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Old 09-26-2014, 07:16 AM
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Hey gang, I just picked up a 2014 Chevy Equinox for my wife...we traded a 2011 Caravan in on the new Nox. It's tough getting used to the smaller vehicle size but she needed to upgrade to all wheel drive so she can get to work this winter. We picked out a 2LT model with all the 'necessary' features but it only has the 2.4L Ecotec 4 Cyl engine. It does pump out 182 HP though so it's no rocket ship but it gets the job done!

I really wish the dealership would have had a 3.6L V6 but they had us by the balls! 2 days earlier, we picked up a used 13 Escape with 2,0 turbo! Loved it but it decided to take stalling fits in the middle of the highway! Wife refused to drive it so the dealer offered this new 14 Nox even up. We had no other choice as they had nothing else that we wanted on the lot.

It does have the MyLink touch screen, 8 speaker Pioneer sub woofer system, power driver seat, heated front seats, auto climate control, remote start and so on...it has enough features that the 2.4 is liveable, LOL! Especially if we start seeing 23 MPG! That would be great!

So, just wondering who else owns a Nox and how you like it?

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My sis in law has one and she hates it. She has pretty much the same thing you do. It is very noisy inside after about 20,000 miles. The seat foam is degrating and it is very frustrating for her to patch herself and 2 kids for a trip. I drove it the first time she visited with it and thought this is an alright car, but when she visited last month I drove it and thought what happened this thing is a pile of crap.
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My sister & brother in-law had one and found lots of issues with it while they had.
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Yeah, I read about problems with 2010-2012 but I hear the 13's & 14's are good to go.
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I used to work at the factory in Ontario Canada where they make that car. I was an I.T. so don't blame me for the quality.
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I know one thing...the Escape felt like a go-cart! It was dazzling with all the features, hell it even had HID's, but the quality was terrible! It was noisy and rode like a toy car. The Equinox is much more refined and smooth. I got the feeling that the Escape was more of an entry level college student vehicle whereas the Equinox is a little more mature.

We looked at Journey's but they just don't have much appeal at all. I really wanted a Durango with a Hemi but way outta our price range for now. I did look at a nice 2011 Citadel but it had 55K on it and they still wanted $29000. Loved that SUV though! Ahhhh...someday! For now the Nox will have to suffice!
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