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    Thread: Chevy Captiva? In CT?

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      05-29-2012 11:30 AM #1
      Clever rebadge or out of place Captiva?

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      05-29-2012 11:31 AM #2
      Rental-only fleet vehicles. They're all over Florida.

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      05-29-2012 11:31 AM #3
      Is that a normal CT plate? Grey market car, diplomat car, or temporary resident?
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      05-29-2012 11:33 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      Rental-only fleet vehicles. They're all over Florida.
      This. I had one for a week in Florida back in January. It wouldn't let you neutral bomb it, but hell if you couldn't floor it in reverse, then drop it into drive and get a little chirp.

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      05-29-2012 11:38 AM #5
      JESUS, Every week there is a thread about someone seeing a Captiva on the streets. THEY ARE OUT THERE PEOPLE! THEY ARE BEING SOLD. YES. YOU SAW ONE. IT WAS PROBALLY A RENTAL.

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      05-29-2012 11:41 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by GTE77 View Post
      JESUS, Every week there is a thread about someone seeing a Captiva on the streets. THEY ARE OUT THERE PEOPLE! THEY ARE BEING SOLD. YES. YOU SAW ONE. IT WAS PROBALLY A RENTAL.
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      05-29-2012 11:45 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by GTE77 View Post
      JESUS, Every week there is a thread about someone seeing a Captiva on the streets. THEY ARE OUT THERE PEOPLE! THEY ARE BEING SOLD. YES. YOU SAW ONE. IT WAS PROBALLY A RENTAL.
      Wow, someone needs to change their tampon. Wadda *****.
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      05-29-2012 11:49 AM #8
      Now if these are for rental fleets only, what happens after their tenure? Normally rentals go right to auction. So I'm assuming these can be sold and registered?
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      05-29-2012 11:54 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Now if these are for rental fleets only, what happens after their tenure? Normally rentals go right to auction. So I'm assuming these can be sold and registered?
      Sure. It's just a reskinned Saturn Vue. It's a perfectly legal, crash tested, emissions-certified U.S. domestic vehicle.

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      05-29-2012 11:55 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Wow, someone needs to change their tampon. Wadda *****.
      Do a search bitch...




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      05-29-2012 12:07 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by GTE77 View Post
      Do a search bitch...



      Eff that noise. You're lucky if I grace TCL once a week from Offtopicstan to post a death car thread. Something obscure that I haven't seen car related, I'm posting up...sans a search.
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      05-29-2012 12:44 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Eff that noise. You're lucky if I grace TCL once a week from Offtopicstan to post a death car thread. Something obscure that I haven't seen car related, I'm posting up...sans a search.
      Which is the wrong thing to do.

      Right this to do.....

      Wanna make a thread?
      Make a search on the info you have.

      found nothing?
      make a thread.

      found something?
      is it exactly what you have?
      yes, dont make thread.

      is it diferent?
      yes, make thread.


      I can remenber another 3 topics on captivas being spotted just off the top of my head.

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      05-29-2012 01:03 PM #14
      Is it just me, or are these slightly nicer-looking on the outside than the retail Equinox?

      These cars have always kind of laid bare exactly where GM still does certain things inefficiently, or maybe it's just a consequence of being so large. Rather than offering retail models to fleets, they find some random plant that's under capacity and have them produce a unique fleet model. That's how we end up with Captivas, Caprice PPVs, and Classics.

      After GM starts selling the retail Chevy "SS" (Zeta-platform Holden Commodore rebadge) they should take the current Caprice PPV and rename it Caprice Classic.
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      05-29-2012 01:09 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Now if these are for rental fleets only, what happens after their tenure? Normally rentals go right to auction. So I'm assuming these can be sold and registered?
      Surely you've seen a Chevrolet Classic

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      05-29-2012 01:10 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      Is that a normal CT plate? Grey market car, diplomat car, or temporary resident?
      That is the standard issue CT plate


      I still see people with this style though, the old blue/white and scratch my head as to how they are still using them?

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      05-29-2012 01:14 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      Is it just me, or are these slightly nicer-looking on the outside than the retail Equinox?

      These cars have always kind of laid bare exactly where GM still does certain things inefficiently, or maybe it's just a consequence of being so large. Rather than offering retail models to fleets, they find some random plant that's under capacity and have them produce a unique fleet model. That's how we end up with Captivas, Caprice PPVs, and Classics.

      After GM starts selling the retail Chevy "SS" (Zeta-platform Holden Commodore rebadge) they should take the current Caprice PPV and rename it Caprice Classic.
      Actually, most of these models are sold as normal models in other countries, for example(and I can't beleive I am explaining this once more). The Chevrolet Captiva is sold in South American as a entry luxury SUV, fully loaded in LTZ form with leather and nav and 19 inch chrome wheels.

      It goes head to head with the Ford Edge, Tiguan, etc etc.

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      05-29-2012 01:24 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by GTE77 View Post
      Actually, most of these models are sold as normal models in other countries, for example(and I can't beleive I am explaining this once more). The Chevrolet Captiva is sold in South American as a entry luxury SUV, fully loaded in LTZ form with leather and nav and 19 inch chrome wheels.

      It goes head to head with the Ford Edge, Tiguan, etc etc.
      ok guy

      chill out

      we get it - we're all stupid and you're the Equinox/Captiva GOD.

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      Wow... Who says Hondas have no torque?

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      05-29-2012 01:25 PM #19
      I know this, but they're still unique to the North American market - and even with the convergence of some safety/emissions standards and cars being designed for world consumption that still means they're making US-specific models, even if it's just the speedometer and warning labels.

      The Caprice is somewhat unique since GM doesn't have any similar models, but again, they're only offering this Captiva to US fleets because the plant where Captivas are made for other markets is under capacity while the plant that makes retail-market Equinoxes is running full steam. And there was some of that logic behind the Caprice PPV as well; the Commodore is flagging in popularity in its home market so it ends up actually being cost effective for GM to build Caprices there and ship them to the US rather than coming up with a new Impala PPV like they've done since '97.
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      05-29-2012 01:26 PM #20
      Hey look, another Captiva thread.

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      05-29-2012 01:30 PM #21
      Since it's a reskinned VUE, does it use the Honda motor?
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      05-29-2012 01:35 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Hey look, another Captiva thread.
      Thank you!

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      ok guy

      chill out

      we get it - we're all stupid and you're the Equinox/Captiva GOD.

      Panties getting twisted there buddy?

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      05-29-2012 01:35 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by cryption View Post
      Since it's a reskinned VUE, does it use the Honda motor?
      My rental had an ECOTEC.

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      05-29-2012 01:42 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by GTE77 View Post
      Thank you!



      Panties getting twisted there buddy?
      lol..how does you asking me that make any sense at all when you're the one posting "can't believe im explaining this again" comments?

      Quote Originally Posted by nicoli View Post
      Wow... Who says Hondas have no torque?

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      05-29-2012 01:43 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by cryption View Post
      Since it's a reskinned VUE, does it use the Honda motor?
      Honda V6 was only used in the first gen Vue

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