How often do you turn your radio on and off? It's a very rarely used function. If you want quiet, just mute which you can either with the touch screen or button on the steering wheel (which happens virtually instantly).
My wife told the mother in law that her 2011 (or 2012 model) X-trail is a piece of crap and that my wife hates driving it (on the rare occasion I have driven it, I hate it too). The mother in law isn't a huge fan of the X-trail as well but likes the high seating position in it.
Only a couple of weeks ago when they were with us, the wife and mother in law both spotted a Trax and liked the look of it she will be going to check it out soon.
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Why gm didn't use the 1.6 liter turbo with 200 hp is beyond me...
Test drove the Buick encore with the 1.4 for a friend and it was so labored in normal acceleration...even as cute as it looked...it was definitely a no go.
Thanks for the interesting review. I just wondered - is it MY14 or MY15?
Thanks mang01. I think it was a MY14. There were a number of MY15 vehicles being launched while I was testing this one. I don't know if there's a difference between MY14 and 15 for the Trax.
JBsZ06, I like your thinking. I can see the benefit in an Encore (particularly running AWD with the extra weight) but in the Trax I never really felt like I wanted to take it racing. It had no issues getting up hills and I did take my family of 5 in it (albeit 3 of them being under 10).
I also found the 1.8 with a manual to be surprisingly spritely. My neighbour actually has one to tow their incredibly small boat.
But yes, they're no bolting horse.
No power recline for a power seat is something we should never see. No lumbar support as well-ridiculous for a brand that wants to be taken seriously.
As for the Trax, Motor Trend has a read out on everything in it's class and the interior is just sad. No proper center console/armrest, cheap looking dash with the same craptastic mylink system found in the Sonic. You'd think bringing over a new vehicle to this market that GM would put some effort into making it as appealing as possible.
GM just almost never shoots to be the best, mediocrity is the name of the game.
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