Choosing Between a New and Pre-Owned Shuttle Bus

Choosing Between a New and Pre-Owned Shuttle Bus

If you need to add one or more shuttle buses to your line-up, you may be wondering if it is better to buy new or buy used. The answer to that question is not cut and dry. In this article we will explain why.


Buses can last a long time. That is if they have been properly maintained and not had to face brutal driving or weather conditions. If you want to buy a shuttle bus that is pre-owned make sure that you can see all the maintenance records, and that the maintenance has been performed by a reputable business.


It also depends on what you need the shuttle bus for and how you need it outfitted inside and out. If you need to make a lot of changes to a pre-owned shuttle bus, then you will have to compare the cost of that to buying something new that is prepped the way your business requires it. You may find that it is cheaper to buy new than to buy pre-owned and have the interior reconfigured.

Business Plan

You may also need to consider your business plan and budget. A new shuttle bus will likely last longer than a used one, but will require a bigger financial outlay up front. How does that figure into your business plan? These are some complex calculations that you or your accountant need to do.

If you are faced with this decision, your best bet is to have a conversation with a reputable bus dealer like us with many years of experience and a long roster of demanding clients. We can go over what your options are and the cost associated with each of them. Call us anytime, toll-free in Vancouver, at (888) 416-9333.


Dynamic Specialty Vehicles has been supplying and servicing mid-sized buses for over 30 years. With long-term contracts with demanding clients like BC Ambulance and BC Transit, Dynamic Specialty Vehicles knows how to keep their clients safe and their buses running smoothly.

If you have any questions about this article or would like further information about buses and/or services, please call us on our Toll-Free number, (888) 416-9333.

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