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Deiselgate: VW offers warranty for US Emissions fixes while UK made to suffer three figure repair bills

The utter sham that this the UK emissions fix is about to be taken to a whole new level. Official Volkswagen documentation has revealed that VW are offering US customers comprehensive warranties and free component replacements for those choosing to have

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Diesel cars banned from Olso city centre to combat air pollution

In yet another blow for diesel cars, Norwegain officals have banned the use of diesel cars in the capitol Oslo due to worsening air pollution levels. The ban will be effective from 6am till 10pm staring today and will be in

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Diesel Tuning: Skoda Octavia VRS 184 TDi (DSG) DTUK Box review and 0-40 & 0-100MPH video

Most of you know that I’m a sucker for a fast estate. The S4 Avant and C63 Estate are still on my bucket list of cars to own before I pop my clogs, I better get saving! After my C220

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Volvo diesel 1.6 2.0 DPF Filters FAQ Regeneration

As is often the case, our vehicle specific diesel particulate filter FAQs for help are published after a heart felt plea for information and a shoulder to cry on.  This time it’s a close friend who has been gifted a

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Is it the beginning of the end for diesel? Renault mulls a halt to diesel engines in their EU lineup

The quirky French car maker Renault may stop offering diesel cars in most of it’s European line up. Although it’s not been officially announced the move has been attributed to the cost of ensuring the archaic diesel engine continues to

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Skoda Octavia ii 2004 – 2013 Inc VRS Diesel Particulate Filter DPF – Owner’s Manual – Regeneration FAQ

As many of you know, I’m the proud owner of a 2015 diesel VRS estate. Lucky for me Skoda and the VAG group in general have ironed out many of the DPF issues that plagued earlier cars. My article regarding

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VW Emissions Scandal: Will it cost you more fuel?

**Update! 13/10/2015** We got the chance to give our thoughts on the matter to The Telegraph. You can check out their coverage of the VW scandal here How the mighty have fallen! VW’s attempt to fool emissions tests has left

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