Originally Posted by jrobe
I would probably pay the most attention to the people that have owned them. We have had good luck with ours so far. We bought it on our own from our local Freightliner dealer and then took it to Sportsmobile which was no problem at all.
I put 100k on one. Had one as a work truck for a few years. It was mostly reliable but a huge pain when it wasn't. I loved it because I didn't have to maintain it. That was years ago though, a T1N, pre emissions. Things have improved in general for the Sprinter but all modern diesels are subject to very expensive maintenance and headaches if you have DPF/DEF trouble. Sprinter should
be the most sorted give it's longer history than any of the other modern euro diesels. The diesel Transit is BIG trouble and I'm really curious about the newer small Chevy Duramax. Short story is emissions have made all modern diesels much more troublesome and less reliable.
Sorry for the diversion but the trouble with modern diesels is not speculation. Be ready for anything.
If you're putting 5k on it per year as a camper only you might not have much to worry about.