Wow, very interesting info. We'll have to keep this in mind going forward. Great for pointing this out to forum members.Anyone thinking of buying an Equinox, be sure to check out www.carcomplaints.com. I own a 2012 Chevy Equinox and while I love the styling and interior of this car, it has been a pain in the rear with an oil consumption problem, and GM knows this is a major issue for this vehicle, but makes owners jump through ridiculous hoops in order to get the repair (replacing piston rings). Do your research! A nice car is only nice if it's reliable, and this one is not a good choice if you want reliability. Check out how many owners are having problems with oil consumption issues, and some even have had to have their engines replaced they were so damaged from running with low or no oil. No warning lights ever go off. You only know you have a problem when you hear the strange fluttering/rattling noise. And sometimes it's too late then. Major problems... I've been a loyal GM customer for 30 years and have 3 GM vehicles in my drive now, but my experience with GM on this vehicle have caused me to never want another GM vehicle as long as I live. They know there is a major defect here, but try their best to not have to fix it if they can get by without doing it. Shame on you, GM!
Finalized the transaction on the 2018 Premier 2.0T. Am very pleased with the fit/finish and performance of the vehicle. It is on par with the Malibu that we traded.New here. Negotiating with dealership regarding a 2018 Premier 2.0T. They want my 2014 Malibu 2.0T for their used car inventory. I'm willing to sell it at my price, but not willing to "give" it to them. Many of the features of the Equinox seem very similar to my Malibu--dimensions, engine, etc. I've been very pleased with the Malibu as far as service and performance; hoping that carries over to the Equinox platform. Looking forward to participating in the forum.