Yeah I'm in the same boat. Don't know if I can wait that long for the diesel. My loan is approved and ready to go. Just gotta decide by tomorrow.Now that's disappointing but its not a brain tumor. I guess I could go with the gas
then again I might be kicking myself down the road. Got to really think this one out
but will have a promaster down the road one way or another.
I would stay away from sprinters bud. Take a look at sprinter forums and almost every thread pertains to problems. I have a electrical problem that no one can figure out. There's about a dozen sprinter owners with the same problem. Could be a computer issue but that's like 2 grand for a new one installed. Sprinters are very expensive to fix. That's why I'm considering a pm and dump my sprinter. If they didn't have mercedes motors I would buy another.This really sucks. I don't know if my van will hold out that long. I'm tired of 13mpg vans and I don't think the gas version will do any better. 3mpg improvement is not my idea of better! If the problem is the transmission just give us the 6 speed manual. I'd actually prefer that! Otherwise I might have yo get a Sprinter.
Same here. I don't care so much about the mileage, but more gears would help the Pentastar cope with hills. Plus the current 6 speed, based on the old 4 speed and designed for mid sized cars and minivans, doesn't inspire confidence. The Promaster should have gotten an industrial rated transmission.... Just give me that nine-speed automatic with the Pentastar...
Another good point. There's two sprinter mechanics in my area I only know of. Got a mercedes dealer that services them but there too rich for my bloodHere's another Sprinter negative. VERY expensive to fix, and few and far between warranty dealers.
Remember, just because it's a Mercedes dealer doesn't mean they sell and service Sprinters.
Our current one will be our last
From what I know about the way Chrysler does things lately, it generally means either production couldn't be ready in time, or, they weren't happy with how everything was working. I know that Chrysler has been bitten hard by how much of FIAT's products are not as good as their standards.Maybe it has nothing to do with the product, but instead start-up problems at the new engine factory. I understand they plan to build the engines for the ProMaster in Mexico, rather then shipping them over from Italy.
In any event, it's still gonna be "black eye" for Ram, since they've already announced the engine. Just give me that nine-speed automatic with the Pentastar. That might squeeze another half MPG out of it, perhaps convincing those on the fence that they don't need the diesel.