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Old 09-30-2021, 07:22 PM   #1
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40 ft. Saf-T-Liner FOR SALE

Hello!

I have a 2003 Saf-T-Liner for sale. I don't know much about it but here is what I do know.

-Mainly used for city driving, not a lot of time spent on the highway.
-Mercedes-Benz engine
-Low miles (I don't know the exact amount unfortunately)
-40ft
-Flat nose
-2 AC Units both working

I am looking to sell for $12,000.00 but if you are interested please send me an offer and we can discuss. I've never sold a bus before and I'm only going off of what I see these go for online.

**THE BUS NEEDS A JUMP AND IT HAS ONE FLAT TIRE. BOTH OF THESE WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF BEFORE PURCHASE IS FINALIZED. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DRIVE IT OFF THE LOT.**
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Old 09-30-2021, 09:42 PM   #2
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I can't edit this post, but I guess I need to address a few things. I received a private message accusing me of not being honest, which is certainly not the case.

Here is the story:
My mom knew I wanted a bus to work on to make into a tiny home. So, she bought me a bus. Did I know she was going to do that? No. Am I grateful that she did it? Yes. Is the bus way too big for me and will I never recover financially from renovating it? Yes and yes. I don't know much about the bus because my mom doesn't know much about the bus. It was an impulse buy on her part. We did have it looked at by a mechanic who works on buses and semis and he said it was in great shape. The person my mom bought it from told her it was used in the city which is why I said it was driven mostly in the city. It's parked in a lot with other buses because I can't have it at my house as it is street parking only. I don't really know how to prove that I've never sold a bus before. I think from my post you can probably tell I don't know much about this process.

If you want to pm me and ask more questions ABOUT THE BUS by all means please do, I'll do my best to answer, but please don't be inappropriate. Keep the questions to the bus only. I didn't think I needed to say this, but I do not want to talk about sex. I just want to sell a bus.
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Old 10-01-2021, 05:59 AM   #3
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Sorry about what sounds like a gross and inappropriate PM. You might want to contact the mods about that. There was certainly nothing in your original post that indicated you might be lying about anything. Your asking price might be high compared to other similar buses but a seller can ask for whatever they wish.

For your post, it might help if you added what part of the country you are located in and what transmission the bus has.
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Old 10-01-2021, 06:49 AM   #4
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Thank you for the tips!

The bus is located in Northeast PA (in the poconos).
It’s an automatic transmission.
In typing this reply I just remembered it has air brakes.
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Thank you for the tips!

The bus is located in Northeast PA (in the poconos).
It’s an automatic transmission.
In typing this reply I just remembered it has air brakes.
Almost all school buses have automatic transmissions, made by Allison. Buyers here will want to know the exact model, although with your vintage they're almost sure to get a good one so it doesn't matter so much. Your bus will probably have either a 2000-series or an MD3060 (which is regarded as the best of the best).
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:50 PM   #6
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Almost all school buses have automatic transmissions, made by Allison. Buyers here will want to know the exact model, although with your vintage they're almost sure to get a good one so it doesn't matter so much. Your bus will probably have either a 2000-series or an MD3060 (which is regarded as the best of the best).
Unfortunately I do not know the exact model
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Old 10-01-2021, 08:29 PM   #7
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Unfortunately I do not know the exact model
What does the shifter look like?
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What does the shifter look like?
Please forgive my ignorance. I do not know what a shifter is. I think it's the stick used to go from park to drive to reverse etc. is that correct? I know that's what it is in a car, but I don't know if it's different for a bus. I can't imagine it would be, but I don't know. In any case, I don't think it has one. There are buttons to change from park to drive etc. Does that make sense?
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:23 PM   #9
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If you can post a picture of the gear shifter that will pretty well narrow down what transmission it has. If I recall, the Allison 2000 series have a lever shifter but the Allison 3000 series are push buttons and it sounds like that's what you have.
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:13 PM   #10
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The original photo shows a push button shifter.
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The seller wrote "Mainly used for city driving, not a lot of time spent on the highway."

I see, in photo 3, that the bus was operated in Brooklyn, NY
I would be much more concerned with the number of hours (engine revolutions) than the number of miles. Divide the number of miles by the number of hours to get the average mph.

Also, the rust factor. I've never been to New York Ctiy. Is it salty on the coast? Do they use salt in the roads?
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The original photo shows a push button shifter.
I think you're right. I need a bigger phone! LoL
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Old 10-15-2021, 07:02 AM   #13
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With wall-mount seats, it should probably go to a collector of unusual vehicles.
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Kidding.
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I would buy it just for the 'bragging rights'.
I always wanted a glass-bottom bus.
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I jest.
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But in all seriousness, were you thinking of boarding over the glass floor?
Boarding, with boards... not 'boarding' as in 'getting inside'.
A 'bus' joke.
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the seats arent wall mounted, they acrtually have a stand to the floor near the center.. these are common option in the thomas HDX (which this is)


this has an MD3000 series trans in it (pushbutton dash shifter).. like a 250 HP or greater MBE906, rear mounted.. most HDX's have 4 corner air ride, esp if they are ordered like this one as a trip bus..



most NYC and surrounding area busses are maintained pretty well due to inspections, however they see a *LOT* of salt from the coast and from the roads..



this is a bus i would look at in person or request detailed under-carriage photos of.. if it was washed a lot or under-coated / Oiled then it very well may be really nice underneath.



if purely looking for a nice driving bus, the HDX is up there with the top of them. usually beautiful ride quality, good heat and A/C.



be careful of low batteries.. the MBE computers are sensitive.. if the batteries constantly run dead.. get them tested / replaced!


price is high even in this market.



if the bus isnt rusty underneath id make it a negotiable 6-8k bus
if the bus is rusty underneath Id make it a begotaible 4-6k bus..
but the price is yours to negotiate however you want.. im just suggesting from what I see busses actually sell for outside of a dealer network..
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