Looking for Recommendations for Placing a Reliable 4x4 Order

bsqr

Member
I've been thinking about buying Sprinter van for some time and now finally willing to pull the trigger and proceed. However, reading about the wait times and dealers that will tell you anything and then simply hope they can get you one is discouraging to say the least.

I understand that at present there will be a (perhaps significant) wait and I'm ok with that (to a point at least). My problem is how can I find a dealer that knows what he's doing and is honest; one that has a reasonable chance of getting a timely allocation and won't string you along hoping something turns up. I'm willing to travel to pick up the van. Can anyone recommend a reasonable way to filter through all the dealers and select one that can perform reliably?
 

JIB

Member
Where are you?

I am happy with the honesty of my dealer. Lynwood MB, Lynwood, WA Contact Lance Frigard at 425-275-5750. He is the Commercial Vehicle Manager

He didn't sugar coat anything. Told me I was #2 on his 4x4 list (a while ago) and called as soon as his first allocation came in because the #1 guy wasn't ready. Worked hard with MB to get the options I wanted. I got everything except LED's. He won't commit to when I will get it, because he says he doesn't know, but he always responds to my emails about the production status promptly.

The Sprinter was ordered at retail price, no discount, no surcharge.

Jack
 

bsqr

Member
Thanks for the responses. I live in Central Oregon so the dealers in the SE, although not unthinkable, are pushing my limits. The Lynnwood dealer is only 6 hours away so I will contact them first. Thanks.
 

Onefin

Active member
Thanks for the responses. I live in Central Oregon so the dealers in the SE, although not unthinkable, are pushing my limits. The Lynnwood dealer is only 6 hours away so I will contact them first. Thanks.
I’d suspect that the dealers in the NW don’t have any vans.....4x4 sprinters are really trendy in the NW. maybe not so much in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.

I’d add to the list
Plaza motors in St Louis and Kentucky dealer. I found Both my buddies found 4x4 vans there last fall, late in the game.
 

grantwilson

FreedomVanGo
Thanks for the responses. I live in Central Oregon so the dealers in the SE, although not unthinkable, are pushing my limits. The Lynnwood dealer is only 6 hours away so I will contact them first. Thanks.
By all means take this for what you want

But do you realize how stupid that sounds?

I didnt drive to get my van. It was delivered, for 600.00 from alabama to florda, 6 hours away, for 600.00


I shipped two from kentucky to me.

Why do you need to go there?
This is 2019. Pick up the phone, make an order, give them a card for the deposit and buy your van. The reason you DONT have a van already is because of this mentality
 

sanomechanic

Active member
I live in Orange County California and flying into Alabama to get a 4X4 to road trip back Route 66. It was either that or wait and continue to get misled and lied to by West Coast Dealerships. I wanted a 4X4 Sprinter so.....I'm getting a 4X4 Sprinter very soon!
 

Onefin

Active member
I flew and drove for both my sprinters....about 1,000 miles each time.
No big deal and it’s a nice way to break in the van over many miles.
Free road trip and in 1,000 miles you acclimate to driving a sprinter.


I enjoy it.....transporters are too stressful for me.
 

Onefin

Active member
Whole purpose of getting a Sprinter is theadventure. Right?
Agree with that.
Plus you get to sleep in your new van in the summer with no fan and no operable windows......it builds character.
I’ve checked a bag on the airplane with a sleeping bag and pad both vans...
Buy a Walmart cooler and good to go.

Hotel would be ok too.....I guess?
 

bsqr

Member
Why do you need to go there?
This is 2019. Pick up the phone, make an order, give them a card for the deposit and buy your van.

Thanks for advice. I hadn't realized delivery could be arranged. As I noted before travel and pickup is not out if the question either. Obviously a reputable dealer 6hrs from me would be preferable over cross country delivery or travel, but a reputable dealer is the key component....
 
