Mataloski Feb 4, 2013 @ 6:16pm
Best and worst trucks for starting.
Which truck is the best and which one is the worst for starting the game? I'm talking like going cheap so you can get a fleet of trucks the quickest.
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Joyce Feb 4, 2013 @ 6:21pm 
Correct me if I am wrong:
Renault has the worst trucks.
Ivedo has the cheapest trucks.
Valiant has the best trucks.
Mataloski Feb 4, 2013 @ 6:30pm 
Why would consider renault the worst? A friend and I both agree those are some of the best trucks for the price. Coming in a little over Ivedo. But they got alot more HP to boot. I bought an Ivedo (Sticking with it) but that thing is terrible. That thing has absolutly no power haha.
danielreader Feb 4, 2013 @ 7:07pm 
I'm liking Scania for now; tried MAN and it's a dog getting to speed.

I think Valiant has the most power, but I think Scania beats it with maneuverability. I understand that the patch is supposed to add Volvo - will that replace Valiant?
Xivios Feb 4, 2013 @ 9:22pm 
Yes, but remember, the Valiants are 99% Volvo replica's already. Only the badge, grill, and name will change significantly. Ivedo's will also be replaced with real-world Iveco's.

In any case, it seems that the only thing that actually affect a trucks performance are chassis and horsepower, and the Volvaliants have the most, from the get-go and maxed out, in fact, the Mercedes-Benz Actros copy, the "Majestic Across", maxes out at 598hp - still less than a starter Volvo, and takes until level 20 to do so! Which is sad for me, 'cause that's what I drive.

It seems that the only two brands worth looking at, if you want a serious high-performance rig, are Scania and Volvo. They both max over 700hp, the Scania's reach 730hp, the Volvo's, a mountain-moving 750hp. But while the Volvo's start at a potent and still world-class 600hp, the Scania's start at a meager 360.

That said, I think that would make the Scania the more fun truck, because you have so much potential to look forward to as you level up.

MAN is also a decent choice, those trucks max out at a respectible 680hp, and, personally, the styling on the MAN truck is worlds ahead of the others.

Renault is pretty bad, even if they don't start the lowest, they don't go up very high, and you can never get a 6x4-2 or 6x4 chassis on them. That said, credit to Renault for having multiple models of trucks. I don't think the Iveco's are much different, I haven't checked them out much yet.
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Keyboard Cat Feb 4, 2013 @ 10:07pm 
Originally posted by Xivios:
Yes, but remember, the Valiants are 99% Volvo replica's already. Only the badge, grill, and name will change significantly. Ivedo's will also be replaced with real-world Iveco's.

In any case, it seems that the only thing that actually affect a trucks performance are chassis and horsepower, and the Volvaliants have the most, from the get-go and maxed out, in fact, the Mercedes-Benz Actros copy, the "Majestic Across", maxes out at 598hp - still less than a starter Volvo, and takes until level 20 to do so! Which is sad for me, 'cause that's what I drive.

It seems that the only two brands worth looking at, if you want a serious high-performance rig, are Scania and Volvo. They both max over 700hp, the Scania's reach 730hp, the Volvo's, a mountain-moving 750hp. But while the Volvo's start at a potent and still world-class 600hp, the Scania's start at a meager 360.

That said, I think that would make the Scania the more fun truck, because you have so much potential to look forward to as you level up.

MAN is also a decent choice, those trucks max out at a respectible 680hp, and, personally, the styling on the MAN truck is worlds ahead of the others.

Renault is pretty bad, even if they don't start the lowest, they don't go up very high, and you can never get a 6x4-2 or 6x4 chassis on them. That said, credit to Renault for having multiple models of trucks. I don't think the Iveco's are much different, I haven't checked them out much yet.

FWIW, I don't think raw power/torque tells the whole story in this game. I went from the top end, fully upgraded Valiant to the top end Majestic and the Majestic feels a lot quicker and more nimble in comparison to the Valiant.

