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Chevrolet Equinox

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  • rvothrvoth Posts: 147
    If your using the Nox for city driving it gets below average mileage but the V-6 is very torquie and accelerates very well for a mid size SUV. I would stay away from 2005 year NOX ,first year, and has had some problems . Cost to operation and maintenance is lower than CRV and RAV ,resale value is lower and reliabity is good .

    My 08 NOX, I will keep until the family out grows the capacity size and hauling . Good ride and average interior quality, not so comfortable driver's seat could , they should have used the seat from the Mailbu which has alot much more support.

    Overall if the price is right and don't mine GM quality it's a great buy for the buck.
  • gmanydaygmanyday Posts: 4
    The equinox as most G.M products should prove to be very reliable in the long run,in terms of value for your money its right up there. I'm a certified automotive technician for the past 13 years and I can honestly tell you that if you maintain the vehicle properly it will last just as long if not longer than its japanese counterparts.Honda CR-V's, as well as Toyota Rav-4"s that are post year 2000 are nowhere near as reliable as the pre 2000 vehicles, drivetrain problems, especially transmission related have become commonplace with these vehicles,contrary to popular belief these vehicles no longer sport the "legendary reliability" badge they used to.We are seeing more and more of them in the shop as time goes on.
  • rvothrvoth Posts: 147
    I have to agree with you, I have done regular maintenance on my 1990 Beretta and still runs very well just starting to show rust now.
    Change all the fluids and grease the suspension regularly care and attention and follow the maintenance schedule . It's nineteen years old with 318000 km and has service it's duty as regular and reliable transportion with some classic lines..Maybe having the five speed tranny and the 3.1 v-6 helped it from becoming a statics before other Beretta's from the same generation.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,919

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  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    Can someone tell me what's the best way to store 4 winter tires till next year (the tires are off the rim). I see people store them different ways. There must be only 1 good way to store them for so long?
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,919
    The Tire Rack says to bag them and stack them in your basement.

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  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    I drive a 2005 Equinox and my daughter bought a Aveo 5 (also a GM product) in may 2008.
    My warranty is long gone but my daughter's Aveo 5's is still active. Someone told her that since G.M. is in trouble right now her car's warranty is no longer valid. Can this be true?
    She heard that only those who buy GM cars from now on that their warranty will by respected by the government bur not the warranty of those who bought their car in 2008-07-06 ect...
    She also bought a extended warranty of 3 years so it's supposed to be on warranty until 2014 bumper to bumper. But now she's worry.
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 551
    Your daughter's warranty is fine. It is rumors like this that make a poor economy worse. GM is still in business and even if they go into bankruptcy protection all warranties will be honoured.
  • clebo1clebo1 Posts: 78
    A piece of junk, lots of problems with brakes, starter sticking,water pump,thermostat,tensioners& oully,head gaskey could go ay any mileage.Their GM customer service service center at 1-800-222-1020 is attrocious.mnay letters no calls or definitive action when you ask them.Save you Money.Do nopt buy this piece of ZJunk the Chevy Equionx,I have over 50 pages of probelsm and 52 days where this vehicle(american made has been in the shop.Save your Money!!!bBuy foreign...WHAT AGENCY IN HE US GOVERNMENT IS BACKING GM SERVICE ISSUES IF GM IS BANKRUPT.I HAVE BEEN HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING THIS OUT WITH THE CHEVY EQUINOX AS INFERIOR PRODUCT!!!
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    and your writting is about as bad as the car.
  • cmhj2000cmhj2000 Posts: 196
    If one can wade thru your spelling errors and omissions an intelligence response might be given.

    BTW the OX is made in Canada.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    an intelligence response might be given

    There's nothing classified or secret in our Forums. :P :P

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  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    My wife and I are thinking of trading our 2005 Equinox for a new Aveo 5
    Any advice before I make my move?
    I really don't know if I should because once it's done it's to late.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    I would suggest looking to see if there is a forum on edmunds dealing with this car. Knowing edmunds I bet there is. That will be where you will get all your answers.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    Have a look at the topics in Chevrolet Aveo.

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  • I would tell anyone to think long and hard about purchasing any GM product right now.

    In my case, my 2006 Equinox has been unsafe to drive for 5 weeks. The drive shaft is ready to fall out after 17,500 miles! The worst part is that it cannot be fixed because the parts are on national back order and no one knows when they will become available again. My son is the assistant parts manager at the dealership and he said that there are a number of people waiting while GM sorts out the bankruptcy issues with their suppliers.
  • rvothrvoth Posts: 147
    Sorry you that got a bad Equinox,

    A lot of the main parts of this vehicle are produced in countries like China for the 3.4 liter engine, japan makes the five speed transmission and I heard the interior came from Taiwan and it's assembled in Ontario.

    If you believe all north american vehicles are made completely in the USA, Canada and Mexico then you couldn't be farther from the truth. The auto market is globally connected with different countries around the world supplying platforms for new vehicles that were developed by other manufactures. Ford used a Volvo platform to produce the Lincoln MX a mid size CUV and i believe they use it for the Edge . Gm has used a Saab platform to build the Malibu ,G6 and Aura. Chrysler 300 has all Mercedes powertrain from when they were together.

