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June 1st was officially the date marking the first month of ownership. Here is my thoughts.
I love it.
I have to admit. I had a small amount of reservations due to the unique three cylinder engine. Owning the first gen TB and comparing the two, as I stated before they are not the same class of SUV. I knew that going in. I was sold on the look. I am happy to report that every time I drive it the acceleration impresses me. I am always surprised how quick it gets up to speed. And soon realize a little over.😉
My only complaint is the start/stop. Being this is the first vehicle I have owned with this technology. I find It a little freaky every time you stop the engine shuts off. Thankfully there is a button to shut this off. Unfortunately, you have to push it each time you start the car. In time I will remember it as part of the routine. I am not concerned with getting just a little bit better mileage.
Probably a little crazy, but I believe it was hand washed three times in the last week( it got dusty) Might have to get one of those car dusters that the muscle car/street rod owners use after they get to a car show.
There has Been no weird sounds, or glitches. Still trying to familiarize myself with the radio and connecting the phone for using google maps. Lots of big smiles every time it gets out. I have yet to see another One on the road. I am not sure how I will react when I do see one.
So what are your thoughts after Your first month of ownership?
 

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I'm about s week behind you in ownership, but I'd have to agree on everything you said.

I've never been a fan of the start/stop feature on any vehicle, so I'd like to look into how to disable it permanently. I know some companies make plug in modules that attach to the diagnostic port that keeps that feature turned off or maybe there is a way to wire the on/off button so that it's always turned off? I also can't wait until the aftermarket catches up and starts offering more accessories and performance products.

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My only complaint is the start/stop. Being this is the first vehicle I have owned with this technology. I find It a little freaky every time you stop the engine shuts off. Thankfully there is a button to shut this off. Unfortunately, you have to push it each time you start the car. In time I will remember it as part of the routine. I am not concerned with getting just a little bit better mileage.
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The engine stop/start relies on a couple inputs from the vehicle. Not on a hill, wheels not rotating, foot on brake, no pressure on accelerator. With at least this much input, the computer will stop the engine until the brake pedal is released. I find the most troubling is that instance where it appears that the stop will only be for a few seconds. There are a few options. 1. Reach down to the switch and switch off the system. 2. Release the brake pedal. 3. Allow for wheel rotation. A little pre-planning at a traffic light to have a little more distance in front to allow the creep of the wheel rotation sometimes negates an engine stop.
I have not tried using the parking brake or switching to neutral to override the start/stop, but either might work too.
I'm glad you like your car. The most often comment I keep getting is "I thought the Blazer was bigger than that!" I have to tell the story about the differences between the 2. As these become more prevalent on the road, that question will subside.
 

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I saw a review on youtube and the reviewer was saying how forward thinking Chevy was because the auto stop IS NOT activated when you start the car, that you have to push the button to start it.
Is that not true?
 

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I saw a review on youtube and the reviewer was saying how forward thinking Chevy was because the auto stop IS NOT activated when you start the car, that you have to push the button to start it.
Is that not true?
Yeah that's not true. It's actually the opposite. If you want it disabled you have to push the button each time you get in, but if you have the AC on it's automatically disabled since the vehicle has to be running to spin the compressor.

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June 1st was officially the date marking the first month of ownership. Here is my thoughts.
I love it.
I have to admit. I had a small amount of reservations due to the unique three cylinder engine. Owning the first gen TB and comparing the two, as I stated before they are not the same class of SUV. I knew that going in. I was sold on the look. I am happy to report that every time I drive it the acceleration impresses me. I am always surprised how quick it gets up to speed. And soon realize a little over.😉
My only complaint is the start/stop. Being this is the first vehicle I have owned with this technology. I find It a little freaky every time you stop the engine shuts off. Thankfully there is a button to shut this off. Unfortunately, you have to push it each time you start the car. In time I will remember it as part of the routine. I am not concerned with getting just a little bit better mileage.
Probably a little crazy, but I believe it was hand washed three times in the last week( it got dusty) Might have to get one of those car dusters that the muscle car/street rod owners use after they get to a car show.
There has Been no weird sounds, or glitches. Still trying to familiarize myself with the radio and connecting the phone for using google maps. Lots of big smiles every time it gets out. I have yet to see another One on the road. I am not sure how I will react when I do see one.
So what are your thoughts after Your first month of ownership?
Hi! I signed on mine May 20th.... I'm still figuring out the little features on it.... Just this week I found out the L is related to the up down button on the side of the shifter... I haven't driven a manual since 2011, I'm just better off leaving it in drive lol....

