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After covering 750 miles and nearly 2 weeks of ownership I thought I would share some of my experiences with you


In my opinion the Antara is a lovely vehicle to drive, the gear change will takes some getting use to, especially 1st into 2nd gear, but hopefully that will smooth out in time? I'm averaging around 37/38 mpg and so far no DPF issues?

Today my spare wheel arrived at the dealership, which is basically a steel 16" includes a jack etc and a big hard foam type insert which sits on top and around the spare? Unfortunately you can't close to lid to the boot well, so unless you partly deflate the tyre it is next to useless
It sure confused the guys at the dealership lol

Anyway I feel a little more secure in that I now have a spare wheel, just in case I get a puncture, apparently if you use that repair kit it will ruin the tyre?

Not sure if that is true or not?

So here is a couple of photos of my baby





 

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What model do you have
i have automatic which is better
so i do not have to shift gears anymore thank god, the Captiva isautomaticto
Your baby look good did you wash it before the pictures

The dog cages seem to fit good to did you have to get the garage to do that

We arecomingdown to Yorkshire during June and July you might see me driving my baby the white charger
then
 

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Doghandler said:
After covering 750 miles and nearly 2 weeks of ownership I thought I would share some of my experiences with you


In my opinion the Antara is a lovely vehicle to drive, the gear change will takes some getting use to, especially 1st into 2nd gear, but hopefully that will smooth out in time? I'm averaging around 37/38 mpg and so far no DPF issues?

Today my spare wheel arrived at the dealership, which is basically a steel 16" includes a jack etc and a big hard foam type insert which sits on top and around the spare? Unfortunately you can't close to lid to the boot well, so unless you partly deflate the tyre it is next to useless
It sure confused the guys at the dealership lol

Anyway I feel a little more secure in that I now have a spare wheel, just in case I get a puncture, apparently if you use that repair kit it will ruin the tyre?

Not sure if that is true or not?

So here is a couple of photos of my baby






Looking good and in the best colour as well. I'm liking the dog cage in the back I will have to look for one for my pooch when he gets bigger lol.

Do you have to transport the police dogs in your own car or is that purely for your own dog..

Btw 1st to 2nd does take a bit of getting used to. It's not really designed for rapid starts. The best tip I can give you is make it a short change. I try and not let the revs go much above 2000rpm before changing. It actually works well because when you get second you are at the sweet spot for the turbo to give you a bit of a boost and you find it pulls away much better and smoothly.
 

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Thanks for the tip on the gear change, as for the kennels unfortunately it's a legal requirement when carrying Police Dogs, hence the warning signs. I use them to transport the dog when I'm off duty also to and from work where we drive around in a marked Ford Ranger.
 

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Thanks for the tip on the gear change, as for the kennels unfortunately it's a legal requirement when carrying Police Dogs, hence the warning signs. I use them to transport the dog when I'm off duty also to and from work where we drive around in a marked Ford Ranger.
Ah okay cheers for that. They must be soft with the police dog handlers up here my neighbour works/ on call from home so most of the time and his marked police car is always at his house unless he's on leave.
 

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No chum my chevrolet captiva came from barnsley last year the antara is coming from falkirk
 

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No chum my chevrolet captiva came from barnsley last year the antara is coming from falkirk

Ah, that must be it, I thought I'd seen something along the lines. My Antara's coming from Barnsley, after two weeks of battling dealers against each other Perrys of Barnsley came up trumps!
(it happens by chance to be where I was brought up also)
 

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It was pentagon cars who came up trumps last year, by about £5000 difference, we went down by train stayed overnight then picked the captiva up the next day, seemed a very good company well impressed, how much is it costing you to bring the Antara up. Pentagon seem a big company in the north yorksEdited by: wilma08
 

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It was pentagon cars who came up trumps last year, by about £5000 difference, we went down by train stayed overnight then picked the captiva up the next day, seemed a very good company well impressed, how much is it costing you to bring the Antara up. Pentagon seem a big company in the north yorks

My mother lives just round the corner from the dealer
we'll drive down, PX current car for Antara, spend weekend there then drive back up in luxury!!!



Might take mother to the coast for a day, give the Antara a nice run.
 

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That would be nice for your mum, is the coast Whitby or scar bough we would Lowell when I say we I mean me would love to visit Whitby , is it worth a visit
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That would be nice for your mum, is the coast Whitby or scar bough we would Lowell when I say we I mean me would love to visit Whitby , is it worth a visit
Wilma

Yeah, Long time since I've been to Whitby. I think we might end up at Skegness though. We took her to Flamburgh & Filey last time.
 
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