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Looked Great but total PIA
By kwhit1 on 05/20/12 07:33 AM (PDT)

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

The Equinox drives good for the most part but has tons of issues. My biggest issue is the tire sensors are always going off. Had the sensor issue replaced 3 times under warranty in only a year. Warranty ran out and sensor now doesn't read pressure right. Also have a big issue with when you replace the brakes you have to replace the whole thing. It would be fine if it was rare but you have to do this every 40k miles approximately. At 70k you than get to replace the belts too. The headlights are impossible to replace on your own you have to find a dealer or a good mechanic to figure it out. Good thing my brake lights never went out because they look more difficult.. Wasn't worth the money!
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Paint bubbling not covered by warranty
By mollyj on 05/13/10 14:13 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Really love the 2008 Equinox but on a trip this winter, the computer burned up and at that time we noticed three bubbles on the hood. When we returned home we pointed out the bubbles to our dealer and he said it was not covered under warranty. If warranty states bumper to bumper, doesn't that include paint.
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Leaky
By madmae200 on 09/14/09 16:18 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

The car drives great and is pretty reliable. It rains in puddles on the back floor board and back where tire is stored. Nothing else in the car gets wet. I vacuumed a 1/2 gallon of water. The dealership has no idea where the water is coming from. Seats, headliners and inside interior are all dry.
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Love It
By dvilla57 on 06/16/09 17:06 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I traded my Impala for the Equinox because we were going on a road trip and wanted more room. The Equinox has that. We traveled from Texas to Califoria and back without a hitch. Gas mileage is good. Lots of leg room. I like the sporty look of the Equinox even though it is not the sport model. The position of the windo controls took a little getting used to. All in all I would recommend this vehicle.
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Great All Around
By HollyB on 04/02/09 06:44 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I am pleasantly surprised at how much I like this car. It's very roomy and quiet on the road with a lot of features not available on the competition. I have the mid-grade LT1, front wheel drive model. It's easy to see out of fore and aft, so driving, parking and backing up is easy. The gas mileage is great; I have been averaging over 20 city/hiway and it only requires regular gas. Given I have only the mid level model; it doesn't drive sporty but is pretty agile. However, it can feel tipsy in very windy driving conditions, which makes the steering feel a too light. Upgraded models might mitigate this. Lastly, while the seats are comfy, they are a bit too soft on long drives.
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I love my Equinox
By Annie on 02/15/09 20:26 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I love the look of my Equinox. ' After driving cars for years, I really enjoy sitting up higher.
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Love it!
By C L Hendrix on 07/12/08 18:54 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

This is my second Equinox (first was an '05.) I loved my first, but wanted a remote start plus some of the other new features. I'm getting 20.5mpg mixed driving, straight highway I get 29-30mpg. Remote start is great, as is the XM and OnStar. I miss the cargo shelf in my '05, but the space that's freed up is really nice. I don't care for the double cup holder in the front. If you pull up the emergency brake, you can't put a drink on the left side. Also, the air will not stay on the recirculate setting on certain vent settings, and reverts back to exterior air when you re-start the engine.
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Wow... an SUV that's light on fuel
By midnight on 07/12/08 17:59 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I have driven 1000 miles so far and I can't believe the fuel efficiency from this SUV! With good driving habits I am getting 18.5 in the city and 30 on the highway. I avoided purchasing an SUV because they are typically gas hogs. This has the perfect mix of MPG/HP/Torque. It's 3500lb towing capacity pulls my camper with ease. The ride is just right. Not squishy like a minivan, but not too truck like either. The steering is not real responsive and takes a few miles to get used to. Once you are accustomed to the feel, you will enjoy its light touch and accuracy. The spare tire is stored inside the SUV keeping it from weathering. The stereo is a bit flat, but acceptable for factory.
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Sporty SUV
By Christina on 07/09/08 12:48 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I've had my Equinox for four months now and am very pleased with my purchase. I test drove practically every SUV in the class and the Equinox came out on top. I came close to buying a Rogue, but the interior was cramped and lacked features. I am partial to the exteriors of the RAV4 and the Ford Edge; however, they are also lacking in the features department (at least on the basic models). The Equinox comes with a lot of bells and whistles for the price. I love the OnStar feature and the information screens. With one push of a button, I can check my oil life, tire pressure and remaining gas mileage, etc. The fuel economy isn't bad for a vehicle its size. Overall a great purchase.
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I go a lot!
By chevy owner on 07/06/08 08:45 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

The Chevy Equinox has been a great car for me. I am a detached insurance agent and this car has givin me plenty of room and comfort. It has a pretty great stereo system for those time that I have been in traffic jams and not had much to do. It gives me plenty of room in the cargo area for both my filing boxes and my luggage, and for the size of the car the fuel economy isn't bad at all. All around it has been a great car for the business man and his family.
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