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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#2116 of 2276 Re: 2005 Nox w/24K miles [moz28]
Nov 12, 2008 (4:41 am)
I own a 05 Equinox with 30K on it and I adore this vehicule.
Here are some S.U.V.'s that I had in the pass (all chevrolet).... 84 s-10 Blazer, 89 s-10 Blazer, 94 s-10 Blazer, 98 Tracker and now my 05 Equinox LT FWD.
Never had problems with or scared with rollovers. It's true that they say S.U.V.'s are more dangerous but if you drive your S.U.V normally, I guess there's no problem. The only S.U.V. rollover that I saw was someone who thought he had a tank and was realy inclined in a hillside and.... I don't need to explain what happened next. You can't compare Blazers with Equinox, but still It's a fun machine to drive.
P.S My Equinox came with 235/65/16 Bridgestone tires and still got theme on and they give a good ride.
#2117 of 2276 Re: 2005 Nox w/24K miles [grosloup]
Nov 12, 2008 (6:15 pm)
Thanks so much - I'm sure you're right. I am just used to sitting low in the saddle, as it were....my last car was a 1999 Z28 (hence my user name...) had a corvette engine in it - wowee!! My other question for everyone is - do you think this sounds like a fair price for this truck? I'm sort of out of my league when it comes to prices for used vehicles - I just can't afford a new car right now, and I need something that will be (a) reliable; (b) keep me safe. So, waddya think? Thanks!!!
#2118 of 2276 Re: 2005 Nox w/24K miles [moz28]
Nov 13, 2008 (10:11 am)
If someone sells a 2005 LT Equinox he could ask between 7,300$ to 13,300$ (private sale) or the value for a trade-in is between 6,200$ to 11,800$ always depending on the equipment, condition and millage of the vehicule.
#2119 of 2276 Can I Use Chains on My 06 Equinox
Nov 19, 2008 (3:20 pm)
I have an 06 Chevy Equinox (not AWD).
I am headed to the mountains for Thanksgiving and want to know if I can put regular chains on the back tires? Somewhere we thought we heard you could not use regular chains. I asked the dealer and they keep giving me conflicting answers so I thought I would ask someone on here.
Can I use regular chains or do I need to buy cables instead?
We don't go the snow often so we want to find the cheapest solution.
#2120 of 2276 Re: Can I Use Chains on My 06 Equinox [sdbtrflygrl]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 19, 2008 (4:17 pm)
we want to find the cheapest solution
I got my last two sets of chains cheap at the local thrift stores.
Now, if someone can just tell you if you'll have to get cables instead of chains or maybe you can use S chains. I don't suppose the info is in the owner's manual?
Btw, I usually put chains on the drive axle - the front in your case.
How to Install Tire Chains
#2121 of 2276 Maybe Heated mirrors for the Nox.
Jan 22, 2009 (6:53 am)
Are you as surprised as I am that GM doesn't even offer heated side mirrors on the Nox? I have contacted a company called Muth Mirrors they build the side mirrors with the LED turn signal arrows in the side mirror glass, they also can add a heated model, if enough people show interest. So lets all email to " salesmuthco.com " And show them there is an interest in the mirrors for the Nox.
Thank you, and good night
#2122 of 2276 Re: Maybe Heated mirrors for the Nox. [meandmymaxx]
Jan 22, 2009 (4:02 pm)
My 1999 Venture had heated mirrors and what a charm that was. If I remember they were on the same switch as the rear defogger.
Now I own a 2005 Equinox L.T. FWD and no heated mirror. BAHHH!
We need heated mirrors up here and what surprises me the most is that the Nox is built in Canada and no one thought of at least putting "heated mirrors" even as an option.
#2124 of 2276 Re: Chinese Engine [lostwrench]
Feb 06, 2009 (9:27 pm)
I have a 2007 Equinox and so far I think the motor has been great. I have a little over 50,000 miles on it and no problems. I took it hunting and two people with me had mid size 4wd trucks. I went down a hill with rocks, snow, and holes and all of us thought the Equinox was going to have to be pulled. To all our surprise the AWD worked better then I dreamed of. Gas milage is around 22mpg. I really love this Equinox.
#2125 of 2276 Re: Chinese Engine [mosky]
Feb 09, 2009 (7:17 am)
I have had a positive experience with my Equinox as well. I have a 2006 with about 30,000 miles on it. The engine has been trouble free. It gets about 19 in mixed driving and about 22-23 on the highway. I opinion is that the chinese 3.4 is an up to date version of the 3.4 with all of the earlier bugs (leaky gaskets) worked out. The Aisan tranny has also been great. The 5 speed really makes it quick. The 2010 version with the new v-6 should be a rocket!