We just had our 4x4 dropped off this morning. I searched all over the states and found one in Atlanta we are in Portland, trucking was $2200 in the covered transport. I'm not sure what you want but I did see a silver 4X4 in Medford last night ( it has a few more options then I was looking for) you may want to give them a shout.
 

sanomechanic

Active member
There is an August build 170 4x4 slot available at MB of Mobile

This one is scheduled for August Production in Charleston. It is not changeable.
It's perfect for a nice conversion.

Questions? Call me. I can help.

Marc West
(251)472-2369


Code Description Price
MODEL: 2019 M2CAEX $46,790
755 Tenorite Grey Metallic $1,015
VF6 Leatherette Black $55
Options
C01 Driver Convenience Package $1,210
JW8 Attention Assist
JA7 Blind Spot Monitoring
F68 Exterior Mirror - Power/Heated
F64 Electrically Folding Exterior Mirrors
FZ9 Keys - Two Additional Masters
FJ1 I/P Hinged Lid-Center Stack Bin
E46 12V Power Outlet- Driver Seat Base
C6L Multifunction Steering Wheel
C02 Premium Package $1,240
JF1 Rain sensor
JB4 322 Active Lane Keeping Assist
FM3 Wet Wiper System
BA3 Brake Assist Plus
C03 Premium Plus Package $2,530
XM4 ACOUSTIC PACKAGE
JK5 Instrument Cluster with Colourdisplay (Highline)
JA9 Traffic Sign Assist
E4M MBUX Multimedia System with 10.25" Touchscreen
E1S Satellite Radio
E1G Intelligent Navigation
E1B Tray for Smartphones incl. wireless charging
EX9 Free map data updates for 3yrs
ET4 Distance Regulator Distronic Plus
CL3 Leather Steering Wheel
X30 Low & High Range 4x4 Package $7,800
ZG3 4x4 High Range w/Low Range Transfer Case
T75 Door mounted assist handles, driver &passenger
BE2 Parkingbrake lever,swivel seat $52
CT1 Rear Spring Vibration Absorbers $131
D93 Deletion of Cargo Partition (Standard)
ED4 AGM Battery 12V 95 Ah $96
ED5 Parametric Special Module $300
EE3 115 V Socket $118
EJ9 COMAND Online
ES2 12V Power Outlet Rear Compartment $87
ES5 12 V socket, instrument panel $78
E2I ADDITIONAL BATTERY FOR RETROFIT, CO-DRIVER SEAT BA $235
E36 Cutoff Relay for Auxiliary Battery $104
F43 Laminated Glass Rear
F49 Electrically Heated Windshield $206
F61 Rear View Mirror $34
HZ9 Fuel-fired heater booster (17,000 BTU) $640
H1I Front-to-Rear Outlet In Striment Panel
H15 Heated Co-Driver Seat $269
H16 Heated Driver Seat $269
H22 Defroster - Rear Window $240
JB6 PARKING PACKAGE WITH 360 DEGREE CAMERA $733
J51 Fuel Gauge, Optimized for AUX. Fuel Tap $68
LB9 Illuminated Exits $143
L13 FOG LAMP WITH CORNERING LIGHT FUNCTION $188
QA9 Step Rear Wall for Trailer Coupling $96
Q24 Trailer Hitch $139
RD9 Tire Brand - Unspecified
R98 Rims painted Jet Black $77
T74 Assist Handle - Sliding Door $30
T85 Assist Handle-Left Rear Door $30
T86 Assist Handle - Right Rear Door $30
VA7 Storage Net in Hinged RR Doors $120
V43 WOOD FLOOR WITH 6 D-RINGS $400
W17 Fixed Window, Right Side Front $137
W61 Windows in Tailgate/Rear Door $88
W70 Tint for Rear Windows and Rear Side Windows $131
Z4X Production in Charleston
SUBTOTAL $65,909
DESTINATION &DELIVERY $1,195
TOTAL $67,104
 

grantwilson

FreedomVanGo
That’s a heck of a build
thats about what my 170 for the shop van is coming from them as well. Love MB Of Mobile
 

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