I got a diesel van when I only do short runs and now the DPF keeps clogging. What petrol van should I replace it with?

I made the mistake of buying a diesel Fiat Doblo van. I only do short runs and the DPF keeps clogging up, even a long run does nothing. What small van would you say is best? I'm looking at Citroen Berlingos but are the diesels as bad as my current van? Should I opt for a 2019 petrol Berlingo?

Asked on 15 April 2020 by Stephen Grihault

Answered by Dan Powell
In short, do not buy another diesel van.

A modern diesel engine needs at least 15-miles per journey to heat up and enable the DPF to perform an active regeneration. Failure to do this will always result in a catalogue of expensive mechanical problems. For our top 10 petrol vans, see: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-top-10s/top-10-petrol-va...s
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