TTAC Rewind: 2014 Chevrolet Captiva LT 2.4

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
ttac rewind 2014 chevrolet captiva lt 2 4

This afternoon's TTAC Rewind is meta, in a sense. Author Jack Baruth notes that TTAC traffic numbers sometimes show that years-old reviews are doing well -- because people are searching for a particular model as a used car.

I see that, too. It makes sense that as people search for pre-owned vehicles, they'll find our old reviews.

That's not why we do this feature -- we're just doing it for fun, mostly -- but of course, we are bringing forth old reviews.

Jack also points out that the car in question here, a 2014 Chevrolet Captiva, which was a fleet-only vehicle, was expected to be a major part of the used-car market as all those rentals came out of duty. I am not sure if that actually happened -- and if it did, the moment would've passed several years ago -- but I can tell you that I always find it fascinating to track the histories of fleet-only vehicles.

Take a trip back in time to nearly a decade ago and see how Jack found the Captiva to be after over 800 miles behind the wheel.

[Image © 2014/2022 Jack Baruth/TTAC]

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  • RHD RHD on Dec 19, 2022

    Writers who imagine that they are journalists, apparently.

    Throwing in the occasional unnecessary four-letter word adds some oh-so-essential street cred as well.

    • Bullnuke Bullnuke on Dec 19, 2022


      Definitions from Oxford Languages · Learn more




      adjective: meta

      1. (of a creative work) referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential.
      2. "the enterprise is inherently “meta,” since it doesn't review movies, for example, it reviews the reviewers who review movies"


      I guess the word applies to this article...

  • Cprescott Cprescott on Dec 19, 2022

    Garbage. There was a time not too long ago where you could by a Buick Chevrolet with a different grill this size. Hideous troll of a vehicle. Like a clown car.

  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Dec 19, 2022

    Ah, the Craptiva. I think a ton of these ended up on CarMax lots.

    • Bullnuke Bullnuke on Dec 19, 2022

      They show up pretty regularly on the BHPH lots here in ethanol (corn-land) country. And get repossessed pretty regularly as well.

  • Oberkanone Oberkanone on Dec 19, 2022

    Avis and Hertz were the major recipients of the fleet only Captiva. Not surprising as they and their subsisiaries represent 95% of the market.

    One of the accountants at my work has a white Captiva. She could care less about make and model of her vehicle as long as it is reliable. Go figure!