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vexorg said:
I decided to go for a new antara at the weekend, well, more of a wife decision as she now likes the higher driving position.

A quick browse of the forum is a bit concerning with dpf and mpg problems. We're going from a kia sedona auto to a antara 2.2 4x4 manual with the hope of better mpg. The sedona gets around 22-24 for mixed driving, ultra careful motor driving got around low 30's. I was hoping for an extra 10mpg on average saving around £80-£100 a month on fuel.


Also gone for the exclusiv 4x4 as there doesn't seem too much extra in the way of toys for the extra cost. The sat nav position looks useless, didn't see the point of it down below the gearstick.


Glad it'll have the 100k mile warranty after reading some of the stories. It'll be the first ever 'new' new car we've had, normally go for 1-2 year old cars.

You will get the extra 10mpg I'm sure. Ours is a 4x4 SE Nav manual & does 36/37/38 knocking about A/B roads & low 40's on a run.


In my experience, it's more economical to get the Antara up to speed quick then roll with the momentum rather than trying to get there gradually under a light foot.
 

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vexorg said:
I decided to go for a new antara at the weekend, well, more of a wife decision as she now likes the higher driving position.

A quick browse of the forum is a bit concerning with dpf and mpg problems. We're going from a kia sedona auto to a antara 2.2 4x4 manual with the hope of better mpg. The sedona gets around 22-24 for mixed driving, ultra careful motor driving got around low 30's. I was hoping for an extra 10mpg on average saving around £80-£100 a month on fuel.


Also gone for the exclusiv 4x4 as there doesn't seem too much extra in the way of toys for the extra cost. The sat nav position looks useless, didn't see the point of it down below the gearstick.


Glad it'll have the 100k mile warranty after reading some of the stories. It'll be the first ever 'new' new car we've had, normally go for 1-2 year old cars.

Don't worry about the posts on here, as with all forums people generally only post when they have an issue. The vast silent majority either don't go on a forum or don't post unless they have an issue.


FYI, I have a 5 year old Antara and fully happy with it. It runs perfectly at 72.000 miles. As per another post, I wouldn't worry about the DPF cleaning, it only costs you pennies in the extra fuel required, so it isn't a big issue in my opinion. Just sit back and enjoy your new car.


Andy
 
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