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  1. robh2

    robh2 Veteran Expediter

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    I just found out that the Sprinter is available with a gas engine. I don't want to go diesel and I will be doing local runs. What kind of mpg is the gas sprinter getting, anyone run one?

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    Robert
     
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    terryandrene Veteran Expediter Safety & Compliance US Coast Guard

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    Rob, I don't recall the source, but I have read that the Sprinter gas engine requires a higher octane than regular. I don't know the MPG but the 30 cents or so per gallon may offset any advertised savings.
     
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      if i wre you i would go with the diesel engine, and the 2006 sprinter is by far the best sprinter of all, the gas engines are the chrysler 3.5 liter and i wouldnt even bother with that !
       
    • robh2

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      Ah, dodge engine, never mind lol...

      Robert
       
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      Yep, but the diesel (2007+) is the 3.0 found in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and E320 Bluetec. It's a sweet little engine- the limited time (500 miles or so) I've been behind the wheel of one has caused me to fall in love.
       
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      My wife's 2005 Chrysler Pacifica has the 3.5L engine in it. No complaints. The owners manual recommends 89 octane but in small print says it will run on 87-89 octane. This vehicle is all wheel drive and weighs nearly 4600 lbs. We get 20 mpg around town and 24 on the highway.
       
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