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Looking For A New Car


Bingalau
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Hi All. I know we have people on here who love cars, they might be able to help me decide what new car to buy. It must have the following attributes. Diesel powered; Three door model; Cruise control; Automatic gears; Plenty of room inside; Comfortable; Radio C.D. player; I've been looking at the V.W. Up which comes on the market next year, but it doesn't seem to have cruise control. There also seem to be so many variants of it that I am completely bamboozled trying to make sense of all the information. In other words there is too much information.

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OTT_B

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SimpleSimon1

Is there any reason you've posted a link to DMF concerns?!?!

Woolwell

The AA and RAC website content is so non-specific that I'd ignore it, with the following exception:

From the AA Link:

Check the handbook If you buy a car with a DPF fitted it's important to read the relevant section of the vehicle handbook so that you understand exactly what actions to take if the warning light illuminates and how, if at all, your driving style may need to be adjusted to ensure maximum DPF efficiency and life.

i.e. rtfm

More interesting is some of the information from the Honest John link that SimpleSimon1 posted.

"VAG DISESEL PARTICULATE FILTERS

Courtesy of David Bodily Volkswagen Technical Support Specialist".....

...."The Warranty department has confirmed that if there is no fault on the vehicle and DPF regeneration has been unsuccessful due to the customers driving style and the customers failure to comply with the instructions in the handbook, DPF replacement will not be paid for by warranty."

i.e. rtfm

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spuds

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Error with link, try this> http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2011/10/dieselparticulatefilters.html

Would appear that some 'short run' people had possibly wished that they had bought petrol driven vehicles?.

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spuds

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If this url doesn't come out correct, then there is something wrong with the translation procedure on this website?.

You can pick the information that I am trying to provide from the BBC Watchdog website, and one of their recent reports?.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2011/10/dieselparticulatefilters.html

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spuds

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Yes it is this website, it appears to be removing the space dashes between diesel_ particulate_ filters. html, so producing a wrong url link ?.

So just try http://www.bbc.co.uk/watchdog

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SimpleSimon1

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OTT_B

"SimpleSimon1: Is there any reason you've posted a link to DMF concerns?!?!"

Yep, Bingalau was asking about diesel and there are starting to be more reports about DMF issues, in exactly the same way as there are more reports about DPF issues. My understanding is that DMFs are more often fitted to diesels so I figured it was a bit of info which he might wish to be aware of. He can then decide whether its a buying issue for him or not.

"...and DPF regeneration has been unsuccessful due to the customers driving style and the customers failure to comply with the instructions in the handbook, DPF replacement will not be paid for by warranty."

i.e. rtfm

Bit late if they've already bought the car and live in a London mews or similar. Again, I have simply raised the point. Bingalau can now decide whether it's relevant to him or not.

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Woolwell

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OTT_B - I cannot agree that the AA site is so non-specific that it can be ignored.

We are trying to point out that diesels may not be suitable for everyone and the purchaser must decide, being fully aware of the facts, whether it fits with their driving routines.

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SimpleSimon1

DMFs have been fitted to cars for 20 years. Why do you think "there are starting to be more reports about DMF issues"?

"Bit late if they've already bought the car and live in a London mews or similar. Again, I have simply raised the point"

The point you have raised is based on non-specific, unverifiable information (the same applies to supposed DMF issues).

I don't deny that certain specific models from specific manufacturers may have problems in specific area(s). But a website of 'good standing and reputation' saying that a problem exists means precisely nothing without specific data and information to back it up.

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Noldi

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I work in the Automotive industry and all our future cars in development have cruise control, that is the first I have heard of it being banned.

I would be very suprised if a VW Golf did not have this option,

Noldi

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interzone55

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spuds

the software on the site does remove underscores from links, can't see why it does this, maybe it's something on the bug-fix list.

If you have a link with underscores in you can use the Tiny URL service to shorten the link, then just tell other users what the link is for.

Watchdog link

http://tinyurl.com/

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Blackhat

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sunnystaines

Belgium cruise control ban story

ban cruise control

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