My choice, based on my opinions and my needs:
Thomas MVP Diesel Pusher
What that is: A schoolbus oriented towards toting around athletes.
6'8" down the middle. Usually a pampered bus, low mileage.
Probably sold because it is X years old and state law requires it.
Transit buses are not made for long haul. Geared wrong, no ground clearance.
ICs - Intercity Coaches - were flogged into the ground by Greyhound, which has its own maintenance staff. Then beat further by charter operators, who have maintenance done by independent shops run by mechanics who don't work for Greyhound. Sold because the cost of maintaining it is no longer profitable. sold to - somebody else, not me.
School buses are made to transport kids in rural America. Significant ground clearance. Maintained by people who have a job they plan on keeping and kids in school.
1992 Thomas MVP Saf-T-Liner - 78 passengers
Automatic transmission - AT545
Wouldn't this make a GREAT church bus? Or conversion?
SUPER NICE - no rust
Just 131K actual miles
In Virginia NOW
Characteristic signature of the MVP: Individual windshield panes are taller than they are wide.
This gent has a sterling reputation, and usually has MVPs in stock:http://www.floridachurchbus.com/