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#1 of 540 2010 Equinox
Oct 01, 2008 (5:44 am)
My take is this on what was reported for the 2010 Equinox. Who would want a 3rd row of seats in a vehicle of this size? Right now it has adequate passenger and cargo room. I think a 3rd row defeats the purpose of having an SUV.
Secondly, I think it's too large of a vehicle for a 4 cylinder engine. Chevy should tweak the 6 cylinder to make it more responsive and use somewhat less fuel. An SUV (or crossover if you prefer) is never going to get fantastic gas mileage. If you want that buy a Honda Civic hybrid.
#2 of 540 Re: 2010 Equinox [halwg]
Oct 01, 2008 (10:19 am)
And what will happen with the famous 8 inches sliding second row seat. If they do that I guess the second row seat will be stable. They better think it over twice.
#3 of 540 2010 Equinox
Dec 22, 2008 (2:02 am)
I looked up online and looked at the 2010 model and it looks to be a vast improvement. The inside especially looks like it finally even looks nicer than the foreign competition. It said on one of the websites that it is supposed to achieve 30mpg on the freeway, that is a whole lot better than my sister gets in her 2008 Honda cr-v. With how nice the Malibu is, hopefully GM will start to pull itself out of the financial mess with new cars like the new Equinox, that's if the unions will release the choke hold.
#4 of 540 Re: 2010 Equinox [joshuag]
Dec 23, 2008 (7:38 am)
joshuag, don't hold your breath regarding the auto union releasing their choke hold anytime soon.
So far, it appears to me, auto union management is dragging their heels until after the new 2010 contract takes effect...despite the appearances of what has been said and done in the media & forum(s) spotlight.
IMHO...the Fat Lady has not sung.
Dec 23, 2008 (10:58 am)
This is a car that makes me hope that Chevy makes it - it looks good and looks prepared to take on the competition.
We shall see, wife will be in the market for a replacement SUV next year...
#6 of 540 Re: 2010 Equinox [daddysangel]
Dec 23, 2008 (12:02 pm)
If they don't smarten up and start to release the choke-hold, they are going to be the ones who will be responsible for these companies shutting down, and everyone will know it. And because of that nobody will trust a union again, because everyone will know that they really aren't out for the workers.
Toyota sold about the same amount of cars last year and they have 11 billion in the bank. Granted, some of it maybe bad financial descisions, but a lot of it is to high employee cost.
#7 of 540 Re: 2010 Equinox [halwg]
Dec 25, 2008 (9:40 am)
I don't understand your criticism. I see nothing about a third row seat, Thank goodness. The rear seat moves back and forth 8" for more legroom or cargo capacity as needed.
The new 2.4L, 4 cyl engine has 182 hp while providing 30mpg/21. I think that is fantastic!
Looking at the exterior dimensions it is not that different than the new Venza.
With the new improved interior a la Malibu and a much better exterior design I think GM has a winner.
#8 of 540 Re: 2010 Equinox [roho1]
Dec 27, 2008 (2:32 pm)
Does anyone know if the steering has been redesigned? The biggest criticism I have heard about the Equinox in the past is the play in the steering and it is the one thing that has kept me from buying one as it reminds me too much of my Suburban which has been plagued with a similar problem and is really annoying, especially on a straight highway requiring constant corrections way back and forth.
Also, has anyone seen any estimates of availability?
#9 of 540 Deciding on a Crossover
Jan 26, 2009 (4:10 pm)
My wife and I are deciding on what crossover to buy. I've read the reviews on the Equinox but have yet to drive one. We've walked through dealerships on Sunday when they are closed and found a few 2009 LS and LT that were unlocked. They seemed to have more room than most crossovers it's size however, the interior does not seem as good as some of the others we have looked at. We plan on driving the Equinox this week. We are very curious of how the ride will be. We did see a couple vehicles at the dealership that we are interested in. The price is much better than the Mazda CX7 we have been looking at. I like the look of the 2010 inside and out. It may be smart to wait til this summer. Don't want to make the wrong move.