So last week I was out of town and rented a vehicle. When I went to pick up this vehicle I walked up to this small reddish suv made by Chevy. My first impression was this was a cute little vehicle that I have never seen before, but then I opened the door. On the inside I was greeted by a plethora of various textured plastic. Doors, dash, seats, etc. Everything was plastic. I climbed into the seat and started to plug in my gps. I looked and looked for an outlet but I could not find one. After a while of looking I found one buried in the inside of the center console under the cup holder that once plugged in the cup holder would not close because of the cord. Once on the road I found it a chore to drive for such a small vehicle. The steering was quite sharp but the top heavy vehicle had far too much roll. You could feel a top heavy lean even when changing lanes. When accelerating I was greeted with a loud whining noise coming from under the hood as the vehicle crept up to speed. The obtrusive road noise was partially doused by the wind noise. The dash was a pleasant surprise as I felt it was laid out nicely and was quite stylish. The center command center was a throwback to the early years of digital equipment. The radio was a simple one line display that harkened back to 1985. The climate controls were nothing but a couple dials that were reminiscent of the old Chrysler K cars, but at least they didn’t use levers. The entire center was surrounded by a highly polished piece of plastic. What I found was the most irritating was the chromed plastic. This stuff was like a pinstripe around each dial, gauge, instrument cluster and various other items on the dash. What caused this to be irritating was that it glared off the windshield and was impossible to look through the windshield without being distracted by the glare. The side mirrors were so small that they were almost completely useless and I never felt safe driving it. Near the end of my trip I looked at the average mileage and it showed 19.4 for the week I used it in real world driving. I thought this was horrible for a small fancy station wagon with a 4 cylinder engine. So I went to Chevy’s website to see what the ratings that were being claimed so I could compare the two. HOLY CRAP! This Chevy Captiva is not even shown on their website. How fitting. . After all, isn’t the idea of advertising to generate interest and sales? My guesstimate is that this thing won’t be produced for long. It would be interesting to find out why Chevy is producing a vehicle and they won’t admit it by advertising it on their website. After driving this brand spanking new vehicle (it had 814 miles on it when I picked it up) and driving it all I can say is that this is a piece of garbage and I would be embarrassed to produce such a car.