Hi guys

Discussion in 'Truckers Forum Polls' started by Alex, May 21, 2017.

  1. Alex

    Alex New Member

    i have questions, going to buy truck
    Volvo 2014 500k mile volvo engine,
    what do you guys think?
  2. mndriver

    mndriver curmudgeon extraordinare Staff Member Supporter

    Buy a Freightliner with a series 60.


    Pull into a Petro in colby KS and ask them to install a cab airbags.

    Or exit 263 in Nebraska and ask them to put in a wheel seal and bearings.

    There's more Freightliner shops around that can fix you up about anytime you need to vs a Pete, kw, Volvo or Mack.

    What's your downtime worth?
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  3. Injun

    Injun Rabid Squaw Staff Member Supporter

    That's just because there has to be.

    Oh, come on! You had to know that was gonna happen!

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  4. mndriver

    mndriver curmudgeon extraordinare Staff Member Supporter

    when you have that big of the market share, it speaks volumes for it.
  5. dchawk81

    dchawk81 Well-Known Member

    Yah volumes of fleet discounts.
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  6. Tazz

    Tazz Infidel Supporter

    When I blew a steer airbag on my Volvo at Big G I had the first one replaced at a Pete dealership( they would not replace both no matter what I said) and the second one the next day at a Petro. Both in Houston.

    While TA's are Service Points for Freightliner there are a plethora of Mack/Volvo dealerships and parts out there and would not be a deciding factor in my choice. Maintenance records, oil samples, price and overall condition (good tires, clean under carriage, tight steering etc).
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  7. ironpony

    ironpony Well-Known Member Supporter

    First, its a recent emissions engine - if the emissions equipment goes south on you, its very expensive to repair. That's assuming that they even have a clue about what the root problem is.

    Second, its a Volvo engine. I'd look around for one with a Cummins in it if you must go with a Volvo truck.

    Look for reasons to not buy a truck when you're looking. The truck (underneath the paint and shined up tires) needs to recommend itself to you.
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