12Holden Captiva

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Minder
MinderGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC7 posts
  CG LTZ

Great Captiva

Despite what some people have said I love my 2018 LTZ Captiva 7. The leather trim, and just the size of the car feels great. I average about 450 kms per week and driving this car is so comfortable doing these trips to and from work and I really appreciate the reasonable price. The car has everything I could ever want and this car really does not deserve the reputation it has. There is definitely nothing wrong with the V6 model and the ones that I know that have the same model love them also. The only downside is the fuel consumption, but it is a V6 after all.

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Krisjm1983
Krisjm19833 posts
  CG Series II 7 LX
Kris S
Kris SSydney, NSW4 posts
  CG Series II 7 LX

Love my car

I purchased my 2011 lx diesel awd second hand with less than 100xxx on the odometer. It is a great car paint work in great condition also inside and out is great what more could u want! Engine runs fine no mechanical issues. A lot of people are complaining about this car if you're looking to purchase second hand check the log book history to see how often it was serviced because if you look after your car it will look after you..simple.

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Peeved off
Peeved offDarkan2 posts
  CG Series II 7 LX

Absolutely hate it now

Bought car from new. great car for 4 years. Then all went to crap. Problem after problem even blown transmission. Stranded on side of road twice with children last due to fire under bonnet, should have watched it burn completely would be free of all problems and the fight with Holden. Thankfully all has happened under warranty and extended warranty so hasn’t cost me anything. Holden still insist on replacing parts. car will not return to my household.

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Beebee
BeebeeCentral West, NSW3 posts
  CG LX

Dreadful

There is no air conditioning in the back so our kids swelter on road trips, which seems ludicrous for a 7 seater. Parts are expensive & we found it hard to find an honest review. Dash lights come on frequently & Holden charge a fortune to turn them off. Have had a fuel line break, a radiator hose break & timing belt issues in the past 2 months, despite frequent servicing. That’s not to mention the minor issues, like the front driver seat slides back & forth, DVD player randomly stops working & other inconveniences. We truly dislike this car

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Samar
Samar7 posts
  CG LTZ

Love this car

Love this car , although the boot is small but sometimes I like the fact that it isn’t so big, when you have a 7 seater you think you will be driving around a bus but this car is great all the features I love without the extreme price tag and the interior trims are beautiful.

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fee
feeAdelaide6 posts
  CG LS

car idiling to high

Just wondering does anyone else have an idling problem to high and then the thermostat fan cuts in what would cause that problem the car apart from runs really nice the fuel consumption is great we bought it second hand ,it is very comfortable goes great out on the open road

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Kerry
KerryPerth
  CG Series II 7 SX

Fan running after switching off engine

Hi 2013 Diesel. After turning off the engine, it appears the fan continues to run for up to a minute. The series 2 drives very nicely, has plenty of power and stops nicely also.

It’s just the fan running on, but not all the time

It’s very noisy when it happens if parking in traffic. Any advice please. KP

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Steph
Steph4 posts
  CG CX

Great car Captiva

Have owned the captiva for a year now, had not missed a beat. Comfy seats!!! Economical.

Fits all our gear for a week away, including our two dogs!! The boot is well equipped will places to hook strechy straps to hold your shopping in place for a not squashed trip home.

The sound system is ok too

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Kath
Kath
  CG LTZ

This car is perfect

The captivas are amazing.we just love it .It has everything you need plus more.Goes great no problems.has a lot of power. Steering is great .good fuel consumption. looks very classy inside and out.we cant talk our car up enough.Its a shame there now obsolete and it's a shame to hear all the negativity on the captivas.theres mixed reviews on every car you Google. Give the captivas a break there truly great cars with all the extras at a lower cost compared to other new SUVs

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Ally
AllyHunter Region, NSW7 posts
  CG LX

Mechanical Nightmare

Brought the car 6 weeks ago.

Got half way to Sydney from Maitland got stranded on the side of the m1 with my 3 kids. DPF light came on quickly followed by the engine light, over heated and started smoking...

we were in perfect driving conditions for it to do a regen but for some reason it didn’t..

Turns out the turbo has been spitting oil into the air intake

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Keith
KeithHunter Region, NSW24 posts
  CG LT
chloe f
chloe fhay3 posts
  CG Active

7 seater holden captivia petrol auto

so this car has been really got spite the fuel, but the other day i had a bad encounter. my son was crying in the back so iv gorn and parked the car put it in park left key on got out to attend to him in the back.. all of a sudden the car started to move..... iv pannicked ran to the front and grabbed the wheel turned it quickly before going into on comming traffic.. and hit a parked car. i took to the mechanics and no faults showed. why has this happened what can I do?

