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Don’t worry, you probably couldn’t have bought one anyway.

Chevrolet is ending U.S. sales of the Captiva Sport, a rental car special that it’s offered as a fleet-only vehicle since the 2012 model year. The compact crossover was a reboot of the Saturn Vue, which had been discontinued with that brand in 2010.

Production of the vehicle under the Chevrolet Captiva name continued in Mexico for sale there and in other markets, however, so when Chevy faced the happy problem of high retail demand for the Equinox, it brought the old car back to the U.S. for commercial buyers.

It’s a strategy aimed at keeping the value-sapping stigma of rental car or municipal motor pool duty off of a new, popular vehicle, while still being able to supply tens of thousands of cars to willing customers. A similar plan is currently in place for the Chevrolet Impala, which was redesigned for 2014. The last generation of the model has been rebranded as the Impala Limited and will offered through Chevy’s fleet division until 2016.

In the case of the Captiva Sport, nearly 120,000 were sold over the past two and a half years, but just 42 were delivered in September as sales winded down. A GM spokesperson tells FoxNews.com that “with new entries like the Chevrolet Trax and current products; Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and the Buick Encore, we are confident that GM’s Fleet and Commercial Customers have sufficient product choices to meet their needs and demands.”

International travelers can rejoice, however, as the Captiva will continue to live on outside of the USA.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/10/03/chevrolet-sets-captiva-sport-free/
 

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Though it was an obvious rehash of the Vue, and the Equinox is vastly better, I never disliked the Captiva Sport for what it was.

I knew someone who had one for a work car had lots of good things to say about it. I'm sure they'll make decent purchases on the second-hand market once those fleet cars come back off leases or are traded in for newer metal.
 

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There are plenty of used ones for sale on cars.com.
 

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They served their purpose well. Kept the Equinox and Terrain-ical face from becoming fleet queens. Resale up. I would say this program has been successful and definitely why there was an impala classic.
 

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Oh ?

So you mean that one, they were strong as dirt previously in terms of retail and now they have in your opinion, a profile more like everybody else - except Ford who is still over reliant on all kinds of fleet including rental ?
 

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I actually see a lot of Captiva's being driven around. They always seem to be "civilian" cars, so they must be a good deal on the used market.
 

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I know a GM "truck centre" in town was selling them as soon as they where available to the public, I do not know how but wonder if they where "DEMO" units?
By truck center, do you mean a fleet dealership?

I guess if the Captivas were technically used, then they could sell them to the general population.
 

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Can't most anyone with a business card buy a "fleet" vehicle?
 

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I guess if the Captivas were technically used, then they could sell them to the general population.
Yes they can. If you look at the Carfax report on most of them, you'll see they are used rental cars.
 

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On face value this seems like a step in the wrong direction, last year 14.5% or Terrain's were rental, and 9.5% of Equinox's, if you put the 36K Captiva's into the Equinox's rental number it goes up to 22.5%.

The Escape was 17.8% and the Edge was 16.6%

All numbers and percentages are 2013 CY.
 

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Really hard time believing that the Terrain AND Equinox had almost the exact same level of actual fleet vehicles out there.
I've never seen a Terrain rental. Plenty of Equinox though.
 

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On face value this seems like a step in the wrong direction, last year 14.5% or Terrain's were rental, and 9.5% of Equinox's, if you put the 36K Captiva's into the Equinox's rental number it goes up to 22.5%.

The Escape was 17.8% and the Edge was 16.6%

All numbers and percentages are 2013 CY.
Are your percentages the rental sub-group of Fleet or total Fleet? They are very different numbers and I didn't know breakdowns into the rental sub-group were available?
 

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I actually see a lot of Captiva's being driven around. They always seem to be "civilian" cars, so they must be a good deal on the used market.
Apparently, they're popular:

Fleet-only Chevy crossover finds takers on used lots
Automotive News
March 3, 2014 - 12:01 am ET

DETROIT -- The Captiva Sport, Chevrolet's no-frills crossover for fleet customers, has a budding retail fan base, too.

Many dealers have seen brisk demand on their used lots for the Captiva Sport, which General Motors began selling as a fleet-only vehicle in the United States about two years ago to free up retail supplies of the popular, slightly larger Equinox.
 

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Though it was an obvious rehash of the Vue, and the Equinox is vastly better, I never disliked the Captiva Sport for what it was.
I wouldn't say the Equinox is vastly better than the Captiva... My cousin, who owns a 2013 Equinox V6, rented a Captiva when on vacation last month and actually liked the Captiva more than her Equinox, which she really likes. She says she would've opted for the Captiva if she could've purchased one new when she purchased her Equinox... (She liked the seating position & seats themselves more on the Captiva, and she found the center stack to be organized a little better)

I actually see a lot of Captiva's being driven around. They always seem to be "civilian" cars, so they must be a good deal on the used market.
They're an excellent buy as a GM Certified used vehicle...

I was always a little sad to see the Captivas on the road because they reminded me of Saturn's unfortunate demise.
I always do a double take to see if the Saturn emblem is there... Sadly, I think there are less last gen Vues on the road now around here than Captivas... And Saturn (and the Vue itself) was very popular around here. But at least the excellent Vue (and in a way the Saturn brand) lived on a little longer with the Captiva... Of course, the Outlook is living on in a way too as the current GMC Acadia. The Acadia took the Outlook's body and wheels after its MCE...
 
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