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|17th April 2008, 11:56||#61|
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|17th April 2008, 12:12||#62|
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If the TD vehicle was so broken up after 400Kms of test driving, it doesn't deserve the title of a SUV. The SUV should be tough if nothing else. For example, my GV after all that off-roading experiments and 4600Kms of driving, doesn't have a single problem, not even a tiny one.
A 21L 2WD SUV which doesn't even have a refined feel; it doesn't appeal to both on-roader or off-road crowd.
|17th April 2008, 12:48||#63|
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Great TD report, Vid. I am surprised you didnt find the low rpm performance too bad. When I briefly drove the Captiva, it was simply nasty in bumper to bumper conditions.
|21st April 2008, 00:40||#66|
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Test drove my friends captiva today. Electric seats but non-folding mirrors is a stupid idea. But it does feel the muscle when behind the wheel. when the rear seats are down the loading area is still flat which is a good thing. Dont know if its the same in all soft roaders.
The pre-installed stereo sucks. The diesel drone is very much audible at idle. But once driving it's very silent. NVH are excellent.
A/c is effective but noisy. the steering is great to hold and It's one helluva fun to drive soft roader.
pickup at low rpm is a tad underenthusing but once rpm is picked up it glides cutting the air. crusing ability is also excellent.
|16th October 2009, 16:18||#67|
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Just bumping this thread!
Now that Fortuner is released and captiva 4WD also available and prices slashed, it makes a lot of sense to see how this machine measures upto the compitition.
Also, is there any Captiva 4WD owners in the forum who can give a long term review please?
|16th October 2009, 16:33||#68|
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yep but we need the auto 4X4 review to compete with the endy auto 4X4 and fortuner 4X4,
By itself in 2 wheel drive it's just a good looking 7 seater sedan with lots of power.
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