Can I remove a DPF from a new car?

I am looking for a new car, preferably a larger SUV style vehicle (I don't like the smaller versions) but I am worried about DPF filters as I work for myself and only travel two miles to work (five miles a day on average - max. 2000 miles a year). I do carry a lot of things from work though so need a lot of space.

The Chevrolet Captiva seems good value and I also like the Volvo XC60 - should I be worried about the DPF filter? I considered getting it removed but have been told this will be an MoT failure. Can you help?

Asked on 21 May 2014 by scottwhittaker

Answered by Honest John
Illegal to remove a DPF. Your type of use could lead to it clogging with soot, then later with ash. You can get a Ford Tourneo Connect with a 1.0 litre petrol EcoBoost 100 engine and that works quite well.
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