, it is very durable and inexpensive to repair. Realistically it should last about as long as a V8 diesel. Gas mileage may be slightly less than a by 2-4 mpg but it is offset by lowered maintenance costs and sometimes cheaper gas vs diesel. How much do they want for the bus and what area of the country are you in?
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:48 PM   #3
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I am located in Burlington, WI
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:20 PM   #4
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Well I was out bid again, so I am without a bus :{
what I am looking for is a full sized bus for 1500.00, am I expecting too much?
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:48 PM   #5
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I did it, I have a bus. it took me two years but I found a 1990 bluebird 5.9 cummins with 220k miles and drives well.
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:08 PM   #6
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yeah thats is a beauty
holding out seemed to work in your favor
did you have to go over your price range
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Damn it! Why does it seem that my B is the only one that got that retarded pickup-style hood!!!
That I can't answer. I have a diesel engine, air brakes, and automatic transmission and I have a flip front hood. It's ok though. Wait until...uh...the other Cheese gets to work on his bus. He'll be longing for a hood of any type.
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