Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Orange County, CA
Chassis: Crown Supercoach II (rear engine)
Engine: Detroit 6V92TAC, DDEC 2, Jake brake, Allison HT740
Rated Cap: 37,400 lbs GVWR
Or just buy a Gillig or Crown, both of which can easily exceed a million miles because of their heavy-duty underpinnings and drivetrains. Greyhound's MC9s would run 100,000 miles a year for their first ten years, then they would be sold off to second-tier operators who could put another million on them, before ending up with third-tier operators who could use them for another half-million or more, not a problem for a bus that MCI designed to last for 3 million miles and 30 years of hard commercial service. Guess what - my bus has exactly the same drivetrain as an MC9, and shares most of its running gear as well. Will I need it to last that long - of course not, but it's nice to know that it could easily outlast me. A few years ago an Eastern Sierra school district in California was selling some of their Crowns with 1.2 million miles or more, and they still had plenty more life left in them.
Buy the right bus, then you won't need to do major surgery and organ transplants to it!