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In the process of purchasing a 2017 or 2018 sprinter 2500 with diesel engine. Dealer is giving me roughly 6-8k off from what they say for a 2017 model. Is there a difference between these 2? I cannot see it myself. It will be used as a cargo van for construction sites. Also is the 2019 going to be redesigned? I would hate buying a 2018 and then 2019 comes redesigned.

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I work on a whole lot of MB Vehicles all day every day

My best advice would be don't buy it !!

Go buy a Ford Transit, VW Crafter or even an Iveco.

The newer the Sprinter, the more of a PITA it is.

I have seen guys with big Companies go bankrupt because they have bought a fleet of Sprinters and they end up off the road more than they are on it !!

And don't be fooled by the fact that new vehicles have MB Warranty, sad fact is the Dealers shrug their shoulders and admit they haven't a clue what is wrong with them, they are simply too complex for their own good...................
Too tightly wound for modern day emissions standards, something has to give

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Lucky and thank you Dave 2302 that I had read your Sprinter buying recommendation !!!!!!!!!!!!
So many of these 3.0 V6s are horrible , nightmare to own or operating its . Love the ride , best vans on the market if they run otherwise paying for services approach $10K or more per year . Wake up Mercedes , Ford Transit are taking over the market now and some day with new small block Diesel they will kill your USA market
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