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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?
I have a 2015 Vauxhall Insignia. I’ve only had the car just over a year, but a couple of weeks ago it broke down with white smoke belting out the back of the exhaust. The car is now at Arnold Clark. I...
I have a great Mitsubishi L200 pickup, which is pre-DPF. I'm now looking to change it, but I only do 5000 - 6000 miles per year, which are mostly short journeys so I don't want a diesel with a DPF. Is...
I read in a recent 4x4 review that the engine oil is quickly contaminated by the DPF. Is this the case on all diesel engines with a DPF, and can it affect the life of the engine?
What should I look out for when buying a 2006 Volkswagen T5 Caravelle?
I have a Peugeot 2008 1.6-litre BlueHDI. I'm aware that travelling very short journeys is not good for diesel cars. However, occasionally it is unavoidable to undertake such journeys. Is it beneficial...
 

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