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 serious towing and hauling, though, it can't keep up with V8-powered domestic vans.
by Wild Imaginations on Nov 24, 2007 Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 High Ceiling 140 WB 3dr Ext Van (2.7L 5cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
I got this van used in September 2005 and drove it home from Brighton, Co to Danville, CA. It drove perfectly fine. Fuel mileage was around 20 mpg. After 50k miles, the mileage got up to 22 mpg. Now after 106k miles, the mileage is up to 25 mpg combined city/fwy. Use it for my business and never gave me any problems. Even went on a trip from Danville, CA to Las Vegas, NV on one tank of diesel fuel. I was totally impressed!!! Everyone is always complimenting or asking questions about my Sprinter van. My kids think it's the ugliest thing in the neighborhood and refuse to be near it. Good for me, they won't bother asking me if they can use it. Will keep it for another 100k miles!
by Carpool Dad on Apr 16, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 High Ceiling 140 WB 3dr Ext Van (2.7L 5cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
This is the only vehicle I could find
that I can expect atleast a quarter
million miles from. It is also the
only "large" vehicle I could find that
offers 20+ MPG.
I expected a lot of "have you lost your
mind" comments, but guys offer gutteral
Tim Allen sounds and carpool moms envy
the room. Bottom line, I have my kids
in tow for the next seven years and I
will either be equipped to be an
integral part of their lives (carpool,
school trips, mission trips, sports
team trips, etc.) or I will position
myself to be a bystander. My wife is
also confident that I didn't by this
behemoth in order to "pick up chicks".