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Old 04-14-2008, 02:56 AM   #1
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Default How long do Sprinter last?

Just out of curiosity, what is the average life span for a T1N sprinter used as a typical commercial truck? (Using the engine we have in North America) Any stories of high mileage sprinters or stories about the durability of them would be great, i love to read about positive experiences with "stuff" i own!
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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Gee I thought there would have been a nibble on this thread.
How long does a US sprinter last
Answer: How long is a peice of string
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:08 PM   #3
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I guess you didn't find this one...

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...hlight=mileage

...similar engine to what we have here in the US. I don't think Simon had any major issues. I think he may have had a leaky injector before he decided to swap in another 5 cylinder.

I've seen some Sprinters on ebay that had close to 300000 miles on the odometer.
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We're expecting 300,000 miles or more; I'll let you know in about 20 years.
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like all diesels....
the motor will out last the body
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Pray tell it to the mountain ? 'What shall ye' be running it on" Richard
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I recently met a guy who does expediting for Fed-Ex. He recently traded in his 03 which he said had 600,000 miles. He said the engine ran fine, but he was putting too much money into replacement parts. He also said he got $12,000 in trade towards his new 08.

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If Ford, GM, and Dodge can go 650K, on the engine ( I've seen them at Disney World Airport Shuttles ), and my mechanic has a Toyota pickup with 450K, my guess is 1 million plus, on the engine.

I have seen plenty of recent for sale vehicles that advertise 150k , 175k miles and don't think a thing of it.

The days are long gone where people would think a vehicle is junk at 60k-70k. I purchase a Ford Cube Van at a government auction for 4k, because they thought it was past it's useful life. I drove it for the next 20 years, and put an additional 200k on it, and sold it for $2,500.00.

Now a days I wouldn't think twice about a vehicle over 100k as long as it was taken care of, and you can generally tell if it has been.

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I agree on the last comment My body will give up the ghost well before my sprinters does
One million is not uncommon on a Sprinter
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