Thinking about buying

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Charles masterson, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Charles masterson

    Charles masterson Bobtail Member

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    Looking at a 16 western star 5700. Dd15 505 hp 430k miles with dt12 trans. I haven't been in one of these trucks can you give me some of the good bad and ugly reports. This will be my first truck. Ive been company driver for 5 years so this will be my first endeavor. Sorry price was 45k. Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Lots of compartments for stowing gear. I hope that price comes with a dealer warranty. If it is a individual sale, walk away!
     
  4. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    It's basically a Freightliner Cascadia in a fancy frock.

    When I ran a '16 Cascadia as a company truck the only issues I had were a bad starter and drive belt tensioner which the shop mechanics said were common in the fleet.

    There's a lot to not like about the Freightliner but DD15 and D12 transmission are not it. My truck was very reliable and never stranded me from 130k to 490k when I turned it in.

    I wouldn't pay more for the Western Star version though
     
  5. Charles masterson

    Charles masterson Bobtail Member

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    Ok. Thanks. What should the price be around with those miles?
     
  6. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    Do you have an automatic restricted CDL?
     
  7. Midnightrider909

    Midnightrider909 Road Train Member

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    If it’s a good truck 45K is a good deal. I’d buy if you have had it checked out.
     
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  8. Charles masterson

    Charles masterson Bobtail Member

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  9. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    The Western Stars that I drove, wait for it...back in the day, were great trucks, never had a problem with them. I don't know how they are today, since MB owns them now. I did find a 2016 Cascadia with 440K miles with a DD15,12 speed auto and warranty for $35,000.00 on Truck Paper.

    Temple-Lonestar Truck Group, Temple, Texas is the dealer. Whatever you buy i suggest getting a RigDig report for the truck.

    LONESTAR TRUCK GROUP TEMPLE | TEMPLE, TX | Freightliner Trucks

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  10. Charles masterson

    Charles masterson Bobtail Member

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    Rigdig? Haven't heard of it. What is it?
     
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