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Re: Vehicle Battery

Here's what it looks like (sorry about the blur):
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:17 PM
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Re: Vehicle Battery

Looks like fun to remove. Maybe it can be squeezed out with the seat all the way up and forward, but if not then maybe the seat has to come out?
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:28 PM
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Re: Vehicle Battery

seat has to come out.
But how often do you change a battery
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Re: Vehicle Battery

Most vendors are moving this way. To me it makes perfectly good sense. GM actually talked about it in a article for the old timers (title was something like, Remember battery maintenance?) a few years ago, 4 primary reasons had been given.

1. Weight distribution (seeking a 50/50 split)
2. Lower the center of gravity, especially on SUV/CUV and MV
3. Preservation of battery
4. Set it and forget it (No user maintenance required at all)

My Buick Enclave has it partially under the passengers seat and the 2nd row floor pan. It makes audio upgrades VERY easy as we no longer need to run through the firewall a 15' 4 - 8 guage runs to the trunk/cargo area. It's now within 3 or 4 feet, perfect!
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:05 PM
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Re: Vehicle Battery

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Most vendors are moving this way. To me it makes perfectly good sense. GM actually talked about it in a article for the old timers (title was something like, Remember battery maintenance?) a few years ago, 4 primary reasons had been given.

1. Weight distribution (seeking a 50/50 split)
2. Lower the center of gravity, especially on SUV/CUV and MV
3. Preservation of battery
4. Set it and forget it (No user maintenance required at all)

My Buick Enclave has it partially under the passengers seat and the 2nd row floor pan. It makes audio upgrades VERY easy as we no longer need to run through the firewall a 15' 4 - 8 guage runs to the trunk/cargo area. It's now within 3 or 4 feet, perfect!
How does the Enclave compare with the JGC?
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:30 PM
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Re: Vehicle Battery

So what happens if the battery dies and you can't move the power seat forward and out of the way? Do you need to remove the whole seat?
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:23 PM
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Re: Vehicle Battery

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So what happens if the battery dies and you can't move the power seat forward and out of the way? Do you need to remove the whole seat?
I think you would apply either a battery charger or jumper cables to the positive and negative posts under the hood, then move the seat up and forward.
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Re: Vehicle Battery

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How does the Enclave compare with the JGC?
I drive the 2010 CXL-2 loaded, bright Silver orderd it from the factory took 5 months.

Scale 1-5 (5 best)
Interior fit finish E -5, GC - 4
Interior looks/style E-3, GC - 5
Features E - 3, GC - 4
Exterior styling E - 5, GC - 4
"Right" size E-3, GC - 5
Ride comfort E - 5, GC - 4 (I'm very surprized witht he GC)
Interior comfort E-3, GC - 4 (almost a 5)
Interior noise E-5, GC -3
Audio/Nav E-4, GC -3
Powertrain feel/pickup E-4, GC-3
Off Road capability E -1, GC -4
Fuel consumption - same running 19.2 with the AWD E

Overall for me, I love the E but it's just too big. I don't need a 3rd row.
I'd buy the WK2 over the E. Would have never said that before the new GC model run.

btw, I just ordered a 2012 GC Overland Bright Silver 25P (hemi) with the Adaptive package.

So the E will be on it's way out and We'll have two 2012s in the family.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:02 AM
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Re: Vehicle Battery

The Enclave, a very nice vehicle, holds more stuff (and people) and especially in brown arguably looks better from the front. Otherwise, IMO the WK2 gets the nod even forgetting offroad. Better second-row seating, too.

The real comparison is with a Durango.
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Re: Vehicle Battery

If the 2011/2012 WK2 had been around when I was looking in 2009 I would have gone with that over the Enclave. It depends on the 2nd row seating option you get. I went with a very rare option of two separate chairs like the first row and a center console.

The 2nd row is like sitting in a waiting room it's so big.

But overall the E is just too big seeing it's only myself and the wife. She really hates driving it. Call it the bus.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:31 AM
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Thanks for the detailed responses. In that we also did not need or want the 3rd row I did not consider the Buick or GMC though there are several in the neighborhood.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:25 PM
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isn't there a concern about having the battery in the passenger area because of fumes the battery can release, it was somewhere i read it. in my BMW it's in the trunk.
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