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Sprinter 4x4

Looking for people with Mercedes Sprinter 4x4 experience, their good ans bad points.
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We use them at work. The older ones, 2003 to say 2006 keep going but they do rot. Having said that they are abused and although they are serviced regularly that’s just the oily bits. The 5 cylinder 2. 9 litre engines have a pretty good reputation apart from the odd blown head gasket. I’m not sure why but they do start to sound like a bag of spanners when they get to this age and say approaching 100k miles though.

The newer ones are very impressive, very refined on the road and I’ve seen them make 110 and 130 Defenders look very silly off road. Ours have 3 lockable diff’s. They are, however, jam packed with electronics. Stability control, traction control, cruise, autobox etc. I've not heard any negatives re. reliability but I'm talking about less than 3 yr old ones now.
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they do have a reputation for getting the pox real bad
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Mines just over 3 years old, 40000 miles. Did have some work done just before warranty expired, emissions related. Other then that nothing to report re reliability. Lets see over the next 40000 miles.
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But the only time yours has left Tarmac is when they re-surface the m25!

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