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I am new to the site, I am due to collect my Antara SE Nav Auto in a few weeks, as a mobility vehicle. Having read many reports on the DPF, I am having doupts about this vehicle as a good choice even though the general spec's of the car are good. Any advice on this.
 

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Welcome davidb. There is a DPF thread on here, have a look. The DPF 'problem' isn't ideal but I wouldn't let it worry you too much. The Antara is a great car and you will love it, trust me.
 

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Welcome Davidb, I also have Antara SE Nav on Motability.Have had it about 6 weeks now and its a great car, if you give it a good run once a week then you should not have any problems, mine has done 3 regens in about 2,000 miles and all I do is as soon as the idle mpg shows 0.9mpg I stick it in manual mode and keep it in 4th gear and revs about 3,000 and within 10 mins its done its regen then I just put it back into manual mode.
 

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davidb said:
I am new to the site, I am due to collect my Antara SE Nav Auto in a few weeks, as a mobility vehicle. Having read many reports on the DPF, I am having doupts about this vehicle as a good choice even though the general spec's of the car are good. Any advice on this.

Hi David and welcome to the club



I collected my Antara Exclusiv on 01/03/13 and I am perhaps one of the fiercest critics of the way that the car does or in my case does not do a DPF Regeneration when I expect it to do so despite getting all the tell tale signs that one is imminent.


My previous car was a Ford Kuga which was also a diesel but the DPF regeneration was not an issue, indeed I would argue that the car ever did one, however the nature of the beast suggests that it must have completed many cycles over the three years that I owned it.


I know that because the DPF regeneration was never an issue with the Ford, I was and still am, expecting the cycle not to be an issue with the Antara but that is not the case and for me it is a case of not comparing the cars in this regard, a comparison that I will openly admit is very difficult.


The DPF issue and the somewhat poor mpg apart, the Antara is a great vehicle to drive with a commanding driving position providing a "king of the road" position. I have the manual version but I have found the gear changing to be effortless and there is plenty of grunt when required.


Despite my reservations about the DPF issue, I would still recommend the Antara to anyone who asks my opinion, so in my humble opinion, that says enough about the car.


As other owners and members on the forum have mentioned to me, enjoy the car for what it is and try not to worry about the DPF process as it will eventually take care of itself. Thankfully there are many learned people on the forum who are only too willing to pass on advice should you have any issues whatsoever.


//John
 

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Thanks for the welcome Grumps,Tthouigh the car sounds really good I am still worried about the DPF hasstle and consequences to the engine. The salesman did mention that one of his customers had to get a garage regenaration carried out and that was expensive as it was not covered under warranty, also the reviews about inter service oil changes is a bit concerting.
 

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Hi David

I'm sure you will be fine as long as you do trips long enough to get the engine warmed up you should be okay. Any diesel is the same.

Btw I just spotted your a Fifer. Another Scottish member.
 

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Welcome, David I to am waiting on my Antara SENAV (184) auto, which docked today at Portbury at 19:19 hrs, I am not
Going to let this DPF thing worry me I will just put it in manual and let the revs reach 3000 for 15 / 20 min
I think as long as you do motorway driving like I do then you will be fine drive it like a car should be driven and enjoy.
If it is, motability should it not be covered for any problems as it is a lease. And if so stop worrying and enjoy
 

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Hi Grumps, I live in Fife but am not from here, Aberdeen originaly, I just decided to buy a cottage when I got posted up here as this was to be my last posting.
Hi wilma08, Thanks for the update on the ship docking I have been trying to get that info from the dealer, as I was supposed to collect it on 12th Apr. I am looking forward to9 collecting it and as far as motobility goes, yes it is a lease but if there are to many probs they will cancel the lease, hopefully not as she seem a stunning wagon, not like my army landrover, which my driver always maoned about lol
 

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Hi Grumps, I live in Fife but am not from here, Aberdeen originaly, I just decided to buy a cottage when I got posted up here as this was to be my last posting.
Hi wilma08, Thanks for the update on the ship docking I have been trying to get that info from the dealer, as I was supposed to collect it on 12th Apr. I am looking forward to9 collecting it and as far as motobility goes, yes it is a lease but if there are to many probs they will cancel the lease, hopefully not as she seem a stunning wagon, not like my army landrover, which my driver always maoned about lol

Hi David and welcome to the forum - it's a great place for almost immediate information about most little problems /Idiosyncrasiesthat the Antara seems to come with.


You mention "your last posting" I take it from that you are ex forces? What where you in?
 
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