PROS AND CONS OF BUYING NEW OR USED
If you're in the market for a campervan, you may be wondering whether to purchase a custom-built Sprinter van or build one yourself. Both options have their own set of pros and cons, and it ultimately comes down to your personal preferences and situation.
Pros of Purchasing a Custom-Built Sprinter Van:
- Convenience: Purchasing a custom-built van means that the hard work has already been done for you. The van will be fully equipped and ready to hit the road as soon as you take possession.
- Quality: Custom builders typically have a lot of experience and use high-quality materials. This means that the finished product will be of a higher standard than a DIY build.
- Warranty: Most custom builders offer a warranty on their work, giving you peace of mind in case anything goes wrong.
- Resale value: A custom-built van will likely hold its value better than a DIY build, making it a better investment.
- Financing options: Many custom builders now offer financing options, including 15 to 20+ year loans, making it more accessible for people to afford a custom-built van.
- Mercedes-Benz Expertupfitter Certification: Custom builders that have earned the Mercedes-Benz Expertupfitter certification have undergone rigorous testing and training to ensure that they meet the highest standards in safety, quality, and workmanship.
Cons of Purchasing a Custom-Built Sprinter Van:
- Cost: Custom-built vans can be quite expensive, especially when compared to a DIY build.
- Limited choices: You may not have as much control over the design and layout of the van.
Pros of Building a Sprinter Van Yourself:
- Cost: Building a van yourself will likely be cheaper than purchasing a custom-built van.
- Personalization: When building a van yourself, you have complete control over the design and layout of the van, allowing you to create a space that is perfect for you.
- Sense of accomplishment: Building a van yourself can be a rewarding experience, and you'll have a sense of pride knowing that you built it with your own two hands.
Cons of Building a Sprinter Van Yourself:
- Time: Building a van yourself will take a lot of time and effort. It can be a challenging and time-consuming process.
- Skills: Building a van yourself will require a certain level of skill and knowledge. You'll need to be familiar with carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and have the tools to complete the job.
- No warranty: If something goes wrong with a DIY build, you'll be responsible for fixing it yourself and won't have the protection of a warranty.
Ultimately, whether to purchase a custom-built Sprinter van or build one yourself will depend on your budget, skills, and preferences. If you want a high-quality van that's ready to hit the road, a custom-built van by a Mercedes-Benz Expertupfitter certified builder such as Vanspeed may be the better option. With the financing options now available, you can now have the convenience of a custom-built van without breaking the bank. But if you're looking to save money and have complete control over the design and layout of your van, building one yourself may be the way to go.