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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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How long will a V6 Terrain last?

I have a 2011 SLT V6 with 115K miles on it. Good condition, regular servicing & oil changes, some car park dings. Trade in appears to be 4 to $5K.
Have been contemplating running it until it "drops"
Interested in how long folk have kept their V6 Terrains & if they have done say 200K miles, what issues they had between 100K & 200K.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 04:13 PM
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I have a 2010 Traverse with the 3.6(very similar to the 3.0).
They also have a very similar trans,
2 days ago I hit 150,000.
No mechanical breakdowns. Ive had 2 water pumps put in- (weep hole leak).

On the trans- I did have to change the TECHM solenoid discs. $107 in parts and 5 hrs to do the job in my driveway.
But it actually has never set the CEL.

As long as you check oil level often- and keep carbon buildup at bay- I think you should be good.

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2013 Equinox LT1 3.6L V6 FWD 88,000
2010 Traverse LT1 3.6L V6 FWD 153,000
2003 Trailblazer LS 4.2L I6 RWD 181,000
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 05:47 PM
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My 2011 has just shy of 150,000 miles and other than replacing the a/c condenser (cracked tube) and normal wear and tear items, I have not had any issues.

Oil consumption is 1 qt per 4,500 miles which is about when my OLM says 5% left.

Gas mileage averages around 22.9. I reset it at every oil change.

All said I anticipate many more miles of worry free driving.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 08:13 PM
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Same as “spook” (except I’m not losing any oil yet). 130,000+ miles now and just a $35 EVAP sensor and a battery replaced on my 2011 3.0L V6. Haven’t even replaced the original plugs yet (I know, I know ... I’m gonna be sorry ...)

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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drive your vehicle sensibly, don't abuse it....keep to the fluid change full synthetic motor oil and change it every 5K....

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 12:05 PM
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2012 Equinox here, I asked the same question a while back. I haven't done anything major to the car but regular service according to the manual.

Here's the thread.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD - 3.0L V6 | Magnaflow Cat Back Exhaust
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