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A sight for sore eyes and big families
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By BZ
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2004 Dodge Sprinter Van 2500 140 WB 3dr Ext Van (2.7L 5cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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I picked the vehicle up in Arkansas and drove it home to NC. The Sprinter was too inviting to cruise @ 82MPH(the preset limit). With a new engine I averaged about 20-21MPG and expect that to increase with seasoning. The family loves it! It's big enough to fit all the kids, their friends, strollers, etc. and make all the soccer moms drool. The Sprinter is easy to pick out anywhere (parking lots, highway, field of SUV's, city streets) If you buy one for non-commercial duty be prepared to answer many questions from inquiring minds. The questions are a whole lot better than rants and protests if this were a gas guzzling SUV of equal proportion. Perfect for biodiesel after warranty expires


Best Features

Driver's seat is comfy and the windows make it easy to see EVERYWHERE. It is easy to move about in the cabin even with kids and toys and the family pet. The drive is like piloting a low flying aircraft and it is quick to jump off the line and turns on a dime. Vinyl floor=no carpet stains,wear!


Worst Features

Tilt wheel, tilt wheel, tilt wheel, reclining benches, rear speakers, more cup holders, armrests in the bench seating, creature comforts


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Sprinter Passenger Van, misunderstood
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By KenB
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2004 Dodge Sprinter Van 2500 140 WB 3dr Ext Van (2.7L 5cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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I bought this for my family, and so are many other people now... but my dealer wants this passenger van to be a commercial vehicle and for me ot believe that rattles (mis-adjusted doors mostly) are normal. I fixed some of the problem myself after they told me it couldn't really be expected not to bang and rattle. Also had the common transmission leak (TSB was issued), and central locking system was beyond quirky and had to have the central locking timer module replaced (now is quirky, but according to the way the owners manual says it should be). Over all, this van is great!!! Roomy, quiet, comfortable, solid, peppy, and frugal on fuel. 20 miles per gallon of diesel, better when broken in.


Best Features

Size, turning radius and handling, interior utility, price (I got a year- old model with 624 parking-lot-miles on it), rear air-conditioning is powerful, quality is high in most areas, fairly quiet on highway for a big vehicle, wind noise low, two seat row can be moved to back for easy removal.


Worst Features

No rear speakers on this spec-van, door rattles not simply fixed by asking dealer to do so, too much chrome on otherwise nicely curved and styled front end so I am turning it back into a Mercedes as it was when it was born, hard to find accessories in a variety suited to personal use.


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Great design, so-so execution & support
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ken Baker
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2004 Dodge Sprinter Van 2500 140 WB 3dr Ext Van (2.7L 5cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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Solid chassis with nice German styling and seats, the plain-but-functional well-executed variety. Fairly small diesel a real gem, getting the vehicle up and running quickly and smoothly. Downshifts: excellent for braking and respond correctly by not over-revving the willing little engine. Quiet when all the parts are tightly in place, it has a tendency to loosen its door stops and find the worst in choppy or pothole laden roads, but stays stable- driving. Dealer adjustments? They started refusing (right away)to get to the bottom of the many rattles: made service-after-sale = JOKE. Central locking: cryptic concept from Germany for hocuspocus, remote lock EQ unlock NE lock. Leaky Trans@3K miles


Best Features

Engine, front seats, handling (for large/tall) especially in parking lot, high comfortable driving position, transmission shifting,


Worst Features

Speakers, rattles need to go away, running boards and other accessories need to be avaiable in USA! Dealers need parts and service training far better than we have seen (is this always the case?)


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Likable
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By June&Jerry
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2004 Dodge Sprinter Van 2500 140 WB 3dr Ext Van (2.7L 5cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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Not much of experience yet,but - more I drive it -more I like it.Big van with enough power and economy of small sedan.


Best Features

Height inside,adjustable headlights, heavy duty diesel engine.


Worst Features

Import 4X4 -they have it in Europe.


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So ugly, it's beautiful!
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By cgorra
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2004 Dodge Sprinter Van 2500 140 WB 3dr Ext Van (2.7L 5cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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How do you move a family of 7 and all of their stuff around? In a Suburban or an Excursion: I don't think so! Your neighbors will hate you, and Greenpeace will picket your house, plus neither vehicle really has enough room to do the job properly and comfortably. Enter the Sprinter: Sure it's tall and ungainly, but boy, does this thing haul people and their stuff in comfort and safety. Rides better than an SUV, gets 22 MPG, and has the work ethic of a pack mule!


Best Features

Engine and transmission are strong and exonomical, excellent seating and enough cargo room for a cross country trip for 7. handles better than you would think and is quite manuverable: Strong like bull! Makes SUV's seem like lightweight toys!


Worst Features

Why not a proper Chrysler radio: the factory unit is wimpy. Badly needs a tilt wheel, and it would be nice to have front carpeting and upholstery that wasn't quite so industrial looking. I wonder why the aftermarket has been slow to embrace the Sprinter.


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