"yeah, I wonder what Steve thinks?"
Steve said what he thinks. I won't quote him again.
"I see that Rowiebowie agreed with me on safety...."
I and Rowiebowie and virtually everyone else thinks that if all else is equal, safety rules. Steve chose the combination of features, advantages and disadvantages, trade-offs that were best for him just like Rowiebowie, me, and..........
"You? I'm not sure you care?"
Care about safety? See above. If someone wants to take a risk, they should do their Risk Management job - reward vs probabilities, consequences. I've done it many times.
"Just another person bashing Mercedes Benz....."
Huh, Steve stated a fact. The Mercedes' emission control system "did not work out really well".
"Oh I did see your post about how "SLOW" the Sprinter is....
I think that you mentioned it would lose in a "drag race"....."
Yes, in response to this: ""the performance and economy of the diesel is really fantastic" and you left out the fact that sprinters cost more, period.
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I suppose, and about the same old stuff.