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  6. Dear Members, Thanks for being a part of our Chevrolet Dubai online community. It has been almost 3 years since our online community came into existence. And with your support over the years we have grown into a well integrated online car community in this region. A lot of members have joined our ever-growing community, and most of them turning out to be very good friends. Friends, today we are seeking a few minutes of your fast paced Dubai life to share your thoughts on a quick poll. This will help us assess and even prove how much our online community has been useful to our loyal members across the region. It is a poll to identify how much value our online community adds to you personally and gives us an opportunity to enhance and add features that may help to save more from that pinch on your pocket.
  7. One of many advantages of living in UAE is exploring off-road nature and its beauty. Everyone of us must have been to desert once in a while and admired the scenic beauty what UAE desert has to offer. From desert safari trips to weekend dune bashing we have enjoyed desert dunes and natural wildlife to the fullest. Every year due to so many visitors, off-road life start loosing its balance when we start leaving things behind from our plastic bags, bottles, cans, bbq foil, broken car pieces etc which are non degradable items that the nature cannot take care of itself. This garbage left behind kills many animals every year. Due to limited reach of municipal authorities to go inside the desert and clean up, every year off-road clubs organize these desert clean up drives. Emarat4X4 is conducting desert clean up drive which aim to save the wildlife of UAE by collecting this non degradable waste from desert. This year EMARAT4X4 has extended a brilliant invitation to all volunteers who drive normal saloon/sedan cars or SUV without desert driving experience to provide the free pickup and drop from the desert entry and exit point. Emarat4x4 crew and marshals will provide continuous non stop pick up and drop to all volunteers wishing to join this clean up drive. Drive will have sufficient sanitation and protection gear for volunteers. This drive will be covered by media channels (print, online and TV) and will provide plenty of freebies to motivate volunteers to come and join for this noble cause. DRIVE DETAILS Date: Friday 8th March 2013 Time: 8:00 AM Meeting: Emarat Petrol Station at Shj-Kalba Rd Coordinates: 25° 14.062'N 55° 34.448'E Exit : 11:00 AM Interested volunteers please contact Mr. Rahimdad Kidwai at 050 6749099, he is the Chief Event Coordinator of www.emarat4x4.com and supporting "Volunteers In UAE" for this great cause to save wildlife in UAE.
  8. Based on your experience, please share that which Chevrolet you prefer to buy: Used vs. new and why?
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  13. One of the most prominent changes is the reshaped front end. The dual-opening grille centered by the bow tie emblem has become a Chevrolet signature. The so-called three-dimensional headlamps up the handsome quotient by a notch and reminds one of the Mitsubishi Outlander. The rear end remains the same though. The rounded edges are a car-inspired design much like the Honda CRV and the bold wheel arches, optional 18” wheels (our test car had 17” wheels) and air-intake ports incorporated into the fenders offer a sporty stance. The front apron sits so low, the approach angles are anything but “SUV”. Even 4” curbs bother this one. Park with care. Integrated turn lamps in the side view mirrors seem common styling culture these days and the Captiva keeps it contemporary. INTERIOR STYLING The interior styling is rather insipid and come in a shade of vanilla regardless of what colour fabric or leather you choose. Besides the satin finish plastics popular in most American cars there is also a glossy black stripe that is placed across the dash. We love the fact that the instrument panel gauges are easy to read and all the buttons on the centre console are spaced and sized aptly. Seems like the basics of ergonomics is a big chapter in the Chevrolet’s design guide.Tester notes recall the odd clock casing which makes it difficult to read the time from some angles. ENGINE & PERFORMANCE Matches BMW's 3-litre for max. output and beats the Corvette for specific output! Impressive! Under