The Valiant had gobs of power for inclines, but it was really cumbersome to drive and felt really slow to accelerate. The Majestic feels a lot more stable, too. Not sure if this is just because they're shorter or what, but with the Valiant I felt like if I so much as looked at it wrong, it was going to tip over.
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Joyce Feb 5, 2013 @ 12:41am 
If you say this about the Majestic, I feel like trying it out.
I do agree with the Valiant almost tipping over when going through turns, this is indeed true and I can feel it in my stomach when it's about to happen, so I start to slow down slowly x)
The Valiant's slow accelerate is for me only noticable when it's driving from 0-25kmh. Because then it sometimes wait before it changes gear (I use automatic) and I've had that sometimes my engine turned off (0% damage) when slowing down for a traffic light.
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Joyce Feb 5, 2013 @ 4:02am 
I have to admit, wow, the Majestic drives so epicly smooth.. It sure doesn't accelerate as fast as the Valiant does, because it obviously has 152hp less. But really.. So smooth when going high speed through turns! <3
Here she is :D
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=125177916
Madness Feb 5, 2013 @ 4:27am 
imo the majestic and man trucks drive best. they both have the longest wheelbase which i think makes the difference. for me personally the MAN is my favorite, followed by the Mercedes (majestic) and then Scania. I also like the DAF trucks, especially for starting the game with. the Renault is OK, when ur starting the game, but gets worse as u discover the other trucks.
[Messerchmitt] Meerkat Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:53am 
I started with the DAF, then found the Valiants (Volvo) and Majestic (MB) better. I also have some different Scanias. The valiants with the large machines are a dream.
With MAN i always run on low fuel, it seems to be a fuel boozing monster.
Last edited by [Messerchmitt] Meerkat; Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:54am
Madness Feb 5, 2013 @ 10:11am 
lol really? for me its the other way around, doesnt eat much fuel at all. they also have amongst the largest fuel tanks too.
Joyce Feb 5, 2013 @ 10:34am 
I notice I could drive over 2500km with my Valiant and now 1800km~ with my Majestic ^^ No big issue, still refueling once a trip :P
Maverick Feb 5, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
Have bought the 93k Majestic (whatever that is) for all 36 employees, making 50-60k per rest period.

Spent tonnes of money in the early days upgrading trucks for them - waste of money. My best driver still drives the original Majestic she was given with 180k on the clock.

SCS could go a long way making upgrades and truck types relevant - perhaps the future will do that for us?
Joyce Feb 5, 2013 @ 5:15pm 
@Maverick
You can still downgrade those upgraded trucks you gave to your employees, you will get some of the money back.
I bought random trucks for my employees myself, currently with a total of 20 drivers working for me, my money income variates from 80-90k per week. (Total $ including me)

Edit:
My apologies it's 80-90k per day x)
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charless19 Apr 18, 2013 @ 5:22am 
I tell you Scania Trucks is the best. I probably think it has the longest fuel efficiency over 3 000 km plus! (If you add some skills) It's famous Swedish truck manager, meaning there are many truck drivers who are driving it. I don't know what is the difference between Volvo and Scania but they both have some powerful engines, one with 730 hp while the other at 750 hp (at its max) Scania has powerful acceleration and has very good maneuverers: check out on this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blb3EXHD-Eg

Man Trucks has its very nice beauty and it is a big, fat, and wide truck. It is powerful up to its max at 680 hp, the third most powerful engine in ets2.

Just choose the best as long as you want then. Tell you the difference

Renault: max at 480 hp, small but quite cheap truck plus a European Winning Team Champion
Majestic: Max at 598 hp? (not sure) has long chain at the back and can put sideskirt
Iveco: Max at 580 hp: normal only and probably cheap truck (my 3rd favourite truck)
Daf: Max at 510 hp: A quite old design in the interior side but may come in handy!
Man: Max at 680 hp: A big, fat, and wide truck with a good beauty on it and is powerful....(my 2nd favourite)
Scania: Max at 730 hp: Famous truck; good in acceleration and in maneuverer (my favourite)
Volvo: Max at 750 hp: a tall truck (I observe it's prone to damage the down part of the truck) Most powerful Truck. (my 4th favourite)

So choose, I observe them all.
Madness Apr 18, 2013 @ 2:18pm 
this is my favo list :
1 : MAN - super tough, can take huge punishment and is powerful and pretty fuel friendly
2 : Scania - fastest truck together with volvo, really good manouverable, huge fueltanks
3 : DAF - cheapest iirc, when it comes to fuelcosts/repairs, drives like a MAN, slightly less allround though
4 : Mercedes (majestic) - really fragile, but drives really good. dont like the small fueltanks
5 : Renault/Volvo - Decent. but the 4 above are better choices...
6 : Iveco - Garbage truck.
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