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Jim
JimGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC7 posts
  CG Active

Great value for what you pay

Bought Captiva Active 7 seater on May First trip was from Melbourne to Sydney and Return. 7 People were there on the trip (3 kids). Though we had problem with the luggage space, but the ride was really good. Economy of average 11L/100KM for overall trip we got.

This car was really cheap in initial price compared to its competitors. Leather seat, Sun roof are included in the value. Android /Apple Auto is really a add on feature. The A/C vent in the last row make sure that the kids are kept in right temperature. Zone climate control is really a good feature. Good reversing camera add value to the car.

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Sara
SaraCanberra46 posts
  CG LTZ

Love this car

Have bought a Captiva despite its reputation and after doing my homework. Love this car! It’s comfortable and great value. Leather seats, good sound system, easy to use 7 seven. Just a great functional family car and so far so good with Holden servicing. Courtesy car and free coffee and capped price.

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Jenifer
Jenifer
  CG Active

Only 16,000km with issue after issue. Holden is reluctant to fix!

I have the Holden Captiva Active 7 seat SUV and its been nothing but trouble. We purchased it brand new in 2017 and so far we have had sunroof electronics fail, and the rubber deteriorate. The clock spring needed replacing as the complete front dash lights were flickering. The two front wheel bearings needed replacement as well.

All this with only 16,000km on the odo and being purchased and only serviced at Holden. I have also been told by Holden mechanics the Diesels are even worse and to steer clear.

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Russ
Russ
  CG LT

Excellent Customer Service

My Captiva 2014 had timing belt snapped in 2018 despite just having 60 K on the clock. I took it to Holden and even though warranty was finished a year and so ago and I was the third owner, they installed a brand new engine on it that they had to manufacture in Korea and ship to Australia. For the time that the car was under repair, I had 2018 top of the range Captiva LTZ turbo diesel as courtesy car that I enjoyed driving more than my original car. Luckily, I did not have to pay a cent for the work done on my car. I don't claim that it was stress free process but excellent customer service at Sutton City Roseberry made it as bareable as possible for me. I really appreciate these guys care and professionalism.

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Rag
RagPerth4 posts
  CG LX

poor performance

I bought a golden captiva after 2.5 years start to make noise from suspension I went back to dealer.I been told that they changed the suspension should be problem after six months same problem Now warranty is finish.After warranty expire now other thing computer screen showing engine problem i been to mechanic He told me to change the rear sensor detectors.Its only 4 year old car and only 600xx kms done

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Jess
Jess5 posts
  Captiva

Has been a dream since I got it 2 years ago

I have found that the newer models of the Holden Captiva are highly reliable and mechanically sound compared to the earlier models 2010/2011 which have had well known problems associated with them, they are fuel efficient and very roomy big boot space and a great family car have take my car interstate maybe 8 times and has been great for every drive.

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Brian
Brian
  CG Series II 7 CX

Fantastic reliable

Had Captiva for 4 years we’ve done 50000 on top of the 140000 it had on it when purchased, only just spent money on it recently for just the usual wear and tear. Great car runs well interior is very nice, done many long trips without any issues, reliable car.

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Zoe
Zoe-3 posts
  CG CX
Bellini
BelliniSydney, NSW5 posts
  CG CX

Don't buy one

Ive bought a 2007 captiva, the biggest reason at the beginning is cause my partner loves holden cars.

But man, this is one of the worse car we've drove, air conditioning never cool enough, problems after problems, fixing it costed us a bloody fortune. And we finally bought a new car and that will never be another holden car for us again

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Joyce
JoyceCairns6 posts
  CG CX

Awesome

Very smooth on the road, no noise at all, great handling. 7 seater is great can't complain really. Tailor to amount of people or space needed in boot. Plenty of leg Room. Comfortable to travel in. 6 cd stacker. The fuel usage isn't too bad, it's about 11L/100km. Reliable car for a growing family.

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LMAK
LMAKMelbourne2 posts
  CG LTZ
Malli
MalliSydney8 posts
  CG LX

Holden Captiva is craptiva

Bought a brand new Holden Crrraptiva in 2010. Just over 7 years old, had oil leak.

Took to the Holden dealer, got a quote of 3400$ to fix it. This a major issue with all Holden Captiva and they don't bother about fixing or recalling the cars

Holden probably give some extras compared to other Japanese cars, don't fall for the trap.

Never ever buy Holdens.

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sumeer
sumeer19 posts
  CG Active

Captiva Active, awesome suv

Pretty much everything about car is good, ample legroom front and back. 7 seat option, sunroof, gives roughly 15 ltr/100km petrol consumption in city. Leather seats , android auto and apple play included. Reversing camera and daytime LEDs gives fine touch. Power cigratte socket in boot with aircon vents for 7 seat configuration.

