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Hello eveyone,

Delighted to have joined and I would really value your help and knowledge please?

My good lady is keen on the 2016 -2018 Ingenium 2.0 diesel 5 door car 2WD. She does not do many miles maybe 8k -10K a year. I've started to look for one....

I am quite car savvy and know in most cases what to look for having looked at a few cars to get a feel of them the only think I have noticed is rear discs and pads have been worn which at the purchase mileage I am looking for 20 -30k miles is standard wear and tear. I am no expert on Evoque's mind.

Are there however concerns about particlate filters - oil / water mix which seem to crop up in conversations?

How much are these filters to fix and are the problems above commonplace?

Any buying tips appreciated?

I aways service my cars at least annually with the bare minmium an oil and filter change. Locally to me in Derby is Alan Smith Garage who has been servicing Land Rovers for donkeys years I believe anyone heard of them?

I intend to keep the car 10 years and maybe tow a caravan with it, again is it a good car to tow with 2WD only?

Thank you very much for reading and I really value your feedback, good/ bad / indifferent all welcome.

Best regards
Paul
 

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Hi and welcome. If her mileage is mainly short journeys the car will need a Good half hour run on dual carriageways or motorway every few weeks or you will have DPF issues. Oil dilution is a problem caused by failed regens while doing short journeys and it's the diesel fuel getting into the sump by getting down the bores past the piston rings. If she only does 6-8k miles per year and you do annual oil changes that should be ok. DPF 's on all cars are very expensive so you don't want to be changing them. There are specialist companies who offer to clean them out.

I don't have any experience of the 2WD model but I think it's only 150 bhp so might not be as capable at towing as the higher powered models.
 

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Hi, The two wheel drive has a lower maximum towing capacity of 1500kg as opposed to 1800kg for four wheel drive.
The torque is however exactly the same at 430nm despite the lower overall power and both get trailer stability control.
Brakes are a bit smaller.
It is personal choice but if you pick an auto it will come with 4wd and the higher powered engine as standard plus the nine speed box which has the extra low gear ideal for towing.
Happy hunting.
 

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4 wheel drive all the way-if you can-much better and versatile, oh and what XZ4 say's.-good luck.
 
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