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11 of 11 people found this review helpful
A Very Good Purchase
By bboyes on 09/10/11 12:52 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Bought this vehicle after considerable research. My decision came down to the Audi Q5 3.2 or Eq Sport. I like/ own Audis, although now overpriced. Very similar power, comparable handling, interior room, and amenities. Obviously, big difference in cachet, resale value and sticker price. Athough there are many choices in this vehicle class, these two stood out for handling and performance, without going to a Porsche or BWM (way overpriced/valued). After driving for 27 months/36000 miles, this was a great choice. Other than minor issues with bluetooth, this has been a solid vehicle, with NO problems, interior holding up well, despite heavy use/athletic gear hauling. Fuel use more than expecte
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
26000 kilometers in and the love is gone
By carstryke on 03/07/11 15:46 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Well im 26000 kilometers and 17 months into ownership. So far i have replaced a Axel Seal, the Radio reciever, had to bring it in to get my XM fixed and currently it is the shop because my drivers door lock and power window is not operational and my Xm isnt working again and my check engine light has been flashing on and off for months. Now there are a few unsolved problems i have had too, Occasionally it makes loud knock while cornering, the transmission occasionally slips, once after a road trip there was a strong burning smell coming from the vents and i have had to boost it multiple times this winter even when it was plugged in. Trading it in at a loss as soon as i find something else
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Great Vehicle
By Anonymous on 12/08/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Purchased vehicle new and have put over 33,000 miles in 14 months. Love everything about this vehicle. Great comfort on long drives ( 2 vacations totaling over 5200 miles )Gas milage went from approx 25 mpg to over 30mpg after changing tires to Goodyear Assurance FuelMax.
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Unreliability
By trishe on 11/20/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Although it has a lot of good features it is very unreliable since you must drive it long distances to keep the battery charged or leave it running if you are making a lot of short stops. If it sits more than 2 days you have a dead battery. The dealer can not seem to find the problem. The console is awkward to use where there are two people in the car. The defrosters and most vents come through outside air and across the engine. The air bounces off the window and into your eyes and bringing the toxins from the engine with it and stinging eyes and causing congestion. My small pickup has a better turning radius. I will take a lose trading it in for something other than a Chevrolet.
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Good choice for the price
By Robot on 10/09/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Have owned since new for 18 months; mileage is good on highway; general comfort is as good as any in price/vehicle type category. @ complaints: 1. Road noise on highway is higher than expected. 2. The lack of a dash mounted rear hatch release control is annoying. It's a very roomy and functional SUV in it's class.
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Happy and disappointed at same time
By cricketsler on 04/10/10 05:42 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I actually bought a 2006 model off the showroom floor. wanted to add my 2 cents. I liked the interior/exterior look of it and the gas mileage is decent. Lots of options on mine. Biggest issues are that the electrical system has never worked right. Had it fixed under warranty but now other elec. components aren't working. Junky cup holders and the turning radius is wide. good luck in a parking garage! Also the tailgate lift hydraulics go bad fast and those things are EXPENSIVE to replace! Mine went bad less than two years and now, two years later, they are bad again.Break comp. went bad fast too. you feel acceleration switch Cargo room is nice though for its class. Great backseat leg space
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Bought a used 2009 Equinox LS
By renfeslady on 03/07/10 16:01 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Had been looking at new equinox but decided to save some money and go used. The biggest worry was the Stablelizer light but found it only came on when the bumps on the highway were terrible. Drives great, acceleration great. The gas mileage is fine. Didn't buy it for that. Bought a cup holder that sits higher and works great. The controls in the center are too low and hard to see while driving so I don't mess with them unless I am off the road. I can deal with it for the price I got!!
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So Disappointed
By brownlol on 03/01/10 14:01 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LTZ 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I have only owned Honda or Ford SUVs. Purchased in July 09, looked and test drove several. Read reviews. This was the last on the lot. Loved the car in the beginning. First, the Onstar battery had to be replaced. Second, there is a knocking noise when I turn the steering wheel. Been to the dealership 3 times. The first 2 times, they couldn't hear anything, the last time they heard a slight noise, but no explanation as to why I continue to hear this noise. Don't want the hassle of going through the lemon law. I hate having to pay for a truck that feels like a piece of crap. It's the first and last time buying a Chevy.
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Key in will not start
By sandy on 02/27/10 22:04 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Trouble For some reason when we put the key in the ignition it will not start until you play with the wheel. It will start with the remote. This has happened twice in the last two days - takes 10- 15 minutes and some sort of luck to get it to start
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Never buy a Chevy again!
By Webb on 02/18/10 15:43 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)

Review

This car gets terrible gas mileage and has many defects. At 24000 miles the gas gauge quit working, the fan constantly cuts in and out with the AC, and now with just 46000 mikles the transmission seal is leaking (not covered under extended warranty) and a bad spark plug wire fouled a spark plug and ruined the fuel injection system all not covered under warranty! All factory items, had the dealership always change the oil and perform routine maintenance yet the original spark plug and wire is bad. Terrible service and terrible quality. I will never owen another Chevy product again.
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