I had researched cars for months and loved the Equinox on paper - then the second I went to test drive one I fell in love.
I had no intentions of buying new but didn't want one older than a 2010 but when looking at the 2010's I noticed I couldn't get them much cheaper, if any cheaper, than a new 2011 so I got the new one.
I have the 1LT and added the Drivers Convenience package with the bluetooth, backup camera, and power driver seat and LOVE it!
The bluetooth has been wonderful when I'm driving and a good thing to have in case my state, like many others, go to outlawing using cellphones while driving.
The backup camera is also a great feature to have.
Bluetooth, Backup Camera, XM Radio, OnStar
Better gas milage, more storage inside the Equinox
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