Good truck or not

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Phoenix_rides_again, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. Phoenix_rides_again

    Phoenix_rides_again Bobtail Member

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    I’ve been looking at a 2000 Mack vision for 16,000 with only 310,000 original miles on it. It was a community colleges truck then a farmer bought it and put a new transmission in (he wanted auto shift) I am not saying the dealership
     
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  3. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Auto transmission is expensive to work on...
     
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  4. Phoenix_rides_again

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  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    How many hours? Bet its got a ton.
     
  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Is there paperwork on installing the transmission. I don't know about who you are talking with, but I know way too many farmers that work on their own equipment. Expect it to need a new transmission in 10k miles... :)
     
  7. Phoenix_rides_again

    Phoenix_rides_again Bobtail Member

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    Transmission was installed by dealership that has it now. And was owned by friend of owner of dealership
     
  8. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Myself, you could not give me a truck with an automatic transmission even if they just put it in.

    Outrageously expensive to repair and if it is computerized the number of problems that you can have are exponentially multiplied.

    If the rest of the truck is nice maybe you can get it inexpensively enough to have someone put a regular transmission in.

    The truck is virtually worthless with that transmission in it and if you ever decide to sell it would be incredibly difficult to do.
     
  9. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Myself I don't believe anything that a dealership would tell you.

    The transmission itself is the bad feature but if he really is best friends with the owner and he's his good buddy they'll have every single solitary one of the service records right from the very beginning of time and you'll have everything complete for that truck.

    When you tell them you want that and they say well I'm not really sure if I can get that blah blah blah run for your life.
     
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  11. Phoenix_rides_again

    Phoenix_rides_again Bobtail Member

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    It’s the old school auto shift that has a clutch

    if I don’t buy it I will probably stay company little longer but go OTR. (No rent or utilities) been local last couple years

    when transmission goes out put a 13 as in is my thought
     
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