Looking at buying a Mack

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  1. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    I currently own a 2009 prostar skyrise sleeper and I'm thinking about buying a Mack.
    I'm not sure if I can afford a new Anthem maybe a 2016-2018.
    Any susjestions what to look for or stay away from. I would need a double bunk.
    Thanks
     
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  3. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Just in case you don't know. Volvo own Mack and it's Volvo engine painted red. Maybe they have Cummins engine as option. The Mack engine and automatic transmission are all Volvo.
     
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  4. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    The grey and gold motors are long gone. But still, if i had to go new-ish I'd probably have to go volvo-mack. Out of all the new EPA turds they seem to have the least amount of issues
     
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  5. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    I’m not sure how useful this reply will be, but I drove a 2014 Mack Pinnacle with the M-Drive auto. I know it’s basically all Volvo or whatever, but I have never driven and don’t know anything about Volvo. but I gotta say It was definitely the smoothest, quietest truck I ever drove. I’m no fan of auto transmissions, but if I had to have one I would take that Mack M Drive any day over any of that Eaton or Detroit DT whatever crap. As far as reliability I can’t really say anything because I only drove that truck for about six months, and that one was emissions deleted.
     
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  6. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    When Mack left the superliners they went downhill in my opinion.

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  7. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    Yes I know that
     
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    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    The M drive is not an automatic transmission its a automated shift 12 speed ... do you remember what you got for fuel millage?
     
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  9. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    The superliner was a great truck I had the pleasure of driving one pulling a RGN. I also drove a 5 star General that was another great truck.....
     
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  10. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Yep, I drove an old general, and a brigadier, I hated that one,had the back killer seat.
     
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