9400i Mack vision or pete386 HELP

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by earnies2, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. terryt

    terryt Heavy Load Member

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    If you want older go with paccar with 60 series 12.7 Detroit 2001 or older. can't go wrong with one these. If you go new a new glider is the only choice. All the rest are junk. Run from that 2008 Mack all trucks 2006 to 2010 are emission nightmares. They get a little better after 2010 once they add DEF but a lot of maintenance cost for emissions. I to had ISX cummins nightmare that just about broke me.
     
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  3. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

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    sorry to hear about your mother my dad just passed and i am in the same boat everything on hold for the moment. my condolences to you and your family.

    the price sounds ok on that 09 but i am scared of emissions myself. aftermarket warranties are often times not worth the paper they are written on. i guess it comes down to how mechanically inclined you are and how likely you are to fix the small problems that crop up on a old truck yourself. personally i would older pre-emissions or newer with remaining factory warranty
     
  4. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Maybe you should read the Schneider threads.
    Those guys run mostly new Freightliners and they don't complain about breakdowns.
     
  5. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    the price sounds ok on that 09 but i am scared of emissions myself. aftermarket warranties are often times not worth the paper they are written on. i guess it comes down to how mechanically inclined you are and how likely you are to fix the small problems that crop up on a old truck yourself. personally i would older pre-emissions or newer with remaining factory warranty[/QUOTE]

    some times in life things sound to good to be real i called the dealer and he told me the truck went to the auction because it was a repo and had been in 2 accidents he then started to sell me another truck on the phone i just hung up once i knew who he was.. he sells nothing but old junk he offered me a 89 freightliner that was his newest truck.....what a looser......

    thanks for the FYI in aftermarket warranty's..

    So i am back to looking at 2000-2003 maybe up to 2007 trucks...as far as being a mechanic yes i am, I can totally rebuild a truck i would do everything with the exception of an engine or trany rebuild i could R&R the engine &trany no problem but would have the dealer rebuild the engine or trany just for the warranty..
     
  6. TaylorMade407

    TaylorMade407 Road Train Member

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    Regarding the years 07 and older Cats will keep you away from the EGR. I was in the same boat as you when shopping until I talk to a few owner ops with old and new trucks and one advice that stood out to me was a guy with a 99 freightshaker said " I'd rather spend $1500 a month in maintenance and stay rolling at oppose to having a truck payment with a new truck and losing all that down time". Another bit of advice with a older truck is once you replace or repair everything then you basically rolling in a "new" truck. Better check @double yellow thread or @blairandgretchen thread. They got old trucks and doing pretty good
     
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  7. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    I just read blairandgretchen's post and found out a lot of info...i am probable going to do the same thing only i would be able to do most of the repairs myself...(i like the T2000 he bought ) that would be one of my choices or a pete 387 same truck....i will now look at double yellows posts.....
     
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  8. Peterbiltt

    Peterbiltt Light Load Member

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    t2000 and 387 are the same and they have horrible wiring issues
     
  9. GreyHound

    GreyHound Medium Load Member

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    What if you put say 60 down on a Fitzgerald glider and you finance should not be too bad. Still leaves you with 20 for start up coasts.
     
  10. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    i will look into that wiring problems are one of my specialties...
     
  11. TaylorMade407

    TaylorMade407 Road Train Member

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    Or he could buy a truck for $25k which would leave him with $55k Capitol and no payment which would benefit while he weather the storm of being in the fire of owning a truck. Even if he spent $30k his first year he'd prob have a fully rebuilt truck with...... No payment.
     
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