Jobs, not Steve, workers in Europe ... "Please, you do not know what you are talking about. I can see things from both sides - I'm a bit of a petrol head, having owned Porsches and until recently a 3.0l Quattro A5. here. When the owners complain "that's a bit steep, X around the corner only paid £Y to get his clutch replaced" they often feel like retorting "well his car wasn't designed by a sadistic bastard". So now I have a truck. I once asked a group of French ski instructors why they all used "Atomic" skis, when the brand had a piss-poor reputation of snapping in half after a weeks gentle use. It gets The Tick but be careful that you don’t spend too much — there are 14 models in the line-up. It had lots of places to plug gadgets in, seatback trays for colouring books, snacks, etc. The manufacturers are cheating ... you cannot yet launch a class action suit in France (it will be coming, I heard), but you should certainly do so elsewhere if your country allows it. However, the bonnet release catch is on the driver side in my car despite the steering wheel being on the opposite side of where it would be in Germany. Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a If all you are transporting is a few ledgers and a laptop, most 4x4s are complete overkill. OK, they game the system to get an astoundingly impossible result, but that's the fault of the test not the manufacturers. There was also a Panda 4x4 back in the 80s. In my experience no. Even the mid-engined Clio V6 was squarely aimed at the UK market and built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing, the second version actually being designed by Porsche. Radio problems. A. I thought France still levied a tax on diesel, albeit not as large as UK tax. A quick search of some online forums reveals owners have washed theirs more than 10 times already and haven’t experienced any signs of wear, so I think this is just Renault being a conservative. Just another way to try to tie you to the manufacturer. I spend a good part of my life on the stretch of the M1 between junctions 2 and 6. In many other cases a speed above the limit would be safe, but there needs to be a defined limit and it wouldn't be sensible to change it on every bend. I'm inclined to think he reviewed this car because Renault were willing to let him. A rarity these days. Now, almost 20 years later, 70 to 80% of private cars use diesel and health problems have proven what the consequences of the decision are. I once reviewed the IBM PS/1 and was more than a little disappointed. Going around same roundabout in a car that hugs the road at 3G is relatively dull because you know that you're going to get there. Over 8,000 questions answered by CarsGuide. Don't know about reliability and lifespan of engine but overall the car seemed ok to me, especially being so cheap, and they seem pretty popular. DO NOT BUY ! I'm suprised you don't have to get it reprogrammed simply for daring to open the bonnet and top up the wiper fluid. ), the Clio Sport V6 et al, and the Renault Sport division is based in France. problem is that after about 2 minutes of driving, i am getting . Does anyone know those comparative figures for hybrid vehicles? Considering buying Captur for my wife, does any know of any problems with this model, I know Renault have a poor reliability record but most of the running gear is now shared with the Nissan Duke and it … And most of the time, safety is about keeping a good distance and not speeding. :o). For them, it seems, the priority is "looking good" over actually enjoying the driving experience. The only thing IBM and I agreed Now that I'm doing near 1000 miles a month, those £1000-2000 Citroen C5s are starting to look mighty tempting.... Clearly the correct answer is to move somewhere that is a backroad thrash away from work, rather than 40 miles of A road away ;-), "why boring diesels had captured the French market". just google renault captur forums and a couple different ones should popup. It's ridiculously easy to hit the rev limiter. Likewise if you want to carry things around a van isn't always the best choice. If you have to swerve to avoid something, are you going to be able to maintain control of your car? Freshwater fish does a "Great Escape" job and seemingly ends up loving a salt water sea. Is Renault Captur worth buying? But they don't. Just have a quick word with your mechanic before looking at buying and gauge their reaction. Can't speak for the other chap, but I'd hazard a guess that it was at precisely that point that he became acutely and painfully aware of the aforesaid lack of torque. Maybe it's confirmation bias, and French petrol heads all live with a few hundred km of Le Mans? it has one of those proximity cards instead of a key. These days I just drive and pray the car keeps going. A lot of cars we looked at had crap legroom in the back and while it's tempting to say that kids won't care, in reality it made a huge difference, at least for us. The solution was to encroach on the right hand side wheel arch. A certain make of Chinese made tyres beat many mainstream tyres like Michelin in a range of tests at half the price ! Not true, I'm afraid. Foto: Luka Å angulin ( RED najmanjih crossovera viÅ¡e nije tako malen. But on real congested motorways it's a very different story because the Prius comes into its own in slow traffic when it is on electric. In that car the performance isn't too bad.. >>And how many young families have kids over six foot that would find the rear leg room cramped - very few I would imagine. Creator. Discussion. Methinks it's not so much lazy as a mixture of "who really cares" mixed with a VERY large dose of "it's cheaper that way". Atomic are from Salzburg, Austria¹, and their skis are (mostly) made in-situ. Is it reliable? There's no way to tell other than to get one's boot down and find out. Why?? Learn More. Not just utes. “Your Consent Options” link on the site's footer. I bought a new car when she came along and rear leg room is very important. by fly4ever. If you mean not going so quickly that you