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Funny you mentioned this.   Just last night, buddy who works at Canton KW showed me a picture on his phone.   They are required to do this for all repairs.   It was a picture of a fuse panel with a bunch of relays missing.   Seems the Mexican KW's are showing up with lots of random parts missing from them.

 

Make me wonder if someone stole the stuff while in transit?  I asked if that was optional power stuff, but apparently it wasn't.

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Well my last truck that I really miss is my 2005 International Paystar. It was as reliable as the old Superliner's and R model's I ran. Same with my old 9900i International. Both were Cat powered.

 

But from 2013 up I can only comment on two personally. And I can say the Mexican built Freightliner Coronado 122SD has superior build quality compared to my US built Western Star 4900. This Star has made me hate trucks and trucking.

I love the truck, but it was built by disgruntled drug addicts I think, who hadn't slept in days.

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I don't drive them only build them so I can only speak to "initial build quality" A couple years ago we pulled a few competitors comparably equipped into our audit stalls here at Mack.  The Mack and the Kenworth looked comparable.  The Freightliner looked like a bunch of kindergarten kids built it.  Miles down the road I cannot comment on.

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5 hours ago, Brian71583 said:

I don't drive them only build them so I can only speak to "initial build quality" A couple years ago we pulled a few competitors comparably equipped into our audit stalls here at Mack.  The Mack and the Kenworth looked comparable.  The Freightliner looked like a bunch of kindergarten kids built it.  Miles down the road I cannot comment on.

Which models did you compare?

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