2004 Dodge Sprinter Van 2500 Ratings

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Dodge Sprinter Van 2500 2004
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    2004 Dodge Sprinter Van 2500 - High Roof 118" WB

    Pros: steering

    Cons: engine and transmission

    Advice: If use for short ride (park and work) buy it. If for long ride(driven) all day avoid it very costly.

    test driven is good work driven is not so good

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    2004 Dodge Sprinter Van 2500 - 158" WB

    Pros: LWB and extra height

    Cons: Bad EGR valves

    Advice: Ask lots of questions about EGR valve

    I really like the Sprinter and how it handles. I am however disappointed that transimission problems seem to be hard to find when you take it in until AFTER the warranty on it runs out.

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    2004 Dodge Sprinter Van 2500 - 158" WB

    Pros: fuel mileage

    Cons: cost to operate

    Advice: dont buy unless you are wealthy with money to burn

    As an expediter the concept of this vehicle made great sense, until I put it to work, with continual breakdowns and having vehicle out of service to order parts they should have in stock, 2 engines and a transmission later I am driving a chevy.

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    2004 Dodge Sprinter Van 2500 - 158" WB

    Pros: cargo capacity

    Cons: no dipstick on transmission.

    Advice: Have the dealer check the color of the transmission fluid at appx. 50,000 mi.

    I bought a 2003 sprinter with 28,000 miles on it last summer for use as a cargo van. 50,000 miles later I am very satisfied with the vehicle with the exception of not having a transmission dipstick. The dipstick is a Dealer Only tool that the owner cannot order. At 80,000 miles I changed the fluid, as prescibed in the owners manual, and because I had notice some top gear shuddering in the drive line at moderate throttle under load at 1,800 - 2,200 rpm. The fluid was dark colored when I drained it. Had I been able to check the fluid color during regular fluid checks I would have changed it far earlier. I would like to see the manufacturer make the stick available to order for the consumer. All in all, a great economical commercial vehicle that has only a few quirks. I believe that in a few years we will see many more on US roads.