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post #9 of (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by kastner03 View Post
that’s what drove me to but my first equinox in 2015 and i was totally satisfied with it... actually what drove me to gm was a cruze... had a 2013 for just over a year and loved it... but on to the 2018, comparing it to the 2015 it feels cheap and rides terrible. i love the infotainment system and all the other vehicle features but at 25k miles it rides like a vehicle with 100k miles there’s an odd shake/ vibration at different speeds that vacant seem to be figured out. overall i wish i could just get rid of it but the value of it is soo low that i can’t afford to trade it in... 55-60% depreciation in less than 2 years and 25k miles is crazy. my 2015 was 3 years old and had over 60k miles on it when traded it in and i still got 50% of the original value on trade

the dealer said with all the stuff going on with gm closing plants and the new equinox’s being built pin mexico it’s really hurting resale value

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I have to agree with your assessment of the 2nd gen vs the 3rd gen Equinox. My 2016, 3.6 AWD LTZ is a substantially better built vehicle than my 2019, 2.0 FWD Redline. The 2016 is heavier, and appears to have been manufactured with higher quality components.

I like both for different reasons, and the 2019 is my daily driver. I like the 2019 for the better handling, sportier look, and the explosive power of the 2.0, all while getting better fuel economy.

The 2016 is the weapon of choice for long distance road trips; better comfort, a little more room, better ride quality, and a bullet proof power train with a naturally aspirated 3.6 engine. It doesn't handle as well, but eating up miles on an interstate highway, handling isn't an issue. An added bonus: NO STOP/START

Both of mine are built in Canada.


2019 Chevy Equinox; 2.0 - LT - FWD - Silver Ice/Redline - Purchased 10/20/2018; Mills Chevrolet, Davenport IA
2016 Chevy Equinox; 3.6 - LTZ-AWD - Black/Black - Purchased 7/7/2016; Mills Chevrolet, Davenport IA
2017 Chevy Malibu; 1.5 - LT - Pepperdust - Purchased 8/2017; Green Chevrolet, East Moline, IL
2009 Chevy Silverado; 5.3 -LT - 4WD - Ext. Cab - Granite Met. - Purchased 02/2009; Green Chevrolet, East Moline IL

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