the bonnet lies a 3.0-liter V6 Direct Injection with VVT that generates a 264bhp at 6950 rpm and a twisting force of 299.7 Nm at 5100 rpm. This matches BMW for their 3-litre engines and the specific output of 88bhp/litre is even more commendable beating its own stable mate the Corvette, 70bhp/litre. There has been a 15% horsepower increase, an 8% increase in engine torque and a 25% reduction of cold-start emissions. The claimed 198km/h top speed seems achievable under the right conditions considering its 264bhp output. The press release states a 0-100 km/h time of 8.6 seconds. In our test runs we only managed a 10.4 second run with 2 persons aboard. But 60km/h came in a swift 6.1 seconds, which means this is quick off the blocks and this will be no slouch in the city. The power deliver is generally smooth and refined and there is heaps of tugging power beyond 4000rpm. 2011 Chevrolet Captiva also available is the less exciting 2.4-liter VVT engine that spins to a slightly dizzy 6200 rpm to produce its peak power i.e. 169bhp, while torque figures are a lowly 216 Nm at 6200 rpm. The claimed 190 km/h would seem far fetched and 0-100 km/h time of 10.5 seconds is more like a sub 13 seconds range in reality. The LTZ model we drove featured the ITCC (Intelligent Torque Controlled Coupling) all-wheel-drive system. In most conditions, the front wheels propel the car However, if the electronic system feels the need to intervene, it will redistribute the torque between the front and rear axle, with up to 50% of the power going to the rear. The transfer of torque is not instantaneous and we observed some torque steer under hard acceleration. RIDE & HANDLING The ride quality is what you expect of this car; it is supple at most speeds. The trade off though is handling. There is noticeable body roll when going around corners, even the slow turns in parking lots the car seems to wallow. The steering however is light and accurate, making you ignore the sheer size of the car. COMFORT, FEATURES & PRACTICALITY We believe the selling point of the Captiva is the space it offers and flexibility associated with it. The test car came with third row seats capable of seating 5 adults and 2 kids in the rear. The third row and rear seats can be folded, flush with the floor of loading bay, generating a cargo volume of 2,012 litres. Numbers may seem intangible but this really is a lot of cargo space. Chevrolet have given due consideration for child safety and have fitted Isofix anchor points on the outer seats of the second row, to facilitate fitting of child seats. Under the useful sliding arm rest nestled are 2 cup holders with a deep compartment for all your storage needs. Third row good for kids. The Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity are available with commands integrated on the steering wheel as optional on the LT and standard on LTZ. We synced our phones and managed to play in-phone audio in a matter of moments. Faster than few German super saloons we recently tested. SAFETY The Captiva comes with a full complement of 3 point seat belts. Safety systems include Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Active Rollover Protection. All to keep you out of trouble. FUEL ECONOMY 2011 Chevrolet Captiva Claimed economy for the V6 model is 10.7 l/100km. In our time spent driving the Captiva, it returned a modest 12-13 l/100km. A reasonable figure considering this is a SUV of sizable dimensions. Fuel consumption for the 4-cylinder model on a combined cycle is a claimed 8.9 l/100km. PRICING & WARRANTY The Dubai based dealer for Chevrolet, Al Ghandi Auto have priced the 2.4-litre 4 cylinder LT model at Dhs. 83,000, while the 3.0-litre V6 LTZ gets a sticker price of Dhs. 116,000. Chevrolet warranties are currently the best in the business. The Lifetime warranty applies for 3 year / 100,000km limit, bumper to bumper. After which the warranty is retained for only the drivetrain i.e engine and transmission and A/C. Do note this is invalidated with the change of ownership. SPECIFICATIONS Engines: 3-litre DI V6 // 2.4-litre I4 Max power (bhp @ rpm): 264 @ 5,200 // 169 @ 6200 Max torque (Nm @ rpm): 299.7 @ 2800 // 216 @ 4400 Transmission: 6-speed automatic Driven wheels: All-wheel drive // Front wheel drive PERFORMANCE 3-litre DI V6 0 to 60 km/h: 6.1 seconds (tested) 0 to 100 km/h: 8.6 seconds (claimed) 0 to 100 km/h: 10.4 seconds (tested) Top Speed: 198kmph (claimed) 2.4-liter 4 cylinder 0 to 100 km/h: 10.5 seconds (claimed) Top Speed: 190km/h (claimed) SOURCE: http://automiddleeast.com/2011/07/26/headline/2011-chevrolet-captiva-road-test/
