Originally Posted by tthomass
This one is a 2002 (466) and the other is a 1997 (7.3L). Both of these have been great for me and I've heard of some issues with the newer ones. I don't know what truck #3 will be but the M2 Freightliner is pretty sweet. I've got a 2005(?) International with a freshly rebuilt engine but it's a plow truck that doesn't see much action. It does run good though.
About 3 yrs ago I had a conversation with a man that used to manage an International dealership. I said to him "I see a lot of new internationals sitting on the side of the road". He said "Yes you do, the engines are junk", his words!
There are alotta moving companies in VA with the internationals. Lordy, I see alotta broken down brand new international moving trucks on the Dulles Toll road!
And yes, the Freightliners seem to be the better truck, mechanically. The Mercedes engines seem to be doing very well.