Also in the cold months and hot months you can see the effects of idling to stay warm and cool. If it is, the difference could wipe out a lot of your fuel savings. This is just for the fuel mileage difference. Most shuttle buses are in the 10,000 range so weight is usually not an issue. I have more down time with the gas,fuel pump every 150,000,tune up once a year,fuel filter about every 3 months.
The one I bought had 142,000 miles and I looked at some that had as few as 80,000. All and all I just can not justify going with a diesel. It means you get more value for your dollar. Maybe you can figure out how they are supposed to be Sorry bout that! The E-450 is a medium duty truck so it's more durable and has a longer life span. A backup camera system is almost essential.
You don't even need a loading zone. There are plenty to choose from, just not all in your home town. Extra power outlets: With the only cigarette lighter ports being on the dash, your passengers will constantly be running cords from the rear seats to charge their smart phones, iPods, tablets, etc. What is diffferent is it's about a foot and a half wider than a regular van, and acceleration is slower. They can get quite high in some states.
Then there's the aspect of, if you need any kind of repairs they are not only more expensive but it is harder to find a good shop and mechanic to do them especially if your are on the road. Units Affected 404 We had such high regard for the last-generation E-Class that we named it Motor Trend's 1996 Import Car of the Year an award no longer separate from the Motor Trend Car of the Year. On the other hand, you can have your pick of shuttle buses like this for less than the cost of the lift! If you look closely at the photo with the seats tipped up you'll see my shuttle bus is designed to transport 5 wheelchairs. Where they come from : The majority were purchased new by a public transit system, the rest by senior care facilities, hotels and airports. There's nothing like coming back to a warm bus after being out on a cold day. Because of that I restricted my search to 1998-2003 shuttles with a 7. A word about diesel engines: The majority of these shuttle buses were built on a Ford chassis and were availble with two diesel engines.
With 6 and a half feet of head clearance you can walk around freely. Auxiliary heat: If your bus doesn't have rear heat or even if it does you might want to consider an additional source of heat. The one I bought, pictured here, was owned by the City of Antioch, California and used as their senior and paratransit bus. It comes with a 7 inch screen, night vision, a microphone, and the ability to handle 3 cameras. These regularly go a half million miles because they're built on a medium duty truck chassis, not a light duty. Please Help Us Get The Word Out About Expediters Online. Registration fees are more too although, in many states, it's not as bad if you register your vehicle as a motor home.
The advantage is a floor that is flat througout the entire bus. The E-Class sedan represents about 25 percent of total Mercedes-Benz sales, so a redesign of such an important member… In its 12-month tenure, our E-Class has garnered friends and foes alike. The E-450 has a 55 gallon fuel tank, almost double that of the E-350. E-350 vs E-450 : Most full size wheelchair vans are Fords and shuttle buses are no exception. What's important about this is these vehicles have usually been well maintained and many, like mine, are 1-owner vehicles.
You might want to check the fees before you buy. That was my point,first of all if your gonna sell a van the 500,000 on it the only interest you will get is a expediters,and if it's me i go with the diesel. Consider making a few modifications and registering it as a motor home. I think if you were to sell a used gas with 500,000 on it you wouldn't find many takes. The best I can figure it will be about twice the cost for an oil change on a diesel than on gas. Check the customer's vehicle, battery installation could take up to 30 minutes. Mine is so easy I can literally drive it with a single finger tip.
Requires special deep cycle battery. As you can see I have driven 140,811 miles this year and am averaging 14. Take the same 140,811 miles and 19. My shuttle bus is a 2000 Ford E-450. Performance, handling, and interior amenities are what we've come to expect from a Benz. I specifically avoided rust belt states. Also you have to figure in the cost of fuel treatment in the winter.