Awesome New EuroVan Now in US!
July 29, 2017
We got a great price on this van, which gives us a bigger budget to convert it into a camper van. I read that 75% of the camper vans in Europe are built on this platform?
We got the diesel engine and on our first trip (450+ miles) we got almost 28 mpg, and with some traffic jams in Detroit and Chicago! Talk about an oxymoron -- it has an "automatic manual" transmission. It's pretty cool, like a ghost is pushing in the clutch and shifting!
The design of the cargo area really gives a lot of space, and doesn't narrow at the top as much as a Sprinter. This should help our conversion to bit a bit easier.
The only thing I would change is the seats; they could go a bit lower for us short folks. Seats are comfy, though. For being a 1 ton cargo van, empty, it was surprisingly smooth and quiet, even on Illinois roads!