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    Just out of curiousity, which is the better truck....in terms of reliability, build quality, dealer service & network, resale value, parts availability & parts prices, and any other factor that I may not be able to think of at the moment ?

    Would really appreciate your opinions / experience. Thanks.

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    Take off all the logo's and it's all the same. But I personally prefer a freightliner my self.
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    I prefer International. I have had very good service out of it. A friend of mine has a Freightliner and love it. Freightliner probably has the best network of dealers, but they will work on any brand of truck. Much of the parts availability will depend on the area. There are probably more Freightliner dealers and some TA's are service centers for Freightliner. Neither truck holds their value all that great, but the International will probably do a little better. I think they are better built that the Freightliner, but if you want to get a good deal then you can probably buy a Freightliner for less than an International. There are some parts that are proprietary. Those always cost more since the only place you can get them is the dealer. Some parts are interchangeable. I think it is more a matter of personal preference. Look around and find something you like that is in good shape and you can get a good deal.

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    Tonka.........LMAO :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    it was International vs Freightliner. So out of the 2 i like International better.


    If it was International vs Freightliner vs Mack. Well then you know what one i would say. :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackman
    If it was International vs Freightliner vs Mack. Well then you know what one i would say.
    Ummmm, International? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMAN
    Quote Originally Posted by Mackman
    If it was International vs Freightliner vs Mack. Well then you know what one i would say.
    Ummmm, International? :P
    LOL G

    I do like International my Oldman had one back in the day before he started buying petes and he said they were good trucks. I drove a 9900 and a 9200 i really like the cabs on them.
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    I like the way the Pro Sleepers are laid out. I like it much better than the one on my KW. International makes a tough truck.

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    I am none too pleased with my current temporary lease International 9400i.

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    Mine is a 9400.

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    We have 9200i and they are J.U.N.K. as far as I am concerned.

    Ill take a freightliner any day of the week over an Intertrashional. I wouldnt even appy at Heartland until they get rid of the ones they have now. I feel sorry for the Walmart guys driving those 1/2 sleeper models over the road.

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    You can get a good or bad truck in any brand. There really isn't much difference between any of them other than the skin. If you look at the mechanics they all pretty much have the same engines, drive trains, etc., I am not adverse to buying Freightliners. I would not let a brand determine my decision. I buy trucks based upon value. If I feel that a truck is a good value, then I will buy it. A dealer tried to sell me a package deal of 3 FLD's a few months ago. I came close to buying them. If I ran across a good deal with a Freightliner and I needed a truck I would buy it. I had some concerns about one of the trucks. And I was not sure how well they had been maintained. I think you can get good service out of either brand as long as you take care of it.

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    I def agree when it comes to used trucks and prior maintenance!

    I just cannot figure out how two trucks can have the same trans and the I.H. has the worst clutch brake I have ever had the misfortune to have to use. Takes forever to be able to put into gear at a stop light. And its not just one, its all of our I.H.s Our K.W.s and Freightliners, same Fuller 10 speed, dont have that problem.
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    Default Re: International vs Freightliner

    Quote Originally Posted by Graymist
    Just out of curiousity, which is the better truck....in terms of reliability, build quality, dealer service & network, resale value, parts availability & parts prices, and any other factor that I may not be able to think of at the moment ?

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    Volvo, either the 780 or 880. 8)
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    Default Re: International vs Freightliner

    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Flyer
    Quote Originally Posted by Graymist
    Just out of curiousity, which is the better truck....in terms of reliability, build quality, dealer service & network, resale value, parts availability & parts prices, and any other factor that I may not be able to think of at the moment ?

    Would really appreciate your opinions / experience. Thanks.
    Volvo, either the 780 or 880. 8)

    I just got home from GATS up in Dallas. Looked at the volvo 730's and 880's that were there..like the fact that they have the 53" bunk option.


    However.......... I got to finally check out the International "Lonestar". The line to climb inside was 30 minutes long...and no less than 6 Peterbilt people were in the middle of that line. I just took some pix after checking out the engine compartment. T'is a BEE-U-Tee-FULL truck indeed. I did get to check out the split modual, of the Lonestar configuration, that was sitting on the floor. Cab is nice..sleeper is roomie...but then, my 9400 sleeper is roomier than any Pete or KW.

    I gotta admit...the Cascadia wasn't bad either...and that DD15 is going to be OK I think.
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