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By hwoodhome on Sunday, April 27, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,300overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Pros: "Lots of room and fun to drive when it works"
Cons: "Very expensive to keep running."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I purchased this vehicle because it was exactly what I wanted, but it wasn't two months after I purchased it that I began to see I was in for trouble. Every four to six months I have had to put hundreds sometimes over one thousand dollars into it. I have not yet owned it two years and have spent over $3,000.00 in repairs. I am now faced with a very expensive issue - four months after the last fix, and have decided I can no longer afford this vehicle. So even though I absolutely love the vehicle and the room associated with it, I am so very disappointed in the running and maintenance issues. This vehicle may have cured me from ever wanting another SUV. So sad. :-("
10 people out of 16 found this review helpful
By bv on Sunday, March 30, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"Chevy should have used better quality fabric inside and made the radio more friendly and better paint on dash controls. But has been reliable."
8 people out of 8 found this review helpful
By Karl S on Friday, March 28, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Comfortable but slightly harsh ride. Roomy 5 passenger seating. The only complaint I have is the window switches are between the seats instead of on the door. They have since remedied this on the 2010 and later models."
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By Bobs on Sunday, March 23, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 152,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I bought this car new in the fall of 2005. I have had my Equinox longer and put more miles on it than any other vehicle I have owned. The engine is sound, I like the 6 cylinders for pick-up and the AWD. It is great to use to transport larger items. I do agree that the seat material is not great and stains very easily. I especially agree with the reviewer about paint chipping off the console/radio buttons. It started happening to my vehicle soon after I got it and had the radio buttons replaced once while it was still under warranty. Whoever designed the lighter/cell phone outlet directly below the cup holders, not one of your more brilliant ideas! The car, overall, has been very reliable through the years and I hesitate to get rid of it. I am considering replacing it with a new Equinox. I have spoken to some owners and they say it doesn't have great pickup, I assume it is a 4 cylinder. I haven't checked to see if it still comes in a 6 cylinder model."
6 people out of 7 found this review helpful
By Jeff on Sunday, March 23, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,357overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Well for some reason I could not type anymore in the (Review summary) it just stop letting me type anything else, what I was trying to put is since I bought it, it has been a great and very dependable vehicle. It has never not started for me or had any other problems ,I would trust it to drive from Michigan then to California to Florida then back to Michigan and do it all over again. That's how much I trust this vehicle, After I bought this vehicle,it was..I think at lease 2 yrs. later... I have it on record,anyway Equinox has a problem with there head gaskets,they used plastic head gaskets on there motors and it was a very bad idea because the antifreeze which was Dex-cool..well the Dex-cool eat the plastic head gasket and over $1700. dollars later and machined the heads and new tune up,it runs better now then ever..now it will see over 300.000. easy."
5 people out of 6 found this review helpful