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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 02:59 PM
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Re: 2018 Diesel Equinox

Big maybe for me.
I would like a diesel for the fuel mileage.
But I will wait a few years and others be the guinea pig.
If no issues... Heck yeah
Big if though.

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I not only would,I did.
I ordered a SLT with 2.0 in July but cancelled the order when I found out the 2.0 needs premium fuel and re-oredered a diesel
But I am still waiting for the Mexicans to build it
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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-05-2017, 10:21 PM
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What is involved in cleaning the particle filter ? I don't know much about diesels, I always hear about the filters though.
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I work in the bus industry, this year we've almost sold more GAS buses than diesel. In my opinion any 2010+ diesel is more trouble than they are worth. Tons of emission related issues, doser valves for the DEF. I would not purchase a diesel.
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I like the idea of a diesel and in past years seemed worth the price.

Now, besides the initial cost, it seems the industry is going through growing pains with the additional use of DEF and the software/hardware to make it work reliably. Also, other issues associated with the newer diesel technology and even transmission issues due to the heavier torque loads produced by a diesel. The newer transmissions are smaller and lighter than ever, yet need to be beefier for diesel torque applications. So issues working that out as well.

There seems to be more maintenance issues than ever, at least in reading a few forums I have in the past year or so.
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Buy a 2018 Equinox Diesel? You bet!

Been driving a 2004 Jetta TDI for the last 12 years and love the car. The only issue is that it this Canadian climate I have reached the end of my rope for driving in the winter without an AWD. So this spring I started shopping. I've been waiting for the CX 5 Diesel to arrive in Canada, initially expected this fall but now estimating Feb 2018. I researched other AWD SUV's with diesel engines (I excluded pick ups). Jaguar F Pace, out of my price range, as is the BMW, high end Jeep and Mercedes. Eventually I learned of the 2018 Terrain available in Diesel and went to test drive one only to find it was not due to arrive on the lot till mid Nov. Then I learned of the 2018 Equinox and to my excitement a local dealer had one on the lot. I was almost immediately sold on the test drive and initial inspection. The vehicle is awesome, from exterior design to interior luxury to the tech. Price was an issue but with the preferred pricing features I was able to get the price from 40000 and change to 37000 and change. The engine seems to have the bugs worked out since its proven in the Cruze. The mechanical and frame is not as beefy as a VW but I'm banking on it standing up to at least a decade of use. A couple of (yes cosmetic) features I only noticed after I got the vehicle home was the dealer installed black bowtie and attractive black and chrome sideboards but they suit the Satin Steel paint on this Premier trim like sweet on sugar. I swore after my 1990 Sunbird rusted to the ground I would never buy another GM product. They say never say never. Now the test is on over the next ten years, I really hope my decision works out. Cheers to Equinox.
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I got the diesel already.. As i have said in another thread...you should read this article to make part of an opinion. https://phys.org/news/2011-06-myths-diesel.html Ok putting DEF at every 5000 miles is an extra cost (~$20 every 5000 miles)...and so far the only extra maintenance i see is the fuel filter has to be replaced quicker than gasoline. The particle filter should work (DPF, read article linked above) the life of the car ..but yes we know there could be issues....more pieces of stuff more failure points. We did buy the extra warranty just because it is a new model...don't know what can fail...but also especially for us the electric window in our last car failed just beyond the normal warranty...so did not want to get caught this time with all the electrical do-da's (including the sunroof) that can fail Anyways in 2 months of driving this...we love it so far...best mpg (got a best 50 mile stretch at 43 mpg) on the highway, quite quiet inside and the engine not noisy when warm. Very safe to accelerate on short highway ramps. Drove it up on a dirt mountain road upto 11000 ft..no issues, loved the hill assist feature.

That said talk to people who have the cruze diesels for a few years they can tell you the issues with this engine...it is the same engine i believe.

Also if you have a good mix of highway and city then diesel is a good fit. if you have only city then the DPF auto cleaning will request you, i believe, to get on the highway once in a while otherwise it can get damaged. If you are a mostly a city commuter only then a hybrid may be the best car.

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“That said talk to people who have the cruze diesels for a few years they can tell you the issues with this engine...it is the same engine i believe.” the first generation cruze diesel was a 2.0 clean diesel designed by fiat years ago. they ran really well especially once tuned but when vw got into real troubles with the epa gm decided it was time to quit while they were ahead and stopped production the 2nd generation may be using the same motor as the equinox/terrain i believe they were just released last year and i haven’t seen one yet


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Been driving a 2004 Jetta TDI for the last 12 years and love the car. The only issue is that it this Canadian climate I have reached the end of my rope for driving in the winter without an AWD. So this spring I started shopping. I've been waiting for the CX 5 Diesel to arrive in Canada, initially expected this fall but now estimating Feb 2018...
I'm glad you went with the Nox, I was about to tell you that if you were seriously considering the Mazda because AWD, then do a lot of research if you haven't already. From what I read and saw on youtube at the time they use open diffs all around so one wheel slipping = useless car. The AWD is nothing more than a false sense of security badge and no one will realize it's uselessness on a test drive.
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