Any of you guys driving the sprinter vans
Are the sprinter vans better to work out of??????????
Anything beats a transit. Lol
I'm afraid thats where we are headed.....
HOPE IS WHAT WE CRAVE
We've got 5 of them now.
Pros: 19 to 23MPG fully loaded, Tight turning radius, 480 to 500mi between fillups.
Cons: Turbo issues(Seals, manifold, and solenoid on one rig alone, most have had a new manifold fitted), very expensive. Transmission issues (wandering shift points after 120K, after servicing), falls into limp mode. Oil must be left intentionally 1 quart low, or goes into HI PRESS lockout/limp mode.
Electrical gremlins for rear lights/dome overrides don't work.
Sliding door can't be easily cleaned of debris in track, leading to sliding door not fully latching... Its a Mercedes based drivetrain, thus only some dealers have equip to work on them..
I'd take a f150 van/V8, an Isuzu box van, or even a longbed toyota pickup with a electricians shell on it, if it were up to me.
You forgot to say they are just ugly looking trucks and to damn high.
Originally Posted by LsT-Heating
This is true. I've forgotten about that many a time going through a drive thru.
Originally Posted by jnsrose
I've got an older one.
Pros: Great mileage. Roomy, feels like I carry a lot more stuff. Drives smooth, unless you're behind a semi - then you'll be bouncing around. My diesel goes 10k between oil changes.
Cons: When it breaks, it breaks BAD. Turbo went in mine, that took a few days and mucho $$$$$$. Recently the rear baked, so that's another week I'm going to be driving the company clunker.
Got it with 100k on it, put another 120k on it. Its been dependable until recently, but what can you expect with a van with 220k hard service miles? The AC and heat still work, and it still starts up every morning. Short of a blown engine, I'll probably be driving this until the frame rots.