Hi Ythsie,Still waiting, I am afraid. Due to leave the factory last week of September. Due to be delivered after import stuff and dealer finishing checks done. I will probably get it, second or third week of October.
I chose the TCe120 EDC versionit hasautomatic transmission. My other half likes autos, and I am rather partial to them myself.
When I first ordered it, the diesel one would not have been offered to the UK until late 2013. There was an occasion in the past when diesels had to be driven for many many miles until they started to pay for themselves, as the initial cost for diesels was far greater than petrol versions. This does not appear to be the case now, and diesels are a good bet. But I will stick to petrol.
I like the 120 as it is just as powerful as my current 1.6 Megane (119bhp), but has a smaller CC (1.2cc with 120bhp), so should be as nippy as my Megane. With the dual clutch auto, Iam hoping for comparable MGP rating as the non-auto versions, and BETTER than the Megane. So I should win hands down.
Well, believe it or not, I don't drive at all....but that does not stop me being a car enthusiast...
My partner and I decided on the automatic, and the only one available in pre-order was the 120 version.
Like you, I had heard that if you don't do large mileages, then it wouldn't make sense to buy it. It was also going to be much later in production.
From what I heard....( diesel owners don't get upset with me) it was meant to be sluggish although very frugal, and although the 120 is not a racer by any means, the box allows you to change down manually, should you want to...
They also say that it's economical becaise of the dual clutch!!
Its still true to a point with the diesel. It benefits long mileage, and with the captur diesel you still have to take into account the DPF filter. Which doesn't benefit short trips as the car needs to be driven for at least half hour at higher revs to generate the heat needed to burn off the exhaust contaminants. Otherwise it gets blocked and can fail bringing a hefty replacement bill with it. Edited by: Cj86
Cj86...that's what I heard and you confirmed it...At least the petrol version won't have that problem...and the automatic means that the right gear will be chosen when driving...Thank God she can't see this!!
My dealer contacted me yesterday to say my TANGO (Arizona) 120 EDC is in the import centre here in the UK. They will complete some checks and throw it on a transporter to take it to Suffolk. Should arrive in the wilds of Suffolk by "middle of next week", unless it get hijacked by some marauding Iceni on the way through Essex. Armed guard and shot-guns needed, any volunteers?
I will set up the insurance once I get a firm delivery date, but ITS GETTING CLOSE!!!.