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Old 08-11-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default NCV3 Identification, Miles, Months and Opinion

Contractor's request for reliability thread using few words and coded, digital fields is cool and I respect it.

However, I thought that forum guests and members might appreciate an NCV3 owner/operator satisfaction thread.

This thread's not about details, it's about displaying an overall impression of the Sprinter over miles and months of operation.

This thread's purpose is to allow readers an opportunity to to glance at postings and come away with an impression.

There are many threads and individual postings on Sprinter-Source that lend themselves to lengthy debates, conversations, "deeper, more heady/thoughtful" exercises, so let those exist elsewhere.

I'll close the thread if it begins to drift from this mission.

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Old 08-11-2008, 04:28 PM   #2
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NCV3 Identifcation: 2007 Cargo, Diesel
Miles: 8900
Months: 10.5
General Opinion: Glad I bought it; wouldn't sell it for a realistic price.
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2009 170inch passenger with most of the available options. 9500 miles in 8 months. Very pleased overall
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:48 AM   #4
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2008 NCV3 Cargo 144" Diesel. 7300 miles since I bought it new 8 months ago. Overall I'm well pleased and its getting 19-21mpg.

The only real issue is a repeated (it seems to happen at about 10-15mph, 5-6 times now) "thud" and down shift noise in from the Transmission....It acts like more than one clutch is try to engage at the same time! I see others have pasted a similar experience.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:15 AM   #5
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NCV3 V6 5 Tonne
My year 2006 Based in Katherine Northern territory, under contract. This van has covered one hundred and seventy thousand miles Plus.. apart from Brake Replacement twice at the front, once for the rear, and as to designated oil changes, and maintenance periods etc.the van has proven to be faultless. Never broken down or gone into a fault code.
Average fuel consumption is 23 MPG Dirt Roads, therefore speed is reduced to 65 Miles per hour. Very pleased with My Benz investment.Kind of wish I had it In Tas, instead of My Old Tin,
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:24 PM   #6
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2007 2500 passenger diesel
29,200 miles since April 13, 2007
Options: rear air, heavy duty alternator

Opinion: LOVE it; love the room, the fuel economy is okay for what it is (19ish lifetime, I only have my fuel economy up to 20,000 miles and 4,434 miles were while I was towing,) but HATE that I have gone through 2 center bearings, an intake air temp sensor, and a crankshaft positioning sensor (the two sensors both left me dead while driving.) Not fond of the service departments I have used so far. Given my choices between minivan, minivan, or minivan, this is a nice choice and I would go with it again.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:23 PM   #7
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2008 2500 CRD High Roof Crew Van

4 months, 3500 miles, no problems. Every fillup has been between 19 and 22 with most at 20.5 to 21.

I would rather drive it with 2000 lbs in the back than empty on rough roads.

This is the perfect vehicle for my application.

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Old 08-22-2008, 02:14 PM   #8
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2008 2500 170 WB, High Roof Diesel
Options: Aluminum wheels and the 22B package.
Purchased March 2008; 9550 miles; no problems.

For my application, I didn't need weight capacity, I needed volume.

I regret not getting the suspension seats and that I didn't know about the forum before buying the Sprinter which might have eliminated my regret.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:28 PM   #9
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2007 high roof 170" v6 diesel

purchased June/07 123k (yes 205,000.kms)
Love it and have had no major issues with this van. I have a few extras on it (air seats what a pleasure to have )and other than doing regualr maintenance I have yet to have it into a dealer other than it had a recall here in Canada ...it does have a couple of what I consider design flaws that I would love to see changed. Would not hestiate to purchase another one!!!

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Old 08-29-2008, 03:14 AM   #10
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Purchased June07 also, best machine I have ever worked out of, had more than my fair share of problems but lets face it, thats just the luck of the draw! Its nimble, good view, I can stand in it. I couldnt go back to a domestic, this is just too well designed. About 12.5 to 13.5 ltr per km which feels good to me!
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