I'm considering buying a 2.0 TDCI Ford Focus II. I love these cars (especially the titaniums) But from researching them, I'm worried about the DPF as i've read these can go wrong quite a lot. After having to sell my astra this week as a non-runner after the timing chain going, i'm a bit paranoid about major faults occuring and really want to make sure I avoid anything!
I've read that the DPFs should be replaced every 75k miles. Because of my budget, the Focuses i'm looking at have about 70k-90k miles on the clock. So whatever I buy, i'm going to look into replacing it anyway. How much am i looking at (parts & labour) to replace the DPF?
Also, do all 2.0 TDCIs have a DPF? And if not, how do I know if one has one or not? Is the DPF visible under the bonnet? I know all cars have their faults and problems, I'm just trying to research what to look out for!
Any help would be appreciated!