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Old 18th September 2009, 11:04   #1
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Can some of the experts here give some input on the comparison between the Captiva and the Pajero SFX ? I guess the Pajero is a bit dated in design but it is a well proven SUV? How about maintenance? The prices in Bangalore for these two cars are almost the same. Any owners care to comment? Thanks.
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Why not consider the new Endeavor, Fortuner or CRV?

Both the cars you are talking about are in different leagues. The Pajero is a proper off roader while the Captiva is a soft roader, more suited for city driving.

Anyways, see the Fortuner Test Drive thread, all comparisons are given there.
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@Hypercar:

If you don't plan to go off-road, Captiva is a better bet. Much more comfortable, agile and faster than the Pajero 2.8 which is an aging star which is very unrefined and underpowered by todays standards.

If you plan to use it off-road then the Pajero 2.8 is a much better choice.
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Pajero is not a offroading vehicle its only good to drive in village kind of road.
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These two are compared in abother thread along with the Endy, crv etc.

Between the two - Captiva is the city animal and Pajero SFX more suited for rural roads Plus offroading.

If there is a lot of highway and city driving and almost nil rural roads go for captiva, if there is a lot of rural roads then the Pajero SFX makes some sense.

Fortuner may be a better bet than both though currently unavailable and hence the New Endy Auto 4X4 3ltr makes more sense than captiva and pajero sfx both.

Captiva would definately score in 95% city driving situations.
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Pajero is not a offroading vehicle its only good to drive in village kind of road.


Care to elaborate?
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Care to elaborate?
It's already discused in 4x4 section.
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The prices in Bangalore for these two cars are almost the same.
Do call up your nearest Chevrolet dealer - I think you may be pleasantly surprised

From what I hear, the Captiva is now available at a heavily discounted price in order to counter the Fortuner & Endeavour effects!

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Pajero is ridiculously overpriced for what it offers- the Endy 3.0 4x4 is a far better bet, and of course there is the Fortuner.

if you want to stick to soft roaders, then Captiva makes good sense followed by outlander
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I like Pajero. That out dated design look great and it is capable vehicle. Rest of the SUV's discussed here are like big cars.
Pajero, Gypsy and all jeeps stand out in todays motor vehicle world.

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Out of the two, the Captiva is the better bet.

Try to TD a Fortuner before you finalize though..
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Care to elaborate?
It's already discused in 4x4 section.
Where in the 4x4 section?

The general opinion in this thread (New Pajero SFX) , where the SFX version is discussed is that its overpriced for the product, but everyone seems to admire its off-road capabilities.
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Where in the 4x4 section?

The general opinion in this thread (New Pajero SFX) , where the SFX version is discussed is that its overpriced for the product, but everyone seems to admire its off-road capabilities.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...pune-ites.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...ve-2009-a.html (Munzerabad Off-Beat drive 2009)
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It's already discused in 4x4 section.
Please follow it up with a link to that section and particular thread. I strongly disagree with your statement Mr. Sha

EDIT: Just saw the links. Will read them and get back to you

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Mr. Sha,

I just went through the links you posted. It seems that you are highly biased against the Pajero and in favour of your "new" gypsy.

Most of the stuck ups in the Pajero were due to driver error. The best of the best offroaders get stuck in slush and that doesn't make them poor offroaders.

I've been a very enthusiatic 4x4er ten odd years ago and trust me if going by your definitions, a SUV that gets stuck in slush is not a good offroader, then you can scrap gypsies, classics, gurkhas, mahindra mm's, willy's, landrovers, and basically all SUVs from the list.

Getting stuck is fun also.

BTW, i was seeing your snaps and just want to point out that it is not a good idea for 4 odd people to stand behind in the gypsy while tackling terrain. I'm not sure if that was your gypsy or not, but if yours then take this advice.

And as you say general opinion, i think you and one more person thought so. So do not generalize.
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