Used Trucks 1.30.x
ETS2 1.30 compatible with new download as of 12/12/17
One thing that bugged me about ETS2 is the lack of availability of pre-owned trucks, and the fact that quite a few of the models are redundant. I mean, why buy an old model Actros for £79k when you can get a New Actros for £81k? Also quite a few of the truck models have gone out of production, Renault Magnum for example, stopped being produced in 2013. Seems a bit unlikely to be buying a zero mileage example "brand-new" from a dealer. There seems to be mods for just about everything these days, but I searched and searched and found nothing. So I decided to make one myself.
WHAT DOES THIS VERSION CONTAIN?
New pricing for the EURO 5 tractors - Magnum, Actros MP3, Volvo FH16, DAF XF. Texturing for the Actros MP3/Magnum
!!!This mod is intended for use with hard economy mods!!!
1. To increase realism in your trucking simulator.
2. To give more truck purchasing options as you are getting started.
3. To make some of the less popular trucks into a more viable option.
4. To make it easier to expand a fleet later in the game, especially when using a hard economy.
5. To keep it as fair and balanced as possible. Its not a "cheat-mod", you will not be getting tractors for £1000!
Used truck pricing has been researched and will reflect real values as fairly as possible. In addition, lower prices will be offset by other factors.
What the mod does! So far.
What you get when you buy used:
Out of production trucks are available more cheaply.
Truck names have been changed to reflect their pre-owned status.
Used trucks will not have zero miles on the odometer.
Mileages now range from 100,000 to ???,??? (upwards) depending on age and use, and will contribute to condition factors (outlined below)
Condition! The used trucks will be available for less initial outlay, but this will be balanced by the fact that some will have high mileages when purchased and will range from reasonable to very poor condition. Some will be well maintained, but some may need a trip to the repair shop to freshen them up. Condition is reflected in the purchase price of the vehicle.
Maintenance! Be aware older trucks may have a lower price tag, but they will cost more to run. I have balanced the pricing by changing the prices of the components. Older engines and transmissions are invariably more expensive to maintain. (30-50% increase currently). Chassis/Body will be less expensive, to reflect availability of parts and ease of maintenance on older trucks. Wheel and tyre costs will remain about the same (costs of tyre wear and balancing/tracking is constant in new and old vehicles).