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Decent SUV
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By chrismacwpg
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV Sport 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Overall I am fairly happy with the car. I put a fair number of miles on the car in a year and for the most part I have been please. A lot of maintenance though that has been covered under warranty. Strut arm bushings (twice) two wheel bearings and now it is in for a new timing chain. Parts seem to be a pain as the dealership cannot locate some for the new chain replacement which has translated into a 2 week period it is in the shop.


Best Features

I love the style of the SUV. Sporty and yet a clean look to it. The dual exhaust and updated front grille really make the car stand out.


Worst Features

Better engine with better gas mileage. Tires that don't cost $300 each to replace! Overall not a lot to change


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Paint bubbling not covered by warranty
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By mollyj
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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Really love the 2008 Equinox but on a trip this winter, the computer burned up and at that time we noticed three bubbles on the hood. When we returned home we pointed out the bubbles to our dealer and he said it was not covered under warranty. If warranty states bumper to bumper, doesn't that include paint.


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problems
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By jebnurse05
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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Not quite 2 years old yet, problems with front door locks, yesterday problem with engine misfire on cylinder #1-- $143 to change a freaking spark plug and plug wire!! water in drivers side floorboard--don't know where that is coming from, haven't checked spare tire storage area--I will after reading the reviews--spilled drinks from cupholders onto window controls--now are hard to use--sticky--I traded in a Buick Rendezvous for this---I miss my Buick but not the electrical problems that I was having with it--am beginning to wonder if I went from bad to worse


Best Features

Roominess. Appearance. Price.


Worst Features

Removable back seats or at least fold completely flat--move the window controls and the cell phone charger location--why would a plug and plug wire short out to cause a misfire on cylinder #1???? Looks like it has been an ongoing problem from the reviews that I have read. Better original tires


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I would buy another one
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By lt9599
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I am very happy with my purchase. This vehicle drives well in the snow and rain. I love the AWD, and the wide wheel base. The chrome package makes it look cooler than the the standard LT models.


Best Features

drives great in the snow


Worst Features

the front cupholder could be improved, and extra storage compartment would be nice in the front


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My Favorite Vehicle
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By LoveMyEquinox
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox SUV Sport 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought a gently used 2008 Chevy Equinox Sport last year. I searched long and hard to find a bad review about it, and could only find a few complaints about the location of the window controls and the cup holders. I LOVE my truck! It gets good gas mileage (~19-26 mpg). The engine is very responsive. Traction is great. Drives like a dream. People who occasionally borrow my vehicle cannot believe it is "Chevrolet". One commented how my Sport drives more like a Mercedes. It is roomy and comfy. I even fit a full-sized futon in it last year as I helped a friend move! It was difficult to locate a used Sport, but it was worth the wait. Plan to drive it for years.


Best Features

Fold-down front seat. Fold down-back seats. Cup holders galore. Huge back cargo area. Tons of personal space and leg room(especially in the back seats-- kids are not kicking my seat anymore). Smart interior. Blue dashboard backlighting. Heated leather seats. REMOTE START--awesome! Price tag.


Worst Features

I will buy another Equinox Sport when the time comes. I want a black one. My only problem with the truck so far is that both interior, visor mirror covers broke off with normal, gentle use. I have just left them off, knowing that replacements would be just as flawed. No other complaints.


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