|Quoting Mir (Reply 5):|
There are plenty of manufacturers who would take up the slack. I do hope MCI makes it, though.
But non of them will have the history that MCI
was at one time the Queens of the American road, they was around when there were still many of GMC and Silver Eagles coaches on the road, since I personally think there older buses, look like a combination of both. Growing up in the LA
area, I have seen many of MCI
buses. In the 80's, I remember seeing MC
-9s and 96/102 A3
around town. I remember one company that had a MC
-6, also there was a Hotel across the street form the Great western Forum that used a MC
-5C to shuttle there guest from LAX
to the Hotel. In the 90's, I was shock at the design of the E4500 with it's spiral staircases and modern look. Also this was the company that bought GMC coaches division and part of Flxible/Diana ( F3500), now that is a good piece of history. Looking at the evolution of MCI
design from the MC
-9 to the D series to todays J series, I was hoping to see what the K4500 would have looked like. Both Prevost and Van hool design look basicly the same since the 1980's. Also the E and J series (with the exception of Van Hool TD
925) are the heaviest buses on US roads ( E/J series 54000 lbs/ TD
925 57000 lbs), so they should have a pretty smooth ride. It would be a big shame if MCI
|Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 8):|
I sure wouldn't mind seeing some Neoplans on our highways ....
Sadly, Neoplan do not build buses in America any more. It is a shame also, because I like there Cityliner, it looked better than the H series,T-2145 and D4500 .