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2006 Chevrolet Equinox SUV

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Purple electrical nightmare
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By Betrayed chevy owner
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this car ignorantly in may after totalling out my impala. I wanted another impala but couldn't find one for the price I payed originally. I found this purple equinox that I had to have but then I realized my eyes are bigger than my patience. The doors leak, the ac works when it wants to, it starts when it feels like it, the radio changes stations at random, the cd player has to be pounded on by your hand to work, last night the headlights started flickering and went out and now only the drivers side headlight works and only on bright. The lights on the dashboard randomly dim, have to be hit to work again, and I'm not done yet...


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Still listing the bad stuff, the suspension rattles for no reason other than just to anger me, the windshield wipers from and back will stop during the hardest of rainstorms mid wipe, if gas was beer it'd be an alcoholic, I only get 21 in the city and 17 on the highway, as opposed to my impala..


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That would get 27 city 36 highway. My improvements? You don't want to know! This car is the reason gm went bankrupt! I don't know if I'll ever buy another gm vehicle, I've never had a problem out of fords.....


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Not What I Expected
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By Rachel
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought my Equinox brand new expecting to drive off without having any issues. Within my first year I began having starter problems & the dealership looked it over and says it's suppose to make the grinding sound,when I turn the key, it's a safety feature..yeah right! After 4 years now, I find myself having to turn the key twice to get the engine started. After the 3rd year, I started dealing with a/c problems and once again after being in the shop twice, Chevy can't seem to fix the problem. I called GM and all they can do is file a report and have me bring it back into the shop to pay Chevy more money to try and fix the a/c problem a third time. I will be trading this bad purchase in soon!


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Great Car!
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By Erin
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I am very surprised to read about the problems that a lot of reviewers have had. I bought my car used from Hertz Car Sales and have not had one issue. I love the spacious inside and think that the gas mileage has been great for an SUV. It has been incredibly reliable!


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Back seat leg room


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Never Again
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By Tony
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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This Vehicle looked sharp once I brought it home. unfortunately that's when all the issues started. Dealerships were not helpful at all. Everything had a price to fix. Interior dash lights out only lights half of the odometer/fuel gauge etc. ABS and TC light have been on for 4 years have asked to have it checked. $105.00 to look at the problem (not warrantied, should be a recall) Gas guzzler, can't get 450km's off a tank, city or highway. Turning radius poor. Going back to Honda


Best Features

It's going back in November 2010


Worst Features

hire better engineers


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I miss my Equinox
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By Vic
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I guess I'm in the minority here, but I wanted to spread some "good news". I had my Equinox until today when I traded it in on a mini-van because I just have too much "stuff" with my kids. I bought the LT model and I never had one problem with this truck. The back seats are amazingly comfortable and leg-roomy. The gas mileage was between 22 and 23 mpg on the highway. This SUV has been one of the most reliable vehicles I've ever owned in 25 yrs. Never stranded me. Always started. Drove great in varying weather conditions like snow and rain. I had 65K miles on mine and only changed the oil ever 3K miles.


Best Features

Back seat: Adjustable and roomy enough for a 6-2 person like me to comfortably sit back there with the driver's seat fully moved back.


Worst Features

*****TURNING RADIUS***** That's my only complaint whatsoever after 65,000 miles.


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