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View Poll Results: Sprinter 4x4 is reliable and the best option for remote trips?
love mine and wouldn't have it any other way 77 66.38%
Mine has been good, wouldn't change it, but have had issues 22 18.97%
I've had issues, might reconsider if I did it again 8 6.90%
wouldn't do it again 4 3.45%
just because of fuel I'd look elsewhere or am considering a change 5 4.31%
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:09 PM   #21
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I see plenty of late model Sprinters in SE AK (SIT, JNU) where I work...no dealer support there and costly to ship/ferry for service...is there a MB sprinter service in ANC?
TrailerCraft off C St at 92nd is the Freightliner/Sprinter Dealer in Anchorage...
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:14 PM   #22
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2016 144" 4x4 low roof passenger van.

I LOVE MY VAN!

I removed seats and added shelving for tools(carpenter)/ camping and fishing gear. usually 300#s or less in the van

About 11k miles but not sure as I put 285/75 16 duratracs on it at 5k miles and never re-calibrated the computer.

Never have I had so much positive feedback from SO MANY random people.
It does amazing offroad and is a total dream on road (compared to my last truck, 92' dodge w250 cummins beast). The fuel economy is decent but again, I havent been able to trust the computer so I dont have exact numbers.

The trans is not my fav but to be fair, all autos bug me.

It took about 3 tries to dial in 4x4 the first time but now I have the hang of it and its flawless.

I have the clunk and cant afford to lose the van for even a day so I havent taken it in for the fix.

My biggest issue with the van so far..... God Dam key fob has to be against the glass to lock or unlock the van!!!
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:48 PM   #23
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I agree their key fob is the weakest key I have ever seen.

I have a 2016 4x4 and don't really have any problems.

I also have the drive clunk but it doesn't really bother me and I don't really think its a problem.

My business has a few commercial vans and large trucks and I would say that the noises coming from the sprinter is not any different than any commercial van or truck we have ever owned.
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:30 PM   #24
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I agree their key fob is the weakest key I have ever seen.

I have a 2016 4x4 and don't really have any problems.

I also have the drive clunk but it doesn't really bother me and I don't really think its a problem.

My business has a few commercial vans and large trucks and I would say that the noises coming from the sprinter is not any different than any commercial van or truck we have ever owned.
Touche. My 2015 F150 4x4 had the worst rear axle clunk. Its a function of the C-clip rear end ford uses in the trucks. Starts making a massive clunk sound when the suspension cycles after about 2500 miles. Convenient for Ford that a brand new truck doesnt make the noise during a test drive. I think the sprinter is fairly devoid of nuisance noises compared to other light commercial vehicles.

People should drive a cabover around for an afternoon if they think the sprinter is loud and rides poorly.

I've got 10K on the clock now and no issues to report. Ill check back in at 20 (around July).
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Old 12-22-2017, 07:32 PM   #25
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Looking at a high mirlage above 90k 2016 4x4 just wondering thoughts on major issues people have have had or things to look for? Any hesitation about buying one of these things out of warranty? I know the horror stories of earlier nc3s. Appreciate the input.
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:58 AM   #26
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2016 4x4 144", High roof DIY conversion. I only have about 6800 miles on it with maybe 3 miles of road. So its all highway miles and I'm very happy. Off road it was excellent except for the crappy suspension( I added 2500lbs with the conversion) which allowed for major swaying on uneven surfaces. That will be corrected this week with the Van Compass suspension upgrade.I had a 2005 Sportsmobile/Quadvan for 9 years and I loved it too but the Sprinter is just better from driving visibility to ride to economy....yes....my Ford was a V-10. 9mpg was standard. So far no service issues except for a failed O2 sensor at 2500 miles. Put me in the happy column.
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Old 03-04-2018, 03:36 PM   #27
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I had the rear end drone issue at 60 MPH. It was fixed under warranty.
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Old 03-05-2018, 02:59 AM   #28
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2017 144 Hi-roof 4x4 Crew, not even 1000 miles on it and had it back for CEL. Bad sensor in the particulate filter wouldn't regen. Still ran fine. Really like the truck, i like the integration of the diesel and 4x4, unlike conversions that are a mix of parts. Every mechanical device has problems, I consider my problem so minor I wouldn't have mentioned it except for this survey.
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:35 PM   #29
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The clunking is ****ing killing me.
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Old 03-05-2018, 04:07 PM   #30
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The clunking is ****ing killing me.
The clunking has a fix at the dealers.

The front diff whine is killing me...
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