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Old 01-30-2008, 12:57 PM   #1
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anybody got a diesel sprinter


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Old 01-30-2008, 12:59 PM   #2
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pm wagonpilot. his is the shnizzle
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:03 PM   #3
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:04 PM   #4
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Do a search over at KTMtalk. Have been several threads about it lately.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:06 PM   #5
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22 ~ 24 mpg.
That's what Chris is saying too
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:09 PM   #6
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PM MrMike too. He's had two of them and I think he said he's getting 22 ~ 24 mpg.
I think the 08 new diesel CRD is susposed to be even better. don't know for sure
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:14 PM   #7
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I think the 08 new diesel CRD is susposed to be even better. don't know for sure
Don't let this thread die...... I have a Dodge diesel 3/4 ton, and am thinking that a Sprinter would be great for the missus. Or we'll swap. I like them - I get 19-20 mpg running biodiesel in the truck, and would love to get 25+ with a Sprinter...... wife hates vans, but they seem to fit nicely between the minivan and the Chester the Molester Econolines.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:19 PM   #8
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We've got a '05 for work (auto parts) and the guy that usually drives it seems to like it. We have driven to Chicago with it (about 280 miles round trip), and got 23 mpg. That's better than the Dodge fullsize van with a 5.2L V8. The model we have is pretty basic, with no interior panels to speak of, except the full length rubber flooring. He said it does get kind of loud inside, but otherwise no problems.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:22 PM   #9
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Don't let this thread die...... I have a Dodge diesel 3/4 ton, and am thinking that a Sprinter would be great for the missus. Or we'll swap. I like them - I get 19-20 mpg running biodiesel in the truck, and would love to get 25+ with a Sprinter...... wife hates vans, but they seem to fit nicely between the minivan and the Chester the Molester Econolines.
that's what I am thinking..running it on Biodiesel. Tried finding the suggested MPG foir the new 08 Diesel and could not find it. but then again maybe I'm an idiot
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that's what I am thinking..running it on Biodiesel. Tried finding the suggested MPG foir the new 08 Diesel and could not find it. but then again maybe I'm an idiot
I get about the same MPG between diesel and B99 in the truck - but when towing horses, milage dips a bit with the bio. That Andrew dude seems like a biodiesel whiz-bang - he may know about the CRD's. Seems like a great rig for camping, dogs, hauling, etc. It is a bit big, but with a re-map, I bet it would match the mpg's we are making with our Subie Impreza (RS).
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:38 PM   #11
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sprinter guy

PM ohno and sas.

they have one.

some maintenance issues, but overall happy, methinks.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:50 PM   #12
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My next door neighbor is a FedEX guy, he said they used them for a while but had to many CPU problems. Said it had 7 different units. They went back to regular vans.

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Old 01-30-2008, 02:00 PM   #13
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Here is a company that does alot of Sprinter van conversions--saw one at Sipapu rally--they love it--I think they are coming out with new engines for them this year: http://sportsmobile.com/index.html
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:05 PM   #14
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I've had one for close to five years and have no regrets. I use it for work (haul lumber from the sawmill and deliver finished cabinets/furniture), haul motorcycles (saves the embarrasment of trailering), and I've built a removable rv/camper for it. What more would you need?

I've never gotten better than 23mpg and usually it's in the 21mpg range. The new model (with a new v-6) gets about the same.

Yes, there are always maintenance issues, but the most serious one is the lack of dealerships, and even fewer experienced, honest mechanics.

Amazing resale value on these. High mileage ones (over 400K miles) often go on eBay for $10-$12,000.



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I've had one for close to five years and have no regrets. I use it for work (haul lumber from the sawmill and deliver finished cabinets/furniture), haul motorcycles (saves the embarrasment of trailering), and I've built a removable rv/camper for it. What more would you need?

I've never gotten better than 23mpg and usually it's in the 21mpg range. The new model (with a new v-6) gets about the same.

Yes, there are always maintenance issues, but the most serious one is the lack of dealerships, and even fewer experienced, honest mechanics.

Amazing resale value on these. High mileage ones (over 400K miles) often go on eBay for $10-$12,000.



awesome..that's what I'm talking about!
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