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Old 01-15-2015, 03:41 PM   #21
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Read the Promaster forum. When the Sprinter forum started, and even before when there was just a Yahoo group, problems and service issues were rare in low mileage vehicles. The Promaster is plagued with design and build flaws. Nearly every one has been recalled 3 times or more and many have suffered numerous non recall failures. Paint coverage, door hardware, water leaks, etc. They do not appear to be particularly well built.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:27 PM   #22
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I own one, took it in for the recall, replaced the headrests, computer re-flash, covered a wire. Yes, I was outraged and asked for my money back.;) I haven't' had any of the problems you listed. Hard to believe the design flaws claim since Fiat has been building this model for years. Its not a new van, its a Ducato.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:37 PM   #23
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And it suffers all the Ducato design defects. Google it up. They just this year changed the front fascia to address some water intrusion issues (or similar, the memory... what?:), but only on the Euro version. No telling when they will fix the US model.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:47 PM   #24
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I live in CA, no salt , snow, sunshine most everyday, t-shirt weather most of the year. I won't have the problems most people have with vehicles living in areas that actually have seasons. Where I live all we have is spring and fall.
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:34 AM   #25
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We're practically neighbors
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:33 PM   #26
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Just read that Transit USA sales were 10,030 for the month of December. For the person that questioned if the USA Transit would sell more than the Sprinter USA the answer is now available. Many more dealers available to sell the Transit. Do expect Sprinter will soon have a gas engine option again if fuel prices remain as they are today in my area. About 50-60 cents/gallon more for diesel.


This is good news. Force MB to quit relying on the star to justify the premium price.
we've got over $1 diesel diff here.
Currently, diesel is only 21 cents higher than regular; it's actually lower than premium at some stations. I suspect, in part, because of the special gas blends Oregon demands.
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:13 AM   #27
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Currently, diesel is only 21 cents higher than regular; it's actually lower than premium at some stations. I suspect, in part, because of the special gas blends Oregon demands.
Gas will stay low forever, diesel will stay high forever! Do all the Sprinter haters believe that or are they just saying that to make Mercedes look stupid? T Boone Pickens says gas will hit 5$ per gal. in 2 years. This thread was started to collectively discuss the new full size vans that have hit the US market, It's turned into a thread for the Sprinter haters to trash Sprinters and insult Sprinter owners. May I suggest ending this thread as it serves no positive purpose.
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