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Old 05-13-2019, 01:22 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by pete c View Post
Your wife needs a bicycle. 7 miles is ideal bike commute distance. It is a terrible diesel commute.
She has a bike and occasionally, on perfect days, rides it to work.

Originally Posted by Piotrsko View Post
SHORT commutes lead to EGR system failure, plugged DPF, P0401 Cel.

Don't ask me, look at the issues on the TDI forum.
I'm aware of that. That is why I will be driving the TDI come September.

On the bright side the EGR and DPF are warrantied until 120K miles. Ideally the DPF will plug up about 115K miles and be replaced under the dieselgate warranty.

We should have waited another year to get the TDI but I didn't know if they would still be available. They still are but selection is limited. My dealer only has 11 TDI Sportwagens today and only one with less than 50K miles.
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