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12-10-2019 10:08 AM
Lee F
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Originally Posted by tewatson View Post
Don't forget this is an eight year-old thread, and the keyless ignition response was posted five years ago...

Tom

Hate when that happens
12-09-2019 11:32 PM
scbearsfan I was going to respond to his post until I saw yours on it being 5 years old thread.
12-09-2019 08:25 PM
tewatson
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Originally Posted by Lee F View Post
Looking at pictures of the Terrain I can see the push to start button.
Don't forget this is an eight year-old thread, and the keyless ignition response was posted five years ago...

Tom
12-04-2019 10:29 AM
Lee F
Quote:
Originally Posted by Croxley611 View Post
No keyless ignition, I had this in my mazda and I didn't know how great it was until I got the terrain, I can't believe it's not an option on the denali!

Looking at pictures of the Terrain I can see the push to start button.
12-03-2019 11:34 PM
04 commemorative I dislike that the start/stop feature can not be disabled
09-24-2014 11:36 PM
Croxley611
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No keyless ignition, I had this in my mazda and I didn't know how great it was until I got the terrain, I can't believe it's not an option on the denali!
02-19-2014 01:41 PM
Default User
Re: Let's Get Nit-Picky

No aftermarket love


Thanks
- Eric
02-16-2014 11:12 PM
RIT333
Re: Let's Get Nit-Picky

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Originally Posted by franmorr1966
Aren't all of the features you speak of (other than the turn radius) available in high end models?
Nope - i.e. fold-flat seats, opening rear hatch window, etc. are not available in any model. But, yes, many of the others are.
02-16-2014 08:55 PM
franmorr1966
Re: Let's Get Nit-Picky

Aren't all of the features you speak of (other than the turn radius) available in high end models? So I couldn't chose any of those as what irks me the most of the don't haves because if I could afford the high end model, I'd have it all EXCEPT the horrendous turn radius. :-)
02-13-2014 02:17 AM
Chas
Re: Let's Get Nit-Picky

Hmm, I'll entertain with a reply...

1) "an embarrassing 17/24" for a "4-seater, liftgate vehicle" = I assume you're talking about the V6? The 'Nox/Terrain have a higher ride, more head room, more rear leg room than a hatchback if that's what you're comparing to? Along with more than 300 horses? Frankly, my Terrain dimensions are very similar to a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee -BUT- the Jeep with its V8 has less than 250 hp and worse gas mileage. There's always compromise: fuel efficiency vs power; power vs torque; technology vs price; etc. Otherwise isn't the 4-cylinder rated for "22/29-ish" mpg? For this rant to be credible, at least point out another crossover of similar dimensions with the "22/29-ish" mpg, 300+ hp, within the similar price range.

2) Keep in mind those wide pillars have airbags in them now. They're not only for roll over protection. There are earlier posts showing totaled 'Nox but the occupants were not severely harmed. At least for me - I like how the A-pillars are designed in a rather rectangular cross section shape. So when I move my head to the left a bit, the blind spot shrinks significantly more than a squarish A-pillar of other cars. I wonder - what other cars have you seen have much smaller A-pillars with airbags? The rear pillars also have airbags. Also the side mirrors have the nifty blind-spot insets. Properly adjusted, they've eliminated a lot of the blind spots to my sides. Though it still feels like it takes some driving experience to adjust to. Upper level trims have the blind spot detection technology (I couldn't justify the price compromise).

I do agree with:
1) Why the **** weren't the rear seats designed to fold flat? Terrible.
end) The ride's a bit rough. Well, compromise on rough ride vs handling and ride vs price. Handling is pretty good for a heavy crossover at its price. Can't expect a $30k vehicle to be equipped with Autoride. Though I'd prefer a softer ride at the expense of handling, oh well. And seats are stiff. But seats can be swapped out for something soft if it drives you crazy. Or even try strapping on a massager, ha.

But:
2) Rear A/C? Again price vs technology. Designing rear A/C & heat vents cost much more. I imagine GM feels they offer this in the Traverse/Acadia. I've seen for 4-cylinder models if the "Eco" mode was enabled, then the A/C fan power would be limited? So on hot days, perhaps turn off the "Eco" mode? At least for me in 100 F days and 4 men in the Terrain, the cabin was comfortably cool for a 6-hour drive. (Should go without saying: be sure your A/C system is in proper working condition.) If you really need much more circulation in the rear, go with a Traverse/Acadia or another manufacturer's bigger crossover?
3) Doors closing on their own? I'm not seeing this? And if this was true, I can imagine this would require a recall as it could be a safety hazard to children??
4) The problem with TPMS re-learning tire location is not entering the "learning" mode (as you're suggesting with using the LCD display). It's how would the system recognize where each tire is after rotation? Hence the requirement for a special tool to indicate which tire is where. I suppose a program could be created to allow the driver to enter where each tire moved to, but after one wrong series of inputs, this will quickly get confusing. Confusing = complaints. Best to keep it simple and use the tool to indicate each sensor location. What I'd like to see - two receivers located at different corners of the vehicle. So when entering "learning" mode, the receivers would triangulate where each transmitter is. Again, the tech vs price compromise. Since people are often penny-pinching at the dealer's lot without thinking of costs down the road, it's better for GM to keep the system cheaper with only one transmitter. Leave the owner stuck with paying for the learning tool or going to the dealer later. (And not to mention, the triangulating transmitters/receivers would probably have to be a different type -meaning more expensive- which can gauge transmitter distance.) Maybe someday... maybe on a Caddy.
A cheap alternative - leave a tire pressure gauge in the center console. Rotate tires as needed, but don't update the TPMS. When the TPMS warns of a low tire pressure, get out with the gauge and measure each tire to find which one to inflate. The TPMS still serves its purpose in notifying you of a low tire.

Of course the 'Nox/Terrain seems expensive at $30k, but remember, the minimum wage could be as high as $10 for a guy serving coffee at Dunkin' Donuts. $30k isn't as much as it was 10 years ago, and the powertrain and cabin safety has gotten much more expensive.
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