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Pros: MPG with 5 cyl diesel engine at 18 MPG city
Cons: All the problems I've had in the frist 4-months of driving
Advice: Wait a year or two before buying until the bugs are worked out.Comfortable to drive, hard to judge rear of vehicle with extended step bumber. Had to lower seat to be able to use left drivers side mirror. Been driving vehicle for 4 months and it's been in shop 6 times.... front brakes, transmission leak, rear door hinge broke, cracked front grill. High winds could be felt at freeway speeds. Nice standup room in rear as a plumbing van.
Pros: The engine, the view out, space, space, space...
Cons: still thinking...
Advice: Own one and you will understand...So I actually own a Mercedes Sprinter (exactly the same as the Dodge Sprinter - or rather, the other way around). It has a very fresh and much more logical design than the usual American van philosophy: everything is designed for space and ergonomy inside, the huge and deep reaching windshield and high windows provide panorama-like view, no SUV on earth has the same space, comfort and performance features. Not to mention that the teutonic design beats anything American hands down. But the best part is the engine. The Mercedes diesel (same in the Dodge) will last forever, actually much, much longer than what Mercedes makes for its sedans. For 32K you will have the most rugged Merc (with the Dodge-emblem) in (next) to your garage.
Pros: The mpg
Cons: the price
Advice: Test drive itFor such a tall and large van it handled surprisingly well. Maneuverability was surprisingly quick. Road feel was better than expected. Visibility was outstanding. I was shocked at how quick the van was with the 2.7 liter engine. I have had to re- think how much stock I put into horsepower numbers as this 150 hp engine exceeded my expectations. Road noise was OK and about like my ten-year-old Caravan. The interior space was, well, impressive. I especially like that the engine and other drive train technology is fairly contemporary yet there is a proven record of reliability established over the last few years in Europe.