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post #41 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 02:08 PM
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Here are my nitpicks on the 19' Premier Diesel AWD

The ambient light in the dashboard over the glove box should have been blue to match the rest of the interior instead of white. Everyone thinks my glove box is open.

While it rides better than my mother's 18' CRV, I still wish it was smoother.

The steering wheel buttons on the Terrain are easier to identify than the Chevrolet ones.

The radar cruise control and lane keep assist is no where near as refined as the CRV system.

Otherwise I still love the suv!
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post #42 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 02:38 PM
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We probably would have bought a CRV if it would tow 3,000 lbs. The pilot is too big. I love honda cars though. Interesting that you think the premier rides better than the CRV. For sure our terrain denali is quieter than a crv inside the cabin which suprised me. I'm not sure if the denali gets extra sound deadening material but it's a very quiet ride. I'm happy with the lane keep assist on the terrain. It's not obtrusive at all and provides just the right amount of nudge to keep you in your lane if have a lapse of attention.
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We probably would have bought a CRV if it would tow 3,000 lbs. The pilot is too big. I love honda cars though. Interesting that you think the premier rides better than the CRV. For sure our terrain denali is quieter than a crv inside the cabin which suprised me. I'm not sure if the denali gets extra sound deadening material but it's a very quiet ride. I'm happy with the lane keep assist on the terrain. It's not obtrusive at all and provides just the right amount of nudge to keep you in your lane if have a lapse of attention.
For sure the GM suv twins are more quite than the CRV. The CRV has better steering, the ride quality is close but my Equinox is a little better. CRV has more room inside but the Equinox has superior lighting, infotainment, and sound system. Add to that the pano roof and heated rear seats and it was a no brainer for me.
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post #44 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 03:26 PM
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That's odd, my sun visors have cutouts in the headliner making it easier to pull down the visors.
So does my 2018 Equinox.
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I typically don't go for sunroofs but when I saw the panoramic sunroof on the terrain, I had to have it.. Back seat passengers get to enjoy it way more than driver or co-pilot
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That's odd, my sun visors have cutouts in the headliner making it easier to pull down the visors.
I just wanted to revise my observation regarding the reliefs molded into the headliner to assist in deploying the sun visors:

I previously suggested that there were none.

There are indeed provisions molded into the headliner to allow your fingers to gain access, just not as much as some other GM vehicles. I sometimes have to try a couple times to get my fingers under it to pull it down.

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I typically don't go for sunroofs but when I saw the panoramic sunroof on the terrain, I had to have it.. Back seat passengers get to enjoy it way more than driver or co-pilot
Are these panoramic sunroofs made of laminated or tempered glass, and do they have an airbag?

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I admit I thought about the potential safety hazard of having just a thin sheet of tempered glass over most of the roof of the car. That being said, GM panoramic sunroof glass failures are a small fraction of the reported issues. From available data, Hyndai and Kia have the most problems.
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My '19 Equinox is white. The gap around the rear of the RR door is...well, surprising. I noticed this before we even left the dealership and I notice it every time I walk up to the car.

I've posted here before about rattles.

The worst was the groaning when anyone was in the rear seat and pulling away from a stop or making a turn. I made an appointment saying the noise was from the "second seat" and that it could be reproduced by opening the rear door and pushing down on the seat cushion. Dealer had the car all day, never called; when I picked it up got a 'Could Not Duplicate' invoice discussing the right-front passenger seat. Sigh. "Second seat" to me meant 'second row'; dealer interpreted it as right-front passenger seat. Wish they'd have called me.

Made another appointment. They lubed hinges but also said they found many broken pieces of chinaware down there. Interesting as we never had any broken pieces on the seat; further, only had passengers about five times in the rear seat and probably three were me and the remainder our daughter and her husband. Dealer left the largest piece they found in the cupholder. It was a color and pattern we had never seen before. Had to have happened on the line (Ingersoll) or somehow in the dealer trade (dealer's name on the sticker is not where we bought it).

Anyway, the seat groaning is now fixed but ride in the back seat, pull away from a stop, and you hear a very noticeable plasticky vibration sound. Nothing in the back of the vehicle. In fact, over a bump, the tailgate makes other noises but this buzzy vibration sound bugs me. Back to the dealer.

This, and the road noise, are very disappointing. I have bought 15 new Chevrolets and in 2017 bought three pre-owned 2015 Chevrolets from two Chevrolet dealers. This Equinox is the noisiest Chevy I've ever owned. They're very popular; I assume they've been cranking them out as quickly as possible.

Anybody here ride in the BACK SEAT of their Equinox and hear the buzzes and other noises that seem to generate around the tailgate? Thanks.

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AuditorBill---I ride occasionally in the back seat (right rear) and have never heard any plastic vibration sounds in that area (or any other location). I agree, the Equinox transmits a LOT of road noise--more than I have experienced in regular passenger cars. I attribute the noise to the open cargo area behind the second row seats, although I never experienced noise at that level when I owned/drove Pontiac Transports and Oldsmobile Silhouettes. I'm sure its a "cost saving" measure as well as a weight reduction effort in order to increase fuel mileage.

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