  14. Chevrolet Scheduled Maintenance Procedures * Rotate and Inspect tires * Inspect Accessory drive belt * Inspect Air intake system * Inspect Automatic transmission shift linkage * Inspect Brake fluid, brake lines and hoses * Inspect Brake hoses * Inspect Brake linings * Inspect Brake rotors, drums, pads, shoes * Inspect Brake system * Inspect CV-joint boots & axle seals * Inspect Coolant level, hoses and clamps * Inspect Cooling fan operation * Inspect Cooling system hoses and clamps * Inspect Crankcase depression * Inspect EGR system * Inspect EVAP system * Inspect Engine air cleaner filter * Inspect Engine coolant and washer fluid * Inspect Exhaust system & heat shields * Inspect Fluid leaks * Inspect Front & rear driveshaft slip-yoke * Inspect Front wheel bearings * Inspect Front/rear axle fluid level * Inspect Fuel filter * Inspect Fuel system * Inspect Parking brake system * Inspect Power steering fluid * Inspect Restraint system components * Inspect Shields & underhood insulation * Inspect Steering linkage * Inspect Suspension and steering components * Inspect Suspension components * Inspect Throttle body * Inspect Throttle body mount bolt torque * Inspect Throttle linkage * Inspect Throttle system * Inspect Transfer case fluid level * Inspect Transfer case shift lever * Inspect Transmission fluid * Inspect Transmission fluid level * Inspect Wiper blades * Inspect underbody contact points & linkage * Inspect/Lubricate Body components * Inspect/Lubricate Chassis & suspension * Inspect/Lubricate Parking brake cable guides * Inspect/Lubricate chassis & suspension * Replace Air cleaner filter * Replace Automatic transmission fluid & filter * Replace Cabin air filter * Replace Engine coolant * Replace Engine oil & filter * Replace PCV filter * Replace PCV valve * Replace Spark plugs
  15. Chevrolet Maintenance Procedures - Common Additional Services Chevrolet Air Filter Replacement The air filter accumulates dust and debris and should be replaced to protect the engine and maximize fuel economy. For optimal engine performance and longevity, replace every 1 year or 25,000 kms. Chevrolet Brake Fluid Replacement/Flush Brake fluid accumulates moisture and contamination from component wear over time and unless replaced every 50,000 kms or 2 years, can cause brake system damage. Chevrolet Cabin Air Filter Replacement Over time the Cabin Filter(s) will accumulate dirt, pollen and debris which can leak in to the passenger compartment if left unchecked. They should be replaced every year or 25,000 kms. Chevrolet Coolant Replacement/Flush Engine coolant breaks down, gets rusty and becomes contaminated with debris from component wear over time and can cause engine or cooling system damage if not replaced every 2 years or 50,0000 kms. Chevrolet Differential Fluid Replacement - Front Differential fluid breaks down and becomes contaminated with moisture over time and can lead to differential damage from a lack of proper lubrication. It should be replaced every 2 years or 50,000 kms. Chevrolet Differential Fluid Replacement - Rear Differential fluid breaks down and becomes contaminated with moisture over time and can lead to differential damage from a lack of proper lubrication. It should be replaced every 2 years or 50,000 kms. Chevrolet Drive Belt(s) Replacement Drive belts crack and become glazed over time and can squeak or even break. They should be replaced every 75,000 kms. Chevrolet Fuel Filter Change The Fuel Filter becomes restricted as it accumulates debris from filtering the fuel which, can lead to perfomance problems and early fuel pump failure. It should be replaced every 2 years or 50,000 kms in vehicles where it is replaceable. Chevrolet Spark Plug Replacement Spark Plug terminals wear down over time and can lead to engine misfires and increased exhaust emissions. Replace according to the vehicle manufacturers recommended replacement interval. Chevrolet Transfer Case Fluid Replacement Transfer Case fluid breaks down and becomes contaminated with moisture over time and can lead to transfer case damage from a lack of proper lubrication. It should be replaced every 2 years or 50,000 kms.
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