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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-23-2018, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hello All,

Wife and I just purchased two 2018 Equinox. I needed a new car for work, my traverse was on its last leg, and the interest rates are great so i replaced the old HHR my wife was driving as well. Both are AWD. The wife's in Red has the 1.5T in it. Mine in black has the 2.0T. Both are peppy but mine is the fastest car I've owned. Came to the forum to seek and provide service information. I've always been a do it yourself kind of person. Hope to chat with you all soon on the forums.

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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-23-2018, 08:29 PM
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Looks good.
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post #4 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-23-2018, 10:28 PM
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Wow! You’re “all in” on a first-model-year vehicle. Wishing you “Good Luck”.

2011 Equinox 1LT (new Jan 2011): Summit White / 3.0 L V6 / FWD / Pioneer Stereo / 18" Wheels / 138.2k miles [05-NOV-2019]

2002 Impala 1LT (new Jun 2002): Summit White / 3.4 L V6 / FWD / Cassette-CD Combo /225.5k miles [05-NOV-2019]
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Wow! You’re “all in” on a first-model-year vehicle. Wishing you “Good Luck”.
In GM we trust I guess. These are the fourth and fifth Chevy I've owned. Traded in an '09 Traverse and an '07 HHR. Minus the fuel lines failing recently on the HHR i never had a single major issue with it up to 175k. The Traverse on the other hand was the worst when it came to maintenance. The 3.6 V6 ate timing chains. It got three and was in need of another when i turned it in. won't catch me with that motor again. '97 K1500 that you can see peeking out in the background has somewhere around 250k, odometer is broken on 239k. Blowby is starting to become apparent and ive only put intake manifold gaskets on it. My late friend owned it previously and had diligent service records, nothing i would consider major. I have cautious "faith" in GM based on my experiences.

probably more than you wanted in response.....
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Co-worker has an ‘09 Traverse. Had crossed 200,000 with it when the chain let go. Q4 last year he threw in a Jasper reman engine. Turned out to be bad, so they shipped a 2nd one. Haven’t heard how that one’s doing yet. Think it cost him around $3500 for the engine and $1000+ labor, with 3-year warranty from Jasper.

I’m approaching the window for my next new vehicle purchase. My 2011 V6 Nox has been very good, and I like the *look* of the new ones, but I’m not as brave as you are...

Once again: Good Luck, Good Luck
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2002 Impala 1LT (new Jun 2002): Summit White / 3.4 L V6 / FWD / Cassette-CD Combo /225.5k miles [05-NOV-2019]
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Welcome to the forum. Those are great looking vehicles!




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I realize the 2018 is a substantial revision from the previous model years of the Equinox, but I have found a lot of similarities between it and the 2014-2016 Malibu. The 2.0T has been used in numerous applications back to at least 2013--Malibu, Buick, Camaro, Cadillac, etc. The suspension/platform is essentially the same as well. The 1.5T-- I believe-- has been used previously in the Cruze. Granted, the 9-speed transmission is new this year. For the most part, and I certainly may be mistaken, it appears that the Equinox is not a "clean-sheet" new build. The body is new, but that shouldn't bring any mechanical issues. JMHO
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Beautiful pair of cars, really like that Cajun Red.
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Welcome to the forum. Those are great looking vehicles!

I realize the 2018 is a substantial revision from the previous model years of the Equinox, but I have found a lot of similarities between it and the 2014-2016 Malibu. The 2.0T has been used in numerous applications back to at least 2013--Malibu, Buick, Camaro, Cadillac, etc. The suspension/platform is essentially the same as well. The 1.5T-- I believe-- has been used previously in the Cruze. Granted, the 9-speed transmission is new this year. For the most part, and I certainly may be mistaken, it appears that the Equinox is not a "clean-sheet" new build. The body is new, but that shouldn't bring any mechanical issues. JMHO
Thanks for the welcome. Your theory weighed heavily in my choice. Never had the 2.0T in the household but had 2 2.2L EcoTecs. one in the hhr and the other in my wife grand am she had. both had 175k when we got rid of them. Im optimistic.

So far not a huge fan of the "auto stop" but getting used to it. Question starter longevity. The fact that the DIC doesn't stay on the page you left it on when you turned it off annoys me.
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Beautiful pair of cars, really like that Cajun Red.
Thanks. Red has never been my cup of tea but happy wife.....
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