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2010 Chevy Equinox

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  • rvothrvoth Posts: 147
    Some research on gm.com, going to the drivetrain division i found that six speed 6T70 tranny are produced in Warren Mich and Ramos Arizipe Mexico.

    The 3.0 liter engine is assembled in St Catharines Ontario and Ramos Mexico .
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    I drove a 010 Equinox last week and was just thinking on the key with remote. I don't remember a way to hook on the rest of my keys to it like normal key chains. I have a setup with a quick disconect so I can hook my house keychain to either my car key remote or if driving the wifes car her car key remote. One time I didn't hook together and when I reached into my pocket and pulled out the remote I must have also got my other keys too, thinking they were hooked together. Needless to say I lost the house keys somewhere. With the Equinox key remote I can see me doing it again and don't like the setup. Also looks like it could be easy to bust off the key from the remote while in your pocket since the button to pop out the key is esposed. Anyone else who as driven the E have any opinions?
  • farmertullfarmertull Posts: 14
    I love this car and it has more then enough power. It is fast. Have any Rav 4 owners with 4 cylinders driven the 2010 Equinox and how does the power compare?
  • festivusfestivus Posts: 9
    I'm looking into an LTZ 4-cyl with sunroof. Are dealers negotiating at all with these? Just wondering what kind of price I should expect to get. Before conquest cash, trade-in,and destination. Closer to invoice or closer to MSRP? I don't think that I've ever paid over Edmunds invoice, before incentives, for a vehicle.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,282
    I don't see any 2010 deals reported in a quick skim, but the Chevrolet Equinox Prices Paid and Buying Experience discussion would be the place to ask.

    Check out the True Market Value too.

    Moderator
    Minivan fan. Feel free to message or email me - stever@edmunds.com.

  • I am trying to compare these two vehicles and other than the obvious Nox costing less and not having the ipod integration, I can't find much else different (other than price). Anyone have any thoughts? I would be going with the top of the line version of either so i'm interested in the features that I might be missing out on the Nox that the Murano has and vice versa. The murano wins out on styling for me, but the Nox certainly does on price.

    Thanks
  • ragtop262ragtop262 Posts: 58
    Probably $500 to $1000 off the sticker price is the best you'll do right now. I used a supplier discount code which amounted to about $1000 off sticker. The dealer later found out that they couldn't combine the supplier discount with the conquest cash, but they honored the price anyway. That might not be as big a discount as some others offer, but I thought that the bottom line price compared pretty favorably to anything else in the same class of vehicle - especially on a 2010 model.
  • ragtop262ragtop262 Posts: 58
    I bought an Equinox, but I also shopped the Murano and in all honesty I'd have to say that a Murano LE is overall a nicer vehicle. The two things I didn't like about the Murano were 1) the CV transmission (I like real shifts), and 2) all things being equal, I prefer to support the American economy.

    As you said, Equinox has a better up front price. But, depending on how long you plan to keep the vehicle, Murano will probably hold its value much better. Bottom line: drive them both and buy the one you like best. I don't think you'll go wrong with either one.
  • lablover2lablover2 Posts: 106
    got an online quote here in the burbs of chicago of $1,000 off msrp. then of course the conquest cash, trade etc-hope that helps.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    I agree on the CV tranny. I have read it costs an arm and leg to repair one as there just isn't many around for buying rebuilt. Of course as of a year ago this was also true on the 6 speed auto. Now that they are becoming more common this should change. As with any vehicle I always get the longest extended warranty available since it costs so much now to get repairs done at $150 an hour and parts prices are so high. One out of warranty repair could easily cost as much if not more than the extended warranty. Also for everyones information I priced out a 2010 Equinox AWD LTZ $29795 with V6 $1500, 18" wheels (required)$250 blk granite metallic $195 Nav unit $2145 Trailer equip. $350 for a total with destination charge of $745 totaled at $34,980.00 My GMS price is $31,931.43 so using those figures it gives you something to shoot at. No we didn't order yet as wifes lease isn't up till Jan.
  • festivusfestivus Posts: 9
    So they are offering the supplier discount on these? But only $1k off sticker? I got offered $1100 of sticker simply as an internet deal. Then I get the conquest cash. So the supplier thing is doing me any good at all.
  • ragtop262ragtop262 Posts: 58
    In most cases, the supplier discount really isn't that big of a deal (you can usually negotiate a better price on your own). The exception is on a new model like the 2010 Equinox, where the dealers aren't giving any significant discounts. On a 1LT, the supplier discount is only about $1000 off sticker. So, depending on the model, the $1100 under sticker price that you were quoted seems to be a decent deal.
  • terexterex Posts: 26
    "and not having the ipod integration". . .The Equinox offers a USB port that controls some audio devices (depends on how old they are) thru the steering wheel controls. The USB is standard on 2LT and LTZ, optional on 1LT with Personal Connectivity Package.
  • vanman1vanman1 Posts: 1,397
    I am not so sure Murano will hold value better. Nissan re-sale is not that great (at least not around here). Further, more efficient SUVs will be more in demand down the road if fuel prices go back up (which I think they will).

    Murano is really a midsize SUV, not the same class either.
  • kenyardkenyard Posts: 3
    I am interested in a 2010 Equinox FWD in Chicago South Subs.

    Did you pull the trigger on one? What kind of deal compared to MSRP?
  • loachloach Posts: 246
    Murano is really a midsize SUV, not the same class either.

    Not the same class? - well, truth be told, the new Equinox has grown to a mid-sized CUV too.

    Murano Equinox
    Length - 188.5" 187.8"
    Wheelbase- 111.2" 112.5"
    Cargo Cap- 31.6 cu ft 31.4 cu. ft

    The new 'Nox is longer than the Ford Edge and Hyundai Sante Fe and about 6" longer than my '01 Pathfinder (which was considered "mid-size" when I bought it).
  • lablover2lablover2 Posts: 106
    going this afternoon to drive it-if it drives as nice as it seems and i get a decent trade i will buy one. online quote was $1,000 off and then another $1,000 off in conquest cash. its the trade where i will probably not be happy. if i can get out the door for $12,000 it will be a deal. i am also going to be using my gm card money off of the price which i think is limited to $1,000. wish i had a clunker to trade in
  • vanman1vanman1 Posts: 1,397
    I guess I thought the Murano was bigger than that.

    The competition for the Nox is suppose to be RAV, Escape and CR-V.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    I think they just picked the top sellers. If you put up to much infomation it seems to overload peoples brains. I'm guessing the Murano isn't that much of a seller.
  • gene_vgene_v Posts: 235
    My Son made a deal with another dealer for a 1LT FWD with Vehicle Interface ($495)Package and Power Driveers Seat ($425). MSRP was $25025 with the $745 destination charge. He got the $4500 Cash for clunkers, $1000 ConquestCash Bonus $600 Dealer Discount $250 Credit Union discount for a total price of $18675.
    Tax(3%) and Title added $1125 for a out the door price of $19700.
    BTW he had to tell the dealer the requirements of the Cash for Clunkers and the Website. This is really new to the dealers.
  • roho1roho1 Posts: 317
    Just heard about the new sister ship to the NOX, the GMC Terrain. Neighbor picked up brochure at the dealer. Out this fall, a little more upscale than the Nox. Don't care for the front nose/grill it looks like a Dodge Ram on Steroids.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    All I have seen is the pictures and I agree. Looks awful. I don't know about upscale as every other GMC is the same as the Chevy version, just slightly more after comparing apples to apples.
  • First, let me state that, over the last 25 years, my wife and I have owned or leased a couple of Dodges, a Saturn, a Honda, an Oldsmobile, a Mazda, and a Scion. Sort of a United Nations of vehicle ownership. Now we add the 2010 Chevy Equinox to the list.

    We've always based our purchases on price, mpg (even before $4 a gallon gas), functionality, lots of research, and test drive after test drive. We have two kids (ages 5 & 10) so safety and rear seat space are concerns. And my wife is an art teacher and avid gardner, and I'm a drummer, so ample cargo space is needed, too. The Equinox not only delivers all this, but with style.

    During our search for a vehicle to replace our 2000 Mazda MPV, we researched and test drove the following: Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester, Nissan Rogue, and - finally - the Equinox. Honestly, the 2009 Equinox wasn't even in the running, but while reading a review of the CR-V, my wife noticed a banner ad for the 2010 Equinox trumpeting its 32 MPG highway fuel efficiency. Skeptically, she clicked on the ad. A month later, we've got one on order.

    From the redesigned exterior (which I find aggressive and bull-doggish, but my main car is a Scion xB, so take that with a grain of salt), to the stylish and SUPER-quiet interior, we were impressed. Cavernous backseat, comfy front seats, and loads of bells-and-whistles really made an impression on us. The drive and handling were among the best we'd experienced of the compact SUV/CUVs we'd driven. Yes, it's a four-cylinder and you won't be outrunning the cops in it anytime soon, but the trade off of 26 MPG combined city/highway is well worth the pedestrian acceleration to us. We prefer hypermiling to quarter-miling, anyway.

    The only things that concern us are reliability vs.Honda and Toyota (past models of the Equinox have taken a hit in this department) , and the long-term effects of a 4 cylinder engine powering a 3800+ lb. vehicle for 5+ years. But with me not being an automotive engineer and GM slapping a 100K mile warranty on the powertrain, I'll take my chances on the latter issue.

    With the reliability concern, I've heard some very good things from people who own GM vehicles. Likewise, I've heard some very bad things as well. But with GM stating their intentions to be more customer-focused, with the success of the Malibu and Camaro, and with GM's "sink or swim really, really well" position in the market, I am willing to invest in GM's future by purchasing the Equinox.

    Today, my wife and I are excited about our purchase. We are hopeful that we will feel the same in 5, 10 years.

    For the record, we've ordered a Equinox 2WD 1LT w/Sunroof, Vehicle Interface Package and Power Driver's Seat. Price: $23,788 w/Conquest cash (if still applicable on delivery) plus tax, title and fees.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Congrats. I think you made the right choice for your needs and I have had 2 vehicles with the 2.4 in them including my current HHR and I think you will be very happy with the engine. I drove one but it had AWD and I felt it had plenty of power off line and at city speeds and on the highway but maybe a tad more for mountain driving but I bet with the 2 wheel drive it should do a lot better. Never having had a 6 speed auto car I think it will take me a while to get used to the downshifting everytime you step on the gas from a steady speed but the top 2 gears being overdrive I can see how that can happen. Most of my problem while test driving was once I saw how it did this I kept trying at different speeds to see if it always did it and it did which kind of made it worse. You know how you get a sore in your mouth for example, what do you do except keep touching it with your tongue until you finally get tired of it and make an effert to stop. After while I'd forget about it and all would be well on the 6 speed. Since this will be the wifes car she has it narrowed down to the Equinox and a Ford Fusion Hybrid both loaded. I get the GM discount so it will come down for her what the Ford dealer is willing to do when the time comes.
  • lablover2lablover2 Posts: 106
    finally took one for a test drive late yesterday afternoon and i liked it a lot. i felt it was sluggish with the a/c on when accelerating but it is a 4 cyl. so i expected that. i found the seats to be very comfortable, and i liked the power seat option except it seems hard to get to the controls to adjust it. i have driven the crv,rav and forester and this feels much nicer than the crv or forester to me. the rav was nice but the equinox interior seems like it has more style than the rav. i did not like the small backup camera in the rearview mirror, thought it was more of a distraction than it would be helpful. i will be going back when they get the color i like later this week and see if we can make a deal. we did not get into trade in or price so that may be a problem. this is not the dealer i got the internet price so we shall see what this dealer can do.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    If like me you were brought up under big block more power pumped into our brains and now we all have to think the other way. It has taken me a few months to get used to my HHR after trading in a Colorado Crewcab 4 x 4. But I no longer miss it and enjoy the HHR more than the wifes STS. But her lease ends and she wants to retire so she is looking to buy instead of lease as she won't be putting as many miles on it plus traveling more could mean 2 cars sitting in the garage for periods of time so a 55K car is out. I have driven both a 4 and a 6 AWD cars and am waiting for a FWD 4 banger to see how it handles. She is sat on the Equinox or Fusion Hybrid for the type of car but with the miles that will be put on either of them a year the Hybrid is not a have to have. Of course by years end when lease is up in Jan she could change her mind a few times. I suggested a Traverse but she said way to big and we don't need all that room since there is only 2 of us. Corvette???
  • watercop1watercop1 Posts: 18
    Just got my wife a 2010 Equinox LT1 w/ power seat and media interface package. MSRP was 25K. Military price was 24K minus 1K conquest, $750 USAA cash and dealership $250 promo cash for 22K before TTL. I got $500 less for my trade in than Edmunds predicted (dealer trade in value was Black Book). All in all I was happy with the deal. Car drives nice. Mileage sound optimistic. It will take several tanks to see if it lives up to EPA estimates. Ride is very quiet. Very impressed with GM's quality. They have a come a long way in the past couple of years.
  • gene_vgene_v Posts: 235
    Tax & Title is $1025 not $1125.
  • vanman1vanman1 Posts: 1,397
    Congrats on the purchase.

    The 2.4L direct inject technology is my only question with the new Equinox. The 2.4L as been reliable, just not sure about the direct inject version. The 6-speed is awesome, I have it on my Malibu and it shifts very smooth.
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