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Just been to doctor and read October auto Express with first look at new captur due 2020. Will have plug in hybrid 1.6 Nissan petrol and the new 1.3 petrol engine so if I can hang on I may get another captur if it's a 1.3 auto. Looks like captur but "different" Lots of driver aid gizmos. I suppose we will start getting more info next year.
 

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Just been to view the 2020 Captur and had a test drive in the 1.3TCE Auto. (I'm not a previous model Captur owner but hired one on holiday and liked it). So here are a few thoughts and a couple of questions.
I liked the drive. The engine was more powerful than I was expecting. Pretty quiet even when accelerating quickly. I would say the autobox was very smooth and possibly less hesitant than my Audi A3 DSG auto. Bit of a jolt on a particularly bad pothole, my Audi coping slightly better with the same one but generally road noise was low and handling and ride fine for me. I really liked it but a couple of things. The door pocket has a bulge in the front for the speaker and doesn't open that wide. I am six foot and getting out not that easy even with door fully open and seat fully back but I do have limited bend (90deg) in my right knee so I doubt it would affect "normal" people. Also I sat in the 'S' version with a sunroof and in my normal driving position my hair was brushing against the headlining. This surprised me because I don't get that in the Audi and I thought this was a taller car although perhaps the seat is higher to start. I could lower the seat but that kind of defeats the object of a mini SUV. It is extremely well specced even at the lower end but the top spec I think has less than the GT-line in the old model which had hands free park assist and possibly a couple of other things. The park assist doesn't even seem to be an option with just a 360 degree camera, which brings me on to the next question - is it useful or is it just a gimmick?
 

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I go on several car forums especially when researching a new car. They are usually pretty vibrant, especially when a brand new version is released. The new Captur has been in the showrooms for 3 weeks now. Is there really that little enthusiasm for it and if so why before I decide to buy one? They are reviewed as a vast improvement over the previous model so not sure why the apathy. Perhaps it is because there aren't any actual owners and it does say "Owners Club" but you'd have thought there would have been some ifs and buts discussed by now.
 

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You could try crowd funding one!!


If I remember we paid £15500 for our 1.5 dci just over three years ago


The new ones seem quite expensive to me,if they are over priced then people
will choose differently.
Pretty much the same price as the last model. Maybe £1000 or so more across the range but there are improvemnents for that, especially higher up the range. There are clearly low prices on offer for the old model but that is always the case with any car when they are trying to clear old stock. Already three grand discounts available making it the cheapest of the rival small SUVs on a PCP plan with the possible exception of the ageing Citroen C3 Aircross.
 
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