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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#481 of 490 2011 Nox 2LT FWD
Apr 29, 2011 (12:33 pm)
We just purchased a 2011 Nox FWD 2LT, Mocha, with Two tone brown/black Leather, Roof, 18's and Power Liftgate. We paid $28,336, which was just under TMV ($28,357).
I would rate our overall experience a 6 out of 10, however, not due to our dealer or salesman, whom we both liked and would recommend again, but due to the industry practice known as "not giving a sh*t about what the customer wants, aka - usual practice."
We had wanted on one the Espresso Brown LTZ's, but of the dozen or so that were sitting on other dealers lots within our region, our dealer, looking to trade, was told all of them were "already sold" or "demo's." Our salesman admitted to me afterward that had I called as an off the street customer, I no doubt could have driven home in probably any one of those vehicles that day. The reason I didn't is because I wanted to remain loyal to the dealer, whom I felt was treating me fairly.
Perhaps it's not a "Chevy" issue, or maybe it's "the way it's always been done," but that's not an excuse. In the end, we the consumers didn't get what we really wanted because we remained loyal to our local dealer, and we didn't want to wait 6 or 8 weeks while the exact vehicle we wanted got built. Not sure why we should have to, especially if there's 12 copies lying around unsold at other dealers in the region.
We settled on the 2LT because my wife was getting tired of the process of seeing cars advertised for sale on dealer websites and cars.com, then having our dealer try to trade, and being told "sorry" it's not really for sale. Sloppy internet inventory management at best, downright lies at worst.
Chevy obviously has no control over the dealer to compel them to "play nice in the sandbox," with other dealers, and that's frustrating. Look, it's one thing if a dealer is sitting one a new ZR1, but come on, an Equinox? Can't they put a clause in the dealer contract that says, any vehicle with an MSRP under $50k you have to trade?
Oh, well, I think in the end we'll be happy, just as long as we can wring 26 or 28 MPG's out of it!
#482 of 490 2011 Purchase Price
Jun 03, 2011 (7:13 pm)
I hope this helps sombody out. I just purchased a Silver 2011 Chevy Nox, 4 cyl, LT2, Upgrades included: Chrome package, 18 inch aluminum wheels, power lift gate, and leather seats. OTD $28,230. This was hard to find with every dealer in my market having to get me a vehicle from out of state. I also got a 1 year maintenance plan which is really just 4 oil changes. Most dealers will sell the Nox at invoice or $100 dollars over invoice, due to the popularity of the vehicle and the short supply. Good Luck.
#483 of 490 Re: 2011 Purchase Price [ineedahonda]
Jun 03, 2011 (7:14 pm)
The vehcile is FWD.
Jun 14, 2011 (12:49 pm)
Hope this helps someone.
Model: 2011 Equinox LT1 FWD 4 cyl
Extra Options: Sunroof & Drivers Convenience package
Paid: $24,686 plus tax, title, processing
Jul 08, 2011 (12:04 pm)
2011 FWD 4 cyl 2LT
With Premium Black Granite Paint
$25,197 plus tax, +578 for title, registration and tire fee.
Financed through TD bank.
#487 of 490 Need help with pricing
Feb 07, 2012 (7:37 pm)
I am deciding on buying a 2011 Checy Equinox.LTZ 4 cyl 2 WD with no added features over the base LTZ. The vehicle has 2500 Miles on it. Best drive out price including tax license and registration offered was 28500$. Do you think this is a fair price to go ahead with the purchase?
#488 of 490 Re: Need help with pricing [apat2]
Feb 07, 2012 (9:08 pm)
There are over 2000 problem reports on this site from 2010/2011 Equinox owners. Most refer to serious issues with the 4 cylinder engine. Do yourself a favour, look through the reports and get an idea of what you could be into. The 6 cylinder engine seems to be a better bet.
#489 of 490 Hendricks Chev durham NC
Mar 07, 2012 (4:25 pm)
I went to Hendricks Auto mall in Durham, and test drove a 2012 LTZ equinox, they advertised credit union members got a 10% discount, and you get a discount for customer loyality, well they did not know what i was talking about and would only take 900.00 off the price of the vehicle, which was 28,500 including taxes and tags, I was not very happy with that price and left. I am still shopping around for the best deal. I would like the ltz with the chrome package and navigation
#490 of 490 nox vs. terrain
Mar 09, 2012 (4:45 pm)
wife and i are comparing a nox and a terrain. if you price a 2LT nox and a 2sle terrian the terrain is about $400 more but i can't see what extra items that $400 gets you. can anyone explain?