I'm interested in buy a new overlander vehicle, as my W123 is becoming too small due to family extension
I often travel in other continents, plans are to go to Africa again, North America, South-America and so on.
I'm looking for a new one, for overland travels.
I am thinking about the perfect setup, and I got two possible contestants.
a) T1 (309d, 310d)
b) Sprinter (312d, 313/316CDI)
I will go off-road, travel over bumpy stoney roads and travel through dust and and pour in poor diesel once in a while.
It must be very durable and capable. I need to trust it very well and if it breaks, some bush mechanic from a distant village should be able to help me, without a computer.
So I would like to know, how is the Sprinter in general and more specificly, the engine.
Are those engines, the OM602 and the OM611/612 as good as the OM617 for these kind of trips?
- goold old OM617 engine
- had to find 4x4 versions
- bad MPG
312d of 316CDI (2000-2006, not newer)
- more choice in 4x4 examples
- more choice and better examples with low mileage
- better MPG