I had a 2005 for almost three years and put almost 150,000 miles on it. The only mechanical problem I had was the differential went out at 70k and was replaced under warranty. Almost two months ago it was in an accident (damn uninsured drivers!!) and came out of the wreck really well. The bodyshop owner remarked that it was built like a tank. While it was in the shop someone saw it made me an offer on it... so... now I have a new 2008 Sprinter! It's a completely different vehicle than the 2005 I dearly loved. The 2008 is a lot more comfortable, the doors are heavier and better attached, it's a lot quieter, and it's huge. Just the other day I fit an R100GSPD, an R1200RT, a Triumph Bonneville, and a Honda Shadow in her. It was snug but nothing was touching and after everything was covered with blankets they traveled well. I really love these vans.