No Pete's or Ken's .third choice?

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  1. pete159

    pete159 Bobtail Member

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    If you were to get an 18 and 19 or maybe a brand new truck but no Peterbilt or Kenworth what are the third and fourth brand and model you would go for and why and what qualifies as low kilometers these days on an 18 or 19 year truck. also is buying a former fleet truck a really really bad idea or just not such a good idea.. my boss of a small fleet less than 10 trucks is looking to buy two or three new ones or newish ones I'm trying to help him out because I'll be driving one
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    Western Star, then Freightliner

    i have driven a Volvo or 2, really great riding and comfortable, but a PITA for some things like believe it or not, interior light bulbs. minor, but stil a PITA.

    then if i had to, Navistar/International, whatever they call themselves these days.
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Volvo with Volvo engine and Volvo automatic transmission.
    Most comfortable and best riding truck on the road.
     
  5. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    No Kenworth or Pete? Well... guess I wouldn’t own trucks then.
     
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  6. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

    Get a re-badged volvo.......mack. Just to be different
     
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  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Volvo's are sweet trucks!
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  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    they really are. wuth exceptions to getting some insane little parts.lol
     
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  9. Dale thompson

    Dale thompson Road Train Member

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    Every thing seems pretty good new. The problem is Volvo’s turn into turds in a couple of years. Please check used truck price it will confirm my opinion.
     
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  10. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    For new ones,which is the dealer that offers the best service in your area?
    Buy that brand.
     
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    International Eagle 9900ix flat top.
     
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