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unimog
08-04-2007, 08:07 PM
Just ordered a 2008 Sprinter 170 inch passenger van from my local FL dealer for delivery January 2008. Ordered most of the available options including seat suspension, remote control hot water heating, roof ac, aux battery, 220 amp alterator etc. And I was able to get very close to invoice

forkin
08-04-2007, 08:28 PM
Awesome!
What color did you order?

unimog
08-04-2007, 08:30 PM
brilliant silver

gerrym51
08-04-2007, 08:45 PM
lucky you.

two questions. any options available on 2008 not
available on 2007.

and, any particular reason freightliner over dodge.

gerry:rad:

unimog
08-04-2007, 09:36 PM
does not look like any new options are available for 2008 and further the backup camera option is no longer available. However a camera prep kit is available so I ordered that plus the park sense system as well

unimog
08-04-2007, 09:38 PM
the local FL dealer would sell at 300 dollars over invoice so that was the best deal I could find

unimog
08-04-2007, 10:04 PM
also not available for 2008 is the two stage sliding door

gerrym51
08-05-2007, 02:02 PM
unimog,

another question if i may.

are 2008 prices(msrp) higher than 2007 and by what
amount(percentage).

thanks, gerry

unimog
08-05-2007, 04:28 PM
Gerry, the prices are not yet available for 2008 and will not come out from MB for some time however dealers can order the van without pricing (go figure ). I ordered it based on dealer showing me his invoice price and then add 300 dollars. Below is the order info:

VB6L55 FL Sprinter 2500 Wagon 170
22B Customer Preferred Package
EXM 3.0 L V6 Diesel
DBZ five speed auto
PD3b Brilliant Silver
XA3 Rear Camera prep
XAG Parksense
RDK Antenna package
NXF Idle control
MWE Roof Rails
JAV Instrument Cluster
HBD Rear AC
CSQ Assist handles
CK7 Overhead Storage
AMS Mobility Group
AMJ Rear Heater Group III
AJB Security Group
AHT Trailer tow Group
ADE Cold Climate Group I
ACL Accessory Group
AAX Premium Sound Group

gerrym51
08-05-2007, 04:37 PM
not to sound stupid: which i probably am,

does that mean invoice price(whatever it will be) plus 300.

does this mean your stuck if say invoice goes up 5000.00

just being devils advocate. i don't expect them to rise

anywhere near that much.

gerry

unimog
08-05-2007, 04:45 PM
yes dealer invoice that will include a price increase whatever it will be

gerrym51
08-05-2007, 04:58 PM
yes dealer invoice that will include a price increase whatever it will be

thanks for info and sounds like a great deal.

you da man :rad:

Scott_Mc
08-05-2007, 06:09 PM
Quite a vehicle it will be indeed...why so big? Do you plan on making airport runs:smirk:

I'm glad you opted not to check off the box marked "gasoline engine":thumbup:

unimog
08-05-2007, 06:49 PM
Plan to sell the seats and make it into a family camper van. This year it seats 12 standard so there are 2 rows of seats seasting 3 and one seating 4. So if anyone needs seats I will sell them or may be Ebay.

gerrym51
08-05-2007, 06:53 PM
Plan to sell the seats and make it into a family camper van. This year it seats 12 standard so there are 2 rows of seats seasting 3 and one seating 4. So if anyone needs seats I will sell them or may be Ebay.

i'm planning the same thing- but i'm going to make camper
parts removeable and keep seats. never know when you
might needed to move large group of people.

good to have flexibility

gerry

unimog
08-05-2007, 08:19 PM
Yes I may keep them as well. we will see. Gerry, what plans to you have for the camper conversion?

gerrym51
08-05-2007, 08:59 PM
i'm going to use a 144 van as a touring/camping vehicle
to travel the country. i plan to adapt things mostly
found at cabelas and home depot.

i plan on ordering the passenger compartment opening
skyroof and power opening rear windows
these are codes gw9 and jkg.

also auxiliary battery bc1.

also passenger front seat swivel ctj(have code but do not
see it on freightliner list as option.)

