Originally Posted by LandEagle
You have to look to sell them around 70k miles to another diesel enthusiast. Like every small diesel engine produced 2000 upwards. Maybe even sooner you will be bugged by the DPF Filter functions and their regenerations processes.
For short distance daily drivers the worstes choice you can get. (15miles)
Iam not a diesel owner or hater. Just reading my forum and all the guys experiences. Its not about the 3.0 engine. Its about the diesel reality of today.
No flames. Just to keep you posted.
I see your from europe and I have a question, not debating, but just a general question.
We currently own a VW 2.0 TDI and use it primarily as a daily driver, all city, probably only sees 15 miles/day weekdays roundtrip.
That being said, the DPF has only gone into the cleaning cycle maybe 3-4 times in the course of a year. The car only sees a longer highway run maybe once or twice a month at best.
Now, seeing that Europe is much more compact that the US, as are the cities, and city traffic is similar or worse (I have driven in Brussels, what a nightmare), one would think that cars in europe in general are subjected to shorter trips. However, I've seen VW diesels on uk ebay with 160k plus miles on them, so what is the basis for the sell at 70k statement?