2006 Dodge Sprinter Consumer Review: Great gas mileage, but poor re

2006 Dodge Sprinter - Consumer Review

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2500 High Roof 158 WB Passenger Van (2.7L 5-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Automatic)

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Great gas mileage, but poor reliability
By John on


2006 Dodge Sprinter High Roof 158 WB 3dr Ext Van (2.7L 5cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


Use the van for heating & plumbing service business. Not reliable. Now has 64k miles. Have replaced the right front wheel bearing twice,once at 22k, again at 25k (due to mechanic not tighening spindle nut properly) turbocharger resonator at 40k, transmission failed at 60k, was rebuilt at the dealer, failed again at 64k, is now at the dealer for that repair. The dealer has only one Sprinter qualified tech. Parts are always a long wait. I have it decked out with a bin package. GVWR is 8500lbs, weighed it two weeks ago at 7400lbs. I work in a rural part of Colorado and need to be able to carry a wide assortment of parts and tools. My business is suffering due to breakdowns.

Best Features

The ability to stand up inside the van. The size and unique look of the vehicle. Gas mileage, and comfort

Worst Features

Durability expected from a name like Mercedes Benz is not there.
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