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Just discovered that my Captiva was with the dealerI traded it in to less than 24hrs before someone snapped it up. Maybe I should have sold it privately.....
Have to say though, love my new Grand Scenic. I've gone 2 whole days without filling up with diesel.... Have managed to pick up a second set of wheels for a song too, and the wither tyres are delivered on Weds. Its all good! Will post a pic when it's clean, probably in May.
 

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Hi Bigiainw. Hope your memory is good, 'cos we rely on you (and others) to sort our problems out.
Best wishes (grudgingly) with your new motor! :) :) :)
Cheers
Jegrugby
 

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Oh, its all fading now, so far away.....






Not!
 

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Good luck with your new car Iain. I hope that you have less problems with your Renault than I did with my pre-registered Renault 19 (back in the 1990's).
 

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I remember the 19. It's pretty much a dead cert that nothing could be that bad...
 

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I had an 18 back in the late 80's, a half decent engine, shame about the rest of the car!
Back to the reason you are getting rid of your Captiva, it is the one reason I would consider getting rid of mine too,visits to the pump are far too regular, and my average mpg is down to 24.1this winter, when it was around 26 last.

Plus i've got points on an oldGM credit card running out in early 2014 which might tempt me into the local Vauxhall dealership.
 

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It was my experience with the Vauxhall/ Chevy dealer during my recent ABS issues which helped make up my mind to change. GM card or not, I'm not sure Iwould use it. In recent times, the local Renault dealer has proved to be fairly reliable- my wife's Renault Trafic was serviced there while under warranty, and i've had a couple of Renaults over the past 10 years, an 03 Megane Scenic and a 54 Laguna tourer which were both very reliable and enjoyable to own and drive. There is also a really good independent renault specialist locally should they be required.
As for fuel consumption, when you can load a long wheelbase Renault Trafic with band gear and 4 people and drive it hard up into the Highlands and still better the fuel consumption of a manual Captiva, it's difficult to make an argument to yourself not to change. We regularly see 35mpg with the trafic, 30-32mpg was my usual with the captiva. The Grand Scenic is already showing 40+ mpg and I've done less than 100 miles, mostly local so it bodes well on that front.

Sometimes it's just time to mocve on.
 

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I suppose it all depends on your experience with a certain manufacturer.

I've had a couple of Renaults but had trouble with both cars and dealers, yet have owned a number of Vauxhalls over the years and barely had a thing go wrong with them.

Its often down to pure luck whether you end up with a diamond or a lemon, especially when buying from new.
 

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jonnybgood said:
Its often down to pure luck whether you end up with a diamond or a lemon, especially when buying from new.
Ain't that the truth!
 
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