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Old 24th December 2010, 16:20   #16
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anantu2001, congrats buddy on your purchase.
I also own Captiva LTZ and found it to be better in most of the aspects than other SUV's init's category. Infact, I CANCELLED the booking of my Fortuner on August 25, 2009 (after booking it on August 24, 2010) and went for LTZ model.
I have clocked around 25,000 TROUBLE-FREE kms and very happy from it.
Apart from turbo lag below 2000 rpm, there nothing to complain about this one.
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anantu2001, congrats buddy on your purchase.
I also own Captiva LTZ and found it to be better in most of the aspects than other SUV's init's category. Infact, I CANCELLED the booking of my Fortuner on August 25, 2009 (after booking it on August 24, 2010) and went for LTZ model.
I have clocked around 25,000 TROUBLE-FREE kms and very happy from it.
Apart from turbo lag below 2000 rpm, there nothing to complain about this one.
Thanks for the encouraging words Testosterone. We would have also gone for the LTZ model (Black was readily available), but then we didnt want to mix it up because the other car we have is a Spark (which is manual).

Surely its a wonderful car. I've heard that the turbo-lag problem is marginally better in the AT version. Is it true??
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Yes, I don't feel that much of Turbo Lag in Automatic version.
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Ha ha ha but yes it does look like a Q7 from some angles.

About the FE, we were used to getting 9 to 10 kmph from our Civic and honestly it doesn't matter to us now as you rightly said.

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congrats on the buy, looks very classy in this color.
it is a very sensible alternative to the fortuner and the endeavour.

wish you a trouble free ownership.
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Congratulations.

BTW! i am not a fan of this and people who buys this, what were they thinking.

I mean who buys a huge SUV that is front wheel drive.

Oh i got the picture, you compared this to a sedan (Civic) as a buying criteria.
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@ SirAlec: Sir, Captiva is a softroader, not a full blown SUV. Its more like a "urban" SUV meant to be driven on tarmac with occasional "mild" off roading, nothing extreme.

For many urban users (myself included), this one is more suitable & practical than the Ford Endy & Toyota Fortuner. Anyways, I am not rich enough to do hardcore off roading in a 22 lakh vehicle!
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Congratulations.

BTW! i am not a fan of this and people who buys this, what were they thinking.

I mean who buys a huge SUV that is front wheel drive.

Oh i got the picture, you compared this to a sedan (Civic) as a buying criteria.
Sir, as i've already said we wanted a vehicle with 7 seats and we were not interested in MUV's. I've also said that we wanted to try something different this time other than just sedans. Hence this was the choice.

I'm damn sure 90% of the people who buy these softroaders don't do offroading. Its just about some extra space and a few extra seats!!

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@ SirAlec: Sir, Captiva is a softroader, not a full blown SUV. Its more like a "urban" SUV meant to be driven on tarmac with occasional "mild" off roading, nothing extreme.

For many urban users (myself included), this one is more suitable & practical than the Ford Endy & Toyota Fortuner. Anyways, I am not rich enough to do hardcore off roading in a 22 lakh vehicle!
+1 to that. Thanks raj.
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Sorry for the delay guys, here are some interior pics.

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Beautiful interiors. So much more classy & stylish when compared to the utilitarian fortuner.

I love the instrument console!
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Beautiful interiors. So much more classy & stylish when compared to the utilitarian fortuner.

I love the instrument console!
Thanks raj. Yes the first word I thought when I saw the interiors was CLASSY. The pictures actually don't do justice for what it actually is. The black and red leather seats look much more classy in real.
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Didn't meant any disrespect. But Desi Chevy totally destroyed a well proportionate vehicle by making it two wheel drive, that too power going on the front wheels instead of back.

So in my opinion its way too over priced.
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love the interiors, look really cool.
black and red combo looks pretty neat except for the beige foot mats that look out of place with all that black and red.
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love the interiors, look really cool.
black and red combo looks pretty neat except for the beige foot mats that look out of place with all that black and red.
Yes sir, you are right. That was given by the sales guy as "complimentary" stuff . We are planning to replace them with dark shade foot mats.
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