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We have a BMW X3 diesel, which we have had for five years. It's a 2012 model with 65,000 miles on the clock. Understandably, we have only done 3000 miles this year, mostly short trips and are quite obviously...
Should I buy a diesel SUV? I drive about 7,000 - 8,000 miles a year, much of it short journeys in town.
Can the Toyota Proace diesel van be used for short journeys? I believe it has a DPF.
I drive 25,000 business miles per year and do not think battery-electric would be suitable for my next vehicle. I recently saw an advert for the advanced technology on an Audi diesel and it frightened...
We have the opportunity to buy Vauxhall Insignia with a diesel engine. It has 41,000 miles and it's selling for £4150, but we're worried about the DPF. Your opinion would be appreciated. Many thanks.
Is 58,000 miles on a 2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel excessive? Should I leave it well alone?
I've owned a diesel 2013 Volvo V40 for nearly two years and it has now covered 28,000 miles (short journeys since I have owned it). Recently the message 'soot filter blocked' came up. My local garage has...
Just over a year ago, I wrote to you to flag a DPF issue with my 30k mileage 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport. After a massive fight, Land Rover replaced the entire DPF system for free (even though out...
I own a diesel 2015 BMW 5 Series estate with 51,000 miles - which I love. However, since retiring, my mileage is very low. A pre-owned 5 Series PHEV is frankly too expensive for me now. What would you...
With low annual milage, should I buy a diesel car?
 

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