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Best MPG I ever got in the 3.5 High Roof EL T-250 was from MM 0 to the Racetrack station in FL City, better than 18. Duplicated that two more times.
There's a Ford dealer in Homestead as well as Key West.
Where's the MB diesel mechanic that will service the new I-4????
I wanted a Transit part that would take several days to arrive at the dealership in Key West but I had to head North the next day.
No problem....I picked it up in Homestead on a SATURDAY......and had BBQ chicken at Sonny's after installing it.
Can't do that with a new Sprinter.
Your down time is money lost.....you are familiar with Sprinter but it's time to make the logical choice.
My Sprinter's last seconds were Northbound on Long Key bridge a year and a half ago when I was hit head on by a MB SL500 who's driver was attempting to pass multiple vehicles at the same time.
It's taken a while, but I'm so happy with my Transit that I'm actually glad that I was the unfortunate driver that took the unescapable hit.

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Have not considered the Promaster, too ugly to bear, Just like the nissan


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Have not considered the Promaster, too ugly to bear, Just like the nissan
Just go over to the promaster forum....reliability and service issues all over the place. Esp. the diesel. I would stay far away from the pm. Like you I run a small business..if the wheels aren't rolling I'm not making any money.

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I am leaning towards the Transit 2500 EB on a High Roof EXT cargo van.
I test drove 3 Transits this weekend one of each power plant. The EB appears to be the best choice for me in the Transit offerings.
Why would you purchase an EB for your application? I would buy the 3.7 non turbo. Simpler more reliable. No need for acceleration for work purposes and no need to tempt the employees to have fun.

I decided on a 3.5 EB over the 3.7 for my personal travel vehicle. Very good combination with the 6 speed. Works very well. But for a basic work vehicle used locally on flat ground at lower speeds I would think the 3.7 would be a better choice.

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Have not considered the Promaster, too ugly to bear, Just like the nissan
The PM has an odd cuteness that takes awhile to appreciate. But then, I'm biased.


However, I do fully agree with you regarding the Nissan. *shudder*

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The 3.7 with 3.73's might actually be a good combo for his situation. And in general, with his low cruising speeds, 3.73's might be the way to go (get into top gear at a lower speed).

Its not like he has to worry about forced induction to overcome elevation O2 losses.
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Have you considered the Dualie?

Better stability, traction, drive train, capacity.

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I owned a 04 sprinter and loved it when it ran lol. Really, I only had 1 major issue with mine and that was the ecm went bad and cost me $2200 to replace. I got the led cargo lights and you can turn them on and off from the cabin light switch. I just figured that out today actually. I only had my 148" mr transit with the 3.5 eco and 3.31 ls rear end for 1200 miles and I am really starting to like it a lot. Sure there's some quirks that I don't like about it but still doesn't bother me. I am a electrical contractor and I'm loaded with Adrian steel shelves and probably 1200-1500 lbs of materials and tools and been averaging 17 with mine. Mixed driving and 50% with ac on. I drive the speed limit and try to take off easy. As far as the floor, I splurged the $850 bucks for the sweet hard plastic one found here https://www.inlad.com/transit-hd-ult...r?page_id=1054

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I splurged the $850 bucks for the sweet hard plastic one found here https://www.inlad.com/transit-hd-ult...r?page_id=1054
How many pieces? And what was shipping cost?

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