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Chevrolet Equinox

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  • Ok, update on the availability of parts! After waiting 7 weeks my parts arrived! The problems have been worked out with GM and their suppliers. After talking to the parts department at my dealership they told me that the backlog is clearing (I get the full line because my son is an asst. manager of the department). If anyone is waiting for parts out there, hang tight because the orders are being filled in the order they were placed.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,181
    Good to hear; thanks for the update.

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  • clebo1clebo1 Posts: 78
    Please note the way GM organization is in disarray, I would rather wait for the easter bunny,or Tooth Fairy,or maybe Santa Claus.I've gotten so many stories from GM but very little action. Why don't all buyers of the Chevy equinox find Mr. Wagonner,get some of th 8.5. million dOLLARS back he left so that me may fix your vehicle. PROMISES!!!! PROMISES!!! PROMISES!!!
  • clebo1clebo1 Posts: 78
    This shows that type of this vehicle is.Chevy and Gm will tell you anything,tell you dealer your vehicle you burn more oil than gas in a insulting way. Also get a hold of the NTSA- in dc.Also file a Lemon charge with the F TC>>we bailed Gm out,now Gm needs to step up to the plate and fix out vehicles for free. Also get a hold of your Local Senator and or Representative and give him an ear full!!!
  • clebo1clebo1 Posts: 78
    AGAIN,GM-CHEVY HAS MANY DESIGN FLAWS IN THIS VEHICLE AND GM KNEW THIS.PLEASE CONTACT THE NTHSB AND THE FTC AND FILE A FORMAL COMPLAINT UNDER THE AUTOMOBILE STATUE,THE MORE THAT FILE,THE MORE VOICE WE WILL HAVE AGAINST GM-CHEVY LEMON OX
  • clebo1clebo1 Posts: 78
    CHECK IT CLOSLEY AS MINE WAS SUPPOSEDLY BUILT IN CANADA,A LOT OF LOOSE MANUFACTURED SITE STICKERS ARE LOOSE ON THESE VEHICLES.
  • clebo1clebo1 Posts: 78
    PLEASE NOTE IF THEY WERE MADE IN CHINA,I WOULD NOT WORRY SO MUCH,BUT AFTER 30,000 MILES,THE CAR LITERALLY FALLS APART. GET RID OF IT NOW!!!
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Why not go into your profile and make your email public so we can all really tell you what we think as this site is PG. I sure hope your next car is twice what your Equinox is......................that is twice as bad :P :P ;) ;)
  • tazzitazzi Posts: 23
    Heh - funny! Not very nice, but funny.

    I wonder if there is an ignore function on this site? :shades: That way we wouldn't have to be bothered by the caps and repeats. :confuse:

    I'm waiting for my dealer to actually get some of the 2010 models and keep them longer than a day so I can test drive one!

    They do seem to be selling pretty well, which I take as a good sign. Lots of good reviews.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    I've driven 2 of them both AWD, one a 4 and the other a LTZ with the 6. Both had outstanding feel of quality and a top of the line feel when sitting in it. Plus these are early production cars and they looked great.
  • tazzitazzi Posts: 23
    If I get one, it will be the LT2 AWD with a 4 engine. How was the power? I live in the foothills and am curious to see how it will do on the inclines. And on the drive to Lake Tahoe :D

    I've narrowed my options down to the Equinox and the Forrester. Still need to test drive them both and compare but have been waiting for the C4C program. Also curious to see if the manufacturer's add any extra incentives. I'm probably looking at buying in September unless the vouchers start running out, then I'll buy in August.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Power is in the eyes of the beholder. That is the reason I drove the 6 as I feel in AWD it is under powered for hills etc. But there have been a couple others here who were happy with it. The thing I didn't like was at a steady driving speed when I let off the gas it felt like I was downshift maybe a 1/2 gear as instead of coasting like other cars I have driven including the V6 version AWD it slowed down. To me that was a big minus. Can't help with MPG much doing that and I just didn't like it. Maybe it was a fluke with that vehicle. Also I still don't care about the remote. You push a button that sticks out from the side and the key pops out. It isn't a whole key just the part that goes into the ign. switch. I can just see it poping out in my pocket and either polking me or tearing a hole in my pocket over time. It just wasn't well though out.
  • vcontivconti Posts: 4
    Hello looking to purchase a 2010 Chevy Equinox LTZ V6 in New Jersey have a few internet quotes MSRP approx 36,900 quotes are at $33,000 before taxes and fees. Anyone have any input as to how much lower they can go?
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    I posted a GMS price on one of these Equinox Edmunds Forums about a week ago. Look it up and you should be able to come pretty close. The GMS price is a little cheaper than the dealer pays but he does get a rebate on the units he sells at the end of the year which would put it cheaper than GMS.
  • vcontivconti Posts: 4
    Thanks found it $31,931.43 Can you tell me what the GMS price is?
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    GMS is usually only for GM employees. It is a little bit below the invoice price the dealer gets but in these trying times there are dealers who are willing to sell at this price to anyone. There has also been a couple times that GM has extended this price to the general public. The dealers invoice will show this price. Being that this is a brand new vehicle that seems to have a lot of people wanting them I don't know how close you can come but at least it gives you something to shoot for. Also remember that the dealer gets a rebate of I hear 3% on all vehicles he sells at either the end of the year or quarterly. So if he sells it to you at his cost he still will get money on it at some point. Also we have to remember, he is in business to make money, not lose money as he has a lot of employees depending on him so offer him a fair price and go from there. Remember one more thing you can buy from any dealer and still take it to your neighborhood dealer for work but don't expect him to step up to the plate and fight for you if something questionable comes up since he will remember you bought elsewhere.
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    My Equinox has 33,000 miles and still on the original tires "Bridgestone Dueler".
    How many miles did you do with your originals?
  • sgr5516sgr5516 Posts: 156
    We replaced the original tires on our 2005 Equinox at 54,100 miles.
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    Why don't all the Equinox come with the same size of tires?
    What are the advantages of getting the 18's or 17's tires option rather than the 16 inches?
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Why don't all Equinox come in just one color. Answer that and you will have answered your own question.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,181
    I'm not sure you can say a white car has much of an advantage over a black one. Maybe in Vegas. Tires would affect ride and handling more than color choice.

