I hope it is not a violation to talk about buses. ADO, one of the best Mexican bus companies, just announced the purchase of 200 new buses. They will be used partly on regular ADO service around much of the central Mexico. And, partly on ADO Platino, a really luxurious bus division of ADO.
The stated purchase price, as reported in El Sol de Puebla was un mil mdp, which means 1,000 million pesos. Where I come from that is one billion pesos. Divide that number by 200, then by 20 for dollars and it comes out to 250,000 dollars for each bus. Wow! I had no idea!
I do not mean to imply the Volvo buses cost as much as the MB. Heh, heh. But, all the data I had gave an average prize of the 250,000 dollars.
The two models purchased are Irizar i8, which is made by Mercedes Benz, and Volvo 9800.
The regular ADO service has normally been Volvo, so my guess is those will be regular service.
And, Platino has in the past been MB, so it is sort of obvious which goes where.
The MB buses are sleeper buses. They have seats for 27 passengers. The seats lay down like an easy chair.
Here you can see a tour of the MB bus, except in use the windows will have heavy drapes over them so the inside is dark in the brightest day. And, you also cannot see out the front so traffic problems do not bother you. I have used both lines.
Volvo buses pack in more passengers, of course, but they are still rather comfortable for short, day trips.