gerry:thinking:

unimog
08-05-2007, 10:07 PM
There are no power opening rear windows on the options list for 2008. I picked every available option and that was not one of them

unimog
08-05-2007, 10:09 PM
The aux battery comes as part of the mobility package that also gives you the parametric module to reprogram the electrical system

gerrym51
08-05-2007, 10:35 PM
thanks for info.

i still only have 2007 list. however they delete some things
even though they still list them

gerry

ps i think the auxilary battery can be ordered separately. i plan on using

a local converter for window changes if need be..

gerrym51
08-05-2007, 11:15 PM
There are no power opening rear windows on the options list for 2008. I picked every available option and that was not one of them

please tell me that skyroof gw9 is still available.

i goes in the space that can be used for rear AC


thanks

:bash: :yell: :thinking:

unimog
08-05-2007, 11:28 PM
yes still available will be in the rear section because the roof ac is up front

gerrym51
08-06-2007, 02:11 AM
yes still available will be in the rear section because the roof ac is up front

did i misunderstand? on 2007 the electric tilting/sliding
glass sunroof goes in the space that the rear AC goes in.
if you have one you can't have the AC. i'm not talking
about the sunroof that can go over the cab.

rear sunroof/skylight is gw9. on 2008s can you
have both AC and rear sunroof/skylight.

boy, i am confused.:crazy:

unimog
08-06-2007, 08:26 AM
yes you can have both

gerrym51
08-06-2007, 12:44 PM
yes you can have both

can you have two gw9

gerrym51
08-17-2007, 08:00 PM
i have a question since i saw you got suspension seats

the sprinter special equipment book says the suspension
seats come on a base that can swivel 180 degrees.

is that true.

thanks, gerry :bow:

trans am
08-19-2007, 06:07 AM
I am about to purchase my first Sprinter. Like You I am looking at the 170" in Brilliant Silver. My dealer's price is $1,000 below MSRP, was your dealer willing to haggle or was the price always $300 above invoice? What is the difference between invoice and MSRP?

Thanks, Steve

Altered Sprinter
08-19-2007, 06:33 AM
I am about to purchase my first Sprinter. Like You I am looking at the 170" in Brilliant Silver. My dealer's price is $1,000 below MSRP, was your dealer willing to haggle or was the price always $300 above invoice? What is the difference between invoice and MSRP?

Thanks, Steve
Dealers margins" best deals done at end or beigining of a calender month , sales targets. your the buyer so you can haggle as to choise and other dealers who will or may not want to haggle.

Richard

sikwan
08-19-2007, 06:59 AM
What is the difference between invoice and MSRP?

Steve:

Always work from invoice up and not from MSRP down. Go to kbb.com and edmunds.com and verify the invoice prices. Add up all your options that you want for a total invoice price.

Shop around by calling dealers and speak with the fleet managers only. Also, call Dave Smith (http://www.usautosales.com/) for a price comparison.

Even if it's a Sprinter on the lot, at least you have invoice prices in hand to haggle your way into a better deal.

:cheers:

trans am
08-19-2007, 07:30 AM
Thanks Altered Sprinter and Sikwan for your reply. Sikwan, I was curious if you have purchased a vehicle from another state, like Idaho? Was it at all difficult to get it registered in California?

Thanks, Steve

sikwan
08-19-2007, 07:52 AM
I was curious if you have purchased a vehicle from another state, like Idaho? Was it at all difficult to get it registered in California?

I bought my T1N locally for $300 over invoice.

I know 3 people that have purchased vehicles from Dave Smith. Two were Dodge Cummins pickups and one was an Astro cargo van. All were new, purchased from Dave Smith, and registered here in California. I thought there would be problems with the DMV's 7500 mile rule, but people are buying them out of state because the vehicles are 50 state legal. You will be paying the sales tax though when you register it at the DMV.

Do a search for the user ELJEFE. He has purchased a Sprinter from Dave Smith and has good experiences.

trans am
08-19-2007, 08:25 AM
Thank you Sikwan, you may have saved me thousands $. If that is the case I will most likely add on more option's:rad:.

