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Is the 2012 Nox more updated than the 2011

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I’m really surprised they stopped making the rear DVD entertainment system. That was a big reason we purchased the equinox. The color choices aren’t as good as well. I could care less about the E-85 as I never used it in my past vehicles which were capable of using it. Overall I think the 2011 is better, what are your thoughts?
 

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I drove a 2012 and the new radio is pretty dang cool. Other than the new radio and E85 I'm not aware of any other changes. I'm also not interested in E85.
 

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Ya we waited for the 2012 and i'm sort of bummed out that the rear dvd is gone. I would have liked mylink and the rear dvd, but I guess they couldnt get it to work, prob cause the rear dvd was made to work with the old screen. So do i want mylink or do I want to go find one of the few 2011 with it, hmm. Idk yet, i have to go see the mylink when my dealer gets the 2012's in that are in transit.
 

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The 18 inch chrome clad wheels on the 2012 are a step behind IMHO.
 

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Valsequinox said:
The 18 inch chrome clad wheels on the 2012 are a step behind IMHO.
They just have a cheap aftermarket look to me.
 

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with two kids, age 14 and 10, I'm really happy with the rear dvd stuff in our 2011. We had a week long road trip and they loved it. We regularly go places that are an hour drive on weekends too so this will come in handy. The kids love watching old TV shows like Mork and Mindy, Bosom Buddies, Happy Days, etc.

If I were looking for an Equinox right now, I'd have to stick with the 2011 if the rear entertainment were a big selling point.
 

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The one I have. ;D 2011 :cheers:
 

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tsduke said:
They just have a cheap aftermarket look to me.
I agree on both counts....
 

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I think the 2012 is more expensive than the 2011.
 

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I just bought a new 2012 LTZ w/Nav.
The 2012 eliminated the rear entertainment system, the hard drive and the nav voice recognition system.
It added a photo viewer and a weather feature plus new style radio.
BRG,
Jon
 

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2012 - if u want a 4 cyl with E85 (which btw Ive looked on dealer lots, none of the 4cyl Ive seen have it or the yellow cap).
If you want chevy mylink
If you like the rear backup cam on the mylink screen, instead of on the mirrior

2011- If you wanted a rear dvd package
If you wanted the rear camera on the rearview mirrior instead

There also some rim changes and package changes, like no chrome and cargo ona 2lt anymore.
 

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Here's a spoiler vote!

I vote for 2010. Why? Because it may have a few less new features that the 2011 and up have, but it appears not to be plagued with the start up issue being discussed here with 2011, etc. It did have the fuel pump issue but that's been taken care of and hasn't had any other issue while it's now at 30,000 kms.
 

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2010Nox said:
Here's a spoiler vote!

I vote for 2010. Why? Because it may have a few less new features that the 2011 and up have, but it appears not to be plagued with the start up issue being discussed here with 2011, etc. It did have the fuel pump issue but that's been taken care of and hasn't had any other issue while it's now at 30,000 kms.
:cheers:
 

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2010Nox said:
Here's a spoiler vote!

I vote for 2010. Why? Because it may have a few less new features that the 2011 and up have, but it appears not to be plagued with the start up issue being discussed here with 2011, etc. It did have the fuel pump issue but that's been taken care of and hasn't had any other issue while it's now at 30,000 kms.
I disagree, the fuel pump issue smells a lot worse than just a startup noise ;D
 

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2010Nox said:
Here's a spoiler vote!

I vote for 2010. Why? Because it may have a few less new features that the 2011 and up have, but it appears not to be plagued with the start up issue being discussed here with 2011, etc. It did have the fuel pump issue but that's been taken care of and hasn't had any other issue while it's now at 30,000 kms.
The 2010 gets my vote!

It’s been said that you should never buy the first model year of a major redesign because bugs have yet to be worked out. But in the case of the Nox, I’m glad I did. Not that the 2010 was perfect, but it seems more bugs have appeared as the model years have progressed: startup rattle, broke center storage lids, A/C temperature control issues, etc.
 

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nuclear1986 said:
The 2010 gets my vote!

It’s been said that you should never buy the first model year of a major redesign because bugs have yet to be worked out. But in the case of the Nox, I’m glad I did. Not that the 2010 was perfect, but it seems more bugs have appeared as the model years have progressed: startup rattle, broke center storage lids, A/C temperature control issues, etc.
2010 was plagued by two issues that I know of besides the recall early in the build year for a software glitch with the heater control & defrost. This was corrected prior to the build date of our 2010.

The 2010 items we needed to address were the HP fuel pump and front stabilizer bushings. All promptly taken care of at our dealership.

It's too bad that a problem arose in 2011 from defective parts/incorrect installation and that it was not immediately apparent what the solution was. It may of turned some people away from a very good vehicle. It doesn't look good on the car reliability statistics listings either.
 
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