2009 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)
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
Leather seats, 6 disc CD, legroom for backseat passengers, sound system decent,cargo space great for its class
Turning radius improvements needed, as well as hydraulics on the back lift gate bars! Work on overall system quality, like electrical, brakes not reliable as I'd like the car to be.
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!!
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.
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
Ride, handles really well
Seems like it was designed strange - the windshield wipers are on the right - opening the window is on the column. When you go to a fast food or bank the window is much higher forcing one to lean out or open the door
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.
Need to improve the gas mileage and use better parts. Teach quality to the workers!