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#491 of 543 10,000 mile report
Jul 12, 2010 (11:07 am)
Just clicked 10k. We were loaded up going on vacation, 100 degree heat, going through the Berkshire mountain section of the Mass Pike in a 4 cylinder AWD LTZ.
Aside from a few downshits at 72 mph going up hills, this unit really is a nice ride. Darn close to perfect. My wife likes it much better than her 2005 Caddy SRX she traded in.
We averaged 26 miles per gallon, 650 miles round trip with some stop and go mixed in.
As for the bad news; vacation is over.
#492 of 543 Re: Trailer Hitch Wiring [fstump]
Jul 18, 2010 (8:24 am)
If you check on ebay, there are several listings for a wiring setup for the NOX. I purchased mine along with the hitch. Took maybe 10 minutes to install.
#493 of 543 Wiring through firewall
Jul 18, 2010 (8:30 am)
I have a 2010 2-LT Equinox that I want to add some wiring to. I will be towing the car behind a motor home and need to run some wiring into the car for the Brake-Buddy. The wires will consist of a break-away cable connection and a 12V power connection for the Brake Buddy. Both of these wires will fit through one 1/2" hole.
I have not been able to find a suitable place in the firewall for using an existing opening or making a new opening.
#494 of 543 Surfboard Racks That Double As Cross Bars
Jul 20, 2010 (2:44 pm)
OK, probably a stupid question, but I've always had a pick up and have never carried anything on the roof before. I've got a 2010 Nox LT with roof rails, but no cross bars.
Does anything exist that fits into the roof rails, like the cross bars do, but is designed to carry surfboards? I've seen a lot of surfboard carriers that fit on the cross bars, but this is not what I want.
Also, anyone with experience care to make a recommendation?
Jul 25, 2010 (4:45 pm)
is the 2.4 engine used in the 2010 nox a brand new engine, or does it have roots to the 2.2 eco tech? i work for the postal service and our delivery vehicles have the 2.2 ecotech engine in the and they don/t seem to stand up very well. i do realize that they are working in some very tough conditions, such as driven very short distances and then turned off. in the winter time they never run long enough to to get the engine warm enough to get heat from the heater. i like the idea of good fuel mileage. but am curious about durability.
on a side note, have any of you traded a 1 generation NOX/torrent for a 2010 NOX/terrain? if you have how do they compare in ride,cabin noise and seat comfort? we have an 06 torrent and am thinking of replacing it with a 2010 NOX. would like to hear your personal experiences.
thanks for your time
#496 of 543 Re: 2.4 engine [rhouser2]
Jul 25, 2010 (7:36 pm)
I believe the Nox engine is a totally new engine for GM. I do know it is different than the 2.4 in the Malibu (that is not direct injection). With this engine the only thing is that because it is DI it is probably well advised to get "fuel injection cleanings" every 25k miles at least due to the lack of fuel washing over the intakes. I'm talking the ones you get done at a repair shop, not just the bottle you put in your gas tank (dealers usually charge $120 or so, places like Sears and Tires Plus about $80, and Oreilly Auto Parts has a "do it yourself" kit made by 3M for $50). I can't comment on how the new Nox compares to the previous generation.
#497 of 543 Re: 2.4 engine [rhouser2]
Jul 27, 2010 (7:25 am)
I didn't have a 1st generation Nox but did have a '03 Vue and an '06 Vue and traded the '06 Vue in December '09. I now have over 10,000 miles on the Nox 2.4 and can definitely say it is like night and day. The wind and road noise is much lower. The fuel mileage 5-6 miles better than the '03 Vue (2.2) and '06 Vue (3.5). Build quality much better. Seat comfort much better. Power is not as good as the 3.5 Honda engine in the '06 Vue but on the crowded roads it does not make much difference. The 2.4 is completely adequate.
The Nox has been trouble free so far. Not one trip back to the dealer. I just did the second oil change this morning.Very easy, love the cartridge filter. No mess and I'm not throwing as much waste in the landfill. Only thing that bothers me a bit is the chrome latch on the dash bin. It reflects light in my eye on occasion. I was going to take it off and paint it flat black but the wife vetoed that idea. She likes it chrome.
Go for the 2010 Nox, You will be happy with the huge improvement.
#498 of 543 Re: 2.4 engine [ems1]
Jul 27, 2010 (8:43 am)
Its my understanding up through last year the 2.4 engine of old was made in a foreign country, want to say China but for the Nox the 2.4 is different and produced in North America.
#499 of 543 Re: 2.4 engine [dmathews3]
Jul 27, 2010 (3:36 pm)
I was told the 2.4L 4 cylinder engine is made in Springhill, Tennessee for the Equinox.
#500 of 543 Re: 2.4 engine [roho1]
Aug 01, 2010 (12:33 am)
Any way you look at it, the Equinox engines (both the 4 and the 6) are underpowered.
If GM is under the government gun to produce inadequately powered vehicles, then it is a matter of time before they become uncompetitive.
The company will not go out of business because they are underwritten now by the taxpayer but they will not produce vehicles the market desires. They will simply become yet another unprofitable government enterprise, sapping the economic life blood out of the American citizenry.
GM must become competitive in the free market and get out from under the shackles of an ideological regime if it is to truly prosper.