are potentially unable to stop then you're right. I suppose that depends on what you mean by 'enjoying the driving'. and then a look in the manual to find the dipstick. The keyless entry and start buttons work well. Not a quality made car, just cheaply made and a straining engine that will failed at 30,000, the breakers yards will be full of these in 3 years time. Common problems with the Renault Captur Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. I've also driven the clio with the same engine. Why ? At the moment it's down to 3cars, the Captur, Citroen C4 Picasso and the Skoda Yeti, the Citroen is nice but visibility to the rear is a problem as the headrests etc. P.S. Cheap tyres with shitty grip levels mean you could lock up the wheels just using your handbrake. I agree about Renaults being a dog to work on, I made the mistake of buying an old one once; but unless they have completely changed - that is not the only problem. I thought France still levied a tax on diesel, albeit not as large as UK tax. But it covers off my particular use cases splendidly - it's got five seats that grown ups can all comfortably occupy, has a decent almost car-like cabin with plenty of toys to keep me occupied on long trips and I can fit all manner of work and hobby related kit in the back. When I see a bumper sticker that says: "God is my co-pilot", I generally suggest to the driver that they allow Jesus to drive. They allow us to count visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the performance of our sites. I could wax lyrical about the times I've fixed cars with knicker elastic, and I have, but nowadays the engine bays of virtually all new cars are so cramped you can't even find a spark plug let alone replace one. And corners like a ship. Note it is now changing, as Peugeot learnt their lesson, after shafting their customer base for one decade, basically building cars with all parts to be replaced within 30 000 km, at insane costs. Cars may get more efficient, bit actually they are getting more powerful. >manufacturers don't claim the MPG figures. No idea if that's true or not, but as a certified agnostic I find that to be quite a beautiful image. Part of the same group that Suunto and Salomon belong to. It has bombed terribly in the market and the name is done for. I thought at that point that if the marketing bods were so dumb, the car had to be. 4x4 Pandas are the go-to car for doctors, farmers and anyone else who needs a cheap car to get to a godforsaken place in the mountains during winter around here. etc. It has a top 5* EuroNCAP safety rating. by dick riculous. The car seems perfectly fast enough and my wife enjoys driving it. Horses for courses indeed. I saw a Fiat Panda 4x4 - the original boxy one - just last week parked next to the Oetztal station in Austria. Jesus saves, but Bobby was a better captain. I actually put some effort into not doing it. Off-road for beginners and the experienced, plus camper trailers, caravans and motorhomes, We make it easy to compare design, practicality, value and more, Buying used? The combination of light weight front end, high ration first gear and wide useless eco tyres made it get stuck in less than 3 inches of snow! Atomic is, I believe, an Austrian brand sold to a Finnish corporation and now built in Bulgaria? Well, you sure WILL need a special license for it and cops can show up announced to check your garage for "non-licensed items". Mac21; 7 mo ago; 14 811 3 mo ago. Renault Captur - Knocking/rattling noise Honest John Back Room » Technical matters. Tue 4 Feb 2020 11:00 . Some Clarksole can't get an orgasm from a family car. From the side and rear it could easily be mistaken for an Aston Martin. Also, we hold onto our cars for a long time - one car is 17 years old, another is 11 years old. Family focused reviews and advice for everything family car related. Or wait for the new wave of baby SUVs including the Mazda CX-3 and Renault Captur. Sleekitwan; 3 mo ago; 1 357 3 mo ago. "Fast" cars may be able to get you to the speed limit more quickly but in the right hands a fast car is perfectly safe. In my experience it's approximately none; I have been witness to more failed overtakes than I care to remember. G. Captur Faulty Fuel Gauge. * - not quite so quick at coming down, I note. Of course, for the keen driver this means being able to corner well, but it also means being able to maintain control in a tricky situation. There, FTFY. I also doubt that it would have passed them. A forum community dedicated to Renault Captur SUV owners and enthusiasts. Similarly the seat upholstery isn’t the thickest or softest, but it’s not a huge problem – not least because the seat covers of some model grades (not the leather seats of the GT Line) can be removed and cleaned. All have their strengths and weaknesses, but all are worth short-listing. That’s particularly true for shorter folk who have trouble looking over the wheel at the instruments. Our database has the answer, Everything you need to know to keep you and your family as safe as possible, Helpful advice before you finance your next car, Tips for getting the right insurance and how to make a claim, Everything you need to know when sizing up your new car. Banging during gear shifts. … I'd suggest a test drive in a Mazda CX-5, which is best in class and gets The Tick, and then compare it with a couple of worthy rivals such as the Honda CR-V and Kia Sportage. An owner, with an orange one similar to the pictures, got it stuck less than 6 ft into the glenshee snow covered car park last week. But my space shuttle Haynes manual is still giving value for money :-)a, "has anybody else noticed that the Haynes manuals aren't anywhere near as good as they used to be?". These are the same people who when you ask what car is that, they say “a red one”. > I once asked a group of French ski instructors why they all used "Atomic" skis. It would be the driver side of any European model.". How To, off-road tips and adventure travel destinations, Not just utes. But it could get two kids, baby cot, dog, suitcases