What are the consequences of doing low mileage in a diesel car?

I'd like to buy a diesel BMW X3 2.0 but most of my journeys are short. What would be the negative effects on the car from my driving pattern? Are there any small changes to my driving, like doing a 50-mile trip each weekend, that would make this work for me?

Asked on 21 July 2017 by Joe soap

Answered by Honest John
This will fill the DPF up with soot that will not get a chance to passively or actively regenerate until you take it on your 50 mile runs, but if there is no other reason for these 50 mile runs apart from regenerating your DPF then really you should be looking at a petrol engine.
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