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My Equinox
By rockthehouse on 10/13/11 08:52 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I own a 2011 Equinox bought it one year ago. Have had no problems. I bought the 3.0L v-6 because of reviews I read about the v-4. The car has great pick up and smooth ride. The seats took alittle adjusting to get them comfortable. My husband complains about them. The other con is the venting system is strange where the vents are. They are blowing at my arm while I'm driving or at my face. You'd think after all these years they would get that right. I liked my Trailblazer better where the vents are. The Equinox feels like a luxury car and the trailblazer felt like a truck. Which wasn't bad just different.
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Pleased
By kaw2007 on 10/05/11 15:13 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Very pleased except all the rattling in the dash!! Also, 2 weeks of owning my car and the driver side and passenger side speakers were rattling and blown! (No, i didnt cause this with bass, etc.) Also, i noticed at times stalling when i was driving which was due to the recall my car was under after 2 months of owning it. Got the solenoid valves replaced and so far so good. People rememeber- its a 4 CYLINDER! Its not gonna "get up" and give u "horse power". If you need "power" dont go with the equinox cuz yes u will be dissapointed, especially with the 4 cyl which if driven correctly can give you close to 30 mpg.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
NOT A GOOD PURCHASE =(
By alesy on 09/20/11 23:03 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

We purchased this car on Dec 2010 V6 engine, first 2 months the car spent over a week in the dealer after many times of trying due to an oil leak that they could NOT find. It was squeaky on bumps etc. A total desapoinment. Tried to work a deal with GMC with out luck. Tried to sell it privetly, no luck. We traded it in for a Japanise car. I wonder if there will be something that we can get from GMC like an insentive for all the trouble? If someone is interested in doing something about it as a group count me in.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
WHAT A JOKE...DO NOT BUY ONE
By sickened3539 on 09/12/11 06:26 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

This car is probably the worst car I have purchased, and I have purchased some pretty bad cars. At a little over 1,000 miles it decided to randomly stall while driving! The cam shaft actuators have been replaced THREE times and it still doesn't work. The thing sounds like a diesel semi when you turn it on, has replaced the oil pump. And since I purchased it, it has been in the shop SIX times and is currently there again and has been there for over a week and still unable to be repaired. Chevy's customer service is a joke and they refuse to do anything about it except to continue to repair the UNSAFE vehicle. DO NOT BUY ONE!
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MPG Not That Great and Transmission Failure
By carproblems7 on 09/04/11 20:23 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Purchased my 2011 Equinox in July. Less than 1100 miles and it broke down, long story short, they replaced the transmission. GM and especially my local dealer were good to deal with. I love/hate this car. The very early mechanical problems, make me nervous about the reliability. The car is really comfortable, handles nice, and works for my purposes. Gas mileage has been disappointing. I've not done a full tank road trip, but I've consistently gotten 25mpg. I'm hoping for better. I'm really aware of my driving, and try to be as conservative as possible. I don't drive over 70 MPG on the highway. If I'd driven my Vibe as conservatively, I'd have gotten 35 mpg. Wish I'd kept my Vibe!
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Wish I had not bout it. MPG is a joke
By mtitus on 09/03/11 20:07 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

We bought a new 2011 LT2 for my wife. She loves the looks and it is comfortable and relatively fun to drive. Only relaibility problem in the first 9000 miles was a squeak in the headliner, which the dealer fixed. Main complaint is horrible mpg as compared to GM's advertised 32 mpg highway. Just got back from a Kansas City to Denver trip. Used the eco button and cruise and got 24 mpg. If you want higher mpg, I would suggest the subaru outback. Wish I had that instead.
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First and last GM Car
By edauburn on 08/31/11 09:08 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

There is no other way to say it except to say GM lied about the mpg. The only time i ever achieved 32 mpg was driving 45 mph, by myself with no AC. And i drive like a grandma. The transmission is not at all smooth, and at times when shifting vibrated the entire car. Just listen to one idling in the parking lot with the AC on. It sounds terrible. I took a huge loss and dumped this car after 14,000 miles. I am amazed that GM was able to get away with advertising 22/32 mpg. I am not a big conspiracy theorist, but on this one, i don't have any other explanation. I have owned more than 15 cars. This is the first one i have ever owned where i couldn't get anywhere near the advertised mpg
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noisy engine
By dissatisfied11 on 08/29/11 09:02 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

my 2011 equinox obviously has an internal engine problem, this noisy engine history dates back to the early 2010"s and GM has first-hand knowledge because of all the complaints, and there is probably thousands. However, GM refuses to step-up and stand behind their warranty. I have engaged an attorney to resolve the matter. Therefore, I strongly suggest that any one in the market for a cross-over SUV to NOT PURCHASE the 4 cyl engine. It is TERRIBLE!!!!
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Eqinox is a Lemon
By hogfanfu on 08/28/11 06:18 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

A week after purchase I drove the car from MO to FL. The car performed as expected and I averaged over 25 MPG or > 475 miles per tank. At 3000 miles I devloped a knock in the engine. I took it to dealership where they ordered and installed a brand new engine (2 weeks in shop). Since then, I'm averaging 16 MPG or < 300 miles per tank. Rattling has also developed in the dash and driving me crazy. I have taken to the dealership twice and they say everything is normal. I strongly disagree! I now have 6500 miles on my lemo and plan to file a lasuit if something is not done soon.
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful
Equinox a winner for Chevrolet
By chevyfan4 on 08/27/11 12:55 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I can't help writing about the Equinox since I believe that it is heads and shoulders above the normal Chevy that I have had in the past. There seems to be a lot of dissatisfaction with the gas milage on the 4 cyl, however, I believe that it's right on. My highway milage has been 31/33 mpg consistantly, summer or winter. When I say highway I mean just highway. Not going from my home to the highway and not including the ramp, just plain highway at speeds of 65 to 70 mph. I'm sure that if I were to travel at 55 it would be even better. When these cars are rated I can assure you that they are put on a track in good weather with no other vehicles around and once up to speed are checked.
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