I’m looking to buy my first bus. I’m working with a dealer and I have questions before I take the plunge.
1. CAT engines: should these be avoided? I was told only cat dealers will work on them.
2. No maintenance record. Should this be a deal breaker?
The bus I’m looking at is an ‘01 Thomas International with a DT engine (original), 100,000 miles, very little rust and runs well. Tires look like they’re in good shape, no cracks or extended wear. Asking price $3000.
Thanks for any assistance. I’m trying my best to complete due diligence but I’m also new to this, so I’m sure there are questions I don’t know to ask.
EDIT: Thanks to Robin97396 for letting me know what else to add to my post!
Engine: I know it's a DT 6.5 L but I need to ask for more specifics on it.
Here is a link to all the photos I have: