Wow , did anyone see the new diesel delivery, passenger vans. Must be European.

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by xinteerts, Feb 8, 2004.

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    xinteerts Guest

    xinteerts, Feb 8, 2004
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    clare Guest

    On Sun, 08 Feb 2004 04:27:13 GMT, wrote:

    Same as a Freightliner - made by Mercedes. Quite the truck!!!
    clare , Feb 8, 2004
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    Kevin Guest

    some dealers are saying it's intended to replece the full size dodge van.
    Kevin, Feb 8, 2004
  4. One of the car magazines did a test on the truck and they liked it. Better
    gas mileage than the full size vans and a bigger box too.
    Alex Rodriguez, Feb 9, 2004
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    Steve Guest

    You mean the "sprinter?" Its a Mercedes. The "best van made" (said of
    the Ram van from the early 70s on) is no longer going to be made :-(
    Steve, Feb 10, 2004
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    James Linn Guest

    There was a write up about them in the Toronto Star a couple of weeks ago.
    Said that despite the low hp ratings it wasn't slow for a van. Lots of

    The website is from Canada so not sure if they are in the US yet.,,CA-04-EN-DODGE-SPRINTER,.html

    They are a MB delivery van with options. I prefer the look of the real MB
    one. Its a good Van for someone who wants to haul a lot of cargo or a lot of

    James Linn
    James Linn, Feb 10, 2004
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    Joe Guest

    Wow. Does it come in a window version? I've seen the cargo vans. I agree
    there's no mistaking its European background. I would bet it's superior in
    many ways to Dodge vans, but it's kinda ugly.
    Joe, Feb 11, 2004
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    James Linn Guest

    If you go to the website I mentioned in the other post you can see all the
    configurations - passenger vs cargo and low roof versus high.

    I've seen the Mercedes version, done up as a Fed Ex fleet truck, outside a
    Daimler Chrysler office. Its definitely better looking, but doubt that you
    could order one at your local MB dealer.

    The article in the Star also mentioned the idea that its not a replacement
    for the RAM van - its generally bigger than that, and aimed at fleet
    sales -cargo, airport/corporate shuttles etc. I bet we will see a camping
    conversion too.


    James Linn
    James Linn, Feb 11, 2004
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    Steve Guest

    I would bet its INFERIOR in EVERY way, and is ugly on top of that. Its
    hard to get a better van foundation than the Ram was.
    Steve, Feb 12, 2004
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