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Old 08-28-2019, 04:11 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a bus

So my lovely blue bird mini bird is nearing its end
Old age so to say I need to buy a new bus I like the look of the vista 3600 or a 27 foot bluebird flat nose
Not sure of the engine in the ic ce 300 but I like the look can you help with where to find I look at gov deals .com eBay Facebook Craig’s list
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:21 PM   #2
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I also like the look of the Thomas Vista 3600, but I've heard some not-so-good things here about them.
There was a thread about them not too long ago...Rough ride, and lots of heat from the engine being halfway into the front of the bus. You can build an insulated doghouse over the existing one, I guess, but the ride is still hard for some to accept.
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:43 PM   #3
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Try a blue bird mini bird for ride the vista can’t be much worse
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:45 PM   #4
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All I’m interested in is reliability of power train of the vista or any of the short buses
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Old 08-28-2019, 06:51 PM   #5
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My 5 window Vista needed another 5000 pounds in it to smooth the suspension out. But I'll be honest, I loved that bus. I drove around the country through the flatlands and the mountains. I traded up for a bigger bus with more room.
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:57 AM   #6
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Yeah that style I’m looking for big bus look small bus.
Hope find one any know anything about
The ci. Ce 300 I can find them all day long
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:47 AM   #7
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Yeah that style I’m looking for big bus look small bus.
Hope find one any know anything about
The ci. Ce 300 I can find them all day long
The finest shorty I've owned-


I don't know if there's a model name, but I love my lil Thomas 5 window.
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:51 AM   #8
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I’m also looking at the vista
Or as it mite be call 3600 international short
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:52 AM   #9
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Love to find a fine example of that bus as it’s what I’m looking to get
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:36 AM   #10
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Oh by dee way what the engine/ trans in your Thomas
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