Great versatile little car
Have had the car for a little over a month as a used car. It has been a great little car, perfectly suited for city driving. The good things are excellent fuel economy, decent looking interior, simple infotainment system and a great boot space for a young family. Few not so good points noted are the quality of the interior door trim where you keep your hand to push/pull the door. The gear knob chrome at the bottom is exposed and sharp. The steering wheel bottom spoke is sharp on the edges.
Software updates from the Dealer upon a subsequent vi...sit seems to have fixed a rattling noise at about 1800 to 2000 rpm. Runs very well on 98 ron, with the flip side being added fuel costs. Overall, a lovely car to run and makes me feel more vibrant and younger!
Purchased in December 2019.
Great car but the aircon is always struggling when the ambient is above 28
Does any other Captur owners have issues with their aircon? My car struggles to provide cool air when the ambient is above 28 so here in Brisbane, that is most of the time in summer.
Renault dealer says there is nothing wrong. Going back next week and will do a screamer if they again tell me there is nothing wrong. In traffic, it stops blowing cold air. Stop at the traffic lights? Stops blowing cold air. Would be interested to hear from other Captur owners. Thanks,
Purchased in September 2016 for A$30,000.00.
Best car I have ever lwned
I have had my Renault for 3 years. It is very comfortable to drive. You feel like hour stepping up into it. The only issue I have with it is the section around the windscreen are a little too wide,making it a little hard to see pedestrians.
Purchased in August 2016 for A$29,990.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Perfect combination of small but roomy.
I recently bought a Demo Renault Captur Dynamique 2016. It is a Chic looking SUV that you can't miss in the car park, with a black roof and buttery cream body. The black leather seats are so comfortable and while I am short I still appreciate the extra length of the seat under the legs. The heated seat is brilliant for a bad back. Visibility is good with no blind spots. The media screen seems a little low, as I do feel like I am looking down at the GPS Navigation. Reversing camera is appreciated as are the auto wipers and headlights. The cruise...control is extremely easy to use. The boot doesn't look roomy, but there is a secret compartment underneath, and the rear seats are easy for a small female to collapse down and return. It has taken me a couple of weeks to get used to the quirks of the take off. There is a slight hesitation, due to the dual clutch auto gear box, which you need to be aware of. Once the car is up and going the acceleration on the highway is great. I have the 1.2 Lt turbo and it is very responsive. Compared to my other SUV the ride is very quiet and smooth on the highway, but it is noticeably bumpy over speed bumps. As yet I am not sure how reliable the Renault will be, the only thing to go wrong was the heat seat button jammed. The fuel consumption is excellent. I love the car, it is not the usual looking SUV, yes it has some quirky features to get used to, but I am happy with my purchase.
- J87 Intens (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
Update model (MY 2018) fantastic
The Update model (MY2018) has everything you could need on a car. It's fully optioned. It drives well, ahndles well, and is comfortable. Note that the automatic transmission isnt a normal one. It is actually a DSG gearbox, or a manual gearbox that the computer shifts gears. The dual clutch menas that it drives just a manual, giving it great fuel economy. On a hill you will roll back, but there is hill start assist. My wife finds this a bit annoying but I have no issues. Overall its amazing that you can get a car with so many features for the price. A classy car.
Pricey for what it is
We had our renault for under two months before all the troubles started. Although we managed to get them repaired with renault it was such a hassle getting them done. We wouldn't recommend buying from Barry Bourke Renault as the service was terrible in the end when it came to requesting repairs.
The Bluetooth connectivity is the worst on the market, even the salesman admitted that and you'd think in this ay and age they'd fix that before selling the vehicle.
If we could we probably would have gone with a different car if we knew all the problems we were going to have.
Other than that its a nice car to look at and the seat warmers are nice in winter
- J87 Expression (2014-2017)
- Verified purchase
Love the driving experience !!
We have had our Renault Captur for 3 months and find it so easy to drive. Its fully loaded with all the features of the top end car.The seats are also very comfortable. It has a decent size boot space and we have shipped so much furniture folding the rear seats. I can say we got almost all our boxes ticked with this car.
Renault Captur 2017
We have had our Renault Captur for 3 months and find it so easy to drive. It is an excellent vehicle for empty nesters like us or a young person too. It is very smooth and quiet to drive and we have to be careful not to speed.
The seats are also very comfortable. Only negative is the lack of storage space and only 1 full size drink holder in the front.
Easy to use interfaces Sat Nav, radio etc Simplicity, nice to drive , getting 6.8l per 100kms, handles fine, the inclusions were good, expression model.
