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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#499 of 540 Re: 2.4 engine [dmathews3]
Jul 27, 2010 (4:36 pm)
I was told the 2.4L 4 cylinder engine is made in Springhill, Tennessee for the Equinox.
#500 of 540 Re: 2.4 engine [roho1]
Aug 01, 2010 (1:33 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.
#501 of 540 Re: 2.4 engine [priggly]
Aug 01, 2010 (2:00 am)
What does where the engine is built have to do with your political opinion?
The market definitely wanted a better mpg SUV of the NOX's size. There may be cheap gas now but when it goes back to over $4/gal and higher this engine will be in demand not some overpowered gas guzzling V6-V8.
#502 of 540 Re: 2.4 engine [priggly]
Aug 01, 2010 (12:45 pm)
GM can't produce enough Equinoxes. They are in very high demand. Looks like the market has spoken. But don't let facts get in the way of your rants.
Like roho said, there is high demand for a medium sized SUV that gets good mileage even if it's towing capabilities are inferior to something like an Explorer. Even the 4 cyl Equinox is fine in power for 80%+ of those who would be the target market for a vehicle like the Nox.
For the record: I'm not happy with the the US and Canadian govts., and unions, owning so much of GM. But it shouldn't cloud one's judgment about the actual vehicles.
#503 of 540 power windows and sticky power steering
Aug 01, 2010 (6:15 pm)
Has anyone experienced a problem with the rear windows? I have a 2010 1LT, 4-cylinder, front wheel drive. This past winter the rear passenger went down but would not go up. This happened twice and fortunately once at the dealers service dept. I told them I saw the window rock in the track, they “realigned the window and lubricated it. Have not had the problem with that window again. Yesterday the same thing happened to the rear driver window. Dealer said no service bulletin on it. Anyone else with this problem?
Have experienced sticky power steering. Ohio turnpike on cold winter evenings returning from son’s home. Have not noticed this in warm weather.
#505 of 540 Re: power windows and sticky power steering [pack3]
Aug 03, 2010 (7:40 am)
I had to have both of my back windows motor replaced on my 2010 LTZ within a few months of each other. They would go down but had one heck of a time trying to get them back up. Took it to the dealer and they were wonderful and each time replaced the motor on both sides. So far no problem with them. knock on wood.
#506 of 540 Re: power windows and sticky power steering [pack3]
Aug 12, 2010 (10:49 am)
I haven't had any problems with the rear windows, but I really don't use them very often at all.
But I do have the issue with the "sticky" power steering. This seems to be a fairly common complaint with the electric power steering on the Equinox. (And, I've seen similar comments about some other vehicles with electric power steering.) Overall, it seems like more of an annoyance than any kind of major safety issue or anything.
#507 of 540 Re: 2.4 engine [priggly]
Aug 23, 2010 (11:43 am)
this entire comment is about chasing 1/5 of one percent of a problem and acting like you are doing something meaningful.
22.77 million Americans work for the vastly inefficient government
.075 million Americans work for GM
GM is at least 10 times more efficient than the government.
You cannot measure the cost of GM's required but missing efficiency on a scale that measures real problems in this country's wasteful economics.
#508 of 540 very satisfied
Oct 06, 2010 (7:13 pm)
I have read a lot of the messages in this forum and most of them are critical of the Equinox. I understand all makes and models have problems arise with their vehicles and some of these complaints are valid. Let me say this - my wife drives a 2010 Equinox LTZ and I drive a 2011 LT 2. We are both homecare nurses in a rural area and drive 35,000 to 40,000 K a year, she is 5'3" and I am 6'3", the front power seat and the tilt/telescope wheel will allow any size person to be comfortable. Neither car has ever hesitated, stalled, shifted hard and my antenna has never hit anything. I purchase 2 new vehicles for our jobs every 3 years and these 2 are the best we have ever had regardless of price. We both average about 28 MPG with a combination of city and highway driving. I highly recommend these vehicles to anyone.