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<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://harlowsbussales.com/inventory/details/?s=4466">http://harlowsbussales.com/inventory/details/?s=4466</a><!-- m --> for $5500 2 33.33%
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://harlowsbussales.com/inventory/details/?s=4715">http://harlowsbussales.com/inventory/details/?s=4715</a><!-- m --> for $4000 1 16.67%
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://harlowsbussales.com/inventory/details/?s=4712">http://harlowsbussales.com/inventory/details/?s=4712</a><!-- m --> for $5500 3 50.00%
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:40 PM   #1
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These are my options

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I made an offer on the #4712 and they would go for it.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:20 PM   #2
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Wow, did I phrase the question wrong? I would have thought someone would have some input on this.

I am trying to make a decision on a bus purchase.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:54 PM   #3
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Well, if you have the $, I guess the third bus- having gotten them down to $5500- would be the best choice, but being the penny pincher I am, they're all too much, IMO.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:06 PM   #4
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Thats the way it is in this area. Buse prices arent like the mid-south or other places in the country. I opted for something in TN for about $3k but then I would have rust to deal with, plane fare, fuel, etc. I might as well spend the same money and get something in my area. Thanks.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:43 PM   #5
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i got a bus from ala and had no rust ,,also i had a bus from tenn and no rust,but if you get the N.D.bus you will have rust for sure,,so one must look at it that way.... i have 93 b/b fe for sale for $4000. with an 8.3 w 545 trans just came of line last yr the motor is a build..
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Re: These are my options

for the same price, I would pick the 8.3L cummins before the 5.9L cummins. The 8.3L is my favorite engine, and I wish I had one. But all those prices are a bit high for my budget.

This will boil down to a personal choice on your part. You have to balance a lot of factors before deciding if a particular bus is for you or not.

I originally wanted a rear engine blue bird all american with the 8.3L and an MT643. I bought a thomas saf-t-liner rear engine with cat 3208 (no turbo) and MT643. I like my bus, but I do wish it had the 8.3L turbo cummins engine instead. Having looked at a lot of blue bird conversions, I'm glad I got a thomas. Similar build quality, but the thomas uses screws in a lot of places where bluebird used rivets. Much easier to remove and replace screws.

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Old 07-01-2010, 05:34 PM   #7
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Keith, I dont know what would make you say there is rust in this part of the country. With time/fuel involved, I probably wouldnt take a bus that far south if it was free.

Jim, I 3408 with or without a turbo wouldnt stand a chance here. I drove school bus for 10 yrs. I opt for BB, they are a bit more stout, from experience.

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