    We're talking handling, ride, tread wear, etc. If you use "a tire with a shorter sidewall, you gain quickness in steering response and better lateral stability. The visual appeal is obvious, most wheels look better than the sidewall of the tire, so the more wheel and less sidewall there is, the better it looks." TireRack

    The bigger sizes fill up the wheel well "better" and you may like the look. But the handling and ride characteristics may change. As will the replacement costs.

    Check out Tires, tires, tires too. This post by tireguy was a classic.

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  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    I never said anything about a white car. The orginal question was why do they offer different size tires which is the same as why do they offer different colors. Answer is because not everyone likes the same color or not everyone likes the same size tires for some of the reasons you stated. I would guess the reason we have different options for things is because manufacturers want as much business as they can get and if they only offer one model whether a Car or a TV they are limiting themselves as to how much they can sell.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,181
    I never said anything about a white car.

    You never said anything about tires either, which was the question. ;)

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  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    Tire sizes and colors are very different subjects in my question "dmathews3".
    Different car colors don't change anything with the performance of the car.
    The vehicle will perform the same even if it's red, black, white or blue ect....
    Maybe my question wasn't asked clearly.
    My question is; How can the tire sizes affect the performance in general of a vehicle?
    Is it better with 16's, 17's 18's.
    The smaller the better or opposite?
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Ok now that is a better question. My answer to that is I wonder if there is any difference. Without looking up the tire options are there any real difference in dia. On my 04 Colorado Crewcab they came with 16" tires but the spare was a 15" tire. When you checked out the dia of them they were the same. I went to 17" tires as they were the fad and I wanted aftermarket chrome wheels to accent the black color. I got tires that were the same outside dia. as before by just going to a different size. These numbers aren't right as I'm just taking these numbers off the top of my head but you should get the idea. Lets say the 16" used 70 series tires and I went to 17" with 60 series which made them the same. I wonder if this is what GM is doing but you would have to figure that out yourself by going to Tirerack or somewhere that you can punch in the tire sizes and get the outside dia. Hope this was of help.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Different car colors don't change anything with the performance of the car.

    That's absolutely right though I have heard it said that bright red may produce more traffic tickets than more conservative colors. Of course, that could be saying something about the personality of the buyer inclined to go with bright colors. In any case, I don't think it's helpful to dwell on the color issue.

    Regarding which tire size is best, I would go with the standard size that comes with the vehicle. The manufacturer has determined that the standard size fits the needs of the vast majority of customers. Unless you have compelling performance or vanity needs, the nonstandard sizes will be of little use to you and cost you more.

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  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    Thank you to both of you "tidester" and "dmathew3".
    I thought that the bigger the size of the tire, the better m/p/g or a higher "ground clearance" you got. I think it doesn't affect those things after all.
    But as you said, staying with the standard size is the best thing,
    Thanks again.
  • Does anyone know what the nylon cord attached to a plastic handle is? It's located on the top middle of the rear seat and comes out of the upholstry.
  • Greetings,
    Can someone send the physical dimnsions of the 2009 Equinox cargo area. I have a dresser measuring 45"L x 35" H x 26" Deep. I think it might fit, but need to know it DEFINITEly will fit if I lie in down on the back. Need an urgent reply ASAP...would be truly appreciated.

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    pls send to my email...
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Perhaps it's used to assist in pulling the seat forward?

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