Holden Captiva 2006 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Holden Captiva 2006 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Holden Captiva 2006: Is it worth getting a new timing chain?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Mar 2019

It is worth fixing, you will only have more trouble if you don’t. Cost depends on the engine. If it’s a V6 it could cost as much as $3000, a 4-cylinder less.

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Holden Captiva: 4WD?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Mar 2018

Since its introduction in 2006 Holden has sold the Daewoo-designed and built Captiva crossover SUV in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. Although they have sold a range of different engine and transmission options there has never been a rear-wheel drive layout offered.

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Holden Captiva 2006: Transmission problems

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Oct 2017

The automatic transmission has been a problem for Captiva owners, but you’re unlikely to get much sympathy from Holden on a car that is now 11 years old. How’s to say what might've happened to the transmission in the past 11 years.

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Best budget 7 seaters?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 May 2017

The used Captiva does appear to be great value, but their shaky reputation for reliability would lead me to consider other options. The Territory would be a better bet, but they are known to have electrical and front suspension issues in the long-term.  If you're after an SUV, a seven-seat 2006-12 Mitsubishi Outlander is smart buying at the moment, but if you're just after the seven seats, I highly recommend taking a look at a 2008-13 Kia Rondo. These represent excellent value at the moment. Hope that helps, and keep us posted with your progress.

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Holden Captiva 2006: A smart buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Apr 2017

No, I wouldn't, the kilometres are too high for comfort. The car is nearing the end of the road, and you're likely to have problems with it going forward.

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Holden Captiva: Engine warning light

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Oct 2015

It's possibly a wiring problem, but there's no way of knowing until it fails in such a way that the problem can be traced. It would seem that it's not a major problem, so press on until it develops further.

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