Thanks, steve

Homemade Bob
08-19-2007, 12:45 PM
According to the fleet manager here in San Diego there is no pricing available for 08.....does anyone know any different? I used the 07 price list to guesstimate what the end price is going to be. Essentially the deal I got was splitting the difference between cost and MSRP......roughly $3500 or so. Hence, $1750 over dealer cost. The upside to this is I put absolutely no $$ down and have no liability to actually purchase when the unit comes in (allegedly around Thanksgiving). Because I ordered it without anything too crazy on it. That being said, 3500 170 high roof diesel, brilliant silver cargo with no windows, B22 & Contractor's Group, alarm, tow pack, power mirrors, backup prep, PSM, radio prep, etc. I'm figuring around $40-41K my cost before tax & license. That's providing the 08's aren't going up in cost.

Thanks much to anyone with any updated info. I'm very excited about taking delivery and I start my woodworking classes at a local college next week so that I will be capable of building out the interior myself.

Homemade Bob

Scott_Mc
08-19-2007, 01:04 PM
.....That being said, 3500 170 high roof diesel, brilliant silver cargo with no windows, B22 & Contractor's Group,.....
...Thanks much to anyone with any updated info. I'm very excited about taking delivery and I start my woodworking classes at a local college next week so that I will be capable of building out the interior myself.

Homemade Bob
Silver high top no windows, she's going to be a nice one:drool:
Contractors group, just curious what trade you are in? Just a suggestion, I'd not recommend wood for interior shelf build out. I feel depending on what you will be carryiing, that slotted angle is a better choice. Stronger and takes up less space.:2cents:

Homemade Bob
08-19-2007, 02:00 PM
Scott,

I don't know what you mean by "slotted angle" over wood. I'm in the carpet repair biz.....meaning restretching loose carpets, finishing existing carpets to new hard flooring, patching, re-installing from flood pull-backs, etc. Also have a guy who does all my cleaning jobs.

I'm looking to build out the van with a full-size bed in the rear with "garage" space beneath to house all my tool boxes, etc. All work materials accessed from the gigantic rear doors. Ladder built on the INSIDE of one door for access to the kayak rack on the roof.:shhh: Probably two Fantastic Vents.......one as a ceiling fan over the rear bed and the other as an exhaust fan near bath & kitchen. Inverter, a couple of more house batteries, solar up top, etc.

As of now I'm planning to use cherrywood laminate (I know it's heavy.......remember, 3500) with silver/grey t-edge moldings. Here's a link to a self-build that I'm going to emulate. This after much research of anybody else's.

http://www.sk-design.co.uk/

Check out the trick Ikea bed foundation this guy used and how gorgeous the LED under cabinet lighting is. This is the guy's third build-out.

HB

SprinterUSA1
08-19-2007, 02:43 PM
Contractors group, just curious what trade you are in? Just a suggestion, I'd not recommend wood for interior shelf build out. I feel depending on what you will be carryiing, that slotted angle is a better choice. Stronger and takes up less space.:2cents:



Holds plenty and sturdy as well. This was my T1N. Will have a more sophisticated setup in the NCV3.

Cheers SprinterUSA1


http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/Alice_Esteves/cargobay.jpg

ELJEFE
08-19-2007, 06:53 PM
The Cal 7500 mile rule seems to be in effect to prevent one from buying a new car out of state, not registering it, i.e. not paying any sales tax on it, then driving 7500 miles [to qualify it as a used car in Cal] then registering it in Cal as used and @ a lesser value, i.e lower sales taxes due.

A new vehicle coming into Cal [or any other state for that matter] & 50 state legal [as Sprinters are] is no problem as stated above.

Any one needing more scoop on D Smith Motors in Kellog , Idaho just let me know! Excellent experience there! Anyone contemplating a new Sprinter should check in with them! May even pay to have them ship your Sprinter if you dont wanna make the drive! Nice part of the world up there, tho!

elJ :thumbup: