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#34 of 42 Re: 2010 Equinox 1LT AWD Test Drive [clebo1]
Aug 07, 2009 (9:42 am)
So, what exactly is your point? You drove one...why? Are you looking to buy one? I always wonder why some of you guys write into these forums and put your two cents in on a vehicle that you obviously would like to see fail. You are obviously stretching here to find something wrong with the new Equinox, and saying some very vague things about it.
"Their biggest concern was the engine location and the transmission design,the location of other drive train parts underneath the hood."
What does that mean...that Chevy doesn't know how to put an engine in a vehicle all of a sudden? You can't get to the bulbs to change them if they burn out...when was the last time you had a vehicle in which the bulbs burnt out?
"If you have a mechanic of your own seek out his advice,but also quiz GM dealer about the warranty conditions on this vehicle."
The warranty on this vehicle is 5 years or 100,000 miles! Its the best warranty you can get on a new vehicle. I think you should quit worrying about GM succeeding and find another hobby.
#35 of 42 Re: 2010 Equinox 1LT AWD Test Drive [d_sanders]
Aug 07, 2009 (10:46 am)
Very well put. Hey it's America, buy what you want and like. I do. It's called free enterprise. I have owned Chevys all my life, I'm 57 and don't plan to change. If you buy according to where components are placed, you won't be buying anything. Not any car is built today with a do it yourself manual attached.
#36 of 42 Re: 2010 Equinox 1LT AWD Test Drive [d_sanders]
Aug 07, 2009 (10:59 am)
d_sanders, could you please look at the "2010 Equinox Problems" thread and let me know if you noticed the "self-braking" sensation when it downshifted from 4-3 and 3-2, or any jitteriness, during your driving of the vehicle? Your input would be appreciated, as I just talked to the dealer and they are saying nothing is wrong (predictably). Thank you.
#37 of 42 Re: 2010 Equinox 1LT AWD Test Drive [clebo1]
Aug 07, 2009 (3:39 pm)
Wow thats a really interesting grade (3 out of 10)?
Now the thing that sticks out most to me is that you have known these mechanics for over 60 years and say that they are ASE certified. If thats the case these mechanics should very well know that the vast majority of vehicles made today require an owner to take the vehicle to a mechanic to have the bulbs replaced.
That very fact is true for my 10 year old 99 Infinity G20 (which I will soon replace with a 2010 Equinox). Ask your mechanics why headlamps are designed this way? Their answer will reveal whether or not they can be certified to work on modern vehicles.
To give a vehicle a grade of 3 out of 10 on just two things is suspect. It screams of either bias or lack of knowledge.
Considering the size of the Equinox as compared to its competitors and the fact that it gets better fuel mileage than its competitors should have rang a bell with you ASE certified friends. Is it possible that the way the engine and transmission are configured helps to contribute to the fuel efficiency of the vehicle?
If I were you, I'd ask a professional these questions and see what they think. A very good place to start is Pat Goss of Goss' Garage. This man knows his stuff and will give it to you straight.
#38 of 42 Re: Edit to Edited Post [clebo1]
Aug 15, 2009 (11:41 am)
I have a Mazda 3 and in the manual it says if a headlight bulb needs to be changed take it to your dealer, It also shows you how to change it. I have changed 2 so far with no problem. Maybe GM is doing the same, giving an option of taking it to a dealer and also showing how to do it if you want to do it yourself..so will need to do some checking..so maybe the engineers aren't idiots its the marketing people....
#39 of 42 Re: 2010 Equinox 1LT AWD Test Drive [clebo1]
Oct 15, 2009 (9:12 am)
I recently purchased a 2010 Equinox and did not even consider the light bulbs. Why? because how often do they burn out on new vehicles? Not much, that's why. My vehicle that I recently replaced was a 2000 Chevy Blazer that had 201,000+ miles on it, and I never had to replace a single bulb for the 10 years that I drove it. I hope your decision on the Equinox is not solely based upon bulbs.
I purchased my new Equinox on Sept 18, now have 1750 miles on it. Love it!.
#40 of 42 Re: 2010 Equinox 1LT AWD Test Drive [clebo1]
Oct 15, 2009 (4:05 pm)
>> 2 ASE certified mechanics whom I have knowned for over 60 years with over 70 years worth of experience. << Well that explains it. You're a bunch of senile old farts. I would advise narrow minded old gits like you NOT to buy an Equinox. However, I'm going to enjoy my Equinox, the room, the quiet ride, the modern electonic console and the 22/32MPG. The styling is cutting edge as well. Plus, it's an American designed automobile manufactured by an American company that employs American workers (inclding some Canadians and Japanese etc.)
#41 of 42 Re: Edit to Edited Post [npgmbr]
Oct 15, 2009 (4:23 pm)
The 2010 line-up is stellar.
#42 of 42 Re: 2010 Equinox 1LT AWD Test Drive [jimofoakcreek]
Oct 16, 2009 (1:06 pm)