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#1 Ness75

Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

Posted this in large families also to hopefully gather as many opinions as possible.

   I am fortunate to have the opportunity to purchase either of these   vehicles brand new in hopefully the next few weeks but after drooling   over the cx9 for many months i finally test drove it last night and   found its size very intimidating and had trouble parking it in the many   car park spaces i was using for practice, yet when we drove the captiva   on Saturday i was truly impressed by how easy it was to drive and all   the lovely extras that were included for just a little more than the   base model cx9.

We have 3 tall children at the moment aged 9,14   and 16 and are trying for another baby(or 2) but as we have already been   trying for 2 years, who knows if or when it will happen.  We really   only travel together on odd days over the weekend and by the time we   have a baby my eldest may even be driving his own car most of the time   anyway.

Am I CRAZY to turn down the cx9 for the captiva?

All replies will be greatly appreciated.

#2 mummy to e&j

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

Can't comment on either vehicle, but I would be very reluctant to purchase a brand new car that I was 'intimidated' to drive.

You can't really compare the Captiva against the CX9 in size as the CX9 is a lot bigger than the Captiva.  Maybe compare the CX7 instead.

I feel your pain re: tall children.  We had that problem too, including of course a very tall husband who needs to push back the seat as far as it will go.

We looked for a long time, and are very happy with what we purchased.


Good luck with your search.

#3 bubbalee

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:14 PM

We have the 7 seater Captiva and I love it. There isn't much room in the very back seats but fine for an hour or so trip.

The diesel is really fuel efficient, much more so than the CX9.

#4 mibi

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:16 PM

I have a 2007 Captiva 7 diesel that we purchased used last year and I love it. The only thing I don't particularly like is the vision is restricted, but that is the same with alot of cars these days. I have heard the diesel engine in the lastest Captivas is one of the most economical in its class.

I find it really nice to drive and quite easy to park. I was driving a Commodore VX before this and once we bought it I've started to enjoy driving again.

We've also taken it offroad a couple of times and it's done quite well.

I haven't driven the Mazda though - it was a little out of our price range.

#5 ~Delilah~

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:39 PM

I don't know anything about the Cx9 but Mazdas are generally good cars.

I own a diesel captiva 7 seater. I love it. I also have tall children. As a single parent, its not often I have another adult in the front seat so Miss Teen sits there but on the occasion that I do have another adult with me, I need to make her sit behind me because I can't see past her head if I'm reversing out/checking my blind spot if she sits on the left.

#6 Harmonica

Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

The CX9 is gorgeous... that is all!

#7 kath30

Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:38 PM

I have a CX9 and I can't speak highly enough about it. It is a beautiful car to drive, safe & much more luxurious than the Captiva. Once you get used to the size you'll find it's really easy to park especially with the rear camera. I don't really think Holden compares to Mazda in general. The cx9 would be in the class of the Toyota Kluger maybe. Have a look at that too. I prefer the CX9 though. original.gif

#8 whydoibother

Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:54 AM

we have the captiva 7 LX diesel we love it. We got the LX though much better than the SX




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