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QITOOK de­liv­ery of a 60th an­niver­sary Cap­tiva in June. I se­lected the diesel as I live in the coun­try and travel long dis­tances. I paid the ex­tra $3000 as I be­lieved Holden’s claim of 8.5 litres/100km and be­lieved I could get even bet­ter. Af­ter 8000km the best I have achieved is 9.9 litres/100km. Ian Ken­non


AYOU’REnot alone in your con­cerns about the Cap­tiva’s fuel econ­omy. We’re get­ting lots of com­plaints from own­ers of diesel Cap­ti­vas. We re­cently re­ceived a let­ter from an owner who claimed his Holden dealer had re­flashed the mem­ory in his car as a fac­to­ryen­dorsed fix for the prob­lem, but that seems to be a lit­tle off the mark. Holden doesn’t have a fix for the fuel con­sump­tion prob­lem and hasn’t been re­flash­ing mem­o­ries.

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