Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Chevrolet Equinox?
Power, accelerates well.
Decent sound system.
Overall I like the Equinox.
Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Chevrolet Equinox?
Better turning radius.
Better gas mileage.
Better seat covers, (stain easily with only water).
Relocate the window controls to the doors.
Move the parking brake to the floor where it belongs.
Redesign the center console.
2006 Chevrolet Equinox Review:
Overall I like the Equinox. However, Chevrolet has much work to do. The center light in the rear hatch visor was falling out so I removed the visor to reinstall the screws that were laying in the visor. Now, the weatherstrip hangs up on the body when you try to open the hatch. The visor screw holes are not such that you can adjust the visor position. The weather striping on the door windows does not adhere well nor does it even make contact with the glass. Poorly designed center console. Parking brake should be on the floor. Window buttons should be on the doors. Gas mileage not good for a vehicle of it's size. 36,000 miles and the alternator bearings are making noise. Ventilation controls do not always work correctly; when you select dash vents, air continues to blow through the defroster. Sometimes starter continues to runs briefly, after you release the key. Seats stain easily even if all that gets on them is water. Noisy brakes. Excessive road noise. Poor turning radius.
We had to have some minor body work done after it was hit while parked. While in the body shop, we were provided with a Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai, with the exception of the sound system was a far superior vehicle.
We have also been provided with a Nissan Pathfinder Armada when we had to return to the body shop. Again, the Nissan was a much better vehicle.
I have said that I like the Equinox, but I would not buy another if Chevrolet did not make the changes I thought it needed to. Also if you want an Equinox LT (ours is the LS) I strongly suggest you look at the Nissans, Toyotas and Hyundais. Now that GM is owned by the government, I won't buy another GM period. I've alway been a GM person. Now? I'd buy a Ford first! However, if I want an American car, (our Equinox was built in Ontario, Canada while my Dad's '05 Nissan Titan was built in Tennessee) I'll buy a Nissan, Honda or Toyota.
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