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I'm a bit of a novice and don't know much about DPFs and diesel engines (or...well... cars in general). Normal small family car use, so mostly shop trips, longer 20min+ drives at weekends and a few longer...
I currently have a BMW 1 Series diesel that has a DPF fitted. I drive two daily trips of 15 miles with quite a bit of traffic. Over six years of ownership, I have not currently had any DPF issues but am...
Is there any reason not to have the DPF on my car removed? I do a lot of short journeys. The garage would charge £600 + VAT.
I’m considering changing our 2009 Ford Focus 1.8, which is still running well with 70,000 miles on the clock. It’s used as the second family car mainly for local journeys of 15 to 20 miles but we also...
I bought a 2010 Honda CR-V last year. This was my first purchase after many years of loaning a car. However, I’m a single mum and only do short school runs and a 20 minute country lane drives to work....
We currently have a nine-year-old Range Rover, which we use to tow our caravan. We are selling both, but we would like to replace the car with something that is more eco-friendly and economical to run....
What vehicle would you recommend for short city journeys?
I have a 2015 Volkswagen Transporter T5. The DPF warning light has come on four times since last December. I do a lot of short journeys, but try to do a long journey once a week. Three weeks ago I travelled...
I'm a delivery drive. Could you recommend a medium-size van with an automatic gearbox, please?
Our 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee is tired and we fancy a Mercedes-Benz ML-Class 3.0. We're wary of diesels because we only do trips of about 10 miles. Should we be wary? If so, what's a good petrol alternative?
 

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