Although our Bessie is on a Fiat, I'm posting this in the Mercedes section as I'm curious to know whether MB's quality image is actually deserved so far as the Sprinter is concerned. I'm now on my third Mercedes estate. The first (a W124 230TE) blew it's engine before it had time to go rust, the second (a W124 300TE) didn't blow it's engine but was rusting away merrily at 13 years old, and my current W210 E320 is a rust bucket in every sense of the word. Particularly annoying is the fact that the so-called 'goodwill gesture' under which MB kindly allowed me to pay £570 towards what was supposed to be repairs to affected parts is now going rusty again just 13 months later. Maybe I'm the mug for sticking with MB for so long, but I do find it amusing when I read the gushing praise which the motorhome mags tend to lavish on any MB-based motorhome for its 'prestige' and 'quality' and so on when my experience of their car bodywork design, rust-proofing and paintwork has been so at variance with this image. Is it just the cars, or do Sprinters suffer from the same issues?