Originally Posted by keith
to many miles for that yr
Remember, that's Canadian kilometers
, and not the "kilo-miles
" abbreviation used for advertising purposes in the States. It converts to about 240,000 US miles, which is not that shocking.
What transmission is in it? If it has a manual, it's probably well worth the $$$$. If it has an automatic, the model will determine how well it will perform for you.
Prices are going up drastically. The $500 bus of a couple of years ago is the $2000 bus of today, and some recent Skoolie purchases are reported in the $5000 range. But local conditions of supply and demand set the local value. The question is, is it worth it to you considering your budget?
Each bus is in an individual condition. An inspection by an independent mechanic would help decide how much work, if any, is needed to be road-worthy. A bus with no records may depress the price so that a potential Skoolie on a budget may get a good bus that someone with more money and less time might pass up.
The ad mentions good tires, which are expensive, and not having to replace them is an asset. But don't just go by tread depth, learn to read the date code on the sidewalls. If the "good" tires date back to the Chrétien administration, be wary of including them as value-added items in the pricing.