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Hi All .. I'm a newbie to this forum . I'm planning to buy an AWD equinox either this month ...





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Old 11-17-2011, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All ..

I'm a newbie to this forum . I'm planning to buy an AWD equinox either this month or december and wanted some advice from the experts here. If you were in the market looking for an equinox would you go for a 2010 , 2011 or go for a brand new 2012 model? Are there any significant differences between these 3 model years? I live in NJ hence the need for an AWD for the winters. I'm eyeing the 3.0L version [probably LT] but what has your experience been for those who test drove both? Any help/feedback will be really appreciated. Thanks y'all..
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If you go AWD, no question, go with the V6. And for the size of the vehicule, I'll go with a V6 whatever if it's FWD or AWD. But that's my opinion.

Go to the nearest dealer and check with the financial, maybe a brand new will not be a lot more expensive. I think GM offer 0% these days.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks prheaume.

Are there any significant differences between the 2010,2011,2012 versions?
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For that I can't really help you, I own a 2007. But I'm sure some member will help you on this
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I'd own a NBS if they made a "SPORT" but they didn't so
we bought an 08 Loaded OBS, She's AWD and has the 6
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Personally if you were going for a LTZ model I would go for newer than 2010. I think 2011 was the start of the onstar app on smartphones for remote start and other newer features.
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I'd definitely go for a 2012, but I prefer to buy brand new. Hardly any differences that I know of between the 2010 and 2011. We have an LT 2010 and my mother-in-law has an LTZ 2011. Both are V6s and we love them!

And by the way, the OnStar app on the newer models is awesome! I have it on my 2011 Silverado. Wish we had it on our Equinox.
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Yeah that would definitely be the incentive for me to get a 2011 over the 2010
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Thanks all you guys especially for reminding me about the onstar difference. Had forgotten about that. Had gotten an 11 camaro because of that very reason a year back. Should have figured it was a platform difference applicable to all makes. Going the family way now so need an SUV. Might be seeing you guys more often soon
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Very cool! We would be glad to have you on here even if you did not have a Equinox!
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Originally Posted by SSDude View Post
Thanks all you guys especially for reminding me about the onstar difference. Had forgotten about that. Had gotten an 11 camaro because of that very reason a year back. Should have figured it was a platform difference applicable to all makes. Going the family way now so need an SUV. Might be seeing you guys more often soon

Please post pics of your Camaro!!!
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the onstar app is fun and nice to have if you have a phone.
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Got a update for us yet?
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with the 0% financial rate ... I want a new one so bad !!

On the other side.. the boss makes us an employees deal to get a used car market.

The deal is ranting a BMW 328 X drive, summer and winter tire included, all service included .. for 320$ a month ... for 2 years... god... if he can make that deal for a 530 ... I'll sign right now !! lol
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I think I would too. lol
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