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You compared them first, eh?glasseye wrote:That's a sorta unfair comparison, eh? An old bus to a new Sprinter?Quadratrückseite wrote: Are you factoring in the cost of the vehicle into that? My bus cost $850. <snip>
I noticed the passenger version of that Freightliner/Sprinter starts at $40,140!
An 07 Sprinter passenger with nearly all options and 12,000 miles (ie, brand spanking new) sold recently on ebay motors for $28K, getting down close to the price of "regular" new vehicles.
I've seen higher-mileage, serviceable Sprinters for less than $10K.
I was asking if you had factored in the cost of the vehicle to the costs less per mile than an air-cooled bus quote, that's all. That's like people who run out and buy a Prius because gas costs too much - it would take a long time to catch up to the savings if you already owned (no payments) a gas guzzler vs. a Prius + car payments, higher insurance, etc. IMHO, that's not a valid cost savings argument - for buying a Sprinter. I've got no beef with them or anyone who wants one - they look pretty sweet. They just don't cost less per mile than an AC bus, that's all. Not even close. I thought you were looking at getting a newer one - my bad on the cost. Comfort-wise, Sprinter wins hands down. Looks like a nice vehicle to travel in once I'm retired (meaning a nice liveability factor -bigger than a bus inside - not implying that only old people would drive one )glasseye wrote:
When my ears ring after a day driving, that's fatigue, not enlightenment.
With diesel prices factored in, costs less per mile than an air-cooled bus.
An industrial-strength drivetrain designed with a service life of over half a million kilometers.
Gasoline is a solvent. Diesel is a lubricant.
Overall length of the mid-range model: 18.75 feet. Very similar to a bus. Park in a standard stall with ease.
Mirrors that let you actually see stuff.
Over 500 mile range. (Not a pitiful 200 on a good day )
Relaxed, easy cruising with minimal cockpit noise, allowing for supplemental audio entertainment or even education.
10,000 + mile oil change interval.
No monthly valve adjustments.
No complex, antiquated, failure-prone ignition system.
Headlights that actually illuminate the road ahead.