Written on: 11/10/2013
One of our dogs legs slipped between the back of the seat backs and the rear platform. When he pulled it out he left a chunk of his skin there. Needless to say, he was not quiet about this and he bled profusely. It is just a drastically poor design. The same could happen to anyone. There's just enough room to get your hand down there and a piece of angle iron on the base of the rear platform will get you. (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2013
Just drove a 2013 Captiva across USA, NY to Seattle. Here's a few impressions: Seating is good, with good visibility. Quite a few things started to show up as time went on that made me crazy. The first is that the 4 cylinder equipped ECO 2.4L is just fine for around town, but do not try to use this for hilly freeway driving. This vehicle needs more than just a 4 cylinder 2.4L motor. It's work to keep this vehicle up to speed in hilly terrain. It's fine if you live in a valley without hills,... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2013 by GaryWoods1957
Hello, my son bought this new car some 9 months ago and at first was very pleased with it. However, about 2 months ago it wouldn't start? Not what you expect from a £30k car with only 9,000 miles on the clock! After c 5 weeks in the Lookers garage who really had no idea what the problem was, they concluded it was a faulty injector? A new "injector" was fitted and he eventually got it back. In the meantime he wrote to the Customer Care Director only to receive NO response at... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2013
Up till now I've been pretty satisfied with my Chevy Captiva. I didn't expect to have any maintenance issues for at least five years but I recently experienced a shut-down due to the alternator going bad. Fortunately my vehicle is still under warranty so the dealership replaced the alternator. But I am very disappointed that this type of problem has surfaced so early in the game @ 48,000km. I've never had such a problem with other older vehicles such as Toyota and Nissan and took a chance... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2012
1st... problems faulty rear parking sensor. 2nd problem faulty back window water jet both fixed under warrenty. Then the crunch 12months out of warrenty, my radio kept turning off, then the indicators went crazy, the tow bar light came on the dash even though we don't have a tow bar and finally the parking sensors onca again stopped working. The dealership advised a water leak on the driver side rear 1/4 window resulting in water ingress on harness and ecu, which is located under this... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2012
I got the car brand new in October 2009. From day one there seemed to be a problem with the clutch. I was told by the service centre (Northcliff) that the smell is just the clutch working itself in. 18000 km later I had to replace the clutch as acording to GM it was due to driver technique that the clutch failed. The machanic mention that there is a certain way you need to drive the clutch. I mean raelly! I have driven for over 25 years and owned a number of vehicle and never had to replace... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2012 by ChevvyDriver
I have had my Captiva for nearly 2 years now, 20000 miles. I bought it new and got side bars and 20" alloys as optional extras. We have been delghted with it. It drives really well and you all sit up high. I have always been concerned about a lack of crumple zone in 7 seat cars but I feel the rear passengers are much safer in the Captiva as they sit higher than the impact area from other cars. A friend has a Volvo V90, bought about the same time - he paid over £10k more than I did. We... (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2011
I have just had my 2 nd engin replaced under guarrantee. thus my 3rd engin since bought.never pulled any heavy trailers.looked after it like a baby.understand from dealerships mechanics that many of the diesels give engin problems. both engins went faulty between 30000 and 40 000 km's. Any one else having this problem.Fanie (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2011
LT 2.0 Manual Diesel 7 seat version - bought brand new in 2008 for £16,500.
Now covered 35,000 miles, including some towing a fairly large caravan. Only mechanical fault has been a parking sensor replaced under warranty.
Great tow car - heavy, stable, with bags of power. Towing 1,600kg with a full compliment of passengers was efforless - self levelling suspension is a boon.
Drwbacks? - it's thirsty, thirsty, thirsty. I'd never really measured the fuel consumption until fairly recently... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2011
I had this car in Malaysia (imported from Thailand). My Captiva was an AWD 2.0 Diesel. It was surprisingly powerful, 150 HP and 320Nm of torque. With 6 adult passengers and plenty of baggages, I could take-off from 120KM/h to 140km/h in an uphill. Very low fuel consumption in highway. I got 8.6L/100Km with 3 adult passengers, air condition and half the way headlamp and projectors on, mostly between 100 to 120 km/h through a 700Km trip. The only mentionable issue was a bit bumpy ride. (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2011
Like an earlier post my car has been in and out of the garage with no end of problems. My big complaint is that from day one my average MPG has been 20 mpg and has never changed in 2 years. I have had checked 3 times now and they there nothing wrong with car. The onboard computer says im getting 25.4 mpg, my average speed is 14 mph both of these figures have never changed since i bought the car.
I have spoke to Chevrolet themselves and they say that 20 mpg is within there guidelines. ... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2010
Worst car I have owned. Picking it up tomorrow after another repair and a £2000 bill thank you very much. DMF failure and a new clutch. I also had problems with ECU, reversing sensors, window wash pump failed, rear seat won't fold down etc. The fuel filter costs £140 to replace as you cannot just change the insert. Try opening it and it breaks!! That's after you have spent an hour getting to it..that's why they don't change it on your service interval!! It's under powered at 2.0L diesel.... (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2010
Like many other members, I bought the Captive LTX after much research for under £20k new.
I must say it has been faultless, good build quality and reliable (12k miles so far). Some may not be aware that this car is the Vauxhall Antara - with extras - at less cost !! Yes they are made in the same factory !
Still to find something I don't like - apart from the lack of a sat nav (now available in the LTZ). But I had a dvd/cd/ sat nav unit fitted to replace the existing radio and this still... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2010
Decided to change my 2005 BMW 5 series M sport which I paid 27K for new - for a BMW X5. X5 priced at £39500 well kitted out. BMW dealer offered £6900 for the 5 series M sport - total insult after the sale pitch when first bought - you'll get at lesast £12k to £14k in 3 yo 4 years. Asked what the depreciation on an X5 was likely to be after 1 year and was told approximately £12K to £15K. Working on this principal and taking into consideration the poor offer on the 5 series I looked around at... (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2010
I have owned my Chevrolet Captiva 2.0 VCDi LTX AUTO for a year now and I can honestly say that it has been a pleasure to own. Having owned and driven everything from a Ford to a BMW and Citroen to a Mercedes I've had my fair share of vehicles to compare it to.
There are far too many so called 'experts' out there who are quick to criticise Chevrolet's Captiva but let me tell you this, the Captiva is a European spin-off of a tried, tested and proven platform from GM in the United States.... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2008
Great over all usable vehicle, but should have a better accessories list for those that want it. No built in sat nav, no auto rain sensing wipes, no dual climate control. (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2008 by familyguy (1 review written)
After looking at a number of SUV and 4X4 Vehicles I found the Captiva. Only as I was looking at the new Vauxhall and I was informed that the Captiva was the same vehicle, but cheaper and had more features.
Money was not really the issue and I had looked at Landrover, Rangerover (2nd Hand) and also the Toyota SUV. The Captiva 2 litre is great on petrol, very surprised to see it used the same as my previous Mondeo as long as it's not thrashed. Interior is great and the LTX is fully loaded with... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2007 by maxine monks
Proud owners of new Chevrolet Captiva diesel. Surprised by power on acceleration for a heavy vehicle. Boot space and compartments are great for regular shoppers and seats fold down completely flat giving extra space for luggage. tail gate window comes down for those long items if your a DIY buff, its certainly gets peoples attention when they see it and I have even been stopped in the street to ask about it. Overall very happy. Reliability untested as only had it a month but so far so... (read more)
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