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Don't do it
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By Julie
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2013 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Bought this car new in oct 2012. No major issues for a few years, standard basic repairs, except the wiper recall. Then, at about 3 years (100,000 miles) it started lurching at stop lights, we started noticing the oil was always low, filling it weekly, even though we were only driving 200 miles/week at that point. At exactly our last car payment (5 years) the timing chain broke and destroyed the engine. The dealership only offered us $500 trade-in. Chevy does not stand behind their vehicles. They know about this issue and have offered little help. I understand that they have revamped the 2018, but too little, too late. This car is junk even with regular maintenance. I'll never get another chevy.


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Surprised at how much I like this SUV
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By HoosierLady
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2013 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Wasn't real sure what to expect when I bought this 2013 Equinox as a used vehicle three years ago. I have been pleasantly surprised. Purchased from a local Chevy dealership at a good price where they allow you to take the vehicle home over the weekend and drive it to see if you really like it. I did and still do. Have had no mechanical problems or repairs other than replacing a celenoid (sp?). This SUV is sooo comfortable with the big seats and leg room, especially in the back seat. Plenty of storage when the back seat is folded down; however, I don't like that the back seat doesn't fold down completely flat. That's actually my only complaint about this 2013 model, but I do believe they have fixed this on newer versions. I'm a lady and like the 4 cylinder engine that makes it great on gas--I don't need any more pick up than what the 4c gives me so I'm happy. It's got a decent-sounding stereo/DVD player, don't use the Bluetooth or Sirius options. I put new tires on it when I purchased it and keep the oil changed regularly. Have been very happy with this SUV.


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My 2013 Equinox
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Tiger Little
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2013 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I bought a new Chevrolet Equinox in May 2013. Now it got more than 70000 mi. It run great so far.


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reliable vehicle
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By mike ward
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2013 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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operated 5 plus years with oil changes on schedule and one set of tires. a good performer. i drove several long trips with the balance of miles being city driving. roomy and comfortable seating. just be mindful of the 4 cylinder when driving mountains or passing other vehicles.


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Oil consumption/ electronic problems. . Again
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By Jeff
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2013 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT 4dr SUV w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Bought equinox because it was an suv we thought would work well for us(122 on the miles then, now has 141 ) It did fine for a while but one day traveling from Indianapolis to Florida, I noticed there is a ticking on the top of the engine. I am Mechanically inclined, mind you. First thing I did was check the oil level. It was 2 quarts low! This concern me, so I kept checking and later realize the engine was eating oil. I guess this is a common problem with the 2.4 engine. I went from the factory recommended 5w30 to 10-40 and tha helped, but didn’t stop oil consumption. Then there was a series of political problems. And trust me I know what where parts are. Battery, starter, fan inside the cab, and now a code comes up about the stability control, which has led to the vehicle not running at all. All this within three months. It’s funny I had similar problems to the 2010 Chevy Malibu I had before the equinox. Will be the last GM product I buy for quite some time. Toyota? Nissan? Anything but a GM product.


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