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Hi 2008 owners :)


I'm considering the 2008 1.2 e-VTi Allure EGC Petrol with upgrades of Sat Nav and Glass roof - I can get it through a work lease scheme w/ no deposit for £250 p/m inc. insurance etc etc... But I can also get a Captur Dynamique Auto for about the same - my only worry is that the Captur is too small - does anyone have any issues with boot space / cramped driving when in the 2008?



i much prefer the way the 2008 looks, it seems to be much bigger than the Captur?? The only thing that was putting me off is that there is no keyless entry option that I can find anywhere (which the Captur has).



Any info would be great :)
 

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Hi Emma_W, we are looking to change our RAV4 for the same as your choice 1.2egc, I took boot measurements and the only difference between the RAV4 and 2008 is the smaller width on back aperture on 2008 and reduced height (floor to ceiling) on 2008, but this is fine as the seats are fold down flat and it will be a new car. I haven't seen the Captur so can't comment.

btw: keyless entry may be useful but is its a major First world problem :)
 

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We drove both, the Captur was tested as a 0.9tce manual and 1.5dCi manual and a 2008 1.6VTi (mrs FB drove a manual 1.6HDi 92 too) - they are all quite different cars to be honest, the two Captur models are radically different from each other so you need to drive an auto dCi (if you like it there are 17-20 week waits on them...). Broad-brush the 2008 rides much better and handles better too, the interior is a world nicer than the Captur; interior space is pretty close but the 2008 just squeezes it in my opinion; I'll be honest that I prefer the look of the Captur but it is hugely spec and colour dependant. Then driving position of the Captur is slightly flawed for taller drivers as the cushion isn't long enough but I am 6'4"!

The dCi Captur is fine performance wise but has no sparkle unlike the 0.9tce which is, frankly, a gem - the 1.2tce auto is supposed to be lovely too. I've not driven the 1.2VTi 2008 so can't comment but mrs FB found the HDi 92 similar to the Captur dCi in performance and feel.

My money given the option would go into a 2008.
 

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Hi Frank,
This is a bit off-topic but how did you like the 1.6vti? I can read every kinds of reviews...
Thanks
 

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Thanks for the comments - Frank that you for your comparisons I must admit that I am leaning towards the 2008;
You're definitely right about the interior I went down to our local dealer today to have a look around our chosen model and the interior is really impressive and seems real quality - i can't say I will really have any issues with the size of the 2008 though as I am an entire foot shorter than you !!
 

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szucspe said:
Hi Frank,
This is a bit off-topic but how did you like the 1.6vti? I can read every kinds of reviews...
Thanks
Hi szucspe, have a look at my post here;

http://www.2008ownersclub.co.uk/forum/long-journeys-in-the-12vti_topic386_page4.html#.U8gspWK9KSM

It's a decent engine and there's much to like but it wasn't for us in the end.

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i can't say I will really have any issues with the size of the 2008 though as I am an entire foot shorter than you !! <img src="http://www.2008ownersclub.co.uk/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif" align="middle" />
Mrs FB is 5'3" - I was attracted to her for being pint-resting height but hadn't considered that I'd have to take the seat out of Umpa-Lumpa mode before getting in the car!,
 

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Lol Mr B! Us vertically challenged lasses do have our uses.. Spare a thought for poor Mrs FB when she is straining to the reach the steering wheel to drag her seat forward after her gangly counterpart has been driving


Hopefully the lower position of the steering wheel will be a distinct advantage!
 

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Our first choice was for the Captur and I ordered the 1.5 DCI after an assurance from Renault that the DPF was covered under the warranty ( Nissan said it was not) but 2 months into the order the dealer said they couldn't deliver the model I wanted for at least a further 3 months. They offered us a really good deal on a .9 petrol alternative to a higher spec at a lower price and gave us a complete days test drive to decide if we wanted to switch the order. It was very clear after a couple of hours that in our area of Devon it just was not up to the job, it was struggling with the hills so we cancelled the order as we couldn't wait for the delivery of the 1.5 dci which was only an estimate.

Peugeot said no to diesel DPF warranty so we test drove the 2008 1.2 vti which to our surprise was absolutely fine in Devon and so strange that it has the same power on paper at least as the Renault but the proof was in the drive so we ordered the 2008 and to date we are delighted with the final outcome but we do miss not having the sliding rear seat the Renault had and we had in our Nissan Note. No regrets so far after 6 months.

Note to Frank Bullet - you really should try and get a test drive in the 1.2 vti I know it doesn't fit your requirement but you will be surprised.
 

