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Old 11-01-2020, 10:48 AM   #1
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Hello! I was going to wait a couple of years before buying a bus but I found one that I believe is a good deal. I know I donít have a lot of details as I am still in communication with the seller. I have seen a lot of people say to only get one through a resale place and not an individual. What are the thoughts on a bus with these details:

2012 International 3000 with Maxforce engine in the front. 71 pax, 78,000 mi.

It is being advertised as $10K, but just said they were motivated to sell and asked is to make an offer

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old 11-01-2020, 11:50 AM   #2
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I'd pass. The MaxxForce engines of this age had major issues with the emissions, which can be very expensive when (not if) they need repair. There's a reason it's being sold with low miles!
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Old 11-01-2020, 12:05 PM   #3
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price too high.. Post 2010 Maxxforce DT's had issues.. if you are bus / engine savvy you can run the computer and see if its showing any past or present errors and run it to see if it will complete a parked regen..


otherwise if not then its a good one to pass-up
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Old 11-01-2020, 04:45 PM   #4
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I passed on a 2012 Maxxforce bus with 42,000 miles by the advice of the seller. (Local dealer's salesperson in fact) They were asking 10k and were negotiable too. Told me "I didn't want that bus"!
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Old 11-01-2020, 05:18 PM   #5
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I haven’t found a good solution yet for the post 2010 maxxforce DT...
maxxforce 7 actually did get better as time went on, pistons got updated which stopped the internal destruction .. then it was just the usual egr and oil coolers to replace.. stud it if tuning
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Old 11-01-2020, 05:32 PM   #6
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Hello! I was going to wait a couple of years before buying a bus but I found one that I believe is a good deal. I know I donít have a lot of details as I am still in communication with the seller. I have seen a lot of people say to only get one through a resale place and not an individual. What are the thoughts on a bus with these details:

2012 International 3000 with Maxforce engine in the front. 71 pax, 78,000 mi.

It is being advertised as $10K, but just said they were motivated to sell and asked is to make an offer

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Its not one I'd sink any time or money into. Try ten years older.
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Old 11-01-2020, 07:20 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone! I decided to pass on it! Thanks for the help!
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