Diesel cars with DPF are NOT good town cars
My normal daily commute is 15 miles each way, of which 10 miles is dual carriageway.
So why is it that for the third time in 12 months I have had to spend 20 minutes driving back & forward past my school on the dual carriageway because the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) warning light came on? According to the dealer it is 'working as designed'.......
Foolishly I bought a diesel engined car for economy, only to find the latest ones with DPF don't like short trips or an economical driving style because the exhaust temperature doesn't get hot enough to regenerate the DPF when it gets clogged up with particles of soot..... the solution is to drive like an idiot until the light goes out.... if you don't & it goes into limp home mode you face a visit to the dealer who will regenerate the filter for you & charge £200+
No more diesels for me :(