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#1 of 42 Article Comments - 2010 Chevrolet Equinox First Drive
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jun 11, 2009 (12:10 pm)
The twice annual equinox denotes the crossings of the equator by the sun, when the length of daytime and nighttime are roughly equal.
This has nothing at all to do with the small-to-midsize crossover utility vehicle of the same name offered by Chevrolet for the last several years. Well, except that it is possible to balance a raw egg on end in the general vicinity of any Chevy Equinox, at anytime of the year. This is because of a special gravitational dispensation awarded General Motors with use of the name "Equinox" and also because one can balance a raw egg on any day of any year, anywhere.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox First Drive
#2 of 42 Re: Article Comments - 2010 Chevrolet Equinox First Drive [KarenS]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 11, 2009 (12:14 pm)
32 mpg! 32 mpg! 32 mpg!
#3 of 42 Re: Article Comments - 2010 Chevrolet Equinox First Drive [KarenS]
Jun 12, 2009 (4:23 am)
I found the article to be disappointing. The writer, as I seem to see more often lately, is too concerned with trying to be clever than just reporting the facts. The first two paragraphs were a waste of my time. The whole tone of the article left me feeling the writer was looking down on this vehicle because it was a Chevy. It's time these writers got off their high horse(BMW and Lexus loaners) and started doing their jobs.
Now, will somebody write a review about the vehicle without the smell?
#4 of 42 Re: Article Comments - 2010 Chevrolet Equinox First Drive [roho1]
Jun 12, 2009 (6:46 am)
I couldn't agree more! I would relish a revue of any car that is factual, not punctuated with an attempt of cute satire.
#5 of 42 Re: Article Comments - 2010 Chevrolet Equinox First Drive [rhouser2]
Jun 12, 2009 (11:35 am)
GM was 10 years late getting to the party. They make good vehicles now and have been for the last 5 years.
The Equinox was worth considering until Gov't Motors took over and now - Buy a Ford!
#6 of 42 another spoof?
Jun 13, 2009 (11:34 am)
You have got to be kidding right??!!
Another spoof, duplicate of all the "other" SUV's they have. No wonder GM is bankrupt! It looks so close to the rest of them anyway, like the Traverse.
Wow! A nice car, but how "many" do we need in the line up. I thought GM would downsizing to an efficient, strong line up?! It seems like they will never learn, and simply shows that their commercial they have out now is not all truthful and of course not their words, choice in the matter! If they had it their way...well, need I say more.
I am not bashing the car, but wondering why we made the frivolous move?! How much money did we spend for this?
#7 of 42 Re: another spoof? [bvdj84]
Jun 13, 2009 (4:16 pm)
Americans are to blame for much of this mess, as they were the idiots buying all of these behemoths in the first place. It's incredibly two-faced for the typical American to bash American car companies for now just getting on the small car, environmentally conscious, fuel efficient bandwagon when they were the ones buying the SUV's and trucks in record numbers for so many years. They voted with their wallets and when the votes came in, 5,000 lb trucks were selling and 2,500 lb fuel efficient cars were not. At least not by GM or Ford. Honda and Toyota have always believed in small, fuel efficient vehicles and the excellence of the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla is testament to that.
But Americans think profits first, everything else is secondary, there is no thought about the future, there is only today. Because of that mindset, the American car companies are in the mess they are, and millions of fat, stupid Americans are driving vehicles that only get 15 mpg and weigh 5,000 plus pounds in this day and age of gas price instability. Both are equally at fault in this mess, and if any company deserves American tax payer help, it's the American car companies. Every idiot you see driving around in an Excursion, Escalade, Tahoe, F150, Silverado etc. deserves to be paying back for their wasteful, and unequal consumption of natural resources. I liken it as a punishment for gluttony.
Unfortunately responsible people such as myself, who have never owned an SUV, truck, or a car with an engine bigger than six cylinders is also being punished in the bailout, but that's the price we pay I guess for living in America.
#8 of 42 Re: another spoof? [dgs4]
Jun 13, 2009 (4:25 pm)
It's incredibly two-faced for the typical American to bash American car companies for now just getting on the small car, environmentally conscious, fuel efficient bandwagon when they were the ones buying the SUV's and trucks in record numbers for so many years.
How do you know these are the same people? A diverse society supports diverse opinion and, sometimes, we hear one side more clearly than another.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#9 of 42 Re: another spoof? [dgs4]
Jun 15, 2009 (4:55 pm)
amen to what you posted!
we own a crossover[ 06 torrent that cosistantly gets 25 mpg] but we believe we truely use it for the features it has over a car. and we own a 2007 gmc 1500, but again we have a real use for its features over a car and the torrent. but you are right. american business never looks down the road, just the balance sheet.
#10 of 42 Whatta pile!
Jun 16, 2009 (6:26 am)
Boy, you holier-than -thou enviroquacks really burn my toast! You poor babies suffered along with the poor mileage and huge size that, obviously, everyone wanted or people wouldn't have built them or bought them! Did it occur to you to NOT buy a car if they weren't to your liking?
Now that Ford and GM are producing some really desirable models you bemoan the fact that you had to wait for them, and how dumb the execs were for not doing it sooner! They sold us what we wanted, so don't blame them. They're in business to make money. After all, if you're running a social welfare and retirement program that builds cars on the side, you need to make some profit somewhere.
So be glad that the American car companies have finally got it heading the right direction and buy something GM or Ford or Chrysler badged. Help out the companies and your country. And take your crying somewhere else!