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Old 29th December 2007, 10:54   #31
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Doesn't look too different than CR-V. NC, the second row leg space looks Ok to me, but the third row is for midgets and kids only? Actually I don't see any legspace for 3 row. Padmasan is the way to go...?
That is true of both Endeavour and Pajero as well. The third row is basically a mat on the floor.
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The interior combination of beige and grey looks quite bad.

Grey plastics don't appear to be of very high quality. Again, might look better in reality as opposed to pics.
I agree on both points. The plastics look to be of the cheaper variety on first sight. And I absolutely abhor those biege colored interiors in any car.
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Guys, whats VCDi? Chevy usually calls their common rails TCDi, right?
V probably stands for Variable Geometry Turbo.
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How was the suspension? Thats probably the most essential attribute i look at in an SUV.
The rear legroom seems good enough but the seats seem to be quite low, which could mean that under tigh support is inadequate ?
Any news on the Outlander? Or should i put my money on the Captiva?

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How was the suspension? Thats probably the most essential attribute i look at in an SUV.
The rear legroom seems good enough but the seats seem to be quite low, which could mean that under tigh support is inadequate ?
Any news on the Outlander? Or should i put my money on the Captiva?

I'd Say Wait for the outlander or enquire if the Fortuner is coming up or not.

Personally Speaking, A Chevrolet is not what you would want after a BMW
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Any news on the Outlander? Or should i put my money on the Captiva?
I would be prudent to wait till Jan Auto Expo show before making a decision.
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I'd Say Wait for the outlander or enquire if the Fortuner is coming up or not.

Personally Speaking, A Chevrolet is not what you would want after a BMW
At that rate i should be getting an X5 or X3 to keep up the BMW expectation
I have been using an Endeavour for the past 4 years now so i am sure the Captiva will do much better....obv i am not gonna be comparing it to the bimmer.

The rear looks of the Captiva are a big turn off besides that the car has everything working for it. The Outlander seems better but again the HM service is not something i can rely on totally.
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Whoa, neat scoop Jyojeb! Very importantly, how was the ride quality?

Is the Captiva only FWD? Unsurprising since no CRV / soft-roader owners venture out in the dust. This will also allow GM to price it competitively.

But this can and will affect its image.

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Nice work! Do you think this will overthrow the CR-V?
I wouldnt think so. The CRV has too strong a fan following in India.

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Rear seats folding flush in the floor means that the last row of seats are lower than those in any other SUV, right ?
Montero has them too.
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The plastics look to be of the cheaper variety on first sight. And I absolutely abhor those biege colored interiors in any car.
Agreed - the interiors for India seem to be very different from what is offered above, at least based on Beboy's pics.
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Sorry guys, here is a picture of the front.


The ride was firm and took fast corners very well. On hard packed muds at speed, you could see the wheels grappling for traction and achieving it too. I took a curve on mud at about 80kmph without any theatrics.
I think that the Captiva is normally front wheel drive only with the rear drive kicking in when required. Also the torque steer was very evident when accelerating hard.

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Agreed - the interiors for India seem to be very different from what is offered above, at least based on Beboy's pics.
But isn't it a CBU? How can they be different if it's a CBU? Any idea where the unit is being imported from?
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guess it's being imported from thailand if it's an cbu.. had seen this car on my last trip to bangkok.. pretty good looking it was.. felt it looked a lot like a baby q7.
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Nice pics & report, jyobeb. was this in the ARAS & S &S&S showroom ?

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Is this true? can it be true?
It's taking the cost cutting thing too far
or is it taking the soft roader trend too far?
Beat this. Hankook tyres for a 20L car, why ??
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Beat this. Hankook tyres for a 20L car, why ??
Hankook aint all that bad. They are available as OE's for a lot of other premium manufacturers. I have seen them on some high end car's abroad.

Ok so the Captiva manufacturing hub is indeed thailand. In thailand it is available in the same LT model we see here featuring AWD.
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Hankook aint all that bad. They are available as OE's for a lot of other premium manufacturers. I have seen them on some high end car's abroad.

Agreed, hankook is not bad, it is most certainly VFM, but for a car in this price bracket, one would expect to have better tyres.
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