Focus with or without DPF?

Can any of you experts tell me the pros and cons of the DPF (diesel particulate filter) please?, other than the one with DPF is more expensive of course!

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biggirlsblouse schreef:

environment, new laws coming up in Europe, etc... TC
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DPF will bite you in the wallet when you buy it AND when you give its 75k service when the filter needs an expensive re-charge and environmental disposal of the old chemicals.
The fule consumption will be poorer increasing the CO2 output per mile. This is a bit of a joke if the filter is there on environmental grounds and yet it leads to greater CO2 emissions and contains noxious chemicals. Check if this will put the car in a higher taxation class.
In summary - avoid Euro 4 like the plague!
Bob
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The DPF replacement is at circa 54/72k (most PSA cars) and circa 75k (most fords) and is *very expensive. For that reason i wouldnt entertain a Euro IV car until the units come down in price.
Tim..
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Tim.. wrote:

VAG have problems particularly (pun intended) with their vans. If not given a regular thrash, the filter blocks. Sensors detect this and give a "traffic light" warning which obviously gets ignored!
ATM, once the red stage is reached, filter replacement is required to get it running again. There are lots of arguments going on as to who pays for this!
Chris
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Thanks all for the advice.... treat dpf like the plague then!.... but dont u think that dpf will become compulsory in the uk.... and euro4 doesnt mean the same thing as dpf does it ?

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