2006 Chevrolet Equinox User Reviews

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    2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD Review
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    105

    Car Looks Nice, Repair Bills Not So Nice Looking! — When I first got the car used in 2008 with 25,000 it ran great. In the first couple months, the wheel bearing went which was close to $450 to fix and the car attempted to start with no key and the lights were flashing on/off. The PCM was blamed for it so that was replaced another $500. The car still tries to turn over after removing the key so the PCM might not have been the issue I'm thinking! At 45,000 the head gasket went bad. After calling GM numerous times, they agreed to help cover the $2000 repair cost so I put out about $600 for that. There were other normal wear and tear repairs. I do think the front brakes wear quickly and the radio area gets really hot. Also the seats seem to stain easily esp if it's raining, you will have little white dots on seat. I get about 200 miles per tank. Update 9/2015 Well after being told the heater core is bad and finding antifreeze in the oil again, I have traded the car in. It once again is eating antifreeze and running hot. I was told it could be the head again. The ignition switch had been changed 3 times and the key still comes out while the cars running. The dealer has no idea why when its damp or raining the car will either try to start with no keys or will not turn off. The stearing feels loose but they see nothing and there is knocking coming from the rear that they have no idea what it is. I didnt feel putting close to $3000 + into the car was worth it when the trade in value was around $5000. Its hard driving a car with your young child in it wondering if its going to break down.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Stylish Exterior
    AWD Good in snow

    Cons: Low gas mileage
    Head gasket blew at 45,000
    Headlights hard to change
    Electrical issues when raining/wet
    PCM, front wheel bearing replaced at 26,000
    Replacing front brakes alot

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    2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD Review
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    75

    Never Again — This vehicle has not at all what I was hoping for when purchasing it. I believe that this one was in an accident and not registered on the CarFax. The wheel-bearings were the first to be replaced by the dealership. In return of the vehicle, my steering wheel was no longer straight. It now eats up tires like there is no tomorrow.

    Pros: AWD

    Cons: Everything else

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    2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD Review
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    Economical — This vehicle runs quiet and smooth. It's sets high enough to see well in traffic. It had lots of room in the front seat, the back seat plus it can hold a lot of cargo. It is very economical. It gets 22+ mpg. I get a lot of compliments on it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Runs smooth

    Cons: None

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    2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD Review
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    Overall Great Ride. — Power and handling added to a roomy and quiet interior makes the Equinox a good choice. Styling is a plus. Dark window all around adds class and discreteness. Whether loaded with passengers, luggage or materials this SUV is up to the challenge.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Solid handling, quiet ride, and good acceleration. The 4 wheel drive works great in deep snow. Added tow package and towing ability great, load handling great. Dependable.

    Cons: MPG not great 16/23. Little things starting to break.

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    2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD Review
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    35

    Exelent Suv — its cmfortable, nice appearence, never notice any noice or blind spots, gas mileage exelent, great maintenance cost and I do not know about repair costs, car's acceleration good and breaking and handling, I feel safe and in control driving it.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Add remote srart, never crashed, frecuently oil services, sun ruf.

    Cons: none.

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    2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD Review
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    Incredible Comfortable Car. — Loved the ride on trips. Great acceleration and handling. Incredibly versatile car that has a great towing capacity and with its towing package. Very little maintenance needed since I purchased it in 2006. If I did not have 2 other cars I would keep it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great driving car, very versatile and can handle 8' lumber.  Very comfortable driver, heated leather seats are incredible in winter months and the AWD makes it able to go anywhere.

    Cons: It does not get 42 mpg, averages around 25 mpg

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    2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD Review
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    Its A Fun Good Looking Car — This is the best car i have ever had it gets up and goes when passing people, great in snow and ice,and it just looks great this car gets washed about 4 times a week in the summer and it comfortable

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: everything

    Cons: haven't found one thing that sucks

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    2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT Review
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    Its A Very Good Car Overall, But Like Everything Else, It Has Its Quirks. — love the interior and heated seats, but handles like a tank. steering is too stiff for my taste, but attains speed quite easily. mileage is decent but could have a bigger fuel tank to extend cruising range. power outlets are hard to get to with the center rest down and could have been put in a better place. the turning radius is horrible. my truck turns shorter.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: comfort

    Cons: cant think of a reason

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    2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS Review
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    Very Roomy. — Love my car. Has lots of space inside, handles good in the snow. Isn't as good on gas as I'd hoped for, gets about 24 mpg. Had to replace the rear hub assembly because the anti-lock break sensor went bad, the part was about $200. Insurance is fairly cheap because it has very good safety ratings.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handles good, lots of space.

    Cons: gas mileage isn't great

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    2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD Review
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    I Think I Will Be Very Happy With This Car — Love the space. The outside is very modern, rides VERY smooth! Great in the rain with the AWD. Just wish I would have bought a one with a sun roof and an MP3 capability

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Smooth, roomy

    Cons: Gas mileage is not the best, but not the worst

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

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    this is my first ever lease. I wanted to make sure that I got the top model though with all the bells and whistles. The only thing we don't have is the rear seat entertainment center. Which for me w... Read More

    2014 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

    Overall this is a good car not too small, but definitely not too big. Fuel economy is OK, power OK, Overall I just think Ford makes better vehicles than this, most people already know this and it goes... Read More

    Decent Looking Suv, Not Too Big By NCourtois

    Would rather have a pick up but not what we needed down here in retirement but my husband traded his hot rod for this( it is his car) and it is extremely comfortable and has all new techie things, eas... Read More

    2013 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

    Overall Great By glenroiger

    My chevrolet equinox is a good overall value. It has a nice styling and appearance,plus it handles and drives great for the money. For a sub it gets anywhere from 25-30 mpg depending the time of year.... Read More

    Epic By tapistim

    i love everything about this car. the comfort and quietness of this vehicle is amazing. it has all the features i need and even more that i dont use. in all this car provides everything someone would ... Read More

    2012 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

    Excellent Family Car By cowboy11408

    This is a great family car. We have a removable roof rack on it for our kayaks which is nice. It gets good gas mileage, the seats are comfortable, it warms up quickly in the winter, there is plenty of... Read More

    Equinox Is A Great Family Car Overall By 5illyRabbit

    Chevy Equinox is a great mid sized SUV, with spacious trunk, good sized passenger seats and a rear camera to assist with backing up. It's fuel efficient (mileage is as good as my chevy impala) and it'... Read More

    2011 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

    Great Family Car By Cleister13

    Great family car for smaller family. Handles great and has power to go but still an stop on a dime. Great av and heat. Sunroof is very nice along with the sound system. Tons of cargo space for small s... Read More

    Excellent Condition, Excellent Vehicle, At A Better Than Excellent Price. By alogan

    I really like this car. Haven't found any dislikes yet. Would buy another if I had not already purchased the Escape, and would recommend this vehicle to anyone. It gets 24 - 28 MPG and offers more c... Read More

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