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Smile Thinking about getting back into a Nox

Long time lurker and ex-Nox owner, had a '12 Nox 4 cyl.
Thinks have changed it seems since then and I am reading about the oil consumption issue on the 2.4 and the warranty under the TBS.
Now, I'm thinking to buy another Nox, an '18 this time with the 1.5l. The deals are pretty sweet for the '17s as well, I saw some with 8k off for an LS (Ontario).
My question is: do the '17s have the very same engine as the '12s-'14s or they fixed the oil issue in the newer years?

Another big question...how do you guys deal with the start/stop all the time? As far as I can tell, you cant disable it and that might be annoying...

Not 100% sold yet on the turbo reliability, it seems they are all going down that path nowadays.

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My only concern about the '18 models is this: GM has had more than it's share of
problems with their 4 cylinder engines.
The '18's have a to small (IMHO) 4 with DI and a turbo.
How reliable, how long lived is what the question for me is.

Even the 4 cylinder engines in the Buick Envision are a question mark.
The 2.5 sounds like a good motor, but it's a Chinese engine.
The smaller turbo engine may be Chinese or American, the buyer doesn't know.
Early editions of that vehicle have been riddled with small troubles.

What assurances do us buyers have? New models have traditionally been
troubled.

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I'd get a 2017 with a V6! With the past 4 cyl issues you can't trust the new 4 bangers until they pass the test of time.

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I wonder if automakers take a bunch of their motors and put them on some stand and run them off and on day and night under different conditions and test them ?
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I'm sure they do exactly that.
But an engine on a dyno isn't that same as in real life.
Humans have a way of really punishing the toys they use daily.
Forgetting oil changes, using no-name gasoline, short, short trips (three blocks
to the Post Office), etc...
Even a MFG's test fleet rarely sees the stresses WE put on a drive train.
Unless the engine grenades itself, minor problems are either ignored or corrected
and the engine, if it meets certain parameters, is approved for production.

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I don't think the 2.5 is a chinese engine as it's the same engine from the 2013-2015 Malibu? I do have a 2.5 Malibu and haven't had any issues. I do however look forward of driving either the Envision, Equinox, and Terrain with the 2.0T though as I am coming from a 3.0 V6 Terrain and just want to see how it is with the 2.0T with the 9 speed and compare it to the 2.0 T with 6 speed.
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Long time lurker and ex-Nox owner, had a '12 Nox 4 cyl.
Thinks have changed it seems since then and I am reading about the oil consumption issue on the 2.4 and the warranty under the TBS.
Now, I'm thinking to buy another Nox, an '18 this time with the 1.5l. The deals are pretty sweet for the '17s as well, I saw some with 8k off for an LS (Ontario).
My question is: do the '17s have the very same engine as the '12s-'14s or they fixed the oil issue in the newer years?

Another big question...how do you guys deal with the start/stop all the time? As far as I can tell, you cant disable it and that might be annoying...

Not 100% sold yet on the turbo reliability, it seems they are all going down that path nowadays.

Cheers!
Get the 2018. It look so much better than the old generation and LED lights all around, plus many standard options.

Theres no point in getting a 2017, you will Loose alot of money in doing so when reselling the 2017. Since everyone will want to get a 2018.

If you really want a 2017 get a 2016, They are the same and it will be cheaper.

New engine(1.5 turbo) get 26MPG city 32MPG Highway.

They are selling like hot cakes. Everyone want one.

For me I like the 2018 Terrain better. The look of the Terrain. Im waiting on my local dealership so i can test drive one.Cant wait!

2018 1.5 Nox come with a 6 speed transmission , the 2018 1.5 Terrain come with a 9 speed transmission(base model).

My plan is to buy a 2018 Terrain SL Base (1.5) in black. Also what i like about the Terrain over the Nox is that the Terrain come with a 9 speed transmission on base 1.5 engine.

2018 SL terrain with Ebony color goes for $26,365 US. Cant wait for these to arrive at Canadian dealership!

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I'd get a 2017 with a V6! With the past 4 cyl issues you can't trust the new 4 bangers until they pass the test of time.


They have had few problems and apparently have better than expected gas mileage.

Also a turbo diesel is expected on the equinox and terrain later this summer. Just a thought since they expect around 40 mpg?

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You had one Equinox, was able to get rid of it, and now you want ANOTHER one? I can't wait to get rid of mine. LOL jk - Yes the new ones intrigue me a little too, I just don't think I want the stop start technology associated with them. Hopefully there will be a S&S delete kit by the time i can afford one.
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I asked at the dealer, you can't disable the start/stop. I hate it. It's like there is always something wrong with the engine. You want t offer it standard? Cool, but let me disable it. It's not like a simple thing you don't see when driving, it's there under your nose all the time.
Not sure it why GM keeps taking these decisions t force tot down consumers...such a nice vehicle, so nice inside and out, materials, looking good, nice numbers on papers. Then some idiot probably goes: how can I **** things up a bit?
9 speed sounds nice. That diesel sounds nice. It will only be available probably on the top end modes for like $42k cad.
Does anybody know where the 1.5 engine is made? So far, all online docs point to China and the car assembled in US, Canada, Mexico.
Where is this engine made?

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