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Old 07-13-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Going in tomorrow to get my trade-in appraised and possibly be signing a lease agreement.

If they'll give me a decent price for my truck (I shopped around and similar ones are currently selling for around $29k) I'll go for it. If they don't I will just keep my truck and get a trailer, although parking is a big issue in most areas I work.
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I thought you had a trailer?

I like the sprinter's, but you can't really tow anything of real significance with them.

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Sprinters are nice. if i couldnt have a trailer and truck i would go sprinter. perhaps wait for the new transit to be released. i prefer them over sprinters.
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I can't imagine driving anything but a pickup, but the sprinters are nice. We have a late model one ton van for our painters, other four vehicles are trucks. Thinking the next will be a Sprinter or the dodge version, anyway. Be good for trim crew
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I thought you had a trailer?

I like the sprinter's, but you can't really tow anything of real significance with them.
I sold my last one after not using it for a couple months but then regretted it immediately.

Only thing I would really need to tow is a 5x12 trailer for hauling debris and material.


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perhaps wait for the new transit to be released. i prefer them over sprinters.
Can you stand up inside?

The ones I see around now look like I might as well get an E250.
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Can you stand up inside?

The ones I see around now look like I might as well get an E250.
depends. i have not heard what models they will have here but they would be silly not to do the high top models

this ones the standard model









this is the mid height roof





and this is the largest

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Sprinters are nice. if i couldnt have a trailer and truck i would go sprinter. perhaps wait for the new transit to be released. i prefer them over sprinters.
Just curious, why preferred over sprinter? They look to be very similar.
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Just curious, why preferred over sprinter? They look to be very similar.
In Europe the sprinter ain't very common. It's a nice van but I would pick the veto over the sprinter but the veto ain't available over here. The transit covers the same categories as the sprinter and veto in the one model. I have no idea how the sprinter is priced compared to the transit in US spec but in UK the sprinter is vastly more yet offers nothing more. You pay a lot for the name alone.
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depends. i have not heard what models they will have here but they would be silly not to do the high top models
In Canada we have the "transit connect" and it is a small little thing. Canada Post uses them.

You can't stand up so I don't think it would be any more useful than any other north american cargo van.

The 2 things I like about the Sprinter over my other options:

(1) Bluetec diesel engine. my friend pays about the same for fuel as I do and he drives around a 3500 dually sprinter extended body with the super high roof loaded with electrical stuff, and I drive a 4.0L V6

(2) You can stand up inside.

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I get 20 mpg with mine around town, I'm very pleased with that. The oil changes are costly but last 10k miles
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I thought you had a trailer?

I like the sprinter's, but you can't really tow anything of real significance with them.
I have a 05 ,3500 sprinter long wheel base I tow a trailer when needed, but all my tools and most demo from jobs I need to haul fit right inside! Best 35k I spent back on 05 and 7 years later besides a crapy clear coat that faded the paint I can still see another 5-7 years easy in the same truck! Thinking about a body wrap advertisement to cover the paint or a Maaco special
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In Canada we have the "transit connect" and it is a small little thing. Canada Post uses them.

You can't stand up so I don't think it would be any more useful than any other north american cargo van.

The 2 things I like about the Sprinter over my other options:

(1) Bluetec diesel engine. my friend pays about the same for fuel as I do and he drives around a 3500 dually sprinter extended body with the super high roof loaded with electrical stuff, and I drive a 4.0L V6

(2) You can stand up inside.
Yeah thats about right , I average 20 easy loaded up! The blue tec I believe get a little less mileage due to emissions oil and the larger 3.0 liter and pushing bigger rubber prob around 16-18 from what I've been told by others is more realistic!
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No they wouldn't give me anything near reasonable for trade-in.

$10k less than retail
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I checked out one of these last week. They are pretty nice.

http://www.nissancommercialvehicles.com/nv
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No they wouldn't give me anything near reasonable for trade-in.

$10k less than retail
Try another dealer. They should give you at least black book trade in price. That's the lowest of low.

I don't know what spec your truck is but as a comparison I just had my truck valued a few weeks back by dealer and he used BB and it come out to $32k and that's a 2009 f150 super crew 6.5 bed platinum 4wd with every option. Private sale under KBB is around $36k so that gives you an idea of difference between BB and KBB.

Dealer also said he would re sell truck at $38k so he would make 6k from me on a trade.
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I checked out one of these last week. They are pretty nice.

http://www.nissancommercialvehicles.com/nv
We got a couple of them. The guys really like them. But I hate the look of them.
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I have a 05 ,3500 sprinter long wheel base I tow a trailer when needed, but all my tools and most demo from jobs I need to haul fit right inside! Best 35k I spent back on 05 and 7 years later besides a crapy clear coat that faded the paint I can still see another 5-7 years easy in the same truck! Thinking about a body wrap advertisement to cover the paint or a Maaco special
I want to be able to pull 14k pounds at least, if not more.

The sprinter can't do that.
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I want to be able to pull 14k pounds at least, if not more.

The sprinter can't do that.

How often you tow that much?

When every I have loads more than what I can get in my trailer or bed I get them delivered.

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