The European-engineered Sprinter gives the full-size van buyer an unprecedented level of refinement, utility and value in a unique package. When it comes to heavy-duty worksite use, though, it's no match for V8-powered vans from Ford and GM.
by donb on Jan 24, 2007 Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Sprinter Cargo 2500 High Ceiling 140 WB 3dr Ext Van (2.7L 5cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
Great space, great concept, but problems, problems, problems. Not worth the money. Any fuel savings have been dwarfed by maintainence costs. Lost motor to timing chain failure at 128000 miles. Not a happy camper.
by Silver on Jul 16, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Sprinter Cargo 2500 SH Ceiling 158 WB 3dr Ext Van (2.7L 5cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
i would havve given the Sprinter a much
higher rating if it wasn't for a couple
of things. 1: The steering wheel
doesn't tilt and so I have to sit
closer (which I dislike) to the
steering wheel in order to be somewhat
comfortable. I drive for a living and
so I spend several hours a day in my
Sprinter. 2: Finding out after I bought
it that I cannot tow a horse trailer. I
raise horses and it would have been
nice to know that it has a 5000lb
towing max. 3: Not being able to idle
the engine. But there is still alot I
like such as oil changes every 10,000mi
and the ease of handling a van of this
by FedEx guy on Mar 20, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Sprinter Cargo 2500 High Ceiling 140 WB 3dr Ext Van (2.7L 5cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
I bought this vehicle for work. I avg
240 miles a day, roughly 10 hours
driving time. Most stop and go. This
vehicle is fantastic!! Has 373 cuft of
cargo space, gets an avg of 20.7 mpg.
Drives better than most cars.
Maintenance is a piece of cake. Oil
change every 10,000. I put in new brake
pads every 25-30,000, about the same
for tires. Starts every morning, no
rattles and shakes. I do drive on quite
a few "goat paths" , where my 2000
Dodge Ramvan rattled apart. I would
definetly buy another when this one
dies. In about 300,000!!! , try that
with a gas engine. Plenty of power even
when slightly overloaded. No problem
keepin up with traffic on the highway.
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