Pluses outweigh minuses
By Ed Yancey on
2008 Chevrolet Equinox Sport 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Vehicle looks great. Sonama Red Metalic with silver pinstripes. Performance is outstanding and the vehicle gets a lot of looks and positive comments. Heated leather seats are a big plus. Love the Pioneer sound system and the sunroof. Did not really plan on getting the sport as looked at the lower end models, but glad purchased this model instead. Only problem so far was in-dash cd player. It would just quit playing discs at certain times. Once ignition switch was turned off for a few minutes the cd player would work again. Sometimes for a few hours, sometimes for just a few songs. Tried different discs and same problem. Dealership replaced the radio/cd player now works fine.
Performance, nice looks, heated seats, leather seats and sun roof. Came with the sun sound and leather package that saved about $1,000 if ordered seperately. The wide rims, dual exhausts, and the front air ducts really make this SUV look bad and fast.
Do not like the wide turning radius of this suv, and the ride is a little stiff. I hoped that the gas mileage would have been a little better, but suppose that you can't have your cake and eat it too by buying the sport edition.