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In 2009 I bought a new Renault Laguna 2.0dCi 150 Initiale 50 diesel automatic. Can you tell me whether it has a diesel particulate filter, dual mass flywheel or an exhaust gas recirculation valve fitted...
I have a 2009 Renault Scenic 1.5 dCi Privilege 106 with 36,000 miles on the clock and I wish to replace it with something similar. I have reservations about a straight replacement as I feel the engine...
I have been thinking of changing my Octavia vRS (petrol) due to my high mileage of 25,000 per year, and I am very wary of buying a manual due to DMF failure. I am lucky enough to have some money available...
After selling my BMW 5-Series I'm thinking of returning to a Golf-sized car and was thinking about a 1.6TDI Match Mk6, however I'm wary about buying a diesel. We only did about 8000 miles per year in the...
I own a 2007 5 Series BMW diesel automatic. The car has a full service history, but is high mileage at 85,000. The DPF light came on and the message said that the car was safe to continue driving, however...
My car is a petrol Skoda Octavia vRS, which I purchased new in May last year and I would say is one of the best cars I have owned. However my increased mileage of 25,000 per year is hurting my wallet and...
I currently have a Nissan P12 Primera 2.2 dCi SVE which is nearly 10 years old, with 108,000 miles. I have been very pleased with this car. It is reliable, economical and not too expensive to maintain....
I am driving a 2005 Volkswagen Touran 1.9 TDI that I have owned from new. It has done almost 115,000 miles (about 80 per cent of which was cruising on motorways) and never let me down. It returns a consistent...
I live in the countryside and drive 250 miles a week to the office and back, mostly on B-roads, and also use the car for the usual things, including travelling by motorway to visit friends around the country,...
As a regular reader of your column in ‘Motoring’ in the Telegraph I am concerned about your comments, on a regular basis, about ownership of diesel-powered vehicles. I own a 2009 Mark 6 VW Golf with the...
 

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