Bluetooth works fine with my iPhone, I noticed reviews to the contrary,
Renault has got it right even with the shape!(Mazda designer)
I would recommend as a small car to anyone, only negative is not e10 compatible
It grows on you and you will never loose it in a car park full of white hatch backs
Well the answer for those who have been waiting from my last product review (Renault Megane CDi 2013) is….sort of.
I am the proud owner of a 2015 Renault Captur, top of the range and yes its better than the Megane. Read Jeremy Clarkson’s review about the Captur and just knew that if he was so ambivalent about it, it must be really worth a look. That’s on the basis that any man who loses his job and millions of pounds over the provision of a cold supper rather than a steak dinner must have seriously floored judgement.
I was right about Mr...Clarkson. Why did I buy it, cheap easy Renault finance, good looks, frugal, roomy for a little one, comes in a range of 1950’s color combinations, washable seat covers, lots of speck that seems to work easily. Fixed priced servicing. Better than the Megane by far. Still five-year warranty but so far unlike the Megane I have not had to continually rely upon warrant fights with Renault Australia and dealership running wing man for same, to keep it road worthy. According to Mr Google search engine the only fault they all seem to have, and mine does as well, is the jumping noisy windscreen wipers when wet each and every time they move. I shall see how the much lauded 5-year warranty goes with this one on its first service. Will let you know!
I am so glad I changed my brand at the last minute and bought this car
The performance from this turbo charged 900cc 3 cylinder engine is nothing short of amazing. Once you are up and running you would think you were driving a car with a bigger engine. The extra height gives me a safer visibility and the the car is delightfully maneuverable round town. The large screen sat nav and reversing camera, combined with folding mirrors, automatic windscreen wipers and automatic lights make driving a pleasure.
For it's price range I find it very comfortable the display information is clear and supportive - like the gear c...
I just upgraded and I smile every time I get to drive it!
I upgraded a month ago to a Captur and it is truly a pleasure. The overall design and style of the car is amazing and I am quite surprised at the off the mark power for a 1.2L vehicle. I find that I am looking excuses to drive because I enjoy driving it so much:
- The external and internal design is fantastic to look at. If you are looking for a great looking vehicle don't go past this.
- The integrated media and sat nav is fantastic, there is very little loading and waiting time on the sat nav and integration with your phone is s...
Questions & Answers
Thinking of buying a Renault captur 2017.
Just wondering what they are like ? Good or bad ? And weather the parts are expensive or not ? Just general information and thoughts would be amazing.
Hi Mellissa. I bought mine at the end of 2015. Just had its 5 year service today. Apart from an aircon problem where they had to replace the compressor (under warranty), the car has been faultless. Great fuel economy. Back in January I drove from the central coast just north of Sydney, to Brisbane, on one tank of petrol. I had a Toyota Aurion prior to and I can get more load space in my Captur than I could in the Aurion
Thankyou... what does a service cost ? And what are the parts like.. easy to get hold of? Cheap or expensive? How many kilometres are on your car ?
Hi .. I'll go with positives first. Good peppy little car. Looks stylish, Day time running lights and automatic at that. Negatives: Poor quality plastics: Eg: When you open the door, Gear knob silver piece. You got to drive in non Eco mode to have any kinda acceleration. At night, no illumination on the dashboard or Steering stalks can get annoying. Lack of storage spots inside the car .. overall okay car.
We are thinking of buying a used 2015 Renault Captur but we’re just wondering what it was like on parts if we needed parts at any stage? Are the parts for the vehicle cheap? And is it easy enough to get parts in Western Australia?
Hi Rachel. My CAptur is still under warranty but they had to replace the air con compressor and it was available ex stock
Hi Rachel, most common parts would be readily available if needed. Parts that are rare to be replaced will have to come from France. Normally it's a 2 week time period for a critical part. You can always look to source parts from other capturs that have been written off etc but their sample size in Aus/WA would be lesser than let’s say a common car like a Corolla
The auto has no power for taking off around roundabouts
How do people do to overcome this problem
Hi Helen, its something you have to factor in to your driving. No engineered solution. I understand where you are coming from, you put your foot on the accelerator and there is no response immediately. I have been driving the Renault Captur now for 4 years and you just have to compensate for the lack of immediate power
Thank you for you answer
I will be getting rid of it before I get killed at a roundabout
This was the problem when I first purchased my Renault. Many modern vehicles have the start stop function to save on emissions and fuel. You can deactivate this function if you wish; check on YouTube. I have found releasing my foot off the break pedal and slightly depressing the Excelerator brings the engine back on and I have had no problem since. Good luck. I love my Renault! Ring your dealer and I’m sure they would also help you.
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