One of the line-in-the-sand things for me on my truck was I wanted the iShift. In the vintage trucks that I could afford this was the best transmission, from my research. They skip up and down, allow for feathering to hook to the trailer and had a fairly proven track record.
Every "mechanic" and "professional driver" I spoke with during my research phase told me that these were junk and would be nothing but trouble as would the Volvo engine.
I found a nice, clean 2012 Volvo 730 with a D13 engine mated to a non-overdrive iShift (2.47 rear). This truck was at a price point that wo