New Cascadia!

Discussion in 'Swift' started by Round2, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Round2

    Round2 Light Load Member

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    Most of what I can say about this 2012 shaker is very good. It is so quiet that it is actually hard to tell if the Jake is working. The room is amazing, as well as the storage.
    Three things I don't love. 1st there is no cup holder for the co-driver. 2nd the fuel hoses want to fall out while fueling. and 3rd the steering wheel is 2 inches farther outboard than the drivers seat.
    Cummins/9sp are ok... no tickets with this one!
     
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  3. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    The steering wheel should be tilt and telescoping.
     
  4. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I love the Cascadia.

    I had one, for almost exactly 1 month.
    It only had around 17k on the clock, and I loved nearly everything about it.
    I had traded it at Phoenix for an old Volvo.

    Then I was told it was supposed to be a team truck, so I had to meet a team at a truck stop to swap for their '07 Volvo with over 500k.
     
  5. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    It is.

    But, you can't adjust it from left to right.
    Get what he is saying?
     
  6. MNdriver

    MNdriver Road Train Member

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    I have a bungee I put over the fuel nozzle on the passenger side. Never a problem having it fall out.

    But then again, I don't have any skirting either.
     
  7. Lantern

    Lantern Road Train Member

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    I got a new 2013 Cascadia (diff company).. Only dislike I have is where the telescope pedal is. Makes it a pain to adjust while driving.
     
  8. MNdriver

    MNdriver Road Train Member

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    not to mention if you have a muddy shoe, the mess it makes on the dash which gets on your pants.
     
  9. Round2

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    The running gear in this one is fine. The Cummins pulls well on the hills, The 9sp could really use a splitter for O/D- heck just swap it for a 13, suspension is pretty smooth and quiet. The whole truck is soooooo quiet. DEF is a pain to get only because Swift hasn't set up the CommData for it at the pumps. You have to swing by a terminal a couple times a week to top it off.
    Moosetec13- you're right, I wish I could pull the left arm-rest off the driver's seat and move the whole seat over. Seems odd but that little bit bothers me. It also doesn't turn as sharp as some others.
     
  10. Rug_Trucker

    Rug_Trucker Road Train Member

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    One common thing I have found with the Cascadia is the cruise doesn't always work. I have found that in over 15 different ones. They ride better than Volvos and T2000's.

    I drove one 2 days ago where the cabinet at the top behind the driver seat rattled loudly. 16K on the clock.

    They ride really smooth at 70.
     
  11. Round2

    Round2 Light Load Member

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    Cruise always works! 95000 on it now, no rattles. You have to firmly close the passenger door. Webasto good for cold nights but have to idle for air lately.
     
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