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I just picked it up today. I am retired and over thears have gone from suburbans to Tahoes then a GMC Acadia (first v6 I ever owned in my life...which is a long...long...LONG time!). Had the Acadia for 5 years and 80,ooo miles with almost no complaints.
I drove the Equinox 4 and decided it was adequate.

I am making friends, I mean trying to make friends with the new electronics.

The manual says there "may" be a compass" in the DIC. I have not been able to find one.
I do have the nav system so maybe if one has nav there is no other compass.

I am sure I will have more questions and comments about the car after a trip from FL to TN this weekend.

Thanx for any advice to come.

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billethkid said:
The manual says there "may" be a compass" in the DIC. I have not been able to find one.
I do have the nav system so maybe if one has nav there is no other compass.
I can't answer with the the Nav but without it should be in the bottom right hand corner of the DIC. The bottom row should be:

Gear | Veh Miles | Compass
 

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Congratulations. The compass is in the DIC, the lower right reading.
 

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billethkid said:
I just picked it up today. I am retired and over thears have gone from suburbans to Tahoes then a GMC Acadia (first v6 I ever owned in my life...which is a long...long...LONG time!). Had the Acadia for 5 years and 80,ooo miles with almost no complaints.
I drove the Equinox 4 and decided it was adequate.

I am making friends, I mean trying to make friends with the new electronics.

The manual says there "may" be a compass" in the DIC. I have not been able to find one.
I do have the nav system so maybe if one has nav there is no other compass.

I am sure I will have more questions and comments about the car after a trip from FL to TN this weekend.

Thanx for any advice to come.

btk
Doesn't the manual say something about a breakin period??? If it does, I'd be careful on that extended trip
 

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Doesn't the manual say something about a breakin period??? If it does, I'd be careful on that extended trip
Wouldn't an extended trip be the best way to break it in? Once you hit 6th gear the engine should stay around 1700 RPMs (or around there depending on speed) and not have to shift or do anything. Therefore I think a longer trip would be a safer break in than stop and go traffic like many of us do to break a vehicle in. That's just my opinion.
 

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billethkid said:
I just picked it up today. I am retired and over thears have gone from suburbans to Tahoes then a GMC Acadia (first v6 I ever owned in my life...which is a long...long...LONG time!). Had the Acadia for 5 years and 80,ooo miles with almost no complaints.
I drove the Equinox 4 and decided it was adequate.

I am making friends, I mean trying to make friends with the new electronics.

The manual says there "may" be a compass" in the DIC. I have not been able to find one.
I do have the nav system so maybe if one has nav there is no other compass.

I am sure I will have more questions and comments about the car after a trip from FL to TN this weekend.

Thanx for any advice to come.

btk
Were you able to find your compass? Congratulations on y our purchase! Please feel free to contact me directly with any further questions. Thank you.

Tricia, GM Customer Service.
 

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I took mine on a 2000 mi round trip after 300mi were on the clock. I did not break it. It was a trip from SC to Oh over the mountains at 70+ mph got 27.5 mpg too.
 

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Yes I did find the compass. Thanx for the directions (pun intended).

There is nothing to worry about regarding hitting the road with a new vehicle. Every new car in the last 15 years was on the road off the show room floor.
My experience has been cars with modern tolerances do not need to be "broken in".

All my vehicles were high mileage trade ins with 90% of the miles at highway speeds.

They just seem to run better, hold up better, etc.

Very key....stay up to date or ahead on required maintenance.

Three days in and I think the vehicle is extremely well done. I am looking forward to highway miles this weekend. Considering I will have two less cylinders, 1000 pounds less weight....we'll see.

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billethkid said:
Yes I did find the compass. Thanx for the directions (pun intended).

There is nothing to worry about regarding hitting the road with a new vehicle. Every new car in the last 15 years was on the road off the show room floor.
My experience has been cars with modern tolerances do not need to be "broken in".

All my vehicles were high mileage trade ins with 90% of the miles at highway speeds.

They just seem to run better, hold up better, etc.

Very key....stay up to date or ahead on required maintenance.

Three days in and I think the vehicle is extremely well done. I am looking forward to highway miles this weekend. Considering I will have two less cylinders, 1000 pounds less weight....we'll see.

btk
Just pointing out what's in the manual but it appears as you know all about it
 

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Starting and
Operating
New Vehicle Break-In
Notice: The vehicle does not
need an elaborate break-in. But it
will perform better in the long run
if you follow these guidelines:
. Do not drive at any one
constant speed, fast or
slow, for the first 805 km
(500 miles). Do not make
full-throttle starts. Avoid
downshifting to brake or
slow the vehicle.
. During the first 1 000 km
(600 miles), avoid using more
than moderate acceleration
in lower gears and avoid
vehicle speeds above
110 km/h (68 mph).
. Between the first 1 000 km
(600 miles) and 5 000 km
(3,000 miles), heavy
acceleration in lower gears
can be used. Vehicle speeds
above 110 km/h (68 mph)
should be limited to
five minutes per use.
. Avoid making hard stops for
the first 322 km (200 miles) or
so. During this time the new
brake linings are not yet
broken in. Hard stops with
new linings can mean
premature wear and earlier
replacement. Follow this
breaking-in guideline every
time you get new brake
linings.
. Do not tow a trailer during
break-in. See Driving
Characteristics and Towing
Tips on page 8‑58 for the
trailer towing capabilities of
your vehicle and more
information.
Following break‐in, engine speed
and load can be gradually
increased.
 
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