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JayT2014 said:
So, I save the +$3,000 for AWD and also the $$ in fuel that it costs for the extra drag the hardware and weight has on the vehicle.
3,000+X$$$$ extra gas+Transfer case fluid change+extra maintenance if the system goes down=Not worth that extra traction that you dont need.
 

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I know this will get alot of negative feedback bc its SOO loved on here, but the V6 is also not needed. Its a family SUV, not a sports car.
 

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Mmmmm.. I have the V6, but also drove the 4 cylinder 3 times before buying. Once on the Gen 1 Equinox and a 2014 and 2015 Equinox and Terrain. the newer ones were much quieter and peppy.

Yes, when you first hear and look at the 3.6L being 301HP some might think. . "Wow, that's over kill". But the previous 3.0L V6 was barely better in power you could feel compared to the 4 cylinder.

The 3.6L can and does deliver comparable MPG to the 2.4L under many circumstances. . . .especially in highway driving.

Most of us with the 3.6L V6 bought it because of the worse growing pain issues with the 2.4L and/or because of trailer towing needs, a family of bigger children to haul around or just wanted a bit better throttle response when on the highway or getting on ramps.

I have had mostly 4 cylinder engines in both my small and mid sized trucks and cars since the mid 1980's. So I can see the merits of both and chose accordingly. I had two "sports cars". A 1991 Firebird that was a V8 but only 170HP and a 1995 Impala SS 5.7L that was only 260HP.

It's all good, but what is "necessary" or prudent all depends on the use a buyer is looking for, and to me, safety in delivering the power when I need it. I had a 1969 Chevy pick up with an awful 307 cu. in. V8 and besides lack of power the brake fade was an exercise in thrill riding. . . .. in a bad way.

Lot's of vehicles and lot's of choices. There is no one size "best" that fits all, but it's all good when you can make your best choice and it works well for you.
 

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I'm not a big speed guy myself, I go mostly the speed limit. The 4cly has a 182 HP, which imo is good power. I will say it feels sluggish right now, but once I change the spark plugs and clean the throttle body I want to see how it performs
 

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Nick24 said:
Thats alot of money, I dont have 33K just lying around lol
Nick send me your PayPal address, and I'll have my Uncle Don send you what you need. LOL
 

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Nick24 said:
There is a Chevy Blazzer?????
Click on the link in reply #43.
 

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rednox301 said:
Click on the link in reply #43.
Thanks for that. Looks like Auto companies like to bring back old names.

Chrysler Pacifica
Ford Branco/Ranger
GMC Blazzer

Whats next? Jimmy?
 

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Nick24 said:
Thanks for that. Looks like Auto companies like to bring back old names.

Chrysler Pacifica
Ford Branco/Ranger
GMC Blazzer

Whats next? Jimmy?
Ford Edsel
 

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How about Packard or Hudson Hornet. . . ?
 

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Chevy Shove-vette
 

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Really want to get a fully loaded one as my second car - the Terrain looks a lot more upmarket than the Equinox, and the interior is amazing.

The lack of Adaptive Cruise Control is a huge turn-off though. Come on GM, it's 2017 now. The competing Ford Escape and Jeep Cherokee offer it. Even the lowly Honda Civic offers it and you don't even need to spec the highest trim for that.

Anyone know if GM is truly forgoing ACC on the Terrain, or if they just forgot to mention it on the website? I can understand omitting it from the Equinox but if the Terrain (especially the Denali) is being marketed as a premium car, then omitting it is just stupid.

The restriction of options like surround view and front parking sensors to the Denali trim is also annoying, though not enough to be a dealbreaker (tbh, I'm not really a fan of all the chrome on the Denali). I know for sure that I'd go fully loaded on whatever my next purchase is (unless I can omit the moonroof and/or premium stereo - don't need either but most manufacturers force me to get those to get certain options), so if I do buy a Terrain, Denali it is.

Right now I have a nearly fully loaded 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Ford kinda set standards for me with how they're relatively generous and flexible with the tech options compared to most other automakers. On the Fusion you can stay on the SE trim and get literally every tech option (ACC and auto-parking too!) minus the premium stereo and cooled seats, and you don't need to be forced to get a moonroof. Same for most of Ford's other vehicles. The only reason I haven't already bought an Escape or an Edge is because the exterior appearance hasn't really clicked with me for either car the way it has with the Fusion. GM on the other hand has a number of SUVs which really click with me but I guess we can't have it both ways :(
 

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4cylinder said:
Really want to get one as my second car - the Terrain looks a lot more upmarket than the Equinox, and the interior is amazing.

The lack of Adaptive Cruise Control is a huge turn-off though. Come on GM, it's 2017 now. The competing Ford Escape and Jeep Cherokee offer it. Even the lowly Honda Civic offers it and you don't even need to spec the highest trim for that.

Anyone know if GM is truly forgoing ACC on the Terrain, or if they just forgot to mention it on the website? I can understand omitting it from the Equinox but if the Terrain (especially the Denali) is being marketed as a premium car, then omitting it is just stupid.

The restriction of options like surround view and front parking sensors to the Denali trim is also annoying, though not enough to be a dealbreaker (tbh, I'm not really a fan of all the chrome on the Denali).

Right now I have a nearly fully loaded 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Ford kinda set standards for me with how they're relatively generous and flexible with the tech options compared to most other automakers. On the Fusion you can stay on the SE trim and get literally every tech option (ACC and auto-parking too!) minus the premium stereo and cooled seats, and you don't need to be forced to get a moonroof. Same for most of Ford's other vehicles. The only reason I haven't already bought an Escape or an Edge is because the exterior appearance hasn't really clicked with me for either car the way it has with the Fusion. GM on the other hand has a number of SUVs which really click with me but I guess we can't have it both ways :(
I know what your saying about the Ford technology. I've driven only GM cars, SUV's, and mini-vans for the past 30 years until last November I decided to test drive a new Explorer Limited 4X4 and then traded my 2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT2 AWD for it. I got bored of GM's lack of change in their SUV line which is getting really old, and I refuse to work the bugs out of a first year new model. I liked the looks of the explorer exterior and the functionality of the interior.
 

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