If this article is how you have come to the conclusion that the MB 3 liter 24 valve turbo charged diesel is a piece of junk ... READ CLOSER, first off this is an opinion from a person who is a businessman and not an engine expert. secondly he owns a specialty delivery company and puts 100,000 miles on those vehicles yearly, His drivers are probably maniacs on the road like most time sensitive drivers are. in order to put 100,000 miles on a vehicle yearly in the delivery business, those engines are running six days a week, 12 hours a day..
Do you really think that those drivers are paying attention to warning lights and stopping that van to get it fixed as soon as the light comes on? OR are they ignoring that warning light because they still have 150 miles on that 300 mile run and only have three hours to complete it?
BTW this guy admits that he hasn't had any emission problems for the first 100,000 miles with most not occurring prior to 150,000 miles. AND he never said a word about the engines breaking down, only that he has had emission problems with them.
How many of you naysayers can say the same about that gasoline engine your running. Will it go 100,000 miles without having any emission problems. Will that gas engine even last 100,000 miles ???
Being jealous of a person who decides to buy a clean diesel RV is no reason to trash talk their vehicle choice