Values on Diesel vehicles...? Why is this ???

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Asked by Mark Feb 14, 2018 at 02:32 AM about the 2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Question type: General


On the NADA website for the values of diesel vehicles...this disclaimer is made
below.... what do you think about it??   A lot of people still care about mileage..


Mileage MAY be taken into consideration for gas engine only.
Enter Mileage:

(DO NOT use for diesel engines)

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tennisshoes; that's a great answer.. I just marked it accordingly.... I have heard that diesel engines are good for over 500,000 miles as well... I actually have known a few people who have gone over 500,000 miles on certain cars and trucks,for example, a Toyota Tundra and some 90s Honda Accords.. and also some 80s Volvo's..... A number of people have told me they doubt my Mercedes Benz diesel with the 3 little V6 can't do that...of course, people can say just about anything ... I have less than 40,000 miles on mine.. just came back recently from a 12,000 miles USA trip... checked the oil regularly and even had an oil change during the trip...( Oil changes on my engine are every 10,000 miles), did it around 7,500 for convenience... It didn't use any oil at all in between changes... runs very smoothly... I agree, it is lower RPMs...I suppose, people especially here in the United States, who really don't know the longevity of diesel engines just make old assumptions apply when it comes to overall mileage... not educated...

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Thanks you...I have it serviced at Mercedes Benz..my regular mechanic doesn't have a service facility large enough to accommodate the Sprinter and his knowledge and tools are more geared for cars, so, he works on my Subaru Outback and Toyota Prius...he told me a while ago that the Prius should easily go further ( 300,000 miles)... but, he doesn't think the Subaru would go that far.. maybe 150,000 to 200,000 ... would you agree that's a fair statement.. AND, yes, I do keep an eye on the oil and get the oil change regularly on the Sprinter along with the water separator .... very important for the diesel and transmission changed every 20,000 miles.. the Sprinter is kinda expensive.. but it's Mercedes... finally, I use quality oil... have you heard of Liqui Moly..it's an oil from Germany....

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Diesel runaway?? Could that happen with a common rail fuel systems? How rare is that??

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tennisshoes;. Thank you for your answers...I guess between my 2010 Subaru Outback and 2009 Toyota Prius... yes, I guess that would be the car to keep long term... I love my Subaru... but, service is always the name of the game... AS for the Mercedes Benz diesel Sprinter...it only has 39,000 miles on it..it's a Class B Motorhome.. dual wheels, really nice comfortable ride..170 inch wheelbase... plenty of power despite the weight..5 speed tiptronic transmission that can be shifted to any gear... Ultra heavy duty transmission. The Mercedes is maybe not even broken in yet..? We purchased this last year from a dealership who got this on trade from the original owners..( couple in their 60s, like me) who wanted more space.... Class B's are wonderful for driving, parking in smaller spaces than larger rigs, and get 18 to 20 MPG, but, you do sacrifice space... It has a total weight capacity of 3,000 pounds on board with cargo and passengers... since it's just the two of us, we have ample room for extra gear... weight wise...I don't think we'll ever reach anywhere near that.. just not enough room...This thing even has a 5,000 pounds tow capacity...7,000 thousand if you reduce weight in the rig.. Here's a picture...

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Hi, YES, it's a Class B Motorhome conversion...the picture at the beach is the outside of the van...the inside picture is the day we purchased it...at the dealership.... there is a Class A in the background... Here's another photo of the inside with the cabinets...the second row of seats are an option..we have the armoire cabinets installed behind the driver's and passengers seat for extra storage while traveling....this link below is the actual vehicle we got.. https://www.conejowholesaleauto.com/vehicle- details/f22d7e5afa634d388dbeffb59e9eb708

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https://www.conejowholesaleauto.com/vehicle- details/f22d7e5afa634d388dbeffb59e9eb708

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The company that does the conversion is Roadtrek.... they have been in business since 1974 and only do Class B conversions.... since they started their business, they only recently passed the 30,000 unit....so, there's not too many of these around.... Just passed this last August 2017... amazing. http://www.roadtrek.com/news-events/roadtrek-celebrates-30000-units/

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The RS Adventurous is one of the top of the line van conversions....they convert a number of gasoline engine vans on the Chevy platform, but, the Sprinter is one of the top models....

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