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#1 of 20 Chevrolet Equinox: Test Drives - Tell us what you think?
Jul 13, 2006 (11:58 am)
Test driven an Equinox? We'd love to hear about it.
#3 of 20 Test Drove our 2007 Equinox LS and Purchased It The Same Evening
Mar 07, 2007 (7:57 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
#4 of 20 equinox windnoise
Mar 14, 2007 (4:16 pm)
We purchased a 05 equinox new. We have had nothing but trouble starting from day one with airleaks/windnoise.
I was told over and over there was no air leak. Then the General manager went a test drive with me and yep you guessed it, AN AIRLEAK a big one. Since then my car has gone in 8 times to fix this problem. I've been told that it is a common complaint about wind drag in the equinox. They have replaced all weatherstripping, tightened the door,and have sealed and resealed the mirror. To no avail.
I love my car but with no undercoating it is the noisiest car I have ever driven. Taking it across country sounds like a windtunnel inside. We have to turn up the stereo to try and ignore it. Thinking of buying an Equinox? All I can say is DON'T.
#5 of 20 Re: equinox windnoise [enox05]
Mar 14, 2007 (6:41 pm)
I drive a 2005 Equinox FWD LT bought it new. Went cross country twice since with no problems at all and very quiet. I adore my Nox. The only problem was the front wheels rotors had to be turned (re surfaced) twice since 2005 because of braking vibrations. Other than that, it's a jewel. Would buy the same model anytime.
#6 of 20 Re: Chevrolet Equinox: Test Drives - Tell us what you think? [tidester]
Mar 15, 2007 (4:51 pm)
As soon as GM gets rid of that engine from China, I will test drive one.
#7 of 20 How about the GM 3.6L engine
Mar 16, 2007 (7:04 am)
but made in Japan? That's gonna be your only other option.
Except for the V8's, I don't think any of the smaller engines will be made in the US. Mexico will make all the V6's. SOuth America for all the Ecotec engines.
#8 of 20 Re: equinox windnoise [enox05]
Jul 20, 2007 (4:52 pm)
i too have an 05 lt and had the same noise problem. after three times at the dealership they seemed to have not fixed the problem but lessoned the wind noise. but more noticeably the road noise was bad. the odd size 17" tires don't help in changing tire brands. the oem replacements were the only option for us but 75 bucks in dynamat on the floors and behind the door panels we can hear the radio at highway speeds now. other than that, i feel that 26k for a decent suv with leather and pulls the hell out of my 18 bay boat i'm satisfied with our purchase.
#9 of 20 ? normal or not/ 4x4 engage loud?
Jan 25, 2008 (6:26 pm)
own a 05 nox and we've had it in for a leaking intake gasket,(oil in antifreze) still looses antifreze in 6,000 mi. this winter I started hearing a loud clicking noise coming from the rear of the vehical when 4 wheel drive kicks in, especially when on it preaty good to get through deeper snow. Denny hacker says it's normal, sure don't remember hearing it to be that loud in previous year. also a burnt lube smell coming from rear of vehical after just a drive to get the sunday newspaper. got another 3000 mi before warrantys up , looking for some help if anyones having the same problems im having. or if normal noise dealer seams to think so?
#10 of 20 Gas Pedal Too Sensitive?
Jul 04, 2008 (9:21 pm)
I test drove two '07 Equinoxes at a used car sales dealer and found them both to have very soft gas pedals, as if you rest your foot on it, it will go down too easily. Normally you have to press to go, however I found I had to hold my foot up so as to control my speed. Is this a normal feature of the Equinox? Thanks.