• Sep 26, 2008
Another one bites the dust, and this time its International, that's decided to drop its line of non-commercial big rigs. Considering the tough times that automakers have been having moving traditional pickups off dealer lots and into driveways, you can imagine the problems that International must be having with its CXT, MXT and RXT consumer-grade semis. Current fuel prices alone may have been enough to bring the Internationals to a grinding halt, but the faltering economy, which has made luxury toy purchases much harder to justify, may have been the final nail in the XT's coffin. In any case, this isn't a death-blow to International, as the company didn't sell too many of these leviathans anyway, and their demise will allow the company to focus its attention back on the heavy-duty hauler segment that is its bread-and-butter, along with the military segment, which surely is more profitable than the others.

[Source: Kicking Tires]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      wow. i'm surprised by the deep, seething hatred of these trucks. i always thought they were a neat idea. i'd never buy one, but i thought they were something different. i think they used a fairly efficient international diesel engine (relatively speaking) and as someone else mentioned usually had a purpose intended when purchased (like large 5th wheel). i've seen far more hummers, F450/550/650, and C4500/5500/6500 driving around with nothing but a bed and tail lights behind them and a couple of kids in the second row. i mean, buy whatever you like but don't hate on someone because you don't like their ride.
      • 6 Years Ago
      In case anyone was wondering WTF someone would want these for, they are typically used to haul *large* 5th-wheel RV's. I used to live in an area frequented by snowbird RV'ers, and I used to see the all the time. I'm pretty sure that the average age of the drivers I saw was something north of 70.

      I'm not suprised that they aren't selling well. The market for half-million dollar 5th-wheel RV's that would require something like this to haul, is pretty slim and sensitive to economic trouble. Very much a luxury item.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Except for the part where the bed on these (the CXT at least) is too high to be able accomodate a fifth wheel.
      • 6 Years Ago
      good riddance!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well Duhhhh.....it took a high paid CEO weeks to figure this out?.......no wonder auto makers are in a crisis.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good.

      International better start paying attention to their heavy haulers. Our ONE year old International tandem dumpers are pure garbage. And our International semi with only 200k miles is already biting the dust. Pretty sad.

      My supervisor was looking at buying a couple triple axle dumpers and I flat out told him to look somewhere else.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Their truck always looked to me like something made in Russia.
      emerillovesbam
      • 6 Years Ago
      I Actually like those three trucks.

      Wish they were biodiesel hydrogen natural gas
      Suzanne Rose
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really like the Trucks & super neat to ride in as well. I would love to own one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Curses! What am I going to run over all those Priuses and Insights with while drinking my PBR?!?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Funny, saw three different trucks over the last few days - damn are they ever nice - even if I have absolutely no use for one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess I'll have to go to the Freightliner dealer now and pick up a Unimog for my Home Depot trips.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like International trucks, but they should of stuck to commercial trucks.
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