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Aileen
Aileen6 posts
  CG Active

Love my car

I just love my brand new Captiva. I runs so quiet, it smells great with the leather interier. It drives so smooth. Has a clear reverse camera. Its easy enough to work out all of its extras. I would recommend these to anyone. I go extras added to mine but it looks beautiful.

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Debtheeagle
DebtheeagleSydney, NSW17 posts
  CG Series II 7 LX

Fantastic Car

I absolutely love my Holden Captiva lx. Brand New straight off the showroom floor. Love the leg room compared to other cars I've driven. It's been very economical whether it's long distance or just running around town. Handles well very light steering for a medium suv. Very little road noise. This car has taken everything we've thrown in it. 7 seater so plenty of room for the family. Wouldn't trade it for the world.

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Paula
PaulaMernda12 posts
  CG CX

Don't ever buy a captiva biggest load of rubbish on the road.My car is 4Years old and had had 6 Majo

Only good thing is when car is running it handles well on the road.And its ashame its a nice looking car. MECHANICAL WISE NIGHTMARE. Interior problems as well things come loose broken driver side seat frame snapped. Glove box came apart .But thats the least of the problems this car has.

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Paula
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Totally agree .....major issues and unsafe to drive Craptiva is an understatement. Its been my biggest nightmare.

Nic
Nic
  CG LT

Lemon Captiva

Brought new in 2011, Holden Captiva has only 73 000kms on the clock. So many things have gone wrong. The dash clock resets itself to 1:00 every time you turn the car on. Will cost over $2000 to get fixed. Shock absorbers and now the transmission need replacing. Over $8000 in repairs. Will NEVER buy another Holden.

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T.Jorgs
T.JorgsGold acoast2 posts
  CG Series II

Terrible a total lemon

We bought our 2012 glx diesel captiva brand new and have had continuous problems with it. The motor has been taken out 6 times now. It has been served religiously and at 130,000 kms it now has over $7000 just in parts (not including labour) to repair the auto transmission amongst a bunch of other things. We paid $55,000 which is pretty much money down the toilet now as it’s worth nothing within 6 short years. We have had to pay extra at each servicing for several things like broken bearings, door handles, reverse screen etc. the lady at our servicing Centre laughed and said it’s not worth fixing and to have a nice weekend. Thanks a lot Holden. We will never buy from you ever again.

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fred
fred4 posts
  Verified CG Series II 5
Ben J
Ben J
  CG Series II 7 LX
Grant
Grant2 posts
  CG Series II 7 LX

Great car

I cautionally purchased the 2013 captiva lx nearly 5 yrs ago brand new after hearing concerns about the earlier model. However, my car has been prefect - touch wood. The only thing that happened was last year the turbo outlet pipe split and I lost power. An easy fix and car back to normal. The car has all the bells and whistles for a cheap diesel 7 seater. I had a medium entry ford tertitory which had heaps of problems and costs alot more than a territory. The captiva in power mode has plently of power and the open road has good passing power. My version of the 'craptiva' is all good and will be buying another one soon.

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Crooks6
Crooks6Central Queensland, QLD13 posts
  CG
Mohamed Asar
Mohamed Asardalyellup2 posts
  CG Active

2015 Captiva 7 Active

First hand Captiva 7 Active with a capped service price. Very reliable and comfortable for short strips around 400 - 500km per trip. Having an extra 2 back seats is an asset whenever you have extra kids on board. Easy to fill once middle seats are flat. Enjoy the cruise control which reduces the running cost of fuel in long routes.

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Shane
ShanePerth7 posts
  CG Series II 7 LX

Great value but so many issues

Driving experience is ok, the seats are quite rigid and the leather is not very soft. Suspension is rough. This cR has been subject to some major warranty claims within its first two years of life and the servicing cost for this car (Captiva 7 LX DIESEL) is skyyyyyyyy high!

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Carlos
CarlosDarling Downs, QLD7 posts
  CG LX

The worst car I've ever owned

We purchased our 2nd hand captiva in 2016 and had issues with it before even leaving the dealer.

Air bag light came on during test drive and they found the alternator needed replacement then on the drive home oil pump died and had to be towed. Engine light continually coming on and costing us heaps each time, fuel pump died we wish we never had brought it have spent enough on it to buy a new car

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TKT
TKTSouth East Queensland, QLD8 posts
  CG LX

Holden Captiva 2009 LX

You know what, I had to sell my car for dirt cheap as I just couldn't get it fix completely and ever since I got Holden, I had nothing but problems. There is a major issue with all Holden is that the engine lights are always on and its a major issue, nothing wrong with the engine but it just comes up. I took it to Holden twice, they fixed it, charged me $800 each time and it comes up again.

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Matt73
Matt73Roma17 posts
  CG Series II 7 SX
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