VW Passat Alltrack £32,215/£34,795
At 12,000 miles, the Passat AdBlue refill warning sign came up on my dash. If, like me, you are a novice to AdBlue, let me explain what it is. AdBlue is, in very basic terms, demineralised water and urea squirted into the exhaust to get rid of all the nasty fumes. Your car monitors its AdBlue level and gives you warning signs that you have “X” amount of miles left until it runs out and your car won’t start.
I needed to fll the VW with about 10 litres. I bought a 10-litre tub of AdBlue (£12.99) to refill it. And it made me wonder if lugging that increased weight around is actually worth it for the decrease in fuel burning. I’ll have to ask.
Once you’ve filled up, just turn the ignition on for 30 secs so the car can register the level and of you go for another 10,000 miles, knowing you aren’t destroying the world. Happy days.