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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11th January 2018, 18:32 Thread Starter
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Hello, my name is tony, and am a bit unsure, signing for a antara tomorrow and now am hearing about DPF. I only do about 2000 miles a year, am I wasting my time buying this car.PLEASE HELP. Thankyou.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11th January 2018, 19:49
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Hi Mills
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Depending on miles traveled each journey you may be ok you need to do a bit of reading on DPF and regeneration cycles have a read of these links may be of help

http://www.vauxhallownersnetwork.co....filter.318816/

https://www.theaa.com/driving-advice/fuels-environment/diesel-particulate-filters

If you are only going to be driving short journeys you may be better off with a petrol engine or even a electric motor
But good luck in your choice of motor


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11th January 2018, 19:52
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I would be more concerned about the transfer box if you are getting a 4wd then the dpf.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11th January 2018, 20:05 Thread Starter
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Thankyou for your honesty.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11th January 2018, 20:17
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Is that correct 2000 miles a year ?
Get a petrol car or a old diesel without a DPF . It should be able to go 500 mile between regens (clean the filter ) then you need to drive up to 20 miles when it wants to not you . Because of the low miles it won't go 500 more like 200 and if you park it up for a few weeks it could start to clean again as the soot will harden when not uses . We have just gone back to petrol after two diesels with DPFs . If you need it for towing like use then the towing will be good for it and help get the engine hot and make it work hard but if not go for something like a ford small turbo petrol engine or Nissan .
I hope it works out for you what ever you go for
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11th January 2018, 21:49
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I went through the same dilemma several months ago, my journeys are shortish and no motorways involved so I did go for the 2.4 petrol and to be honest I am well pleased with it. Its manual, 2wd and no DPF! I get around 30 mpg normal driving and 40 on a recent motorway trip. So for me a good decision and so far totally reliable..... Probably not what you want to hear if you're about to sign up for a diesel!

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Bear in mind that no car with a water-cooled internal combustion engine can tolerate regular short hops, whereby the engine and exhaust do not reach operating temperature for any length of time. They will all fail prematurely. 'Big' diesels - with emissions controls - are particularly vulnerable. If you want to do just the school/supermarket runs then buy electric, or lease a vehicle and let the second owner cop the consequences. Caveat Emptor!

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