Written on: 15/03/2007 by Ian Taylor
Very reliable & powerful engine!
Not really bad points, but equipment levels could be better. Standard stereo & speakers are woeful so if you want decent sounds from your stereo and speakers, you will have to fit new ones yourself. Other than that, the doors are quite prone to rust at the bottom edges, so if you are looking to buy a sprinter, make sure that you check the doors thoroughly.
The Mercedes Benz Sprinter 312D TURBO is a superb all round van. I have had mine for nearly 10 months now. It had 158,000 on it in May 2006 when bought and now has 195,000 on it. One bit of advice though! If your van has a few miles on it (200,000+) steer clear of the "recommended" 10w40 oils - It is too thin and your engine will not like it!
Put a decent 15w40 semi-synthetic oil (I use Comma Euro Diesel 15w40 Semi Synthetic) in it and it will give you another 200,000 without any problems at all.
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