All around versatile truck
August 16, 2007
Dodge sprinter 2004 , 140 wb passenger
Very reliable vehicle so far but havent experienced a N.Y. winter yet, the summer driving was good . A smooth runner on clean roads , effortless to drive = cruise control option is a plus. Diesel engine was the main reason to own this as gas prices are driving everyone nuts , including me . Diesel prices are more realistic and this truck gets 500 + Mi to the tank . handeling is pretty good = turns on a dime . backing up is another story but like anything you get use to it in time . Interior space is amazing seating for 10 and cargo space in the very rear is very ample . Im 6 ft 3 so have to bend a lil to walk thru , Rear Ac unit makes me bend more .
Instrument panel is well lit , but youll need to read the manual to understand all the symbols.
Entertaiment system is weak = am/fm cd player- by Becker?
Air condition up front is weak = takes awhile to cool things down ,78-80 degrees outside temp, have the rear AC that helps things along = +
Blind spots in rear view and RS passenger - added a mini mirror for the RS , looking to get a (back up camera).
Seatbelt tends to do the anaconda on you / always pulling it loose . lol Seating is stiff an comfy optional - seat adj = +
Steering wheel is stationary and the diameter is thin = added a steering wheel cover to bolster the feel. Tilt is available on the 2007 models ?
Color choice = very limited mostly white but got mine in fire engine red = loud & proud
Minimal interior noise rattle but its there when you hit a big bump= sliding door- rear door ?.
Entering and exiting is a chore= for small people or older folk .
Limited - dash & console space for the essentials (cell phone, keys ,cds , etc ) = 2 cup holders and a pen tray, and a small waste basket . But a super deep glove compartment =+ and map storage in the doors .
Tough deal to wash and wax this baby yourself but worth it , compared to what they get at a detailer $$
All in all i really like it , its a head turner and its efficent to handle most traveling and hauling applications .