2012 Chevrolet Equinox Consumer Review: stay away

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By ajcraighead on


2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


I picked up the 2012 Equinox in Oct of 2011, it was a down grade from the Toyota Tundra for me. This car I got for the fuel economy, well I do get better gas millage then with the Tundra and I thought was let’s buy American. Well that was a huge mistake. Sense I got this car 3 months ago I’ve been in the shop 6 times and they still can’t figure out what is going on with it. Each time I’ve taken it in, I’ve been there for 6-8 hours each time.
Some engineer for Chevy decided to not include brackets or mounts for future add on’s. So now that I want to add factory fog lights on my 1LT I can’t. Thanks Chevy.
I first got the 4 cylinder which had no pick up on inclines at all, plus just to get me into a car, they wanted to do an aftermarket sunroof. I brought that on back and they put me in the 6 cylinder, that one has no pick up either, but now I’m stuck.
The engine is so computerized now there is no way to do anything on the car yourself. Bottom line I Hate This Car!!!!!!!!!

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I would ask that there would be the bracket and mounts for future add on’s. The screen in the cabin be video capable and picture capable. And don’t buy Chevy till they go back to the way the built cars and trucks before. if you do buy this get the AWD
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By saneperson
on 12/29/11 13:10 PM (PST)

You should have paid more attention to the details (like the presence of attachment points for fog lamps and backup video screens) before purchasing your first Equinox. There are models of the Equinox that come equipped with fog lamps and backup cameras, but of course they are the more expensive trim levels. Do not blame Chevrolet for your own lack of due diligence prior to buying a car. I do agree with you that people should always choose the AWD or 4WD option whenever it is available. I would add the advice to always choose the largest available engine as well. Happy New Year everybody!!!

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