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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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Hi
joined a couple of weeks or so ago and couldn’t find a dedicated 2020 Captur thread at the time so I posted in the newbies section


I’ve ordered a 155TCE S edition 3 weeks ago and have just emailed the dealer for a more accurate delivery date as they are made in Spain and am worried about timings due to the Corona Virus
I’ve only ordered a new car once before a Qashqai+2 9 years ago and that’s what I’m trading in.
I’m 6’4” and didn’t find the driving position uncomfortable and was overall impressed, especially with the looks and Tech. I jumped from a 6 year old Zafira to the Qashqai and was astounded with the improved tech then but now it’s a massive jump in 9 years.
I have trawled through reviews, What Car gave it 3 Stars others 4.
What I do find is that obviously reviews from reviewers that seem to make a living reviewing numerous and at times top end cars give far lower ratings than the ’Mr Average’ reviewers, who at times seem to love the car so much they want to take it to bed...?
As I class myself as Mr Average I was suitably impressed and really don’t see the point in spending double the money for a BMW or Mercedes badge and am eagerly awaiting delivery content that I’ve saved 20k...??
PS...Though I would say I do love the new car I won’t be buying a super,super Kingsize bed as dont think the wife would appreciate it...??

PPS...couldn’t see the auto express UTube review?
link below if not already posted

 

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Ordered mine - also S version but 130TCE which seemed plenty enough power for my driving style. At the time the dealer said end of April/May but as things stand I am thinking I will be lucky if I get it this year! Agree with you about the reviews, especially What Car who I don't believe have driven the UK version on the 17" wheels. They can be odd because they reviewed the Puma which had more criticisms than the Captur in many areas then gave it 4 or 5 *! The problem is with these journalist reviews is they are often fairly young drivers whose priorities are often completely different to the target market. My priorities are comfort, quiet and not too bumpy! Incidentally my only criticism was I have limited knee flexion and found the door doesn't open that wide and the bulging speaker in the door further restricts getting out of the car in tight parking spots.
 

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I am old enough now to think that there is too much tech in a modern car. I have had scores of engines and gearboxes apart in my life and career but I balked at working on my Scenic EDC box last year. Every new car needs a different diagnostic system and, even if you can get your hands down as far as the auxiliary belt, you have to remove half the car bodywork to get at a bolt. Just look at the reversing light on your new Captur - imagine needing a new bulb (I hate that word). Despite that, it is not a bad car. Could be better though. Forget the What Car reviews unless you only carry rectangular suitcases of various sizes and really need a cupholder. Don't forget that car reviewers are running out of new things to comment on. For a sensible comment look at @dcweather above. Explains why my driver's door speaker is scratched up. I bet What Car didn't mention that. Also, internal storage is poor for a Renault, but compares well with BMW.
 

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Mine is supposed to land as he put it on the 10th May
Wanted it for the 14th for a few days away for anniversary so doubt that will happen especially with the world crisis.
I’m 54 but a very young 54...?
I think it looks a lot more sporty than the out going model which I very nearly bought but thought I’d regret it as the newer model impressed me so much.
I’m looking forward to it even more now as with the Crisis it looks like the only thing I’ll be doing this year, unless they ban driving...??
 

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I popped into my dealer yesterday after he called me about changing mine on my PCP.
Had a test drive of the new 1.0Tce and I was very impressed, much more refined and perky compared to the 0.9 I currently have. I must say also the new Captur is a lovely drive and feels very upmarket compared to my current one.
Anyway after a chat about waiting times and delivery delays due to the virus he found an Iconic 1.0Tce in Iron Blue in stock which should be ready for pick up next week if we don't get locked down!
  • I didn't mind the all over blue as I thought the silver roof rails took the edge off ?
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Good news about al the driver aid gizmos and techy stuff. The old models Capturs nav system/radio (very simple tech) is such a reliable thing,fills me with confidence that the new stuff will work faultlessly. Ha.
 
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