and all the other stuff you need as a parent down to the seaside. on my Wifes Megane 1.5 replacing the headlight bulbs entails jacking up the car, removing the front wheel and then reaching through an access panel that can barely accommodate my hand. BIK was great and the fuel economy figures looked great. Renault Captur Problems. Suddenly there was a strange noise, and I realised that the engine had only just come on to charge the battery. Atomic make good "top end" skis for the pro market (or so I have been told); but as of 2004 - when I was looking for my son - there were HUNDREDS of posts on ski forums complaining about low - mid range Atomic skis breaking. "This has voice recognition but, like the engine, the processor is so underpowered it spends an age decoding what you have asked it.". Are you sure is actually subsidised for private drivers, as in: Subsidy is money contributed by a government to make an item or commodity cheaper than it's cost? The manufacturers don't claim the MPG figures, they're the real result of standard EU tests. Search the forum. Storage spaces anywhere you could possibly imagine ( and a few you wouldn't). We have gathered all of the most frequently asked questions and problems relating to the 2018 Renault Captur in one spot to help you decide if it's a smart buy. I've driven a Prius for around 20 000 miles (before I needed something that could tow). The second-generation Renault Captur has a big job on its hands because, alongside the Nissan Juke, the original popularised the crossover class.The Captur… Summer tyres are practically worthless in snow or ice. I agree the french market is chock-full of people that "buy french", and therefore, we indeed build crap to maximize income. That won't suit everyone, of course. But the number of people who need to buy cars is much greater than the number of people who care about the process of driving them. ***, And winters really seem to have gone downhill as well. That excellent crash protection that the authors praised is earned by things like the thick A-pillar that the author criticised. Now I'm old, sensible and earn my own money I buy cars which are capable and have a decent amount of power. Right now you can choose from the Subaru XV and Renault Captur, which I give The Tick, but soon enough there will also be a Mazda CX-3 that looks like the pick of the litter. This topic has 1 reply, 2 voices, and was last updated 1 year, 11 months ago by ChrisK. Get over it. Possibly, but the ones I've spoken to were all passionate about cars, and usually had a soft spot for at least one french model. "I agree about Renaults being a dog to work on, I made the mistake of buying an old one once; but unless they have completely changed .....". Let our team of motoring experts keep you up to date with all of the latest issues & faults for the 2018 Renault Captur. Based on the article I thought the price would be like £9k... not £16k! My next door neighbour, who works for Nissan/Renault UK, got one partly due to their large dog. This was possible because the emphasis was on making the car quick for that type of driving, pretty much effortless in every conceivable way and also insanely comfortable. The Toyota C-HR would be one, the Honda HR-V another. I've no idea what this is doing in the Reg. The XV is now trailing those three, at least. I have just driven the CX-3, Honda HR-V and Renault Captur and rate the Mazda as clearly best of the bunch, as well as better than the XV. And how many young families have kids over six foot that would find the rear leg room cramped - very few I would imagine. ".....It sounds very good for taking Mum, Dad and two kids and all their paraphernalia out on a Saturday afternoon....." So you missed the bit about the lack of rear leg room then? My Profile My Preferences My Mates. How many drivers that this vehicle is aimed at (the ones who view it as purely a transport tool) would actually ask themselves that question prior to attempting an overtake manoeuvre? good afternoon guys. I've had a series of big Citroens, and the single abiding feature was the ability to drive in comfort all day long and arrive without fatigue after any journey, however long. It should not. I've had sports vehicles that could lock the wheels up using "performance summer" tyres, but that could not lock up the tyres running slicks on track, no matter had hard I stomped the pedal. I was given a Captur with the .9 litre turbo petrol engine just before Christmas. That doesn't make it a bad car - it makes it a bad car for you. Then there's the engine management control unit, I hate them with a passion. really? The Skoda Yeti did though and it is just as practical... "Now try to go around a badly designed roundabout in the wrong gear in, say, a Micra, and then things do get thrilling". I have always maintained that was a crucial difference between the French and British car markets and explained why boring diesels had captured the French market years before they did in Britain. You could very clearly tell it was french though as there wasn't, strictly speaking, enough room for both the engine and the 6 speed 'box. Member . I think a mechanic friend told me about the Renault Fuego 30 years ago, non standard spark plugs and god knows what else. Middle/right lane twats continually tempt me to fit a ships foghorn behind the grille. I had similar discussing a (then) recently acquired German car with an elderly gentleman who hadn't cottoned on that the war ended a little while before. VOLUME (dm3) VDA (ISO 3832) up to parcel shelf (min / max) 377 / 455 Maximum boot volume with rear seats folded and up to roof 1 235 D DIMENSIONS (mm) A … Safety isn't just about whether you die or not if someone crashes into you. A shame they never went the whole hog and put a new Ford-style grille on it. At which point that magical 70+mpg figure will never be achieved and the DPF will clog regularly. © 2020 Carsguide Autotrader Media Solutions Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. 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