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Excellent Family Car
CHEVROLET CAPTIVA 2.0 VCDi LTZ 5dr Auto [7 Seats] (Review date: 9th November '12)
I have been using my Captiva as both a family car (there are 6 of us and a big dog) and as a company car. It is the most comfortable car I have had in many years. I do both local runs and long distance drives and the all-electric driver's seat, satnav and cruise control are top. in winter, the heated front seats are a real blessing on those cold mornings!
The load space on this car is vast. I have transported many things in this, including flatpack wardrobes and lots family members. The back two seats fold down to give a big boot for normal use, and even when all 7 are in use there is still some storage space behind the tailgate.
The car drives well in all weather conditions, and with the 'winter' mode on the auto gearbox it has meant that I have never had any problems, even in really bad snow.
Fuel economy has been mentioned as a negative by some reviewers, but it is all down to how you drive. On long motorway runs, I have got the fuel consumption well above 40mpg which is far better than Chevrolet promotes and beats many of its rivals.
What a bargain! Badge snobs take heed!
CHEVROLET CAPTIVA 2.0 VCDi LTX 5dr [7 Seats] (Review date: 19th June '12)
I bought my captiva as the second owner with 16K on the clock at just over 2 years old. The car had been leased previously and had a full service history. I Paid £12,500, which must be the bargain of the century in my book.
I've owned the car for nearly 2 years now, having done 31K in it myself. It has never let me down. I've had a few minotr electrical niggles, but other than that and a couple of isses delt with under he original warranty, my experience with the car has been really good. I love the way it drives, it has real road presence and is huge inside. I have used it to bring wardrobes home from a well known Swedish shop that wouldn't fit in a delivery van, as the passenger seat folds flat to give over 2.5 metres of flat load space. The 7 seats are great too- the kids love the rearmost ones, but adults can use them too for short distances.
The only negative is the fuel consumption, which is nowhere near the manufacturer's figures at 31-33mpg for a manual diesel not driven hard. The autos are much worse in this respect, returning about 26-28mpg. Beware of rust around the tailgate handle too- Chevy know of this issue and will repair it under warranty, but it's not unknown for it to happen even after it's been repaired. The particulate filter causes issues if you only do short journeys- if that's you, I wouldn't buy one- there's loads of info on this on the owner's club website. It could also do with a 6th gear, to help the economy, but other than those issues, if you need a big, 4X4 with room for 7, there really is no alternative at it's price point.
Love my Captiva...
CHEVROLET CAPTIVA 2.0 VCDi LT 5dr (Review date: 13th May '12)
I bought a Captiva after having a Saab 9-3 cabrio due to having a baby and despite the drastic change from sports to 4x4 I love it. I think it is the best value car to buy that I have ever had.
We have had it nearly a year and we have had a couple of niggles... the clutch went (£350 for a new one - part only not inc labour) and the flywheel went. The latter being a warranty repair. I would say if buying second hand buy from a dealer and get a warranty for peace of mind. Despite these issues I still love it, it is stylish, practical, no- nonsense and comfortable. I really trust it in all weathers and driving conditions.
It is a little heavy on fuel and the insurance cost was suprisingly high for a group 12 but compared to other 4x4s I think it really is an excellent value car and I am already plotting the purchase of the new 2012 model.
It has the turning circle of a bus unfortunately, so if you need to negotiate tight corners I would test drive it well first. Many of my friends and family have been really impressed with it considering its purchase price and you don't see many of them around so they are quite unusual.
All in all I would really recommend it but I have to say I am pleased that mine has been covered by a warranty and I would never purchase one without a warranty as the components are not renowned for their reliability but then look at how little you pay for the car in the first place!
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CHEVROLET CAPTIVA 2.0 VCDi LTZ 5dr Auto [7 Seats] (Review date: 16th January '12)
THE CHEVROLET CAPTIVA LTZ IS LOADED WITH A LOT OF EQUIPMENT THAT MAKES DRIVING IT EASY , THE REVERSING CAMERA AND SENSORS ARE VERY HELPFUL WHEN PARKING, PREVIOUS TO THE CAPTIVA I HAD A KIA SORENTO AND ITS 2.5LTR ENGINE WAS QUIETER AND GIVES BETTER MILES TO THE GALLON THAN THE 2LTR CHEVROLET. THE MAIN REASON I HAVE A 4X4 IS TO TRANSPORT MY DOGS AND THE BOOT SPACE IS GREAT WITH THE 3RD ROW OF SEATS DOWN. IT'S A PITY IT DOES NOT COME WITH A SUNROOF OR BLUETOOTH.
CHEVROLET CAPTIVA 2.0 VCDi LTX 5dr [7 Seats] (Review date: 3rd January '12)
where can i start parking sensors went. front pins on the drivers side broke so front wing came away front the front light .then the ultra sonics on the alarm went 500 pound bill third one on this vehicle since new last one fitted 8 months before this one still not fixed been back to a main dealer about 9 times handrake needed fixing had to leave in gear when parking as rolled foward. centre bearing went on drivers shaft went cruise control also went just had enough of this vehicle if i was going to get all the jobs done would have to pay 1500 pounds phoned up cheverolet uk they didint want to know said it was out of warranty i said the car was just over three years old had all the services done by a main dealer they wiped there hands of this vehicle this car was not fit for purpose it had only done 70000 miles stay clear you are buying a lot of trouble if things start going wrong. a lot of the jobs can only be done at a main dealer in the end i traded in for another vehicle.
CHEVROLET CAPTIVA 2.0 VCDi LTX 5dr [7 Seats] (Review date: 20th September '11)
Low Cost Family Car
CHEVROLET CAPTIVA 2.0 VCDi LT 5dr [7 Seats] (Review date: 9th August '11)
Never wanted to initially purchase the car, my wife fell in love with it. Thought as it was such a prominent american car brand it would be a general disappointment as a car. Couldn't have been more wrong... Since we bought the car have been nothing but impressed, its spacious, economical, fantastic handling especially during the winter. The car has very good lighting and there is clear vision through all the windows from the drivers seat. The vehicle is a quite yet comfortable drive. The MPG jumps to around 50mpg plus on the motorway if you keep it below 75mph.
Pleasurable, reliable, ride
CHEVROLET CAPTIVA 2.0 VCDi LT 5dr Auto [7 Seats] (Review date: 17th July '11)
This care is very practical for a family with children and when accommodating trips with groups of friends. Its reliably and I have never required any roadside assistance or starter assistant. The running cost is within reasonale range in comparison to other 7 seaters. For a new driver without no claims bonus insurance may be high due to the insurance group.
The drive is smooth on the road, a pleasure to drive, fast on the road and easy to handle.
Best ever Value Family car
CHEVROLET CAPTIVA 2.0 VCDi LT 5dr Auto [7 Seats] (Review date: 30th March '11)
I have had Shoguns, Shogun Sport, Discovery, Galaxy and even a Fiat Multipla and this Captiva is the best out of the lot for many reasons.
1. Practicle space for family of 5 + schoolfriends
2. Easy fold down systm with NO eavy seats to carry and store
3.Very Practicle roof Rack, not one of those hidden away things
4.Auto, so easy to drive and comparitively economical
5 Great driving postion adjustment(Ihave bad back)
6.Fantastic in snow
7.Technology moves from 2 to 4 drive automatically(V. Clever)
8. Plenty of power points for DVD's Phone chargers etc
Fuel economy less tham family petrol but this carfeels very secure for me and the children. Visibility is great and it drives like our old Galaxy so it feels comfortable and not so bulky. If you want high acceleration etc then get something smaller but it is not slow in saying that
Hope this is of help
Simply so good ordered another one