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Old 30 September 2015, 16:53   #11
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Gasoline car be cheaper in maintenance.
Any - but personally I like HONDA/Toyota.

I will consider diesel only for regular long trips.

I'm not an expert but have friends in charge of company cars.
I get that a lot from the garages that I'm visiting. Diesels are fine for local driving if you know how to drive them. My only concern is the DPF which can get clogged if it doesn't go though it's regen cycle. I just have to instruct the wife to keep her eye out for warning lights.
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I get that a lot from the garages that I'm visiting. Diesels are fine for local driving if you know how to drive them. My only concern is the DPF which can get clogged if it doesn't go though it's regen cycle. I just have to instruct the wife to keep her eye out for warning lights.

I've had a few customers that have had the small diesels like polo etc and they have gone back to petrol versions cos of problems with dpf and egr having to take it for a blast down motorway every week seems to defeat the object
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I've had a few customers that have had the small diesels like polo etc and they have gone back to petrol versions cos of problems with dpf and egr having to take it for a blast down motorway every week seems to defeat the object
Personally I wouldn't buy a diesel runabout. My previous Dispatch van with 50k miles,is on its 4th EGR valve. It's the 2l HDI engine. The writing is on the wall for diesels.
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