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Old 05-16-2019, 08:00 PM   #1
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Your thoughts on this Freightliner?

It's from the upper Midwest it's a shorter what model with five passenger windows on each side. It's powered by a 5.9 Cummins it has an automatic transmission, I'm assuming it is an Allison 2000. There is no separate air-conditioning for the passenger compartment. And it has 250,000 miles on it, which is the most miles I've seen on any bus I've looked at so far. I haven't seen it in person yet. The owner says there's a little bit of rust. What might a bus like this be worth?

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Old 05-16-2019, 08:04 PM   #2
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What year? No air conditioning in the back is good, one less thing to remove and dispose of. "Little bit of rust" + upper midwest = "a lot of rust".
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:06 PM   #3
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Why would you assume it's a 2000? Where is the visible rust?
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:07 PM   #4
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Oops. It's a 2003.
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What year? No air conditioning in the back is good, one less thing to remove and dispose of. "Little bit of rust" + upper midwest = "a lot of rust".
+250,000 miles. Could mean lots of exposure to the elements.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:10 PM   #6
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It's from Illinois. I'm wondering if the reason it has so many miles on it is because the state is broke, and so they probably run their equipment longer than some others.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:11 PM   #7
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+250,000 miles. Could mean lots of exposure to the elements.
The mileage alone is not an indication of much. My Genesis had 255K on it and it's in really good condition. I'm not sure of that mileage on a 5.9, especially if it's backed by a 545.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:13 PM   #8
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What year? No air conditioning in the back is good, one less thing to remove and dispose of. "Little bit of rust" + upper midwest = "a lot of rust".
Passenger compartment AC is not good! I thought it would be handy for traveling down the road in the summer.
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Oops. It's a 2003.
That's the ideal year for a skoolie, at least (buses after that started having emissions stuff installed which is pricey to maintain).
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:15 PM   #10
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The mileage alone is not an indication of much. My Genesis had 255K on it and it's in really good condition. I'm not sure of that mileage on a 5.9, especially if it's backed by a 545.
The term "545" is new on me. Does that make some reference to the body configuration?
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