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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#2012 of 2276 Re: Poor Equinox AWD Snow Performance [tonicar]
Feb 26, 2007 (9:47 pm)
I agree about how ugly the Tribeca is my wife don't like it either and it is very expensive.
I don't know if Chevy made the 2007 Equinox AWD any better but don't trust what the dealer tells you. My wife asked the general manager at our dealership how the Equinox went in the snow and he said great. We knew not to believe him but boy was he lying. The best thing to do would be to drive it in the snow if possible or find someone who has one and ask them. If you really want an Equinox it is a nice vehicle but just don't expect Subaru winter performance with it just expect it not to go well in the snow.
Best of luck to you.
#2013 of 2276 Re: Poor Equinox AWD Snow Performance [lupinelady99]
Feb 27, 2007 (6:20 am)
Wow I had a totally different experience, I just bought a new 2006 awd 2 weeks ago right before a huge winter storm. At least huge for ohio. The traction was great. I felt unstoppable in heavy snow.
Feb 28, 2007 (8:14 am)
You seem to be in the majority.
#2015 of 2276 So Far So Good We Really Love Our 2007 Equinox
Mar 07, 2007 (8:01 pm)
We went out to check out the Equinox LS because the dealer was running a special. After seeing the 2007 Equinox and test driving it we liked it so much we purchased it. It has lots of room to be comfortable. It handled very nice and smooth. I do hope it will give us many years of being a great vehicle
#2016 of 2276 tires for Equinox
Mar 13, 2007 (12:51 pm)
There are not many choices for the 235/60/17 tires, and the choices there are aren't the greatest in terms of reviews. Has anybody tried a differnt size, for example 215/65/17 which would keep the sample overall tire diameter within 0.1 inch? I know this is a narrower tread, by a little more than 3/4 inch, but I don't know how much that would compromise ride/traction. There are more and better choices in that size.
#2017 of 2276 tires for Equinox
Mar 13, 2007 (12:52 pm)
I meant to say same overall tire diameter.
Mar 16, 2007 (2:11 pm)
Anyone heard anything about GM replacing the Equinox's engine from China with an engine from North America? I would like to buy an Equinox but do not want to own a vehicle with an engine from China.
#2019 of 2276 Reliable V6 Engine Designed by GM
Mar 23, 2007 (2:51 pm)
Sound like you are still in the stone ages.
American companies have been out sourcing consumer goods for ages.
Whats wrong with GM saving some money by out sourcing the assembly of their V6?
The 3.4L engine in the Equinox is a proven GM design which is assembled overseas.
My family have easily put 200,000 miles on these engines.
It is a reliable engine design, thats easy to assemble, and has a timing chain which lasts the life of the engine.
I also save $400+ every 60,000 miles, since I don't have replace a timingbelt/waterpump, like you have to, on those so-called reliable "Hi tech" foreign engines.
#2020 of 2276 Re: Reliable V6 Engine Designed by GM [jim_dandy]
Mar 24, 2007 (5:09 pm)
You have put 200,000 miles on engines from China? I don't think so.
#2021 of 2276 Re: Reliable V6 Engine Designed by GM [lostwrench]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 24, 2007 (6:47 pm)
Equinoxes have been sold since 2004 (2005 model year). The V6 in them has always come from China afaik (link). Plenty of time to put some miles on them.