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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 1991
Heskeths Select Car Group
Engine size 2231
4x4 vehicles might form an integral part of virtually every mainstream car manufacturer's model range these days but it wasn't always so. Retreat through the annals of history for a few years and the 4x4 was a more specialist proposition that comparatively few manufacturers paid much attention to. One hangover from this era, for people who remember it, is that certain badges sit more comfortably on the nose of a 4x4 than others. Land Rover, Jeep and the big Japanese names all have longstanding pedigrees in the field and are names that seasoned buyers will trust. Chevrolet does too, even if it may have escaped many in the UK, and that could bode well where its Captiva compact 4x4 is concerned.
Chevrolet has quite a history when it comes to 4x4 vehicles but the Captiva has little in common with the behemoths that the brand became associated with across the pond. It's a sizable car by our standards and the roomy cabin is probably its major strength, especially with seven seats installed. The diesel engine is a good one but the petrol isn't and is best avoided. Build quality should throw up few problems and the ride comfort is a plus, even if this isn't one of the best handling compact 4x4s around. Buyers seeking a big and practical family vehicle should get on well with a used Captiva, particularly considering the prices at which it's now available.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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