Secondly the (again this week as I took the time to flip thru the owner's manual) I tested the Checked Flag button out and really liked the handling behind the button.... Probably made my gas mileage take a dive but that's ok.... 🙂

Thirdly, the little malfunction quirks are coming out... I'm having blinker issues.... Left blinker works fine but the right blinker stays on even when it's back in the off position.. I did take a video of this but this forum site says it's too big in size to upload so if anyone has ideas in how to post that, let me know. Once the right blinker is on, it's tough to shut it off and have to toy with the blinker lever to get it to shut off.... But not worried since I'll add it to the list for the warranty.... I just wish I could show you all....
 

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Yeah that's not true. It's actually the opposite. If you want it disabled you have to push the button each time you get in, but if you have the AC on it's automatically disabled since the vehicle has to be running to spin the compressor.

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I did not know about the AC method for keeping it off. I read older GM vehicles did not have an option to shut off the start/stop. For me it is now becoming routine to hit the button after starting to shut it off.
 

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I did not know about the AC method for keeping it off. I read older GM vehicles did not have an option to shut off the start/stop. For me it is now becoming routine to hit the button after starting to shut it off.
I've been using the AC more this week and realized that the car doesn't shut off at all with the AC on.... I'm not use to having a car that shuts off at every light.... I know that button can be pushed to turn it off... I remember to do that now... :)
 

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Do any of you know if the AC stays on after shutting the vehicle off and coming back out to restart? I have not tried it yet. One of my pet peeves with the equinox was it always shut the air off when the vehicle shut off. On warmer, or more humid days I like to remote start the vehicle and cool the cabin down. I couldn’t do that with the equinox. Another vehicle I owned that had aftermarket remote start it would, and it was wonderful for those situations
 

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If you left the AC on when you last turned the vehicle off it will come back on the next restart. Basically it just remembers the last settings used when the vehicle was shut off. You should also be able to have stuff like heater seats etc come back on with an autostart which is nice on cold mornings. You can also used climate control to regulate the next autostart. Many possibilities, lol.

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I've been using the AC more this week and realized that the car doesn't shut off at all with the AC on.... I'm not use to having a car that shuts off at every light.... I know that button can be pushed to turn it off... I remember to do that now... :)
What I have experienced is that the auto-stop can still work while the A/C is enabled. One example: I was at a stop light, A/C on (automatic temp control). The auto-stop engaged and the engine stopped. While I was still at the same light, still had the brake pedal depressed, the auto-stop disengaged, the engine started, then the light turned, release the brakes, mash the gas and off we went. Other times, on level ground when without A/C the auto-stop would have certainly engaged, but didn't probably due to cooling being called for. So, my only point is to say that turning on A/C is not a work-around for disabling the auto-stop. At least for those models with automatic A/C (all models?, not sure).
 

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The reason auto start/stop still functions with climate control on is because the AC is actually switching on and off to maintain the desired temp, so if the AC is off when you come to a stop the auto start/stop will engage. As long as the AC is on the auto start/stop is disabled. Hopefully that made sense, lol.

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The reason auto start/stop still functions with climate control on is because the AC is actually switching on and off to maintain the desired temp, so if the AC is off when you come to a stop the auto start/stop will engage. As long as the AC is on the auto start/stop is disabled. Hopefully that made sense, lol.

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The verbiage of "AC on" is the stumbling point. Perhaps another way to word it: If the climate control is actually calling for cooling, this requires the compressor to run, therefore needs the engine to run. If the climate control does not call for the compressor to run, the engine auto-start will shutdown the engine if all other parameters are met.

With A/C on, the engine auto-stop is still enabled and functionable, unless the compressor needs to run. Once the compressor needs to run, the engine will start.
 

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The verbiage of "AC on" is the stumbling point. Perhaps another way to word it: If the climate control is actually calling for cooling, this requires the compressor to run, therefore needs the engine to run. If the climate control does not call for the compressor to run, the engine auto-start will shutdown the engine if all other parameters are met.

With A/C on, the engine auto-stop is still enabled and functionable, unless the compressor needs to run. Once the compressor needs to run, the engine will start.
Well it makes more sense when you explain it, lol. I just want to disable it permanently, so hopefully someone in the aftermarket will come up with a solution, but if not I'll just figure it out on my own.

Steve
 
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