View Full Version : What to look for on a used 05...

I am Phil
05-27-2015, 04:27 PM
I've come across a 05 sprinter 2500 with 250,000 mi on it. Body is relatively clean ur no cancer rust. Asking price $2900 it has a "turbo problem" I presume to be the resonator or other leak factor based on the salesmans description of the problem. They are a heavy truck repair outfit and have no interest in looking at it or fixing it. They got it on a trade deal with approximately 20 other sprinters. All were well maintained. So.... What should I be looking for? (Black Death!!) it was driven to their facility so presume I can test drive it. I am picking up a 03 engine/Trans for cheap so I'll have some spare parts around. (I've gathered Trans is same engine not so much)
Thanks in advance!! Lots of good stuff on this site!!

05-27-2015, 04:54 PM
For less than 3k, I'd just look for where to sign.

I am Phil
05-27-2015, 05:06 PM
Kinda my thought... I've seen rusty piles with 300k go for 5k +. But I think I might even be able to talk them down more if I find some other issues lol.

Gabe Athouse
05-27-2015, 07:50 PM
Van without any engine at all goes for 2x that much here.

Fletch F. Fletch
05-28-2015, 01:03 AM
20 other sprinters huh, care to share the dealer?

I am Phil
05-28-2015, 03:07 AM
Up by Saint Cloud mn. They sold them all in 2 weeks. Must of had good prices on them. I actully went there to pick up a dt466 engine for dirt cheap and seen the sprinter parked the weeds. Check the Minneapolis craigslist iv seen clean units up for sale under 5k. They last bout 2 seconds but I've seen more than a few. I understand what they are worth but if it cost more thank 1-2k to put it on the road then I'll pass. I'm cheap like that lol. I don't need the van but it would be nice for my dairy bizz.