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Old 06-29-2019, 07:56 AM   #11
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I would never buy a post 1969 American automobile, and totally agree with your mechanic. Buy the Nissan.
I would never buy a malaise-era American automobile.

And the Nissan NV is built in Mississippi...which I think is in America.
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Old 06-29-2019, 09:40 PM   #12
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So what? Who cares?
I would care about gas mileage. The few people that I have talked to indicate very low double digit MPG from the Nissan.

Vehicle problems based on forum activity doesn't take quantity of vehicles into account.

I see more Transits, Promasters and those Nissan NV's on the road locally than Sprinters. This may change a bit with the availability of a gas engine in the Sprinter.

People don't typically go to a forum to wax poetically about their vehicle.... the person is probably trying to solve a problem.
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:21 PM   #13
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I would never buy a malaise-era American automobile.

And the Nissan NV is built in Mississippi...which I think is in America.
Although made in America still Japanese. Ha ha ha.
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:48 PM   #14
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I would never buy a malaise-era American automobile.
Grasshopper, seek to make youn life less complex and be comfortable with malaise. Do not follow millennials on a never-ending pursuit to quench an insatiable thirst for stimulation and instant gratification.

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Old 06-30-2019, 02:48 AM   #15
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Frito's total fuel costs have just now exceeded his $20K purchase price. 150K miles in ten years and a little over 6K usg out the tailpipe.

Repair costs have totaled less than $2K, much of which was an AC rad emergency-installed in Las Vegas.

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The gentleman I bought the T1N from had replaced it with an NV200. He did not like it and was going to swap for Ford or another MB.

The extended nose is supposed to make service easier. We did not consider the NV200 when we were buying for our fleet: just too homely.
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Old 06-30-2019, 03:14 AM   #17
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FWIW here is market data for Q1 2019. Ford and GM report sales quarterly.

http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2019/04...ns-in-america/

Transit 31,841
ProMaster 13,319
Sprinter 5,517
NV200 4,655.
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You will NEVER make back the additional expense of purchasing a Mercedes with a diesel.
Until 2019 in the USA, the choice of a Mercedes Sprinter with a gasoline engine has not existed. Diesel was the only choice, with a 4 cylinder option for a couple of years.

Yes, there are maybe 10 2008/2009 Dodge Sprinters with gasoline engines.

I suspect that many new USA Mercedes Sprinter buyers will choose the gasoline engine vs the V6 diesel. If the 4 cylinder diesel makes a comeback, who knows.

I would have a hard time buying another vehicle with a diesel engine... and keeping it beyond the emissions warranty timeframe. That said, I am intrigued by the upcoming Transit Connect that has an available diesel engine....
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Sometimes I wish there was a no thanks option to comments. Much more than enough.

We have so many here that add to the help offered. Peace out.
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Although made in America still Japanese. Ha ha ha.
Unless the first digit of the VIN is. "J", it's not a Japanese vehicle.

Conversely, if the first digit of the VIN is. "1", then it was made in the U.S.A.

...and "W" is Germany, and "Z" is Italy.

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