Should I replace my Kia Cee'd with a Kia Sportage?

On your advice, I purchased a 2007 Kia Cee'd 1.4 S in 2008 which has been brilliant, I've only had to replace the battery. Being retired, I only do about 8000 miles a year so I'm considering replacing it with a new 1.7 Kia Sportage. What is your opinion and is it a chain cam engine?

Asked on 30 January 2017 by Colin Davies

Answered by Honest John
The Sportage 1.7 CRDi is very pleasant to drive because it develops maximum torque at low revs, but it's still a diesel, so repeated short runs from cold stats will lead to problems with the DPF. Yes, chain cam engine.
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