Not to offend. . . . but every automotive forum, reviews and articles I've read on buying vehicles has conditioned me to avoid anything with a turbo engine. No matter how advanced, how high end, they always require more care, monitoring and maintenance, second only to owning a diesel.
And the regular/premium fuel question is just another aspect.
At this point, when I need to purchase my next passenger vehicle, I think I would even prefer a hybrid over something with a turbo.
The types of problems I always seem to read about are waste gate problems, air intake or vacuum leaks, oil contamination of the turbo due to PCV issues, and more.
I hope and wish the best for anyone with a new Equinox/Terrain turbo, but I am pretty much holding my breath to see how things pan out.
2015 Equinox LTZ 3.6L FWD Champagne Silver Metallic *Build Date 1-08-2015 * *38,865 miles 7-9-2019
Last edited by JayTee2014; 01-10-2018 at 07:43 PM.