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Have a look on the forum , a few people has issues with the 1.2 egc and got rid of themWhat Car tested the captur,2008 ,Yeti and Juke.The captur was first with 2008 third.
There are quite a few reviews knocking around. good and bad .Its taste end of the day
I went for the 2008 and I like it ,only issue my wife don't find the seats good and get back ache
 

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Emma_W said:
Lol Mr B! Us vertically challenged lasses do have our uses.. Spare a thought for poor Mrs FB when she is straining to the reach the steering wheel to drag her seat forward after her gangly counterpart has been driving <img src="http://www.2008ownersclub.co.uk/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif" align="middle" />

Hopefully the lower position of the steering wheel will be a distinct advantage! <img src="http://www.2008ownersclub.co.uk/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif" align="middle" />
Occasionally she throws the seat back to make it easier getting in and out, but not always! She has the wheel at the top of its adjustment and pushed towards the dash where as I always have it as low as it can go and pulled towards me - electric memory seats would be a dream!

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Note to Frank Bullet - you really should try and get a test drive in the 1.2 vti I know it doesn't fit your requirement but you will be surprised.
If you see my thread linked above our driving is either a few miles a day, short trips to see friends etc. or long schleps to France and seeing family throughout the uk; after driving the 1.6VTi I suspect the 1.2VTi wouldn't have had enough guts zipping through France at 130km/h; the Captur 0.9tce being turbo had decent mid-range torque that would have hidden this (engine wise it was probably better at a motorway cruise than the 1.6VTi 2008 on account of lower gearing). We were waiting for the 1.2e-THP but gave up in the end and bought a Citroen DS4; however, I am still interested in a 2008 in a few years as my A2 gets semi-retired (I plan to own it forever) as my daily driver and a 1.2VTi will be fine for what I need (16 miles to work on back roads, about 5 miles of A-road then 3 miles through town).

Delivery for Captur's have improved but only for stock cars, factory orders are still 4-5 months in many cases; the problem with that is there are so many options for personalisation that it's likely there is a need to compromise on what you want which kinda defeats the object of a new car to me.
 

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At 6' 7" I think I can confirm there's plenty of space for the larger driver. However I do find it a tad cramped in the back.
Regarding boot space I can fit a wheelchair and a walker in the boot of the 2008 leaving the parcel shelf in situ.
 

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Frank - electric memory seats would just be the icing on the cake! You can probably tell I'm not very technically minded and as long as a car is full of gadgets, goes when I want it to and looks reasonable pretty then I'm a happy lass ! however reading all the comments about the 1.2 egc is making me wary of selecting it - the majority of my driving is the work commute, daily errands and local-ish weekend trips so I don't need massive amounts of power but I do want a model that I know will be realible without any possible issues cropping up..
Geoff - thanks for the info, I think I am more or less sold on 2008, people have generally only positive comments about the amount of space in the cabin and boot so I can't see it being an issue for me..
 

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Aro-rat..... Water?.... Ah yes "the Water of Life" as they call it in Scotland... Preferably Dalwhinnie!
I think my height is due to that and the company I worked for believed in "The Mushroom Principle "! <img src="http://www.2008ownersclub.co.uk/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif" align="middle" /> Edited by: Geoffh
 

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Try the 1.2VTi EGC; the comments relate to the 'clacky' noise on the gearbox but it might not bother you at all; I don't believe this is a 'fault', just noticeable as result of the robotised manual gearbox and superb refinement from the engine; our old smart cars were both the same (the gearbox is a similar principal) but it never worried us. Just turn the radio up!

Forgot to mention in the name of adding balance, mrs FB thought the driving position of the Captur was fine. She thought the interior quality and paint finish poor though.

You might not have rear passengers but our son who was just 4 when we drove the Captur hated being in the back but he loved the 2008 - I sat in there with him for the first part of the drive and found it very spacious, but then I was sat behind 'little legs' so that's not hard <img src="http://www.2008ownersclub.co.uk/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif" align="middle" /> Edited by: Frank Bullitt
 

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The 1.2 VTi egc was actually the one we were going to go for; feel much more confident about our choice if it just a case of a little noise from the gear box; this wouldn't bother me at all! I've not really been close enough to a Captur to have a meaningful opionion on it - but from the pictures I've seen and a few reviews I've read, the interior doesn't seemeven close to that of the 2008so I am likely to agree with Mrs FB! I've also got a 4 yr old (girl) who will be travelling in the back, so still need the space for a car seat for a probably another year... may be a stupid question but on our last car we could lock the rear electric windows from the drivers seat, do you know if the peugeot has the same feature?? The only reason I ask is that my little monster now understands how to use all the buttons in the car etc!!
 

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I've also got a 4 yr old (girl) who will be travelling in the back, so still need the space for a car seat for a probably another year... may be a stupid question but on our last car we could lock the rear electric windows from the drivers seat, do you know if the peugeot has the same feature?? The only reason I ask is that my little monster now understands how to use all the buttons in the car etc!!

Yes it does. The rear windows can be locked by a button on the driver's control panel on the driver's door.
 

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You can lock the rear electric windows, controls on the driver dooregc issue I think the jury out of that one,if Peugeot have replaced gear boxes !
 
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