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2006 Chevrolet Equinox

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Great looks, good ride, poor qualities
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By jhay13
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I love the way the vehicle looks, the decent power of the engine is sufficient and the transmission performs flawlessly. I don't like that I can't check the transmission fluid level. It has poor design quality of the interior(seating stiff). The leg room is exceptional and recommended for taller people, front and back seats. It is lacking in fuel economy, I avg.18mpg, and under performs around corners and steering quality is under performing overall. It is a great riding vehicle but I get a lot of road noise from the windows. The poor design of the rubber fittings on the windows allow for a lot of slipage around the windows when you roll them up, if you roll the window down you can pullitoff


Best Features

Look, power and room


Worst Features

Rubber window fittings that the window pushes up into, also the rear end makes quite a bit of noise when starting up, there is a series of two to three clicks upon start up and makes similar noises when going over bumps or poor quality roads. Needs serious suspension work


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The Best
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By flexcuffs
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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The Chevy Equinox has been an excellent SUV. It's a great ride, exterior is great, looks similar to the Lexus SUV. Knock on wood, no problems at all. Very roomy, great storage.


Best Features

Storage, the amount of space inside of the vehicle.


Worst Features

Hooks for clothing should be in the back seat area for room to hang clothing, in the cargo area you my as well just lay the clothes down, they hang down way to far.


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Excellent Equinox
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By dchurch
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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This is a very good SUV for the money. It handles well in snow and rain and gets decent gas mileage. It rides very smooth and looks good too.


Best Features

I really like the cargo area in the back. It is perfect for grocery shopping, holding luggage, tailgating, etc.


Worst Features

The only thing I don't like about this vehicle is the cup holders for the driver to use. They are very flimsy and difficult to fit a large soda into.


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Great car, horrible turning radius
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By MDxx
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this car last year - Feb 2006 - and have had no problems with it. The car has been reliable and consistent. You can work a great deal on this car and definitely get your money's worth. The only downside to this vehicle is it's horrible turning radius. I never thought about a car's turning radius before buying it before, but I believe a Mac truck could u-turn easier than this vehicle.


Best Features

Affordable. Lots of trunk space.


Worst Features

Turning radius.


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Nice But Not For Winter
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By lupinelady99
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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So far very few mechanical issues. Comfortable and roomy. Also is dog/cat friendly as well as child friendly. Engine is very responsive and handles mountain travel well. Biggest downfall at this time is the AWD and tire configuration off the lot for winter driving. As sold it is the worst winter driving vehicle that I've ever owned. It slips and slides all over with the slightest bit of snow or ice. The tires provide no traction and are very easily covered and clogged up with snow. Looking into trying to improve status with better tires. Very pleased with improvements made to ABS brake system since the days of my 1993 S-10 Blazer. Much more responsive and quieter.


Best Features

Adjustable seatbelt height. XM radio/premium sound system


Worst Features

Improvement for winter driving is greatly needed. GM needs to remember what an SUV is. My 1993 Chevy S-10 Blazer handles vastly better in winter still. Really miss shifting into 4WD! Also pedal adjustment for smaller sized drivers. Remote start.


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