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Old 03-06-2013, 05:15 AM   #131
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Default Re: Help! I want to buy a Sprinter .... Please Talk Me Out Of It!

I learned a lot from this. If this thread shows some of worst that people have with Sprinters, that isn't too bad, especially when I read about the issues of vehicles from other makes.

This is pure personal opinion, but with both the Transit and ProMaster, they will have completely new engines, or ones that are designed with a new emissions system to meet US standards. Even engines that have been sold, but were modified for the US market may have teething problems. Since I don't feel like waiting 2-3 model years until the "version 1.0" issues are fixed, the Sprinter is the best choice for the job for the near term.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:22 PM   #132
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I actually like the 3L 4 cylinder inline diesel coupled with the manual/automatic transmission on the ProMaster, and it does seem to have a proven track record, but the ProMaster is out of the running because it is front wheel drive only.

Anyone on the forum with more mechanical smarts than me (not difficult!) have an opinion on that engine/transmission?
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