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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#105 of 491 Re: 2009 equinox LT [carstryke]
Aug 09, 2009 (7:34 pm)
Welcome to Equinox group.
Does yours have all wheel drive , sounds like from the Canadian dollar sticker price.
We have an 08 LT AWD with the full load of options and we love it.
Sounds like your dealer gave you a good price on the 09 . I have owned three Chevrolet's in twenty years and they all had the gas cap on the left side, go figure.
It's a great family mid suv vehicle and is a little thirsty for the gas. Owned our for ten months 12000 km and very little problems to report. Just a tweeter speaker on the driver's side need to be replaced and one bad battery . So far so good.
#106 of 491 Re: 2009 equinox LT [rvoth]
Aug 10, 2009 (8:48 am)
yes it is all wheel drive my 2 favorite things is the leather wrapped steering wheel and the factory rims.....lol i guess i am just easy to please.... never had a nice vehicle b4
#107 of 491 Just purchased a LS
Aug 10, 2009 (10:40 am)
Spent a week trying to get 2 different dealerships to make any effort at all in selling the 2010 Equinox to me, these 2 dealerships SUCK: Connell Chevy in Costa Mesa, CA and Wesloh Chevy in Carlsbad, CA.
No follow-up, arrogance and just plain lazy!
Lies lies lies...caught these guys trying to play mind games and quote mis-information.
Sent in a request to MK Smith Chevy in Chino, CA and the next day we drove home in our LS. Great service and great price, got top dollar for my trade in too.
Paid $21542 (before conquest and trade in) for an LS with added floor mats. $-1000 conquest and got MUCH more for my trade than I was offered at Connell.
We originally wanted an LT1 4 Cyclinder but none were to be found in color or engine we wanted. We checked out the LS and were very impressed with how nice it came equipped and the price, drove it around and walked out with it an hour later.
Very impressive vehicle, would never have considered a Chevy before but we fell in love with this right away.
#108 of 491 Re: 2009 equinox LT [carstryke]
Aug 10, 2009 (6:31 pm)
Ya the AWD will be welcome during winter, great traction. If you have heated seats you will also enjoy it in the cold..... My wife wants to drive it over the 05 malibu especially during winter conditions.. the stability and traction instills confidence in the driver.
#109 of 491 Re: 2009 equinox LT [carstryke]
Aug 10, 2009 (6:57 pm)
Wow, that's a huge loan on a car that will depreciate very rapidly. Hope you invested in some gap insurance.....
#110 of 491 Re: 2009 equinox LT [godeacs]
Aug 10, 2009 (10:59 pm)
Well compared to a Rav4 (assuming you mean toyota resale value) with similar options the equinox was $5000 cheaper. But yes it will depreciate faster than a Toyota or Honda but that is fine, ill take that loss just to stay in a Chevrolet Also vehicles are alot more expensive here in canada. Well here in alberta anyways. Base Trim's for most CUV's run at around $29,000 and go as high as $40,000 + for the higher end Trim's. I am super jealous of how cheap you americans can get these vehicles at
#111 of 491 Re: Just Ordered a 2010 Equinox [maxiumpete]
Aug 17, 2009 (2:35 pm)
People shouldn't be concerned about first-year model cars. Nowadays, even totally new models (not just redesigns) are generally forged from parts of other cars that have been highly acclaimed. For example, the engine in the 2010 Camaro is the same as the larger V6 of the Cadillac CTS, the V8 Camaro is a corvette block, the award-winning LS3 engine, and is built on the ZETA II chasis. The Equinox shares the same engine as the Malibu, the seat frames are from the Cadillac CTS. The list goes on and on.
Just because this is the first year a car is being produced for sale doesn't mean it's the first year the car has been on the road. Many cars being sold now for the first year have been secretly on the road as "drones" for many years (not for sale of course, but used by the manufacturer).
#112 of 491 Re: Supplier Discount on 2010 [festivus]
Aug 17, 2009 (2:49 pm)
As far as I know, there is a supplier discount. My boyfriend is looking to purchase a 2010 Equinox (I think he's at the dealer as I type this, seeing what they have) through GM's Friends and Family which gets him supplier pricing (according to the paperwork he has).
I'm sorry to hear you went with the RAV4. If you had waited to drive the Equinox I'm sure you'd not have given the RAV4 a second thought.
Here are some comparisons for you:
2.4L Ecotec 4-cyl engine
6 speed automatic
174 lb-ft torque
MPG: 22/32 (FWD) 20/29 (AWD)
AWD (ALL FOUR wheels power this vehicle, not just two like 4WD vehicles)
Fuel capacity: 18.8 gal (4-cyl), 20.9 gal (V6)
Fuel range: 600 miles
2.5L 4-cyl engine
4 speed automatic
172 lb-ft torque
MPG: 22/28 (FWD) 21/27 (4WD)
4WD (this means that you have 2 diagonal wheels that power the car, NOT all 4 as you might believe)
Fuel capacity: 15.9 gal
Fuel range: 432 miles
Some additional features that you might not know about the Equinox are that it has 4-wheel independent supension with front MacPherson struts and multi-link rear design to ride and handle like a sports sedan, a rear backup camera intigrated into the rearview mirror, the back seats move 8" forward (incase you have a child or childseat that you would like more easily accessible), the back seats have 3 reclining positions and split 60/40. There is a 2GB (10GB with the navi) harddrive where you can record music directly to your vehicle (hear a song on the radio you like? record it! hear a song on a friend's cd you like? record it!), dual flip-up DVD screens (can plug in a portable DVD player to watch 2 different movies or even a gaming console) segment-exclusive power programmable liftgate, ECO button to maximize fuel economy on 4cyl, best-in-class quietness, best-in-class seat comfort (matches Lexus RX330), tire pressure is shown for EACH tire, oversize glovebox can hold two medium-sized purses, hill-hold (holds you car on a hill for 2 seconds after you let go of the brake and before you step on the gas so you don't roll backwards), auto-grade braking to save your brakes and make the vehicle safer, Electronic Range Select for hills or towing, variable valve timing, headlamps turn on from 195 ft away for safe approach, time off for safe departure, tires are rated up to 65k miles.. etc, etc.
#113 of 491 Re: Supplier Discount on 2010 [greeneyespsu]
Aug 17, 2009 (3:27 pm)
We're debating between the Nissan Rogue and the Equinox. I'm disappointed that there are no financing incentives on the Equinox. Has anyone heard if they are going to release any financing incentives? 6.9% is steep, we could probably get 5% from our credit union, but still this is a consideration.
How did your boyfriend get supplier pricing? I know we were eligible due to our credit union membership for supplier pricing on GMC vehicles, would the same apply to the Equinox?
Has anyone had a positive experience buying an Equinox or Rogue in the metropoliatan Washington DC area?
#114 of 491 Re: 2010 1LT Equinox [wallyuwl]
Aug 17, 2009 (3:33 pm)
You said you got your Equinox for $23387 before trade and TTL. Is that also before the Conquest or did you include the Conquest cash in that price? I'm surprised to hear the dealer went so far below supplier price, but that's great for others if that is prior to conquest! Please let me know. Thanks!