    So if you think that a Honda Odyssey assembled in the US or a Honda civic or Toyota Corolla both are assembled in Ontario Canada , or what ever the make of vehicle you prefer over (your 2005 GM Equinox first year of production) doesn't or will not have a lot of teething problems then go and buy it.

    Go ahead and Spend a hell of a lot more money for what you think will be a superior vehicle but please stop bashing a company when they are rebuilding . It's a cheap and easy thing to do and doesn't give you much credability in this form.
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    And here's a little plus for your post (rvoth)...
    I've heard that G.M.'s Aveo had something to do with Korea.
    I don't know how, but Korea has something to do with that car.
    Also....the upcoming 2011 Chevrolet "Cruze" has something to do with Korea and Germany.
    It make me laugh when I hear people say that GM is North American.
    My Equinox is a 2005 LT and yes I had my part of share with breakdowns and repairs but most of it was on warranty.
    I guess that's why GM came up with warranties.
    As I can see NO car manufactures can built a "perfect" car (unless it stays in your garage and never moves).
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    That is so true. I just got off the 2007 and 2009 Toyota Camry forums and it seems that Toyota has a high pressure oil hose on their V6 engines that blows and here you are going down the highway without oil. One guy thinks his engine may be ruined in his 09 Camry and today a guy posted his 07 5000 out of warranty had the same problem and he thinks his dealer is going to charge him for the replacement even though it is a defect on all V6 engines. So the grass isn't always greener on the other side. I have had warranty problems with GM products in the past and the key is they have always taken good care of me even once when the Chevy Tracker I had was 18 months out of warranty and needed $1600 worth of repairs in which less than a hundred was parts as it was in the Tranny and of course with 4 wheel drive it was $400 to drop both and 400 to put back in. GM covered everything but 356 bucks.
  • I'm not bashing GM. My father worked for many many years for the company. My son is an assistant parts manager at a dealership and my sister in law is the business manager at a dealership, so we support GM and have for many years. In fact, the dealership and GM are even covering the cost of my repairs once the parts become available even though my warranty was up in May.

    All I stated was a fact that the part is not available to fix my vehicle. This is happening with several parts for different vehicles right now as the entire industry restructures. I'm not familiar with a lot of the other companies that make vehicles, so this could even be an industry wide problem since so many companies buy parts from the same supply companies in a very complex business world. The only reason I felt it was important to mention this was so that the person seeking advice could see if the product they wanted to purchase would have parts available should there be a need for warranty work. It is up to that buyer to decide what to buy and when to buy it.
  • sgr5516sgr5516 Posts: 156
    In contrast to many posts in this forum, I have a 2005 Equinox FWD LT, purchased in June 05. It now has about 58k miles. I have newer had any problems with it. It has only needed normal Maint 1/2 Service. We put on new tires and redid the brakes recently. I guess it's just luck. My only issue is that it has never delivered more than 19 MPG average, even when driving conservatively on the highways.
  • clebo1clebo1 Posts: 78
    Looks is one thing,dependability is another.I have had all types of problems with this vehicle,including GM.do yourself a favor.Steer Clear of this problem Vehicle.I will fax you over 75 pages of repair orders etc...
  • rvothrvoth Posts: 147
    The Aveo is an imported from Korea for GM as well as Saturn's Astra is an Opel based car ( europe) and made on the same platform in North America.

    The Cruse is probable using a platform from Opel to produced this new car.

    Did you know BMW has a assembly plant in one of Southern States and has been in operation for a least four years. Funny German made ya right maybe just German engineered.
  • rvothrvoth Posts: 147
    Maybe sell your 05 Equinox for parts it's probable worth more broken in to pieces than as a whole unit.

    Best of luck.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Look, admit it, you screwed up and bought someone elses piece of junk that who knows how they treated it and now you blame GM for YOUR mistake. Admit it and move on. :cry: :P
  • Just bought an 2006 Equinox and I'm not too crazy about the seats, I have discovered in a short period of time how crapy the interior is. I love the inside of the torrents and heard they are much alike,

    Has anyone tried or has put torrent interior in their equinox?
    Or anything else?

    Thanks
    K :confuse:
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    The Torrent and the Equinox are exactly the same vehicles minus little details in the body and interior apperence but otherwise the same thing.
    The interior of the seats are identical except for the cloth design.
    Even if you change seats in your Equinox with seats from the Torrent there will be no difference.
    It like changing a pair of pants, take your "jeans' off and put some "dress pants" you'll still have the same legs underneath but appearing better in "dress pants".
    That's it.
  • kobebeankobebean Posts: 1
    Liked the 2009 Highlander but 2010 equinox has me interested. What do you guys say is the best option here?
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    I can't speak for the Highlander but the new Equinox is head and shoulders over the old one. Better everything, more high end options like memory seats, rear camera and the list goes on. Best part is they did away with the Chinese engines which seems to be a big problem. Like anything that comes from China.
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