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Pros: LWB and extra height
Cons: Bad EGR valves
Advice: Ask lots of questions about EGR valveI 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.
Pros: All the storage room and I get the rated mpg in city and highway driving
Cons: Horsepower could be stronger and the turning diameter tighter
Advice: If you don't need all the storage, Honda or Toyota may be better for youMy 2003 Chevy Trailblazer just did not have enough room for packing all our stuff (just my wife and myself) on our 3-4 week vacations. So after this summer's vacation with the incentives so large, we bought the Grand Caravan SXT with Sto-N-Go. The vehicle rides very smooth, has comfortable front seats, middle seats are good, but the rear seat is tight with the legroom for adults. However, the concept of Sto-N-Go is just what we needed. I store things in the floor where the second seats will be stored. You can buy a durable plastic storage container with lid at Target or Wal-Mart that fits in the storage well perfectly. We did get the optional power liftgate and side curtain airbags. It would have been nice if Dodge included power windows in the slider doors, backlit headlight knob, a light in the glove compartment and under the hood.
Pros: fold in the floor seating
Cons: gas millage
Advice: take 30% off the mileage on the window stickerVan felt solid and drove well with good proformance.
Pros: power assist rack and pinion it's like parrallel parking a vw bug
Cons: no tilt stearing
Advice: get one, you only live once and you only die onceThe 2005 dodge sprinter I own has a great turning radius the comfort seating is wonderful the view is great you might want to get the parabolic mirrors I couldn't justify living without them.
Pros: fuel mileage
Cons: cost to operate
Advice: dont buy unless you are wealthy with money to burnAs 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.
Cons: gas mileage sketchy / rear windows don't open like front ones
Advice: I am actually a potential buyer and I think it is a definite sale for me!Drove smooth!
Pros: comfort of front seats
Cons: in need of constant repairs.
Advice: Just don't buy one.....keep your sanity.We bought our Grand Caravan Sport in July/03. Before it had 13,000kms on it, the brake roters died on it and had to be replaced. The front strut mount went after 13 months. It just went again....9 months later!!! Brakes are totally worn out now too. The plastic cupholders broke after months. This van is a terrible waste of money. Honda CRV....here we come. I will NEVER own an American made vehicle again!