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Quick Questions: 2011 Holden Captiva... wanting to buy tomorrow... any advice?

EYY

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People bag them but I suspect not many of them have actually ever owned one. My neighbour has the turbo diesel and it is very nice to drive, gets great economy and will tow very large loads, (a tractor on a heavy duty car trailer) with out batting an eyelid although the fuel consumption did go up a fair bit with that behind it. As to the ix35, having driven both I would buy the Captiva myself if I was in the market, better acceleration and better handling.
I was blocked into a car parking spot because a craptiva had a meltdown behind my car. It was only 12 months old at the time and gears could not be selected at all. Had to restart the car a few times before we could get it moving again.

Not to mention my experience in automotive spares sales - I constantly came across people who had serious issues with their recently purchased captivas.
I’ve scanned more of them that I can count.
Always oil pressure issues and emissions issues with the diesels.

Very poorly designed and made.
 

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not always true.

there are in this world lemons, you see lot's of Cruze's on the road too - every auto model is a ticking time bomb.
Interested in this if it isn’t too far OT.

Were there any improvements that came along with the ugly nose on the last model ?

Did all models (1.8 Diesel 1.4 1.6 ) have the auto issues.

Are the manuals ok ?
 

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the engines had known issues with water pumps afaik. this included just like the gearbox an extended recall program (the gearbox recall program was unofficial and pretty hush hush but lasted up to 160.000 k's.

problem with cruze was people would get multiple failures. also it was stated that the issues with the gearboxes were sorted, they were not.
 

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okay guys, were gonna do this again. i am still looking for a suitable vehicle for my wife. this one in question she really likes (she has brought her standards down from wanting a ute of sorts) :D

it's a 2014 Chevy ....erm, i mean Holden Malibu. It's the first one I have seen for sale of all cars. unlike every third ad for captiva's.

i will take average at best as a sign i should inspect ;)
 

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Your a Devil for punishment.
Another Korean Daiwoo I hope you realise.
People we know bought a new one and moved it on at great loss after twelve months.
Your choice , but be aware and pay very little for it if you can’t help yourself.
 

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Your a Devil for punishment.
Another Korean Daiwoo I hope you realise.
People we know bought a new one and moved it on at great loss after twelve months.
Your choice , but be aware and pay very little for it if you can’t help yourself.
there is a reason i post questions here about cars... :D

for what it's worth, i was informed the car sold to another.

it's getting to the point i may have to invest in 2 grand of upgrades to her pathfinder ROFL
 

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so, we're here at the end of the line. going to look at another commodore (the wife likes mine). Same year, 2011, fewer K's than what mine had on it (125k), just different color. on the bright side, if one of the two shits itself we will have 100% interchangeable parts ;)

 

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so, we're here at the end of the line. going to look at another commodore (the wife likes mine). Same year, 2011, fewer K's than what mine had on it (125k), just different color. on the bright side, if one of the two shits itself we will have 100% interchangeable parts ;)

good man.
 
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