2013 T660 or 2017 Prostar, which would you buy?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Rick Runyan, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. Rick Runyan

    Rick Runyan Bobtail Member

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    Just looking for some advise as I get ready to run under my own authority. I plan to buy a used truck and am trying to figure out which truck will be most cost effective and reliable so that my business is a success. I plan to run locally and regionally in northeast US. The two trucks that have caught my eye are as follows:

    2013 T660 with 568k miles for $30k MX-13 and ten speed manual
    2017 Prostar with 372k miles for $54k ISX-13 and ten speed manual

    Any advise from the seasoned drivers? I am inclined to go with the PACCAR but I know I need to focus on my business needs over my personal preference.
     
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  3. SophiaWYO

    SophiaWYO Bobtail Member

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    I own a 2008 KW T660 and have had good luck with this truck. 1.3 million miles and on her 2nd rebuild. I have a friend of mine who had a Prostar and he had that truck forever it seemed. I guess it depends on the individual truck. One can be a P.O.S and the other never give you a problem. Part of buying trucks is personal preference, looks, etc.

    The T660 will hold it's resale value better but the Prostar has a has a better engine. Take your pick I guess. In this case it's probably each truck on it's own merits. I'd drive both for a couple hours and there's bound to be something about one of them you can't stand!! (Kinda like my ex boyfriend!!...LOLOLOL)

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  4. Xenergiserx

    Xenergiserx Bobtail Member

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    I would pick the prostar with the Cummins isx15. No Navistar. That truck has the updated 2016 isx15 Cummins. They fix a bunch of things. Especially the after treatment system. I own a prostar 2015 . Wished I picked the 2017. Just take a mechanic with you and check if they got the service records. If not be prepared to replace/clean some after treatment components. that’s part of maintenance so it’s normal like the def dozer need to get replaced every 260k miles etc. one more time. No NAVISTAR maxforce.
     
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  5. Rick Runyan

    Rick Runyan Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the advise! I have driven Prostars and T660s in the past. But both were as a company driver and I didn't really think about the maintenance and fuel economy side of it all. Now I am in the position of needing to look at the whole picture.
     
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