It will be the 5 cylinder engine and the sprint shift transmission, unless I am mistaken. I know of one funster with over 90K miles and no issues. Not sure about economy but it will certainly be better than my 3 litre auto.............
How many klicks! Just show how many times you have moved jobs. Haha.Mines a 99 3ltre auto,, with 150,000 kms on the clock,, had 85,000 when I got it,, Runs better now than it did when I got it! About 22/25 on average I think,, and pulled a trailer, fully loaded no problem! I do run on premium diesel though, keeps it lovely and clean!
The 5 cylinder 2.7 engine is probably the best that Mercedes ever produced capable of half million miles or more, a bit growley but you can live with that. If it is the sprint shift rather than torque converter auto, I’m sure somebody on here has experience, good or bad.
Impeccable service history is essential.
looking at a Rapido 986m, amongst others, although this one does seem as though it might have that sprintshift gearbox...
is it a case of proceed with caution, or a definite no no with regard to sprintshift/ high mileage?
I would make sure you get a warranty with the Motorhome, to include engine gearbox and drivetrain.
Any gearbox can go wrong. Indeed anything can go wrong. But in my experience of running fleets of cars and vans. The two sprintshifts we had were no end of trouble.
That does look nice. Only thing I would want to check is that disclouration on the wall of the shower?What model year is the Rapido?