Will the DPF on our new Qashqai develop problems following 20 minute trips?

Despite planning to buy a new petrol car because of our average annual mileage of 8500, we have chosen the Nissan Qashqai 360 1.6 dCi 130PS + with 'stop-start' system. The most regular journey will be 20 minutes twice a week to the golf club. We are now getting worried because it has a DPF. Please could you tell us any 'do's' and 'don't-do's', to avoid any potential problems, or have the problems with DPFs been alleviated now?

Asked on 19 October 2013 by BC, Newton Abbot

Answered by Honest John
That should be okay because it is a new type of engine in which the exhaust manifold is incorporated into the cylinder head and the turbo and DPF bolted straight onto the engine, so everything heats up very quickly. Just avoid repeatedly starting it up to drive less than a mile.
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