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Old November 5th, 2011, 05:19 AM   #1
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Trucks & Buses: America vs Europe

I am interested in knowing your opinion about trucks and buses in america and europe
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Old November 7th, 2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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I've used the local bus in San Francisco and Los Angeles. I found these buses very outdated, dirty and uncomfortable in comparing with the buses I used in Europe. But maybe because the States are more car minded and Europeans travel more with the local buses.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 02:22 PM   #3
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Why not Brazilian buses, they are more comfortable than european.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #4
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Why not Brazilian buses, they are more comfortable than european.
Definitely not the urban ones.They are the worst I have even been to.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 03:22 PM   #5
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Definitely not the urban ones.They are the worst I have even been to.
They are ugly, but very comfortable,

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Old November 7th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #6
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The new brazilian buses are so beautiful

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Old November 9th, 2011, 07:28 PM   #7
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And since when is Brazil not America? The OP didn't state US particularly.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 01:48 AM   #8
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South American buses and trucks are manufactured by European companies based in Brazil and Argentina.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 04:25 AM   #9
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South American buses and trucks are manufactured by European companies based in Brazil and Argentina.
Caio, marcopolo, busscar are brazilian companies.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 03:01 PM   #10
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Caio, marcopolo, busscar are brazilian companies.
The examples shown do look very european though (both on the in and outside) so I wouldn't be surprised if some cooperation has taken place. The interior shown indicates a level of comfort and a standard of finishing that has been more or less standard in German and Swiss buses for the last couple of decades.
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I much prefer the trucks we have here in America (Canada and the United States), but like European buses more than the ones over here.
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Why the **** is Asia not part of the comparison? Why is Asia always being ignored by European posters? I would like to show buses from Indonesia
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Old November 18th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #13
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They are ugly, but very comfortable,

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They are ugly and very uncomfortable. I can taste a lot of them in Sao Paulo. If you want comfortable urban bus, taste a Citaro

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Why the **** is Asia not part of the comparison? Why is Asia always being ignored by European posters? I would like to show buses from Indonesia

I think ppplus is not an european poster.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #14
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Old November 18th, 2011, 06:03 PM   #15
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Old November 20th, 2011, 09:13 PM   #16
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Why the **** is Asia not part of the comparison? Why is Asia always being ignored by European posters? I would like to show buses from Indonesia
Icracked presents buses and truck from Asia.

I'm not European poster
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Old November 30th, 2011, 03:12 AM   #17
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yeah! good bus !
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Old December 7th, 2011, 08:16 PM   #18
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I agree with US buses being outdated and dirty. Mind you, most are nice and tolerable, but the people who ride them LOVE to trash and vandalize them.

The buses I rode in Netherlands were nice though.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 06:00 AM   #19
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This is what the buses in my city look like. Fortunately they've been repainted since this picture, and the rust plaguing them has been fixed. It's still a poor design, and they're only wheelchair accessible via a lift on the side.

Those Brazilian coaches look very nice. I prefer to travel by train, but motorcoach isn't a bad way to go.



As an aside, that church is being turned into a restaurant. The only major change they're making to the building will be a glass ceiling inside over the dining area.
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Old December 9th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #20
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The brazilian Bus
I bet all brazilian buses have just been taken out of the factory anyway those marcopolo buses are not brazilian, that company just builds the bodies.
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