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Who Is Your Favorite Current And All-Time Bus Manufactuer?

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New Flyer....there buses run great

A/C. heating. etc works well

seating arrangements are great!

i like there c40LF and XD40 "xcelsiors"

there buses have nice designs

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Top Spot: New Flyer. Their buses age well, even asthetically. They are best looking buses on the road, build quality is excellent, and overall they just have a great ride.

 

2nd Place: NABI. Before I didn't like this company but now the look of their buses have grown on me. The overall quality of their buses have greatly improved, especially their current 2011/12 editions, and their Metro 45C CompoBus is top notch.

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The New Flyer Industries!

 

Pros:

 

- Excellent Quality Inspection! (+5)

- Excellent Design! (+5)

- Buses are perfect for passenger comfort! (+5)

- I like the 2011-2012 New Flyer C40LF and the 2011-2012 Xcelsior Bus! (+5)

- Great Interior Lighting! (+5)

- Inserts great HVAC! (+5)

- All of their buses are smooth! (+5)

- They know how to restyle the buses! (+5)

- They perform the best than the other buses! (+5)

- I always enjoy their buses! (+5)

 

Cons:

 

- I don't like how some buses vibrate. (-2)

 

Total Points (out of 50): 48/50

 

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The second place is the Orion Bus Industries!

 

- Excellent Quality Inspection (+5)

- I like all buses except the Orion 7 OG CNG (+4)

- They make the BEST DIESEL BUSES!! (+5)

- The buses are alright. (+5)

- The interior lighting is better than any other buses! (+5)

- Inserts efficient HVAC! (+5)

- The perform alright! (+4)

- I like the kneeling! (+5)

- Decent Hybrid Buses! (+5)

- Orion VII 3G and the Orion 5 are the best Orion buses I like! (+5)

 

Cons:

 

- Some of their buses sound so loud and kind of shaky! (-3)

 

Total Points (out of 50): 45/50

 

I used to like the Orion Bus Industries because of their Orion VII Next Generation Hybrid performance and looks, but I changed to New Flyer Industries because of their quality, performance, and passenger comfort.

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The New Flyer Industries!

 

Pros:

 

- Excellent Quality Inspection! (+5)

- Excellent Design! (+5)

- Buses are perfect for passenger comfort! (+5)

- I like the 2011-2012 New Flyer C40LF and the 2011-2012 Xcelsior Bus! (+5)

- Great Interior Lighting! (+5)

- Inserts great HVAC! (+5)

- All of their buses are smooth! (+5)

- They know how to restyle the buses! (+5)

- They perform the best than the other buses! (+5)

- I always enjoy their buses! (+5)

 

Cons:

 

- I don't like how some buses vibrate. (-2)

 

Total Points (out of 50): 48/50

 

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The second place is the Orion Bus Industries!

 

- Excellent Quality Inspection (+5)

- I like all buses except the Orion 7 OG CNG (+4)

- They make the BEST DIESEL BUSES!! (+5)

- The buses are alright. (+5)

- The interior lighting is better than any other buses! (+5)

- Inserts efficient HVAC! (+5)

- The perform alright! (+4)

- I like the kneeling! (+5)

- Decent Hybrid Buses! (+5)

- Orion VII 3G and the Orion 5 are the best Orion buses I like! (+5)

 

Cons:

 

- Some of their buses sound so loud and kind of shaky! (-3)

 

Total Points (out of 50): 45/50

 

I used to like the Orion Bus Industries because of their Orion VII Next Generation Hybrid performance and looks, but I changed to New Flyer Industries because of their quality, performance, and passenger comfort.

 

Considering your avatar looks like a Nova Bus, where do you rank them?

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Considering your avatar looks like a Nova Bus, where do you rank them?

 

Considering your avatar and sig, and based on your question, I can make a pretty good guess what your top manufacturer is....

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Considering your avatar looks like a Nova Bus, where do you rank them?

 

I actually like the New Flyer Industries better than Nova! I put Nova there because I like +Select Bus Service+

 

Let me see:

 

Novabus Plant!

 

Pros:

 

- The quality check is alright! (+5)

- Their interior lighting is alright! (+5)

- Excellent Performance on some buses! (+5)

- They make low floor bus better than high floors! (+5)

- Their LFS are alright, but not the RTS! (+4)

- They make buses quiet! (+5)

- They make articulated buses better than any other bus manufacturers! (+5)

- I like the big door on the front of the LFS! (+5)

- The way that manufacture the bus is not bad! (+5)

- Excellent interior design! (+5)

- The windows are big so it's easy to see through! (+5)

 

Cons:

 

- Bus shakes a lot and is loud while they hit on bumps. (-4)

- Their buses are not so spacious, less standing. (-3)

- The ZF is smooth, but jerks and the brakes are horrible on the 40ft. LFS. (-3)

- The Carrier HVAC served on the LFS aren't good enough! (-2)

 

Total Points (out of 50): 43/50

Edited by Coneyislandav7

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I actually like the New Flyer Industries better than Nova! I put Nova there because I like +Select Bus Service+

 

Let me see:

 

Novabus Plant!

 

Pros:

 

- The quality check is alright! (+5)

- Their interior lighting is alright! (+5)

- Excellent Performance on some buses! (+5)

- They make low floor bus better than high floors! (+5)

- Their LFS are alright, but not the RTS! (+4)

- They make buses quiet! (+5)

- They make articulated buses better than any other bus manufacturers! (+5)

- I like the big door on the front of the LFS! (+5)

- The way that manufacture the bus is not bad! (+5)

- Excellent interior design! (+5)

- The windows are big so it's easy to see through! (+5)

 

Cons:

 

- Bus shakes a lot and is loud while they hit on bumps. (-4)

- Their buses are not so spacious, less standing. (-3)

- The ZF is smooth, but jerks and the brakes are horrible on the 40ft. LFS. (-3)

- The Carrier HVAC served on the LFS aren't good enough! (-2)

 

Total Points (out of 50): 43/50

 

I'm going to make the Novabus LFS as my second favorite manufacturer because I forgot to put one con about Orion:

 

Orion Bus Industries:

 

- Some of the seats are uncomfortable: (-3)

 

Total Points (out of 50): 42/50

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Past:

 

#1 GMC

#2 Grumman/Flxible

#3 TMC/MCI

 

 

Present Transit:

#1 Daimler/Orion

#2 New Flyer Industries

#3 North American Bus Industries/NABI

 

 

Present OTR:

Tie between MCI & Prevost

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Current: Bristol Commercial Vehicles. Not widely know in the US, these buses are what most Americans think of when the phrase "London bus" pops up. I found an abandoned Bristol bus near my home:

Illustrated History for SRU982

 

All-time: Like others have said, New Flyer. The NFs running on the Cincinnati Metro lines are clean, efficient, pleasing to the eye, and comfortable. Though there is something to be said for the old-school, faux-veneered, blue-gridded-seat retro-ness of the Gilligs on the same line, the New Flyers run circles around them.

 

They've also started to convert a LOT of them to hybrids...I wish I had kept a tally of which buses I rode so I could determine whether or not my favorite buses are now hybrids! :confused:

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