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Are there any risks or problems buying a 2011 Holden Captiva vehicle?

Asked by Trevor

I am interested in buying a 2011 Holden Captiva. Are there any risks or problems with this model vehicle?

Answered by CarsGuide

18 Jan 2022 David Morley

As second-hand buys go, the Holden Captiva is a no-go zone. These were not reliable cars when they were new and the years and kilometres since have only made that situation worse. The V6 petrol engine is prone to stretched timing chains which is a huge and expensive job to fix and the automatic transmission is also a turkey. The Captiva was also home to many an oil leak and electrical problems are common.

These are now cheap cars, but for a very good reason. But even a car that is cheap to buy can wind up costing you lots if you need to constantly repair it. There are plenty of far better alternatives.

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