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Great Vehicle
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Anonymous
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Great handling, great performance/power, low road noise, no blind spots and plenty of interior room.


Suggested Improvements

Better console design. Unable to reach CD holder without flipping contents of console pocket. Cupholders interfer with hand brake. Roof rack does not come with anchors which makes it unusable.


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A Very Good Purchase
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By bboyes
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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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


Favorite Features

Power is right for vehicle size/use (moderate aggressive). 6 Speed transmission is pretty slick, even with occasional hunt-and-peck changes. Solid grip with AWD. Interior quality is OK, and holding up well. Sound system is decent for class. Convenient configuration for seating/adjustment. Limited stupid extra bits to break. Reliability has been excellent (no system failures/repairs). Great little SUV to go to hockey, golf course, or ski hill, hauling all the gear. My wife and teenage children are comfortable driving this vehicle. Not an ugly SUV. Have not had to bleed money to Stealership, unlike typical Audi Experience.


Suggested Improvements

Quality/resilience of upholstery in rear hatch is poor and easily ripped with hauling bulky items. Fix this - it tears way too easily! Nice job on seats and other interior materials - why throw this crappy material into the rear? Water ingress through sunroof is too easy in tilt position. Fuel consumption is not as good as claimed, even for moderately aggresive driving. Dash and console design flair is, lets say, minimalist. Could use somewhat more adventurous accents.


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26000 kilometers in and the love is gone
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By carstryke
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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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


Favorite Features

Very very roomy and i personally like the styling. Also the gas mileage isnt bad.


Suggested Improvements

Very very poor electrical system and cupholders.


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Good choice for the price
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By Robot
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Dash layout is very user friendly. Comfortable seating. Cargo capacity with fold down rear seats. All pluses for me.


Suggested Improvements

Dash mounted electric rear hatch release would be convenient. better noise proofing as too much road noise comes from wheels at highway speeds. Allow ability to buy without satellite radio allow to expire, XM will refer your subscription to collection agency to harass for renewal. SCUM!


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Unreliability
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By trishe
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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.


Favorite Features

On star and the automatic lights are the only features I like.


Suggested Improvements

Put a battery in that can handle all the electronics and computers. Make outside air an option not a default. Change the console so you have more room for cups etc.


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