Is this your first bus? Sometimes Craigslist has some good deals.
We just got a 1986 nissan pickup off Craigslist for $600. It is a real fixer upper but it made it 20 miles to the house. Belts screaming, all 4 dry rotted tires were low till we got to station, and gas fumes from hell. I had to follow a mile behind to breath.
A couple thousand more put into it and it will be fine.
But hubby is glad to have it for a second vehical. Now that Shorty is gone we had to find one fast.