Hi Aussie Ed, yes I usually drive about 2.5 miles in the morning and 2.5 miles in the afternoon ( to and from work) so very short drive everyday and occassionally drive 20 miles to and from the shopping centre one a month. I like the orlando for its practicality. You can see that thechnically the petrol version should just suit me fine but i like an automatic for the wife to be able to drive as well. Plus i hear stories that the petrol version is a complete waste of time. Arghhhh!Aussie Ed said:Hi Ianlg8, I have a Captiva diesel and although not the model you are considering I have had no problems with the DPF regeneration. My only comment is that you seems to indicate more 'around town' type driving and this is not conducive to keeping the DPF clean on a diesel. There are a lot of previous posts in the Captiva forum on DPF which you may find useful in your considerations.