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    • martin wilson
    • By martin wilson 5th Mar 18, 12:06 PM
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    DPF Hell Van On Finance
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    • 5th Mar 18, 12:06 PM
    DPF Hell Van On Finance 5th Mar 18 at 12:06 PM
    Hi All new to forum and DPF filters, I have a van on finance I bought in April 17 it has been back to the garage around 8 times for a DPF regen which they have now said they will no longer do. My finance company arranged for the RAC to look over the vehicle and they confirmed the DPF filter was becoming blocked due to lack of mileage or motorway travel. I use my van for building work and admittedly only travel in short distances, my finance company say they wont do anything because the vehicle isn't faulty and Evans Halshaw are refusing to do anything which leaves me with only 2 options I can take the van for a run down the motorway every few days or pay for regen every few weeks. Has anybody else had the same problem with a vehicle on finance that is used for work? My finance company has also suggested asking Evans Halshaw for a part exchange but I cant find any petrol vans suitable and im also worried as to what price they will offer for my van.
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    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 7th Mar 18, 6:34 PM
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    If we filter Autotrader's vans on fuel, there are a grand total of 77 petrol vans, 71 electric, 2 hybrids (both 4x4s, not vans), 7 bifuel petrol/LPG (mostly <£1k sheds) - and just shy of 20,000 diesel vans.
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    I did not search for long, here is one.

    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 7th Mar 18, 7:15 PM
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    A two year lease on a new van - and it'll only cost seventeen and a half grand plus vat for the two years... with no van outside on day 731...

    Great sub for owning a £6k van. Go you.
    • almillar
    • By almillar 8th Mar 18, 12:59 PM
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    Batteries are pennies and I know from having an underused car that they still don't fail in months. Cat - how many people post on here bemoaning premature cat failure compared with DPF issues?
    Agree with all of that - but we're talking about a 2014(?) van.
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