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Old July 27th, 2011, 12:39 PM
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Hi guys,

My Uncle is looking at picking up a used Sprinter van. Any of you guys have experience with them and what to look for when buying a used one (around 2006 or so).

I have found some of the Sprinter forums.. a ton of info to sort through.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 02:36 PM
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My friends have them, I think they are under-braked so watch for that. I know they can be on the expensive side to service.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 03:14 PM
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Watch for rust and quickie paint jobs to cover it up.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 05:23 PM
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Tim @ Red Mountain Rovers has a couple for sale. In europe they are offered with 4wd. He's imported a transfercase and entire front drive and suspension. He plans to offer converted 4wd Sprinter campers.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 06:32 PM
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thanks guys. he is out in minnesota and would like to buy local so RMR isn't possible.

I have heard they are pricy to service.. we may end up getting one in the low 100k miles so an extensive service history is important. I'm going to have him bring the one we settle on over to a reputable sprinter shop for a ppi.

i'm gonna have to spend some more time on the sprinter forums and sort through the pre-purchase info. It's a lot to take in.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 11:51 AM
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In Europe I had 5 of these Mercedes Sprinters ranging from 1998 to 2001. Most expensive van there is on the market, best resale value but expensive in maintenance and a lot of rust on the body.
After some problems with the local Mercedes dealerr I tried several other brands and am happy with these. Also expensive in maintenance (so maybe our fault ?) but cheaper and better protected against rust.

No experience with the 05 models.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 01:03 PM
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I wonder how parts and service are now that Dodge no longer carries these since the split with Mercedes? I rember that I looked into a Sprinter when Dodge was selling them and even then only certain dealers could sell or service them.
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