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Hi everyone!



We ordered our Captur on 30<sup>th</sup> November and, so
far, delivery is on schedule for first week of Feb. I must say I big thank you
to forum members, because reading members' enthusiastic and positive comments
helped persuade me that a Captur was right for us.

My wife and I have owned 6 Renaults between us ""“ a Megane I,
a Megane I convertible, two Megane IIs, a
Clio II and a Grand Modus. When we came to change the Modus 4 years ago we were
not inspired by the Megane III (or any other Renaults for that matter) so we
went for a Kia Cee'd from the same dealer. We got a great deal and have only
two real complaints about the Kia. One is the tyre roar on the motorway which
makes it impossible to listen to music. The other is the fact that it's not a
Renault! It doesn't have those nice touches that typify Renaults: the progressive
brakes, the neatly self-centring steering, rear wipers that come on when you
engage reverse, easy-to-use ICE controls etc. We've missed our Renaults and
buying a Captur feels like catching up with an old friend, despite its very new
styling.

We arranged a test drive in the dealership's diesel
demonstrator and loved it. It was smooth, comfortable and quiet. Choice of
engines is difficult isn't it? The 1.2 turbo petrol is a lovely motor ""“ that's
the one we had in our Modus- and its performance was sparkling. However we
never got more than 38 mpg from the Modus and anyway we'd decided we definitely
wanted a manual box. By all accounts the 0.9 petrol engine is a gem too but it
the end we went for the greater torque and better mpg of the diesel. I doubt
that we'll do enough miles to recover the greater outlay on the diesel engine
but that's the choice we made.

I had intended to buy the Dynamique and up-spec it with
R-link and the Touring Pack, but the salesman suggested I sit in the showroom
model and have a play with the Media-Nav system before deciding. This I did and
quickly decided that as it had Sat-Nav, Blue-tooth, iPod and aux connectivity
coupled with a straightforward interface, I didn't need to pay the £600 extra
for R-link. I'm sure R-link is better but £600 is £600! Similarly for the
Touring Pack. As it was only the tow-bar I needed, the salesman said he could
fit that for £200 so that was another £300 saved. Finally as we hesitated to
clinch the deal he offered to sell me a new car for the price of a demonstrator
i.e. give a discount of 10%. So I got the car for £2000 less than I thought I
might have to pay. I was happy with that! We chose one-tone diamond black with
Manhattan seat covers. Not as adventurous as some of the colour schemes, but we
hope it will look classy.

So, we have to wait until February now. The first 6 weeks of
waiting have gone quite quickly and I'm hoping the remaining time will pass
quickly too. We may ask the dealer to hold on the car until March 1<sup>st</sup>
and get a ""˜14' plate on it ""“ depends on whether we can manage to wait three
weeks longer knowing the car is sitting on a forecourt 3 miles away.

Anyway there's my
story. Hope I haven't bored anybody with its length!

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Welcome Max!
A nice write up!! I have the 1.2 Auto and it's a gem! My partner is the driver and it's her first auto box and she loves it!

I think you'll be happy with the diesel if you're after economy!!
I hope everything goes to plan with the timing of getting the car. It looks smart in Black, but not if you want it clean! I have enough problrms trying to keep my stone/black one clean!!
 

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I have the 0.9 engine and it is fine for my driving style, mine is also the ivory body with the black roof and since I got the car (5th November) I have only had to deep clean it once and that was because it was Christmas. I suppose a lot has to do with the way you drive in bad weather I do not sit on the backside of the car in front of me, which means less spray. I try to avoid puddles, which means less dirt on the car. Pot holes are negotiated as carefully as possible, again no splash which in the long run meant that my car has stayed pretty clean
 
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