Chevrolet Captiva 2.4 LT AWD

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Rating: 3/5

We used to love the budget-beating Captiva.

A recent facelift saw the addition of a more aggressive nose, but the interior feels like a time machine with a radio straight from the ’80s.

The engine is underpowered but worse is the manual gear­shift – it’s vague and requires the strength of a javelin thrower to shift the lever.

Despite its name the Captiva isn’t all that captivating any more.

PRICE R299 900

ENGINE 2,4-litre four-cylinder petrol, 123 kW, 230 Nm

PERFORMANCE: 0-100 km/h in 10,3 seconds; top speed 186 km/h; 9,2 litres/100 km

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