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Old 17th April 2008, 11:56   #61
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It ain't so bad neither is it good. Like I said a mixed bag. I guess when your putting down 20 big ones you just expect so much more.

Next inline to TD is the passat and the A4.
How much is the on-road for the Audi A4? Is it similarly priced to the Captiva?
+2-3 lacs?
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It ain't so bad neither is it good. Like I said a mixed bag. I guess when your putting down 20 big ones you just expect so much more.
Your dad is absolutely right. I can tell you the mindset when one throws so much (15L+) money in India. If I am paying 15L+, I don't want a compromise car.

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.
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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.

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The rear visibility is so bad with the C-pillars
You mean D-Pillars.
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I have not seen a single one on the roads in Bangalore
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True, and when asked they say all vehicles have gone to andhra or to the bellary area!
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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.
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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?
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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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