Thinking on buying a Volvo?

Discussion in 'Volvo Forum' started by earnies2, Aug 20, 2021.

  1. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    I have a 2009 prostar 475 cummins 13 spd 355 rears thats killing me in fuel millage 5.5 to 5.7 . I have done everything that you can think of and no luck and its not me I drive like an old lady I even get past by Prime.

    So I think its time. My profits are going out the stack.

    I looking at the 80 inch double bunks. Are there any years to stay away from. Are there any years and specs to look for
    I drive a flatbed east of Texas and the Dakota's I live in Boston.
     
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  3. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Just avoid anything white or with a maxxforce. That said i could never recomend a volvo, their good on mileage but.....Anyway my mx13 pete 579 gets around 7ish average over 6 months with my never being under 79K and the 680 i used at my last job averaged 9-10 though was always at 50k or so.
     
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  4. shaker636

    shaker636 Light Load Member

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    i was trained in a 10 speed volvo and it shook going down the road
     
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    shaker636 Light Load Member

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    that may of been you i passed one time awhile back
     
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    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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  7. Snoopycda

    Snoopycda Light Load Member

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    Volvo builds a nice truck, not a good truck, I would never own one.
    Their customer service sucks and they are breakdown prone.
     
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  8. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    ...it will be quite upgrade going from international :)
     
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  9. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Especially one from the very early days of DPF.
     
  10. QUALITYTRUCK

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    In all my years I don't think that there was a worse all around truck than the 2007-09 Prostar. ISX or Maxxforce.
     
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