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2008 Chevrolet Equinox

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So in love
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By shelli bell
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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This SUV is definitely the best purchase for a family in our opinion. The Equinox has more than enough power, and for tall or bigger person is is ideal. After much researching for almost a year, this car is extremely safe and puts the mind at ease with safety. We have a big truck, and didn't want to sacrifice room and power for great gas mileage of a car. Although I wish I had gone with the LS, this is my only regret. This base model has more than enough gadgets and the OnStar is wonderful. I work night shift and live in the country, and after a serious accident about a year ago I am so comfortable driving in the snowy conditions on back roads. With only the FWD, I have never had a problem!


Favorite Features

OnStar GPS. All I can say is wow! And for only $10/mo subscription it blows my Garmin out of the water! I got a remote start installed from the dealer, and it takes almost no time at all to get into a toasty car! The V6 power and get-up. The best is the enormous amount of back seat room!


Suggested Improvements

For the price i paid with the wonderful rebates this time of year I really can't complain about anything except those stupid cupholders! They are flimsy, I hope they last. And the cupholders that come out of the back are very low and my toddler can't reach them.


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Poor mileage
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By MICKEY32
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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Experience rather noisy. Car has a whine at 35 mph that dealer says is normal. My wife will not drive it as she cannot find a comfortable seat adjustment position for her short legs. (She has no problems with our Ford product). The fuel mileage is terrible. I sold my pickup to get better mileage but it did not happen.


Favorite Features

Car height, and seat height for the male driver.


Suggested Improvements

Drivers seat adjustment. Better fuel mileage. I am checking mileage with actual fuel used and mileage recorded.


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Lucky to be alive
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By 1 lucky duck
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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We bought a 2008 Chevy Equinox LT-2 trim package after looking at the Ford Escape and Edge and the Jeep Liberty. The Equinox fits me fine and I'm 6ft 5 285lbs. And January 24, 2008 we proved its crash test ratings. I fell asleep at the wheel around noon and hit the guide rails on I-79 with cruise set at 68. Looks like I hit them head on. Took out 5 posts then rolled and slid down into grass. It totaled the car and all we got was sore necks from seatbelts. Even the airbags didn't hurt hitting us! But I think they saved our lives we had 5 in car. 3 kids in back. 5 star 4 sure!


Favorite Features

All wheel drive. sunroof. heated seats. Crash worthiness and OnStar (called us before we stopped moving definitely a good system)


Suggested Improvements

A little better gas mileage. Getting 20-21 mpg mixed driving. Wife wants lights on flip down visor mirror and window controls on doors.


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Love my little blue rollerskate!
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By Monstertrouble
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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At least that's what my husband calls it. My little rollerskate. I've had it almost a year now and its still as fun to drive as it was the day I bought it. My little AWD goes through the deep snow like a dream. There's tons of room in the back for the kids to stretch out and we can still take the dog along with us on road trips and it gets decent gas mileage. The only complaint I have for my Equinox is that it is a little lightweight, if the wind is really blowing I have to keep both hands at 10 and 2 to keep it steady. But up here in Michigan we don't get too many windy days so it's only been a stressful ride once or twice. All in all it's a great little family car. Cute and fun to drive.


Favorite Features

AWD. The little display that shows me the tire pressure and percentage of oil life left. Tons more cargo room than what I expected.


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I'm very optimistic though
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By consider ur options
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Sport 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Well I traded in my 02 Envoy for the 08 Equinox sport, and by far I miss the smoothness of the ride the Envoy had. I had 150,000 miles on it and it still rode better. I like the Equinox, I don't love it. I do like the mpg better though. The turning radius is not good. Lots of blind spots! It's kind of a flimsy car. My buddy sat on the hood and it dented so easily, but I guess that is just how cars are built today. It handles very nice, but does not shift smooth at all. When I have the cruise control on it annoys me. It is good in the snow, but wish I would of got AWD. I love the remote start and the heated seats. I have the good stereo, but for some reason it does not get loud enough.


Favorite Features

I love the MP3 jack for my ipod! I like the heated seats. Handling is nice. I like the look of the chrome wheels. The little electronic info center is also a nice feature


Suggested Improvements

Fix those blind spots somehow! Improve the turning radius. The middle console is not great! Make a hood that does not dent when a 170 lb person just sits on it! Fix that cruise controll glitch GM my moms impala does the same thing! I will always be loyal to GM as long as the are loyal to me.


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