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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-08-2019, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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What engine to go with

I’m looking at a used 2017 with the 2.5 motor or a 2018 with 1.5 turbo. I’m reading some bad things about the 1.5 turbo. What would you guys recommend. The one I’m buying would have Around 25,000 miles on it. I’m looking to keep this vehicle to over 100,000
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-08-2019, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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I meant the 2.4 motor in the 2017
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You would want the V6 if you get the 2017 Equinox.....
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The V-6 takes it out of our price range. Not a lot of them
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Iím looking at a used 2017 with the 2.5 motor or a 2018 with 1.5 turbo. Iím reading some bad things about the 1.5 turbo. What would you guys recommend. The one Iím buying would have Around 25,000 miles on it. Iím looking to keep this vehicle to over 100,000

What bad things have you read about on the 1.5L relating to either the Equinox or Terrain application. I can't think of hardly any reported on this forum. Maybe I have selective memory because I own one ! LOL

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The 3.6L V-6 is a proven, trouble free motor for the long haul.
The V-6 also comes with the heavy duty 6T70 transmission, and a list of up grades from the 2.4L four cyl.
You get what you pay for.

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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-09-2019, 07:44 AM
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I’d even try to find a 3.0L V6 from 2010-2012 before buying that 2017 2.4L engine. I’m about to hit 140,000 on my 2011 3.0L, and a co-worker bought a 2012 a few years ago that he’s taken over 200,000! Maybe you could find a 2012 with less than 100k that you could drive to 175k-200k+? that would cost you only $7-$9k, according to kbb.com (IF you can find one ... might have to travel to go get it, or have it shipped)

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What bad things have you read about on the 1.5L relating to either the Equinox or Terrain application. I can't think of hardly any reported on this forum. Maybe I have selective memory because I own one ! LOL


I thought I was reading that they were burningI thought I was reading that they were burning up pistons.
I would really like the 2018 I just searched on the Internet which doesn’t mean everything that’s why I joined this group. And there were some bad things on there about the 1.5 L
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If you are looking between a 2017 with the 2.4L or a 2018 with the 1.5T, no question the 2018 is the way to go. Better fuel economy and more warranty so you can't go wrong.

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I thought I was reading that they were burning up pistons.
I would really like the 2018 I just searched on the Internet which doesnít mean everything thatís why I joined this group. And there were some bad things on there about the 1.5 L

It may have happened on pre 2018 1.5L engines, but again, I don't recall any issues on the 2018-2018s. Check this forum.

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