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2012 FLEET CAPTIVA SPORT
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Vehicle2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 1LS Fleet 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
ReviewAfter 8 years and over 123k miles, the old
Subaru Forester needed significant repairs.
Needed a roomy SUV, not a subcompact.
Found the Chevy Captiva at Hertz car sales; 33k.After 36K, car would lose power for no reason; check engine light came on. While waiting for appt. with Chevy dealer, car then stalled while idling-had to have it towed.Needed oxygen sensor and fuel injector-no longer covered by warranty.Ran sluggish after repairs.Took to mechanic friend - changed transmission + brake fluid.Found transmission fluid to be black, needed new cap; found a worn cracked bolt to shock absorber. Don't know what else he did, but it runs like silk now. (chevy did suggest changing fluids at time)
Update: This update is posted Aug. 2016. The Captiva has been traded in, in October 2015. The car had less than 63,000 miles. After doing above repairs, the car ran well for about a year; it then lost power and stalled again. Had it towed to the mechanic. I cannot, at this time remember exactly what he said was wrong, but it amounted to some element that controlled the fuel injector. He also felt the transmission needed work as the car would periodically surge.
Since I drive alone at night; he suggested I cut my losses, trade in the car for a subcompact. Went to the Nissan dealer, got a decent trade in, and am now driving a new Versa Note.
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