I have owned my LT Equinox '07 since 2007 as a new car.
I have no major problems with it.
It drives and rides great on the highway.
Fuel comsumption is favorable.
As previously stated the plus is extra leg room in the seat if needed.
I have purchased a set of new tires and a battery, and I have also had the sun visor mirror replaced.
The leather and mirrors have the look and feel of cheap materials.
The leather does not feel nor look like real leather.
My carpet over the dirvers side has a hole in the far corner where my foot does not touch.
I would say then that the carpet is cheap.
Overall the operation of the car is good for the money.
Hopefully upgrades are in the new 2011.
Rear seat, interior size and looks.
Better leather and interior features, improve position on ports for Ipods, phones, etc. and a better grade of carpet.
I bought my Equinox just two months ago. I have a horrible experience with it so far. Just after two months (3000km) loud noise appeared in drive side front wheel bearing. It's high pitched humming noise, very loud and unbearable after just cuple minutes of driving. Even more frustrating was dealing with GM warranty service. They did't have bearing assembly to replace, it had to be ordered and I'm still awaiting for it (3 weeks passed already). GM doesn't provide replacement car and I have to drive Equinox with faulty bearing. It is become a torture - noise getting more and more unbearable. I had to cancel my travel plans, limit my driving to minimum. Fuel consumption is very high - horrible
There is no pleasure to drive a car in this condition
We bought our 2007 Equinox brand new, noticed a smell and inside windows kept fogging up this summer. Found that our carpet in the back was completely soaked with water. By the time we found the issue, our carpets had a black mold on them. I have a small child who is a severe asthmatic and I feel this is a safety issue. Our Equinox is currently back at the dealership for recurrent leaks. So far the dealership can't figure out the source of the leak, so AGAIN I am in limbo, renting a car, hopefully it won't take 6 weeks, like the first time.
Things I don't like; center console is cheap and the cup holders are horrible, the engine knocks no matter what, the mirror covers on the visors always brake, the passenger air bag is faulty, there is a LEAK SOMEWHERE in the car that covers my floor board and cargo space. The chrome plate around the shifter is a driving hazard. The AC can not handle the space and there are no rear vents and the vents in the front have a limited movement. The interior lights are cheep also. The center console set up is very poor design. I would never own another 07 equinox and would get rid of it now if I could afford to take a hit.
windows roll down pretty far, the seats fold down nicely, love the tire pressure gauge,
...put a center console with real cup holders, get rid of that chrome shifter plate, make sure the dang thing doesn't leak, do something about the A/C, put rear vents...just make the GMC and Chevy supporters proud and put your heart into all your vehicles.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.