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Old 05-22-2019, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default How to decide if it is a good/fair deal?

I have the opportunity to buy a 2006 T1N with 105,000 miles on it. 140 WB and 6ft interior. Mechanically sound but we are going to take it to a mechanic to have it looked over.
It has a solid but definitely home made/less polished conversion already done.
What factors should I consider with pricing? I have been watching the sprinter market for awhile and the prices seem to be all over the place and often seem to start a bit inflated.
Any thoughts?
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to decide if it is a good/fair deal?

This is a cut and paste from MB's pre-owned check list. Use as a guideline. Point$ off for the shoddy conversion.


Test drive for at least a half hour. Don't take it to just any mechanic, ensure their diagnostic equipment supports Sprinters and ask to see proof. Technical information on Sprinters is updated monthly. https://www.cvtekinfo.com/CVTek/

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Old 05-23-2019, 01:51 PM   #3
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Default Re: How to decide if it is a good/fair deal?

Test drive especially at highway speeds. Find a long, steep hill if possible.

Have it professionally evaluated - at an MB dealer, if possible.

If your goal is an adventure camper, this T1N is a nearly perfect choice. That is a low miles vehicle.

For negotiating purposes assume that the build has zero value except for hardware like fridge/stove/solar/aux battery, etc.

The more info you give us, the more we can help you.
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Where do you live? Prices seem to correlate east vs left coast.
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