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Love it - LOVE IT - but wait, the check engine light just came on...
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By t4r4me
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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At 7800 miles I was driving to pick up a Pizza tonight thinking I should write a review on how much I love this Equinox. But on the ride home the check engine light came on and it stalled! I really do love this SUV. The styling and materials are top notch for the price. I love the handling and it is clear there are European underpinnings being used. It is very surefooted. I like the transmission and it makes good use of the 4 cylinder.


Favorite Features

Seats, interior styling, transmission, bakes, leather wrapped steering wheel, wheels.


Suggested Improvements

Weird sticking on steering at high speeds. You know when you make minute adjustments on the highway? Well sometimes the wheel feels like it sticks. Other than that I love this car - but then again - ask me after the dealer checks out the check engine light...


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poor mileage and runs poorly
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By robgrv
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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The car ran great when new, now has 4500 miles on it and it starts to shake/missing when it lugs down in gear. Dealer said nothing was wrong so taking it to another dealer. This morning it made a grinding noise when I started it. Junk


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Put the Honda motor in it that the Saturn Vue had in it.


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DO NOT BUY THIS CAR
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By tbarnes1
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I am the type of person that usually reads reviews and discards the few out there that may be negative. I plead with you to not disregard this review. I purchased a NEW 2011 chevy equinox back in March and have nothing but problems with it since I drove it off the lot. Have intermitent stalling, engine hesitation when accelerating, and rattle at startup. I've taken it back to the dealer 3 times to resolve the issue (every time leaving with them saying it's fixed). Just had it stall YET AGAIN. I've submitted paperwork for Lemon Law b/c I WANT MY MONEY BACK. Do NOT buy this car if you are looking for a reliable vehicle. Now I have to fight to keep my family safe & get my money back!


Suggested Improvements

Don't put a car out in market that is unreliable and has KNOWN issues prior to hitting the lot. How many times can the Camshaft Actuators be replaced. This CAR IS TERRIBLE!


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


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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.


Favorite Features

Heated seats in winter. Satellite Radio Bluetooth is great. On Star Smooth ride.


Suggested Improvements

Vents, and there are no vents for the back seat. I liked the vents and the seats better in the Trailblazer.


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Pleased
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By kaw2007
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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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.


Suggested Improvements

The dash and rattling needs improvement!!!


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