You will get better fuel mileage out of a diesel. You will also get more miles usually out of it. The problem is when it comes to maintenance or repairs, you're going to be paying a lot more. For instance in my gas sprinter, a dealership tried to charge me $120 for an oil change. Because they thought it was diesel. Ended up getting it done for $52 because it was gas.Hello, anyone out there driving a 2020/2021 Sprinter 2.0 liter gas or diesel powered 170" high roof? Is so, what has your experience been with the vehicle, and specifically any issues with the powerplant?
You did the correct thing. Today's gas engines operate, or last just as long as diesel engines. I have a freind who has a gasser sprinter and is averaging 16-18 mpg, which isn't bad. Factor in the lower vehicle sticker price, the less maintenance costs and the lower cost of gas, oil changes, etc, and you may agree. My Ford 5.4 had 575,000 miles on it before I changed the engine and transmission myself with a Ford reman.Thanks. I just purchased a '21 Sprinter 170" high roof Gas model. Time will tell, but I believe the best decision for me.
No, this website doesn't prohibit you from posting pictures. This website is like a standard two car garage. Your photos are like your cube van with a trailer attached. You can't back that into your garage and close the garage door. Too big. Won't fit. You want to throw just any picture in here and still close the door. Some sites allow that and do the work of resizing and fitting them into the garage. This site expects us to do the work ourselves.There was a post on a different group where a Promaster owner posted pictures of his complete engine and transmission assembly fall out to the ground with around 20,000 miles on his Promaster. I have those pictures, but once again, this website prohibits me from posting pictures...smh..but anyways, this is not an isolated incident, as many other Promaster owners have experienced the same issue. That alone would make me think twice about buying one to begin with. If only Nissan would of made a 12 ft or better cargo area NV instead of stop building them altogether. That van may not of been the best on MPG's, but it was a very well built van with very few issues. I'll take less MPG over lack of dependability any day.
I downloaded a picture resizing app. Apparently either it or I am doing something wrong.No, this website doesn't prohibit you from posting pictures. This website is like a standard two car garage. Your photos are like your cube van with a trailer attached. You can't back that into your garage and close the garage door. Too big. Won't fit. You want to throw just any picture in here and still close the door. Some sites allow that and do the work of resizing and fitting them into the garage. This site expects us to do the work ourselves.
As for mpg, 100,000 miles per year at 18mpg saves over 1100 gallons of fuel compared to 100,000 miles at 15mpg. If we had photos and evidence of dozens of Promasters with powertrains fallen out on the ground I'd put it in a suspicious and leery category. One is just a really weird situation that many (most?) brands have of various kinds.
I looked at the NV when I was van shopping but it just didn't have an adequate load floor. It was nice and would have been a really comfortable and good driving van but it was just too short. I went with a G3500 extended. I gave up height to save upwards of $20k on purchase price. Yeah, I missed out on some loads but at 18.2mpg on gasoline and $19k extra in the bank I still came out ahead.